News Article

Injecting capital into health tech

17 June 2019

The US leads the trend: physicians are turning to PE for injections of capital, branded chains are competing with traditional secondary care offering, clinical services are expanding to more patients through recruiting and automatising, big tech platforms are leveraging their oligopoly (Deepmind, Apple) removing barriers to interoperability. 

The key in digital healthcare development remains to adopt clinical relevance alongside academic rigour. The UK is experiencing changes in all sectors of the offering: examples abound, like Medtronic (getting patients off ventilator), Cognitant (3D graphics and VR to better exchange with patients), Babylon or Dr Care anywhere for teleconsultations or home diagnostics.