3Q17: Turbulence Ahead at Cruising Altitude?

With Bitcoin blasting through the $7,800 per token ceiling last week (then promptly dropping $1,000 in last two days), Apple now worth $900 billion, and unemployment at 4.1%, it is a good time to look at 3Q17 funding data. The venture capital industry continued to power along in 3Q 2017 as 1,706 companies raised $21.5 billion.

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Welltok Acquires Tea Leaves Health

Welltok recently announced the strategic acquisition of Tea Leaves Health from Ziff Davis, LLC a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc. Georgia-based Tea Leaves Health is a leading provider of a SaaS-based analytics and marketing technology platform used by hospital systems to target consumers and physicians with coordinated engagement campaigns.

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Geography as a Social Determinant…

This will be complicated – and potenitally quite controversal. It is not at all meant to be a political commentary but where you live may directly impact your health. As the role of social determinants in one’s well-being are better measured and understood, there is the promise that they can be better managed.

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