Automating Population Health

We believe that 2020 represents an unprecedented inflection point in digital health, and aim to lay out the trends that we believe will define the coming decade, as well as the implications of these trends for our investment strategy.

News, insights and theses from the team at LionBird

We are looking for solutions that go beyond “blockchain for healthcare” — we want to see how these solutions are truly providing safe, trusted, and transparent sharing of medical data, and particularly how those solutions respect patient rights and patient privacy.

Combining more granular monitoring of physiology with home diagnostics means that healthcare may finally have the data that can drive meaningful analytics and interventions to prevent illness, the ultimate goal of any population health-centric system.

We are looking for platforms that seek to reimagine the diagnostic pipeline from lab order to action following a test result.

Patients will have the ability to build their own virtual care teams, complete with the providers that they choose, from any region or facility.

This space could evolve in two directions — tech platforms could “rent expertise” from top health systems to deliver care, or top health systems could “rent innovation” from platforms in order to project expertise.

We are looking for platforms that are able to provide more meaningful, just-in-time integrated alerts, as well as, and equally importantly, intelligently filter through and present only the most important information as it is needed.

Along every step of the way, the industry will identify opportunities – from wellness promotion, to prevention, to detection, to cure, to rehabilitation – where we can take burdens from already-overburdened staff and leverage automation to improve the care of our populations.