• Record-breaking 375 digital health partnerships announced globally in May 2024
  • United States leads the way with 227 partnerships
  • Healthcare Providers, Pharmaceutical companies, and Tech companies most active partners
  • Focus on Mental Health, Women’s Health, and Oncology

Partnerships in Digital Health Reach New Heights in May 2024

May 2024 has seen a remarkable surge in partnerships within the digital health sector, with a record-breaking 375 partnerships announced globally. This significant increase surpasses the previous strongest month, November 2022, by 6%, where 353 partnerships were announced. This trend highlights the growing importance of collaborations in the digital health space, as companies and organizations seek to leverage each other’s strengths to drive innovation and improve patient outcomes.

Digital Health Partnerships by Quarter May 2024
Partnerships by Digital Health ventures between January 2020 and May 2024

Geographic Distribution of Partnerships

The geographic distribution of these partnerships reveals that the United States was the most active region, accounting for 227 partnerships (60%). Japan and South Korea followed closely, with 10% and 9% of the total partnerships, respectively. This geographic spread underscores the global nature of the digital health sector, with companies from diverse regions coming together to drive progress.

Corporate Partnership Representation

Healthcare Providers emerged as the most active partner, representing 23% of all partnerships. Pharmaceutical companies and Tech companies followed, with 14% and 9% of the partnerships, respectively. This diverse representation highlights the importance of partnerships across various sectors, as companies seek to leverage each other’s expertise and resources.

Therapeutic Focus of the Partnerships

The medical focus of these partnerships is also noteworthy. Mental Health, Women’s Health, and Oncology were the top three areas of focus, with 65, 57, and 56 partnerships, respectively. This emphasis on these critical areas underscores the growing recognition of the importance of digital health solutions in addressing pressing healthcare challenges.

Digital Health Clusters

The Digital Health Clusters, as categorized by HealthTech Alpha, reveal that Health Management Solutions were the most prevalent, with 18% of the partnering companies offering these solutions. Telemedicine products and Medical Diagnostics solutions followed, with 15% and 13% of the partnerships, respectively. This distribution highlights the diverse range of digital health solutions being developed and implemented.

Venture Stage

The venture stage of the partnering companies also provides valuable insights. In North America and Europe, Series A ventures were the most active in closing partnerships. In APAC, Series B ventures were the most active in disclosing partnerships. This variation in venture stage highlights the different stages of development and growth within the digital health sector.

Notable Partnerships

Several notable partnerships were announced in May 2024, including:

  1. Cartography Biosciences and Gilead Sciences:
    • The partnership aims to develop novel biomarkers for cancer diagnosis and treatment.
    • The collaboration will leverage Cartography Biosciences’ expertise in AI-powered biomarker development and Gilead Sciences’ extensive experience in cancer research and treatment.
  2. Tucuvi and AstraZeneca:
    • AstraZeneca and Tucuvi announced this partnership with focus on developing AI-powered solutions for patient engagement and personalized medicine.
    • The collaboration will combine Tucuvi’s AI capabilities with AstraZeneca’s expertise in pharmaceutical research and development to improve patient outcomes.
  3. Pager Healthcare and AXA Partners Mexico:
    • This partnership provides new capabilities to improve the experience of APM’s health assistance programs.
    • Pager Healthcare will enhance and strengthen the health services provided by APM, including Ground Ambulance, Doctor at Home, and a 24-hour Medical Advice Line.
  4. Lunit and Ajou University Hospital:
    • Through this partnership, both sides plan to actively promote the establishment and dissemination of reliable cancer information, implementation of services for holistic care of people with cancer experience, and cooperation in cancer management projects and research.
A list of all partnerships announced in May can be found on HealthTech Alpha.

Tracking Digital Health insights in real-time

HealthTech Alpha’s Alpha Edge is a cutting-edge Business Intelligence tool that offers real-time tracking of funding and partnerships disclosed by Digital Health companies. This powerful platform provides unparalleled insights into the funding strength of Digital Health companies, allowing users to stay ahead of the curve and make informed decisions. With Alpha Edge, users can monitor funding rounds, partnerships, and collaborations in real-time, gaining valuable insights into the latest trends and developments in the Digital Health sector.


Despite the continuous decline in venture funding in the Digital Health sector, the surge in partnerships in May 2024 underscores the growing significance of collaborations in driving health innovation. The geographic distribution, industry representation, medical focus, digital health clusters, and venture stage of these partnerships offer valuable insights into the current state of the Digital Health sector. As the sector continues to evolve, strategic partnerships will be crucial for driving progress and addressing pressing healthcare challenges, making it essential for companies and organizations to leverage these collaborations to stay ahead of the curve.