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A Quarterly Review of the Global Digital Health
Market’s Overall Strength and Impact
digihealth impact trac
Q3 2017
Develo...
Contents
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About the Author || Page 3
Why digihealth impact trac? || Page 4
Data Source & Methodology || Page 6
Is the Glo...
About the Author
3
Fard Johnmar is founder and president of the noted
innovation consultancy Enspektos.
Fard is a nearly 2...
Why digihealth impact trac?
4
Quarterly, StartUp Health, Rock Health and other organizations develop highly
useful and wid...
How to Download this Report
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This digihealth impact trac
quarterly report is not
available for download on
SlideShare.
Ac...
Data Source & Methodology
Enspektos has compiled the world’s largest source of categorized digital health market
data. For...
Is the Global Digital Health Market
Stronger or Weaker?
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Introducing the Global Digital Health Strength Index
Traditional...
TheGlobalDigitalHealthMarket
StrengthenedinQ32017
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Infrastru...
Digital Health Impact: Q3 2017 Highlights
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What was the breadth of innovation focus
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What was the breadth of innovation focus
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What was the breadth of innovation focus
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Innovation Impact Snapshot: Depression, Ca...
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Where was innovation activity centered globally?
Momentum
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referenced countries in art...
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Where was government-sponsored innovation investment being directed?
Where were companies and investors focusing financ...
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Where were health organizations, startups, technology firms
and others forging partnerships and collaborations?
Connect...
The trends presented in
this report represent only
the tip of the digital
health iceberg. Want to
understand the market
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About Enspektos and the
Digital Health Maven Project
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Enspektos is a globally respected innovation consultancy.
Founded ...
Digital Health Definition: Enspektos defines digital
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Traditionally, we have used investment data to understand the growth and evolution of the digital health market. However, while valuable, funding data, provides limited information about two other important measures of the digital health market’s strength: implementation and impact.

With thousands of organizations, startups, government agencies, universities and others testing, developing and commercializing digital solutions, improving our understanding of the market’s scope requires new data sources, analysis and metrics.

This quarterly report series satisfies these unmet needs.

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Q3 2017 Report: digihealth impact trac - A Quarterly Review of the Global Digital Health Market's Strength and Impact

  1. 1. A Quarterly Review of the Global Digital Health Market’s Overall Strength and Impact digihealth impact trac Q3 2017 Developed by Fard Johnmar, Futurist, Strategist and Researcher A Digital Health Maven Project Publication
  2. 2. Contents 2 About the Author || Page 3 Why digihealth impact trac? || Page 4 Data Source & Methodology || Page 6 Is the Global Digital Health Market Stronger or Weaker? || Pages 7 - 8 Digital Health Impact: Q3 2017 Highlights || Page 9 Ecosystem Analysis: Scope || Pages 10 - 12 Ecosystem Analysis: Momentum || Page 13 Ecosystem Analysis: Investments || Page 14 Ecosystem Analysis: Connections || Page 15 About Enspektos and the Digital Health Maven Project || Page 17 Additional Notes || Page 18 digihealth impact trac | Q3 2017 | published october 4, 2017 digihealth impact trac Q3 2017
  3. 3. About the Author 3 Fard Johnmar is founder and president of the noted innovation consultancy Enspektos. Fard is a nearly 20-year global health industry veteran and has spent more than twelve in the digital health arena. He has advised executives, entrepreneurs, medical professionals and others focused on developing groundbreaking digital health tools, technologies, products and services at startups and large organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Sanofi, the CDC and the Canadian government. In addition to speaking regularly about digital innovation trends to audiences globally, Fard and his work have been featured in numerous media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, NPR and Forbes. He is also a fellow at the Columbia University-affiliated Healthcare Technology Lab. Fard is the co-author of the #1 global bestseller, ePatient 2015: 15 Surprising Trends Changing Healthcare, which explores the impact of digital technologies on health and well-being. He also holds a U.S. patent for a unique analytics engine that measures the impact of digital content exposure on health behavior change. Learn more about Fard at www.fardjohnmar.com. Fard Johnmar Futurist | Strategist Researcher | Inventor digihealth impact trac | Q3 2017 | published october 4, 2017
