AVIA Bulletin – Put your money where the future is


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Put your money where the future is

Now is a really good time to be a digital solution company. Investments in digital health funding hit $14.7 billion in the first half of 2021 alone, surpassing all of 2020’s funding. As funding grows, so does the quality and efficacy of digital solutions and therapeutics – over 25 digital therapeutics have been granted market authorization by the FDA, with another 89 still in development. 

Healthcare has gone digital, and health systems that want to compete in a shifting landscape must make digital a core part of their DNA. We advocate for a “build, buy, or partner” model with our Members, and across the industry, more hospitals becoming venture capitalists for new digital solutions. While some investments may not work out, many others create long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships for the health system and the digital solution. While the path to become digital-first may vary from organization to organization, what’s clear is that health systems are putting their time, effort, and money into shifting from “doing digital” to “being digital.” How are you taking action towards your health system’s digital future?

Industry Insights

AVIA events

Recording | Health Equity in the Spotlight: A Conversation with HonorHealth and ChristianaCare | View the recording and access the slides

Recording | 4 Big Moves to Emerge Stronger with Digital | View the recording and access the slides

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Visual of the week

graph showing digital leaders and laggards

Digital makes winners and losers. Those who invest in digital – whether they build, buy, or partner – will emerge stronger, driving revenue and growth, while digital laggards will get left behind. It’s time to lean into digital investments in order to survive and thrive in an increasingly digital industry. 

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What we’re into this week

Thanks for reading to the bottom of the newsletter! We’re highlighting some non-healthcare-related items that the AVIA team is into this week. Share your recs with us at

  • Read: The perfectionism trap” in The Economist for a deep dive into why we are so dissatisfied with being ordinary.
  • Listen: to the episode of The Man Enough Podcast featuring Alok Vaid-Menon, acclaimed gender non-conforming writer, performer, and speaker. 
  • Watch: Reservation Dogs on FX, a comedy from the brilliant minds of Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo that follows the exploits of four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma.

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