The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Newsletter — Jan 11, 2019 — No. 118
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GLOBAL EVENT LIST
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EDITORIAL NOTE: To save time in compiling this newsletter, many stories below will simply be an image (including headline text of the article, which is created when I post these as discussions in my Digital Health group on LinkedIn) that is hyperlinked to the actual news story on the source website. Simply click on the picture to be taken to the news or other site, e.g. the U.S. FDA’s website. — Paul
Digital Health Funding 2018
In its biggest year so far, funding for digital health totalled $14.6 billion in 2018. According to data compiled by Startup Health, this amount is approximately 14 times what it was in 2010, when it barely tipped $1B. Their report adds that “virtually every sector of healthcare is thinking about, or already leveraging digital. In 2018, newer niche sub-sectors gained increased attention from investors, including machine learning, blockchain, AI, and IoT. In other words, in 2019, digital health = health. On the other hand, old habits die hard. There is still a temptation to rely on incremental, band-aid innovation out of necessity because that’s what customers are buying and what investors are funding.”
Smart Cities vs. Consumer Privacy
All too often, “smart city tech” is a smokescreen hiding pervasive & needless stockpiling of residents’ data. Check out @ACLU_NorCal’s guide to these issues… – @Matt_Cagle
Technology & Civil Liberties Attorney ACLU NorCal (via tweet)
LIVING & SOCIETY
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency’s new actions under the Pre-Cert Pilot Program to promote a more efficient framework for the review of safe and effective digital health innovations
HEALTH & FITNESS
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