  4. 4. Why digihealth impact trac? 4 Quarterly, StartUp Health, Rock Health and other organizations develop highly useful and widely-cited reports focusing on U.S. and global digital health investment activity. This research has provided important information about the overall status of the market, including which types of companies are receiving funding, whether investor confidence is rising or falling and other data. However, while valuable, funding data provides limited information about two other important measures of the digital health market’s strength: implementation and impact. Currently, there are thousands of organizations, startups, government agencies, universities and others testing, developing and commercializing digital solutions. Improving our understanding of the market’s scope requires investigating: •  Where people are focused from an implementation perspective: This can include looking at what technologies are receiving significant attention, therapeutic categories of greatest interest and more •  How digital technologies are impacting health, well-being, workflows and other factors: While the jury is still out about whether many digital solutions will have positive benefits on health outcomes, early evidence is emerging that some technologies including virtual reality and mobile, may have significant health benefits The digihealth impact trac quarterly report series is designed to deepen our understanding of and encourage more nuanced analysis about digital health’s global importance and influence. digihealth impact trac | Q3 2017 | published october 4, 2017
  5. 5. How to Download this Report 5 This digihealth impact trac quarterly report is not available for download on SlideShare. Access the PDF of this publication via the Digital Health Maven Project’s Website. In addition to downloading this valuable resource, you’ll have access to numerous free innovation tools, including courses, Webinars and videos. You’ll also be notified when new quarterly digihealth impact trac reports are released. Click the button below to get started. digihealth impact trac | Q3 2017 | published october 4, 2017 Click Here to Download This Report
  6. 6. Data Source & Methodology Enspektos has compiled the world’s largest source of categorized digital health market data. For this report, we analyzed this intelligence using a unique methodology designed to aid the rapid and systematic analysis of health innovation ecosystems. 6 Data Source Methodology Data in this report was sourced from the Digihealth Informer database. This is an intelligence and productivity platform with more than 4 million data points focusing on the global digital and emerging technology market, including: •  Market Events: Partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, pilots and other data on digital and emerging technology implementation •  Investment Activity: Funding events, investors and more •  Partnerships, Pilots and Collaborations: Extensive contextual data on how organizations, startups and others are implementing digital technologies in health and medicine Scope Momentum $ InvestmentsConnections Health Technology Ecosystem Analysis Method: 4 Areas of Focus Global digital and emerging technology market data collected by DigiHealth Informer during Q3 2017 and Q3 2016 was examined (via search queries) using the Health Technology Ecosystem Analysis Methodology. This Enspektos-developed method focuses on four key areas that define innovation ecosystems: scope (global reach), momentum (regional activity volume), investments and connections (partnerships, etc.). Source: Enspektos, LLC digihealth impact trac | Q3 2017 | published october 4, 2017
  7. 7. Is the Global Digital Health Market Stronger or Weaker? 7 Introducing the Global Digital Health Strength Index Traditionally, the strength of the digital health market has been measured by the level of investment dollars flowing into startups and other firms. While financial strength is a valuable metric, it can provide an incomplete picture of overall market potential. Other factors, specifically whether there is a focus on measuring digital health-related outcomes, improving data infrastructure and innovation diffusion, also have a significant impact on whether digital technologies are (and will be) successful. To improve understanding of digital health’s impact and scope we have developed a new measure: the Global Digital Health Strength Index. The Index consists of four metrics that, when taken together, provide a holistic picture of how the market is performing globally on a year-over-year basis. The metrics are: •  Infrastructure Focus: Whether industry players and others are focused and working on improving data interoperability and analytics capabilities, which are central to flow of data and the ability to derive clinically meaningful insights from Big Health Data •  Regional Diversity: The degree to which digital health innovations are being introduced and adopted globally in the consumer and professional markets •  Health Outcomes Emphasis: How much focus there is on collecting data related to whether and how digital technologies improve health outcomes •  Financial Strength: Overall global digital health funding levels (as measured by StartUp Health) Note: With the exception of the Financial Strength measure, data for these metrics was gathered using DigiHealth Informer’s analytics tools. digihealth impact trac | Q3 2017 | published october 4, 2017
