DNF Editorial Staff

Innovations in healthcare reform: Entrepreneurs more and more are entering this space to offer effective solutions. Private funding is evidence. Big data and analytics ($1.5B); population health ($1.1B); and healthcare system navigation ($975M).

New consumer solutions to increased healthcare costs and aging population: Mobile technology coupled with a larger population set in need of healthcare products and services are allowing consumers to better manage their own health through preventative measures.

Personalized medicine: In 2014, genomic companies raised $632M and diagnostics $962M. This, along with $624M flowing toward clinical research companies will spur customizable treatments.

Convergence of technology in clinics: Practice management tools allowing physicians to focus on treatment, rather than admin tasks, raised $783M, while those focusing on improving workflows raised $681M.