5.22.20
6 min. read

M&A: Omada-Physera. Optum-AbleTo. Elekta-Kaiku.

Issue 053.

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Digital health research from Brian Dolan.

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Last week I wrote about a Senate bill that seeks reimbursement for prescription digital therapeutics. Next week I'm hoping to get wonky about how a piece of software gets coded like a drug. Here's what's happening this week:

  • Unusual way to kick off Year Two of E&O: After I suggested that Omada should (and probably would) acquire digital MSK provider Physera last weekend in a rare open-access post on E&O, a few days later Omada did just that. So... welcome to all the new readers, and please ratchet your expectations way, way down.
  • Big Health wrote a white paper on the cost-effectiveness of its Sleepio product earlier this month:

"The study assessed baseline healthcare costs for 1,102 employees (551 Sleepio users and 551 controls) during an initial 12-month timeframe, before Sleepio was

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