  8. 8. TheGlobalDigitalHealthMarket StrengthenedinQ32017 8 digihealth impact trac | Q3 2017 | published october 4, 2017 Infrastructure Focus Methodology and Definitions: For this analysis (except for the financial strength metric), searches of the DigiHealth Informer database were conducted for the following keywords during the Q3 2017 and Q3 2016 time frames: • Infrastructure Focus: References to data interoperability and analytics (Keywords: digital health interoperability; digital health analytics) • Regional Diversity: Number of countries referenced as engaging in digital health innovation (Keyword: digital health) • Health Outcomes Research Emphasis: References to outcomes research (clinical and non-clinical) activities (Keywords: digital health outcomes) • Financial Strength: Global digital health funding levels (as measured by StartUp Health) Higher Lower No Change Interoperability, Analy7cs References (vs. Q3 2016) Regional Diversity Higher Lower No Change Country-Specific Innova7on References (vs. Q3 2016) Health Outcomes Emphasis Higher Lower No Change Health Outcomes Research References (vs. Q3 2016) Stronger Weaker No Change Total Global Investment Volume (vs. Q3 2016) Financial Strength Global Digital Health Strength Level - Q3 2017 vs. Q3 2016: Stronger Source: Enspektos, LLC
  9. 9. Digital Health Impact: Q3 2017 Highlights 9 -mHealth Dominant Mobile is s)ll a major area of innova)on ac)vity. Mobile innovators also focused on Big Data, adherence and wearables. -Europe, Asia Rising Innova)on efforts accelera)ng in the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, China and India. -Na8onal, Local Investments in Digital Health Infrastructure Governments in Australia, China making large investments in digital systems, ar)ficial intelligence (inside/outside health). -Collabora8on Becoming the Norm Partnerships between pharma, hospitals, and other players helping to increase tech and innova)on capabili)es. Scope Momentum Connections $ Investments The number of digital and emerging technology-related social posts, news headlines and full text articles collected via DigiHealth Informer during Q3 2017. Quarterly digihealth impact trac reports highlight companies, trends, technologies and markets that received significant attention. 574,107+33% from Q2 2017 *Between 70-80 percent of DigiHealth Informer data is focused on health and medical innovation. Non-health data on mobile, virtual reality, blockchain and other sectors is tracked to monitor their evolution and potential impact on health. Source: Enspektos, LLC digihealth impact trac | Q3 2017 | published october 4, 2017
  10. 10. 10 What was the breadth of innovation focus (diseases, technology areas)? Scope Technology Major Themes Related to Technology Area (Referenced in Ar8cles Collected During Q3 2017) Mobile/Mobile Health •  The use of mobile apps to manage chronic disease •  Apps for addic)on treatment •  Physicians want mobile tools that improve efficiency and pa)ent safety Big Data •  Data analy)cs is driving precision medicine and disease diagnosis •  Data helping insurers to quan)fy risk, rise of wearable-generated data Social Media •  Millennials’ use of social media is shaping physician interac)ons and self-diagnosis ac)vity •  Social media is a core part of health analy)cs and is powering predic)ve health and medicine Electronic Health Records •  Challenges of EHR adop)on in low-resource seTngs •  Use of blockchain and other technologies to improve EHR data quality Ar8ficial Intelligence •  The use of AI-powered virtual assistants to aid disease diagnosis, engagement and treatment of mental health condi)ons •  How AI is being incorporated into numerous digital and emerging technology innova)ons in health (mainly machine learning) Virtual Reality •  The use of virtual reality technologies in mental health, specifically to help manage anxiety, PTSD, depression, au)sm and other condi)ons Top Referenced Technologies: Q3 2017 Below are insights about the most discussed and referenced technologies in the digital health online literature during Q3 2017, along with major themes associated with each. To perform this analysis, a search of full text articles collected between July 1 and September 30, 2017 in the DigiHealth Informer database was conducted using the search terms “digital health” (and top technology areas). Source: Enspektos, LLC digihealth impact trac | Q3 2017 | published october 4, 2017 Ecosystem Analysis
