Digital health funding through Q3 2015 outpaces last year, reaches $3.3B

If digital health funding trends continue on their current path, 2015 may be the year with the biggest amount of funding to date.

By the third quarter of 2015, digital health venture funding reached $3.3 billion, up from approximately $3.05 billion at the third quarter of 2014, according to digital health venture fund Rock Health.

Additionally, the average deal size has reached its highest point yet, at $15.8 million, but the number of deals is down 9 percent from last year.

The top six categories for digital health funding are healthcare consumer engagement ($489 million), wearables and biosensing ($430 million), personal health tools and tracking ($315 million), analytics and big data ($233 million), telemedicine ($209 million) and payer administration ($164 million), according to Rock Health.

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