Payers continue to invest big in digital health startups — 5 thoughts

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Payers have their eyes on digital health startups, investing about $900 million in these companies over the last five years, according to MedCityNews.

Here are five thoughts:

1. BlueCross BlueShield leads the pack with 27 deals with digital health startups.

2. Kaiser Permanente Ventures comes in second, with 14 deals.

3. Health Catalyst, Livongo Health, Omada Health, Proteus Digital Health and ZeOmega have received the most payer investments, according to CB Insights.

4. Payers initially zoned in on digital health startups to deal with Affordable Care Act side effects.

5. The insurers continued these investments with companies that hold promise in enhancing their members' health and wellness.

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