Team members at Boston Healthcare attended the annual Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit, a meeting place for innovators, investors, payers, providers, policymakers, and advisors to discuss the current and future landscape for digital health. The event covered major areas of digital health, from investment prospects and digital-evidence-based medicine to patient consumerism through technology.

It has never been a better time to be involved in the digital health space; 2018 is set to be the most significant funding year for digital health companies, with over $11B in committed capital. Diagnostics and genomics players that emphasize patient engagement, patient wellness, biometric data acquisition, and clinical workflow capabilities continue to dominate the digital health investment space.

With providers and payers demanding clear value propositions for the adoption and reimbursement of innovative products or services, and for investors becoming more targeted in their approach, evidence development is becoming a clear differentiator for digital therapeutics in an increasingly competitive landscape. Through our work, we have found that evidence to support: value-based pricing payer models; healthcare under- or overutilization; and patient engagement and wellness are often identified as key drivers to adoption by healthcare stakeholders. Types of evidence that produce real-world data will become even more significant over time.

Boston Healthcare continues to monitor the growth and trends in the digital health space to drive commercialization of our clients’ digital health innovations.