IVCA Feature: VC & PE Industry Perspective on Healthcare Technology in Eight Online Articles

IVCA Feature: VC & PE Industry Perspective on Healthcare Technology in Eight Online Articles

September 4, 2019

The IVCA will be presenting an Education Luncheon – “An Update on Healthcare Technology Investing” – on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 (click the link below to sign up), which will provide an overview from an expert panel. As a perspective and preview to the Luncheon, here are eight online articles that highlights the current state of Healthcare Technology and the VC/PE industries.

ModernHealthcare.com, ‘Private Equity Infuses Healthcare with $63B Investment’

Private equity investors are attracted to more consumer-friendly, alternative care-delivery models as the market shifts away from acute-care settings. Investors thus have been looking for ways to build scale in fragmented categories and geographies ... ”

READ MORE: https://www.modernhealthcare.com/finance/private-equity-infuses-healthcare-63b-investment


HealthAffairs.org, ‘The Burgeoning Role of Venture Capital in Health Care’

The growth of venture capital and venture capital backed, early-stage companies (startups) deserves the attention of patients and policy makers because advancements in medicine are no longer exclusively born from providers within the delivery system and increasingly from innovators outside of it. 

READ MORE: https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20181218.956406/full/


BeckersHospitalRevxx.com,  ‘Private Equity in the Healthcare Space: Transactions Trends & Lessons Learned’

The basic structure of the healthcare services market makes it attractive to private equity investors. The healthcare services market is highly fragmented, with over 150 physician specialties (more than 900,000 physicians) across the United States. This fragmentation results in operational inefficiencies, and inefficiencies provide opportunities for consolidation by private equity investors within specialties and geographies. Consolidation strategies have historically produced attractive returns for private equity investors.

READ MORE: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-transactions-and-valuation/private-equity-in-the-healthcare-space-transaction-trends-lessons-learned.html


HealthcareDive.com, ‘Hospitals Look to Venture Capital as R&D Extension’

Academic and nonprofit hospitals are increasingly embracing Venture Capital as a way to test new technologies, a shift away from the traditional reliance on developing in-house intellectual property.

READ MORE: https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/hospitals-look-to-venture-capital-as-rd-extension/549854/


4X4 Podcast, ’Transforming Healthcare Through Innovative Technology & Design’

Throughout the conversation, Si Lou (CEO, PatientSafe Solutions) and Dr. Dave (Host) discuss how PatientSafe is addressing the workflow challenges in healthcare through innovative technology paired with an emphasis on design. Si and PatientSafe are on the cutting edge of workflow innovation, especially when it comes to mobile solutions, and this episode emphasizes the powerful potential they have.

LISTEN HERE (32 Minutes): https://tinyurl.com/FourXFourHealthTech


The Health Technology Podcast, ‘Leadership by Women in HealthTech’

Lisa Suennen (Manatt Digital & Technology) has spent much of her career helping companies adopt and leverage digital technologies, develop strategies for growth through innovation and investment, and build strong collaborations between established players and entrepreneurs.

LISTEN HERE (35 Minutes): https://tinyurl.com/WomenHealthTech


Forbes.com: ‘Private Equity Raises the Heart Rate of the HealthTech Revolution’

The importance of the healthcare industry is manifestly obvious, whether viewed in terms of its potential to profoundly impact people’s lives, its universal relevance that cuts across demographics and geography or its major contribution to global economic activity, with annual healthcare expenditures projected to surpass $10 trillion by 2022 ...

READ MORE: https://www.forbes.com/sites/paulnoelguely/2019/02/05/private-equity-raises-the-heart-rate-of-the-healthtech-revolution


FierceHealthcare.com, ‘Venture Capital Investment in AI and Mental Health Startups Surges in Q2’

Healthcare AI companies raised $864 million in the second quarter 2019, compared to the $764 million AI startups raised in the second quarter of 2018 ...  Patent applications for AI healthcare technology also continue to grow ...

READ MORE: https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/tech/venture-capital-investment-ai-and-mental-health-startups-surges-q2-report

The next IVCA Education Luncheon event is “An Update on HealthCare Technology Investing” and will take place on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019. Click here to sign up and get more information.