Medical sector startup financing in the United States has been growing constantly since 2008. This is both due to a widespread drive to improve the overall healthcare system, and the need to meet changing consumer expectations.
L’Atelier recently reported on the change in mindset among doctors regarding the use of new technologies in the medical care process, especially as regards their view of apps. Another recent analysis from global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company Accenture seems to confirm this trend towards widespread takeup of digital health tools. The Accenture study reveals that between 2008 and 2013 startup funding in the digital health sector in the United States grew 31% year-on-year and is set to reach $6.5 billion for the year 2017.