Why digital heath IPOs down? CVS Health becoming Kaiser? Deep dive: women's health

Kristin Karaoglu · October 15, 2021 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/533f

Invent Health with Dr. Archana Dubey and Bambi Francisco Roizen; Episode 16

The Invent Health weekly podcast with Dr. Archana Dubey, Chief Medical Officer at HP, and Bambi Francisco Roizen, Founder of Vator, is the only weekly podcast that breaks down the latest digital health news of the week and what it means for patients, providers and payers (or who's paying). Plus a deep dive on a particular topic to help listeners understand how innovation is changing the healthcare paradigm.  

This past week, the duo take a look at the IPOs in 2020/2021 of digital healthcare companies. Many of them trading under water, such as Oscar Health, Clover, Hims & Hers and 23andMe. Why don't Wall Street and public investors want to support the valuations? Is it they do not understand the value? Could it be there will be a new batch of tech companies born in the last few years that put them in a better position than the ones that are going public today? Also, CVS Health is about to turn hundreds of its drugstores into health care super-clinics. Carbon Health acquires RPM vendor Alertive Healthcare. The deal comes shortly after Carbon Health's acquisition of virtual diabetes management platform Steady Health and a $350 million funding round. Mental health startup BetterUp raises funds at near $5 billion valuation. And Devoted Health raises over $1 billion to grow Medicare Advantage.

And the deep dive this week is "Women's Health"! Why are investors pouring millions into this space?

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Woman of many skills: Database System Engineer; SplashX event producer; Author of Startup Teams

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