Report: Digital Health Firm Investments Skyrocketing

Ken Terry | FierceHealthIT | July 3, 2012

Investments in "digital health" companies--including firms in the health IT and wireless spaces--more than tripled in the first six months of 2012, according to a new report from Burrill & Co., a San Francisco financial services company. Venture-capital investments in the sector soared to $499 million in 46 transactions from $156 million in 19 transactions during the first half of 2011.

Among the biggest equity investments so far this year, Burrill said, are:

  • $100 million in Castlight Health, a consumer information service that focuses on healthcare pricing...