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Is The Covid-19 Pandemic A Tipping Point For Digital Health?

Covid-19 may turn out to be digital health’s tipping point, two Silicon Valley venture capitalists said Wednesday. The industry’s rapid shift could be beneficial for patients, providers, and some industry players — but it also might prove detrimental to companies that swerved toward Covid-19 and away from the bedrock of their businesses.

“I’ve been worried about all of these companies that have suddenly pivoted to Covid overnight,” Lisa Suennen, an investor who leads the firm Manatt’s venture capital fund and its digital and technology businesses, said in a panel at the STAT Health Tech Summit.

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