Reports

Digital Health: Q1 2021 Funding Report (Rock Health)

Rock Health has recently released their Q1 2021 digital health funding report. With $6.7B in US digital health funding Q1 has been the the most-funded quarter to date. Ten years ago, we at Rock Health published our first report on digital health venture investment, highlighting an annual haul of $1.1B from investors into the emerging sector. In each of the last two weeks of…

Hologic and Gallup Partner to Create a Global Women’s Health Index

Hologic, a global leader in women’s health, has recently announced a collaboration with leading analytics and consulting firm Gallup on the creation of the Hologic Global Women’s Health Index, the largest and most comprehensive assessment of women’s health in the world. This multi-year initiative is the first survey to track critical markers of women’s health and safety by country over time. It…

Digital Health Consumer Adoption Report 2020 (Rock Health)

Rock Health and the Stanford Center for Digital Health have recently shared the findings from their sixth annual Digital Health Consumer Adoption Survey. Amidst a national pandemic and the ensuing stay-at-home orders, consumer adoption rates grew significantly from 2019 to 2020—10+ percentage point increases—across live video telemedicine, wearable ownership, and digital health metric tracking. The 2020 survey data suggest that consumers more…

A New Report Makes the Case for Investing in Menstrual Health

Last month, Population Services International (PSI), PSI-Europe, The Case for Her, WASH United, and Simavi, in collaboration with the Global Menstrual Collective, launched a groundbreaking report, Making the Case for Investing in Menstrual Health & Hygiene. Despite the far ranging impacts good menstrual health & hygiene (MHH) can have for women, girls, and all people who menstruate, roughly 500 million menstruators face limitations when it comes to managing their…

New Research Confirms Black Women Are More Likely to Receive Inferior Breast Cancer Screening Than White Women

A comprehensive study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) found racial disparities in the utilization of mammography screening overall, and specifically for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). The study, “Outcomes by Race in Breast Cancer Screening with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis versus Digital Mammography,” reported breast cancer screening access, utilization and outcomes by race for 385,504 Asian, Black and Caucasian women…

Survey Shows Sexual Desire Dips Among Cohabiting Couples, and Rises Among Couples Living Solo During the Pandemic

Flo Health, a female health and wellbeing mobile app used by over 160M people around the world, today unveiled findings highlighting the impact the pandemic has had on women’s relationships since the start of lockdown, unearthing insights around shifts in sexual desire, partner interaction, and overall mental and emotional wellbeing. The external survey polled a random, de-identified set of 3,435 self-identifying U.S-based women ages…

A Recent Survey of New and Expectant Moms Sheds Light on the Future of Pregnancy Care

A recent survey conducted by Nuvo, the company behind INVU, an FDA-cleared, prescription-initiated, remote pregnancy monitoring platform, found that multiple factors have left moms-to-be searching for new remote pregnancy monitoring solutions. The survey, in partnership with Wakefield Reserach, examined the recent experiences of 500 new or expectant mothers and focused on the existing challenges of in-person prenatal care appointments, such as the…