  11. 11. 11 What was the breadth of innovation focus (diseases, technology areas)? Scope Disease/Condi8on Top Technologies Being Used for Disease Management/Diagnosis (Referenced in Ar8cles Collected During Q3 2017) Diabetes 1.  Mobile/Smartphones 2.  Wearables 3.  Adherence Technologies (Includes reminders, virtual assistants, etc.) Cancer 1.  Precision Medicine 2.  Big Data 3.  Mobile/Smartphones 4.  Wearables Aging 1.  Mobile 2.  Sensors 3.  Adherence Technologies (Includes medica)on management so[ware) 4.  Wearables 5.  Ar)ficial Intelligence Asthma 1.  Adherence Technologies (includes connected inhalers) 2.  Mobile 3.  Digital Therapeu)cs Depression 1.  Internet 2.  Big Data 3.  Social Media 4.  Video Games 5.  Mobile Top Referenced Diseases/Conditions: Q3 2017 Below is a listing of the most discussed and referenced diseases or conditions in the digital health online literature during Q3 2017. Also provided is information about which digital and emerging technologies are being used to manage or diagnose these conditions. To perform this analysis, we conducted a search of full text articles in the DigiHealth Informer database, using the search term “digital health” (and top diseases/conditions), collected between July 1 and September 30, 2017. Source: Enspektos, LLC digihealth impact trac | Q3 2017 | published october 4, 2017 Ecosystem Analysis
  12. 12. 12 What was the breadth of innovation focus (diseases, technology areas)? Scope Innovation Impact Snapshot: Depression, Cancer, Diabetes Below are examples of how mobile, data analytics and video games are benefiting people with diabetes, cancer and depression. Examples were referenced in articles published during Q3 2017. Video Games for Depression? UCSF’s Neuroscape Lab has been conducting clinical research on whether and how video games can treat a variety of cognitive conditions, including depression, for more than a decade. This research is being pursued in the hopes of developing video game- powered digital therapeutics that can be prescribed by doctors. To locate these examples, we conducted a search of full text articles in the DigiHealth Informer database using the search terms “digital health,” [disease name] and [technology name] between July 1 and September 30, 2017. Mobile + Human Coaching for Diabetes Prevention. Developed by Singapore- based startup, Holmusk, the mobile app Glycoleap uses interactive coaching from certified dietitians and other tools to help prevent Type 2 diabetes. In beta testing, 64% of users lost weight. The app also aims to help users reduce HbA1c by .5 to 1%, equivalent to medication. It is currently being tested at Singapore’s Tampines Polyclinic. Big Data: Can Google Searches Predict Cancer Rates? A study published in the September 2017 edition of JAMA Dermatology indicates that data from Google searches may predict cancer diagnosis and death rates. According to the study: “Google search volume correlated with cancer incidence rates in 5 of 8 commonly diagnosed cancers … and correlated with cancer mortality rates in 4 of those 5 cancers.” Source: Enspektos, LLC digihealth impact trac | Q3 2017 | published october 4, 2017 Ecosystem Analysis
  13. 13. 13 Where was innovation activity centered globally? Momentum The map at the left shows the top referenced countries in articles focusing on digital health collected by DigiHealth Informer during Q3 2017. While the U.S. is still the global center of health activity, innovation efforts continue to accelerate in Europe and Asia. Below are some of the themes that attracted discussion and attention during Q3 in key global health markets. Top Referenced Geographic Locations in Articles Related to Digital Health: Q3 2017 Country Key Country-Related Digital Health Themes: Q3 2017 United Kingdom •  £86 million in funding could help firms develop novel technologies for NHS Germany •  Research indicates Germans growing increasingly comfortable with mobile health apps. Majori)es willing to consider therapy changes suggested via mobile, donate mobile data for research Finland •  Regional digital health innova)ons being deployed na)onally as Finland’s health digi)za)on efforts accelerate China •  China could drive overall digital health adop)on due to widespread smartphone use and comfort with digital payments India •  India-Israel “Innova)on Bridge” launches to forge bilateral coopera)on in a range of areas, including digital health Australia •  Na)onal Digital Health Strategy approved by health ministers, which outlines path toward adop)on of digital technologies Source: Enspektos, LLC Source: Enspektos, LLC digihealth impact trac | Q3 2017 | published october 4, 2017 Ecosystem Analysis
  14. 14. 14 Where was government-sponsored innovation investment being directed? Where were companies and investors focusing financial resources? $ Investments Regional investors step up The U.S. still attracts the majority of digital health investment dollars. But, regional investors in Europe, India and other locations are becoming more assertive. Below are a few notable Q3 2017 investments illustrating the geographic diversity of digital health funding. New South Wales Invests in Digital Health The state government will spend more than $500 million (Australian) dollars to digitalize patient records, improve medication management and more. The funds will be spent over eight years with nearly half going toward electronic medical records and medication reconciliation systems. Governments investing in digital health infrastructure China’s Big Bet on Artificial Intelligence China plans to take a leadership role in the fast- moving artificial intelligence sector by 2025. According to the government’s national AI development plan, it seeks to grow AI-related industries to over 150 billion yuan. Health is a major area of focus. Company Amount Focus Region $25 M Fitness/ Wellness India $26 M Consults (Digital) United Kingdom $30 M Genomic Research India $30 M Gene)c Diagnosis Switzerland $18.3 M Brain- Machine Interface United States Funding activity accessed via search of social posts/news headlines added to the DigiHealth Informer database between July 1 and September 30, 2017. Keywords: Raise, funding, invest. Source: Enspektos, LLC digihealth impact trac | Q3 2017 | published october 4, 2017 Ecosystem Analysis
