The hottest Digital Health Substack posts right now

And their main takeaways
Top Health & Wellness Topics
Rory’s Always On Newsletter β€’ 1434 implied HN points β€’ 11 Jan 24
  1. DrDoctor is transforming hospital appointments by making them digital through smartphones.
  2. Digitizing appointments reduces costs, inefficiencies, and improves the overall experience for patients.
  3. The shift towards digital appointments has the potential to lead to more innovative healthcare services and patient engagement.
Second Opinion β€’ 412 implied HN points β€’ 08 Feb 24
  1. Private equity firms are hesitant to make deals in digital health due to post-pandemic fund performance and concerns about the current portfolio's growth potential.
  2. Many potential deals in digital health have complications, making private equity firms cautious and preferring to wait for better opportunities.
  3. Profitability is a key focus for private equity, leading to a scarcity of profitable companies in the health-tech sector and contributing to the hesitation in making investments.
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What the Health?! β€’ 78 implied HN points β€’ 08 Feb 24
  1. A VC fund bought a hospital, Elon Musk implanted brain chips in humans, and we are consuming millions of microplastics.
  2. Important updates in the health tech and innovation space, including funding reports, startup news, and noteworthy events.
  3. Exciting developments such as breakthroughs in diabetes treatment, presence of microplastics in protein sources, and advancements in cancer detection through blood tests.
digitalhealthinsider β€’ 58 implied HN points β€’ 02 Feb 24
  1. Weekly curated list of relevant links on Digital Health News is available on
  2. Highlighted company Superpower focuses on providing comprehensive longevity systems for improved personal health
  3. Key updates in the digital healthcare sector include healthcare bankruptcies, state of digital health report, and healthcare CFO trends
digitalhealthinsider β€’ 39 implied HN points β€’ 09 Feb 24
  1. Stay informed about the latest news and developments in the digital healthcare sector through curated lists like Top 10 news of the week.
  2. Explore companies like Mavida Health that offer specialized support for mental health needs of moms.
  3. Discover upcoming events and startups making waves in the healthcare industry, like Ambience Healthcare raising $70 million in funding.
Digital Epidemiology β€’ 39 implied HN points β€’ 06 Jul 23
  1. Many European governments were not interested in privacy-preserving digital contact tracing.
  2. Digital contact tracing showed that privacy preservation and fighting a pandemic can go hand in hand.
  3. There is a lack of investment in digital contact tracing technology despite its potential benefits.
healthviva β€’ 39 implied HN points β€’ 30 May 23
  1. AI-powered digital health products can revolutionize healthcare by improving patient care and reducing costs.
  2. Key trends in the future of digital health products include personalizing healthcare with AI and automating tasks to free up healthcare professionals.
  3. Challenges in developing AI-powered digital health products include the lack of data and regulatory hurdles, despite opportunities for AI to enhance patient care, reduce costs, and improve healthcare delivery.
healthviva β€’ 39 implied HN points β€’ 11 May 23
  1. Generative AI can create new data and advance drug discovery and personalized medicine.
  2. Home health is growing, offering care at home to manage chronic conditions and reduce hospital-acquired infections.
  3. Remote patient monitoring and virtual care use technology to improve patient outcomes and access to healthcare services.
Discharge Summary β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 17 Dec 23
  1. 2023 saw the rise of GLP-1s in weight loss management, sparking a rush for companies to supply these drugs.
  2. Companies in the weight loss industry are facing challenges with sustainability, high costs, and supply chain issues.
  3. Different business models are emerging, with some focusing on drug prescriptions, while others opt for non-drug approaches like digital health services.
Discharge Summary β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 14 Jan 24
  1. Amazon is expanding its reach in the healthcare space by launching a new Health Conditions Program.
  2. Amazon's Health Conditions Program benefits customers by providing access to digital health products through insurance information sharing.
  3. Amazon's strategy to build a healthcare ecosystem with various services like virtual care, primary care, and pharmacy products positions them to lead the market.
Discharge Summary β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 05 May 23
  1. Unbundling primary care can improve user experience but may lead to fragmentation and cost increase.
  2. New healthcare companies are redesigning primary care to enhance user experience, similar to Apple's approach.
  3. Fixing healthcare systems may involve transitioning users from specialized services to comprehensive care through partnerships.
Links I Would Gchat You If We Were Friends β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 03 Jun 14
  1. The internet is full of wicked things like the creepy character Slender Man, started as an internet meme but turned into a real-life horror story.
  2. Desktop computers, thought to be outdated, surprisingly seem to be making a comeback in the era of cloud computing, showing that tech trends can be unpredictable.
  3. Too much time spent on computers can contribute to weight gain; taking regular breaks from digital screens could help with weight management.