Second Opinion

Christina Farr
Our bi-monthly deep dive into the latest health-tech news and trends.
Created 26 Nov 2020
  • Every digital health startup is a clinic now
    29 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 20 5
    For this newsletter, I often team up with subject matter experts. This piece is a joint effort with Dr. Jonathan Slotkin, chief medical officer at Contigo Health and vice chair of neurosurgery at Geis...
  • Why investors are leaning into direct-to-consumer health
    20 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 25 0
    Direct-to-consumer health seemed to come out of nowhere. Once an overlooked category, looked down upon by many traditional health care funds, it’s now proven to be one of the most promising go-to-mark...
  • Is it finally Remote Patient Monitoring’s moment?
    01 Sep 2021 • 11 min read • 13 0
    We’ve been talking about Remote Patient Monitoring for years as being poised to transform health care. But as with all things in health-tech, it might make all the sense in the world but it won’t work...
  • Our prescription for mental health
    19 Aug 2021 • 15 min read • 16 5
    Billions of venture dollars are flooding into behavioral health. And yet, it’s far from enough. There are still major gaps to overcome and opportunities that have not been addressed. For this behavior...
  • Why did One Medical buy Iora for $2.1 billion?
    08 Jun 2021 • 4 min read • 10 0
    One Medical’s $2.1 billion buy up of Iora came as a bit of a shock this week. It’s not the first acquisition I would have expected from One Medical, although in hindsight I can totally understand the ...
  • Why we're betting big on women's health
    01 Jun 2021 • 14 min read • 29 9
    With Lily Shaw, Leslie Schrock and Deena Shakir Let’s start with a proclamation: Please stop referring to women’s health as “femtech.” Here’s what springs to mind to us when we hear that term: But it’...
  • How do you build your brand in digital health?
    09 Apr 2021 • 10 min read • 21 3
    When I first started covering digital health in 2011, it was considered a niche industry. Now, it’s wildly trendy and is attracting hundreds of millions of dollars in venture investment. So with all t...
  • What it's like to have a baby during a pandemic
    21 Mar 2021 • 15 min read • 20 7
    I’m writing this newsletter to you about a month postpartum before the amnesia sets in. There are droopy bags under my eyes, but I’m more than a little obsessed with our tiny human. Writing this has b...
  • Why navigation has become the next big thing in digital health
    17 Feb 2021 • 12 min read • 26 6
    With Michael Yang The U.S. healthcare system is so complicated that even the experts struggle to make sense of it. Studies have found that only 12 percent of people have sufficient literacy to navigat...
  • Are we overhyping telemedicine?
    08 Feb 2021 • 8 min read • 11 3
    With Michelle Killoran Telemedicine has seen a huge wave of new users in the past year. It’s not surprising. With the pandemic, more people than ever before opted to see their doctors online. The numb...
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