  15. 15. 15 Where were health organizations, startups, technology firms and others forging partnerships and collaborations? Connections Sample Sanofi Partnerships Sanofi’s collaboration efforts are representative of how health industry players are partnering to drive research, achieve key business objectives and more. A few of Sanofi’s partnerships (reported during Q3 2017) appear in the DigiHealth Informer Innovation Map below. Several years ago, pharma, payers, hospitals and others were likely to decide that building technology products in-house was the best strategy. Today, this has changed. In 2017, and continuing during Q3, there are indications that health industry players view collaborations and partnerships as the best path toward overcoming significant business obstacles and proving the benefits of digital interventions on health outcomes. Four collaborations featured prominently in news and social media during Q3 are summarized below. Partnerships help industry players acquire know-how and achieve key goals. Partners Goals CVS + Cleveland Clinic Crea)ng popula)on health and medica)on management programs. Novo Nordisk + Glooko Launched integrated app to improve diabetes management. Mayo Clinic + AliveCor Developing AI-powered cardiology tool to detect deadly Long QT syndrome GlaxoSmithKline + Propeller Health Expanded exis)ng connected inhaler collabora)on. Partnership activity accessed via search of social posts/news headlines added to the DigiHealth Informer database July 1 to Sept. 30, 2017. Source: Enspektos, LLC digihealth impact trac | Q3 2017 | published october 4, 2017 Ecosystem Analysis
  16. 16. The trends presented in this report represent only the tip of the digital health iceberg. Want to understand the market forces impacting your product, service, company or industry? Here’s how. 16 Scope Momentum $ InvestmentsConnections Health Technology Ecosystem Analysis Method: 4 Areas of Focus What Next: Access Personalized Analysis & Insights Data in this report is from Digihealth Informer, a unique platform that allows you to access critical market data in seconds — rather than days — while doubling your productivity. Interested in understanding how and why these trends matter to your company, sub-sector and more? Get in contact to book a customized and insightful digihealth impact trac live talk. digihealth impact trac | Q3 2017 | published october 4, 2017 Learn More & Request Demo Book Speaking Engagement
  17. 17. About Enspektos and the Digital Health Maven Project 17 Enspektos is a globally respected innovation consultancy. Founded in 2005, Enspektos delivers technology, strategy, analysis and non-obvious insights to executives, entrepreneurs, health professionals, government officials and others globally focused on using digital and emerging technologies to re-shape health. Learn more about Enspektos at www.enspektos.com. A global initiative supporting and accelerating digital innovation in health. Founded in 2014 by Enspektos, the Digital Health Maven Project delivers research, education, events, training and more to support digital innovation in health. To date, the project’s outputs have reached and benefited more than 35,000 people globally. Learn more about the Project at www.digitalhealthmaven.com. digihealth impact trac | Q3 2017 | published october 4, 2017
  18. 18. Digital Health Definition: Enspektos defines digital health as the use of multiple technologies (software, analytics, genomics, devices, etc.) to track, improve, support and modify health. Key digital health technology centers include mobile, social media, Big Data and wearables. Data Sources: Insights featured in this report are based on publicly available social and news data published during Q3 2017 and Q3 2016. Data Reliability: Enspektos makes every effort to ensure that data is from reliable and reputable online sources. However, we cannot warrant the ultimate reliability and validity of data obtained via our automated data collection and processing techniques. Use of Data: This report is provided for informational purposes and was prepared in good faith on the basis of public information available at the time of publication without independent verification. Enspektos does not guarantee or warrant the reliability or completeness of the data nor its usefulness in achieving any particular purposes. Enspektos shall not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred by reason of any persons use or reliance on this report. This report is a proprietary aggregation of publicly available data and shall not be reproduced without the written consent of Enspektos, LLC. Learn more about Enspektos at www.enspektos.com. Additional Notes ®

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