As 2022 draws to a close, MobiHealthNews asked digital health executives about the biggest surprises and most noteworthy events that took place over the past year.
While the economic environment proved more challenging for startups, leaders noted several major deals – particularly by large retail players – and argued that consolidation could be a bigger trend next year.
Guillaume de Zwirek, founder and CEO of Artera (formerly WELL Health)
“Though not surprising, the market downturn was a noteworthy event this year. Even when you spot a market bubble, you often don’t know when it will burst. Another noteworthy trend is how retailers are moving aggressively to reshape their businesses and provide care for large populations. Examples: Walgreens with VillageMD, CVS with Signify Health, Best Buy with Current Health and Amazon with One Medical.”
Russell Glass, CEO of Headspace Health
“Point solutions across virtual care, and in particular, virtual mental