Telehealth and eHealth


Healthcare investment “through the bottom of the cycle” — Goldberg (Rothschild)

At last year’s conference Hedley Goldberg, Managing Director at multinational investment bank Rothschild, predicted healthcare M&A activity would begin picking up again in Q4 2023 or Q1 2024. But we’re now halfway through 2024 and there are still very few deals above €500m taking place. Goldberg is confident, however, that we have now passed through the bottom of the cycle.

HBI 2024 Day Three, Afternoon Briefing

The afternoon of day three of HBI 2024 included sessions on getting the most out of your data, elderly care, diagnostic labs, and medical aesthetics.

How digitalisation can add value 

Hype over ‘telehealth’ is now largely a thing of the past. But there are ways that digitalisation can radically improve health care provision, and save significant amounts of time for both clinicians and patients. And many of the largest gains don’t require state-of-the-art software or advanced AI algorithms. 

EU’s AI Act gets the greenlight from the European Commission

Despite opposition, the AI Act seems to be ploughing ahead right on schedule. This week, two key groups of lawmakers - the European Commission's civil liberties (LIBE) and internal market (IMCO) committees - gave their overwhelming support for the new law, which should come into force this summer.

Goldman Sachs raises $650m for life sciences

Global investment banking firm Goldman Sachs has closed one of the largest first-time private life sciences growth funds. Its West Street Life Sciences I raised "$650 million in equity commitments from a global, diverse group of institutional, strategic and high net worth investors and meaningful commitment from Goldman Sachs employees" according to the bank.

Headspace launches all-in-one mental health app

Digital mental wellbeing and mindfulness company Headspace has launched a new all-in-one mental health app, incorporating both its guided meditation tools and its coaching and therapy service. The app is initially being made available to Headspace’s corporate and insurer partners, but the company plans to make it available to its consumer members “over the coming quarters”.

Interview: Audrey Tsang, Co-CEO, Clue

Women’s health offers a huge opportunity for investors, with conditions like endometriosis underserved. What business models can help support this? Audrey Tsang is co-CEO at women's health app company Clue. She talks to HBI about how she thinks the gender health gap might be closed.

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