Big Data in Healthcare is….Big

According to recent data released by CB Insights, startups that are able to collect, organize and/or make sense to big data in healthcare are attracting the attention of venture capitalists.  Investment in big data companies operating in the healthcare space has surpassed $460M across 75 deals since 2012.

Healthcare big data companies fall into three sub-sector categories:

Healthcare Business Intelligence and Analytics – Companies that provide BI and analytics software solutions for hospitals and healthcare firms.

Consumer Health and Wellness – Companies that help consumers track and improve their health-related choices (quantified self).

Clinical Research – Companies that use big data to store and analyze research from clinical and genomics trials.

Below is a chart detailing historical investment in this industry.  CB Inisghts has projected a total of $185.7M will be invested into 64 companies by years end.