The pandemic has caused a significant surge in demand for healthcare – more than ever before. Fortunately, technological advancements in the health industry may present endless opportunities to help cure/treat diseases, improve healthcare data and analytics, reduce healthcare workers’ stress and workload, and more. For this reason, healthcare tech PR efforts are required to shine a light on companies attracting capital and deploying life-changing tech into the marketplace.

Here’s what a few companies are doing in the Healthcare Tech PR industry space right now: 

Shanghai United Imaging Jumps 75% in Debut Post $1.6 Billion IPO – Bloomberg

“Shanghai United Imaging provides medical imaging equipment, radiotherapy products, medical digital and other solutions to its customers, according to the prospectus. It has the top 10 medical institutions in China as clients, the document said.  

Fundraising through IPOs for Chinese health-care companies has become more challenging in 2022 due to uncertainties that include the adjustment to the national drug approval policy, with growth rates for the sector slowing down.

With the proceeds from the share sale, the Shanghai-based firm plans to invest in a medical equipment fund, research and development projects and its sales network, as well as replenish capital.”

Signify Health Stock Surges As Amazon Reportedly Joins Potential Bidding War With CVS, UnitedHealth – Forbes

“Shares of Signify Health skyrocketed Monday after the Wall Street Journal reported e-commerce giant Amazon is reportedly looking into acquiring the at-home health services provider, joining a crop of other corporate giants—including CVS and UnitedHealth—in a potential bidding war that could value the firm at more than $8 billion.

Shares of Signify jumped as much as 40% early Monday [Aug 22, 2022] to reach their highest level since July after WSJ reported over the weekend that Amazon is among firms looking to strike a deal to buy Signify within the next few weeks; Signify’s market cap climbed to about $6.8 billion amid the stock surge.”

Digital Diagnostics Closes $75 million Series B Funding Round led by KKR – Bezinga

“Digital Diagnostics, a leading artificial intelligence diagnostic health care technology company, today announced that it has successfully closed a $75 million Series B funding round.

Digital Diagnostics will use the funding to accelerate its product roadmap, expand its distribution footprint, and invest in sales and marketing.

Digital Diagnostics is paving the way for AI diagnosis to become a standard-of-care, democratizing health care and closing care gaps. The company’s flagship product, IDx-DR, an autonomous AI diagnostic system designed to detect diabetic retinopathy (including diabetic macular edema) at the point-of-care, is the first FDA De Novo cleared autonomous AI in health care.”

AIRS Medical Raises $20M in Series B Funding – BioSpace

“AIRS Medical, a healthcare startup based in South Korea and a member of the Born2Global Centre, recently announced that it has raised approximately $20M in Series B funding. 

Co-founded by graduates of Seoul National University in October 2018, AIRS Medical is a startup that uses digitalized, AI-based diagnostic tests and robotics technologies to provide a better clinical experience for both patients and healthcare providers.”

Telehealth platform KeyCare promises new virtual horizons after $24M in series A funding – Fierce Healthcare

“KeyCare­, the only telehealth platform developed with medical records provider Epic Systems, nabbed $24 million in series A funding.

KeyCare said in a statement that, unlike other telehealth platforms, it offers a one-stop shop for digital health needs unified by Epic’s electronic health records system. The company nodded to the demand for such services during record healthcare staffing shortages.

‘KeyCare is addressing health systems’ critical need for virtual staffing options that provide patients with high-quality and integrated virtual care,’ said Sebastian Caliri, partner at 8VC, in a statement. ‘By building with the Epic platform and working closely with health systems, KeyCare is in a unique position to improve patient access, expand provider capacity and streamline care delivery across the country by giving patients access to 24/7, 50-state urgent care virtualists across their connected Epic platforms.’”

***Guest post from FischTank PR intern Steven Young***

Want to learn more about Healthcare Tech PR? FischTank PR has worked with several organizations specializing in healthcare tech. We are familiar with generating media awareness, connecting companies with top tier and mainstream news coverage. Please contact us at [email protected] to learn more.

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