Invest In Digital Health - The Medical Futurist's Guide
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Invest In Digital Health - The Medical Futurist's Guide

Where To Invest in Digital Health? Good Investments, Bad Investments: Tales From The Industry

About the Book

At The Medical Futurist, we don’t usually deal with investment-related news and announcements. We never share investment rounds or press releases coming from incubators and venture capital firms.

However, it doesn’t mean that we don’t keep a close eye on all these developments.

Moreover, the mission we stand by indicates that we actively support the digital health and artificial intelligence start-up community; we are in close contact with many founders and we do share news and contexts that those incubators use.

The pandemic has just made this involvement even more prominent in our work. Good digital health investments these days cannot only provide a more optimistic vision for healthcare, but can shape how we deal with COVID-19 too.

So, it was time to share how we assess the quality and promise of digital health and A.I. start-ups and technologies; how we make a decision whether to feature a report or announcement on our channels; and how in general we try to make sense of all the changes around healthcare when it comes to investments.

We shared those 24 technological trends we find the most promising by also highlighting some specific areas that are worth following. And we included good and bad examples of the past couple of years about investment stories.

I hope you will find our publication a useful addition to the toolset of investors to find the next big thing in digital health and A.I. that can make the lives of patients and the job of medical professionals better.

About the Author

Dr. Bertalan Mesko
Dr. Bertalan Mesko

Dr. Bertalan Meskó, PhD is The Medical Futurist. A geek physician with a PhD in genomics and Amazon Top 100 author, he envisions the impact of digital health technologies on the future of healthcare, and helps patients, doctors, government regulators and companies make it a reality.

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About the Contributors

Pranavsingh Dhunnoo
Pranavsingh Dhunnoo

Dr. Pranavsingh Dhunnoo is an ambitious doctor of medicine, writer and published author who is constantly exploring the future of the healthcare, gaming and tech industries. His latest book 'Pandemic And Beyond' is out now in print and digital.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Digital Health By The Numbers

CHAPTER 2: Why To Invest In Digital Health

CHAPTER 3: Where To Invest? The Trends And Technologies To Look Out For

  01 Virtual reality

  02 Augmented reality

  03 Remote care

  04 Mental health services

  05 Managing chronic conditions

  06 Employee health programmes

  07 Artificial Intelligence

  08 Fitness trackers and smartwatches

  09 Portable diagnostics devices

  10 Smart utensils

  11 Food scanners

  12 Nutrigenomics

  13 Robot services, companions, robot nurses

  14 Direct-to-consumer genetic tests

  15 Microbiome tests

  16 Health sensors and wearables

  17 3D printing

  18 At-home lab tests

  19 Digital pills

  20 Smart patches and tattoos

  21 3D printed drugs

  22 Digital health insurance

  23 Ride-hailing services

  24 The digital health centaurs

  Top 24 Digital Health Technologies Infographic

CHAPTER 4: Good Investments, Bad Investments: Tales From The Industry

 The Good Ones

  MySugr

  AliveCor

  Oscar Health

  DeepMind

 The Notorious Ones

  Theranos

  Proteus

  Organovo

  Clinicloud

CHAPTER 5: The The Medical Futurist method

  Top 100 Digital Health Companies Infographic

  Conclusions

  Glossary of Digital Health Investment Terms

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