As health care delivery in the United States continues to adapt to the new requirements of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, entrepreneurs and start-up companies have responded with a dramatic increase in investments in the health care sector. Health care information technology has proven especially lucrative and active, as data shows 2014 investment totals of $2.4 billion. This number exceeds 2013 investments in the same sector by $500,000 and shows a tenfold increase since 2007.
Experts in the industry also report an increase in totals for each individual investment. Average deals in 2014 totaled $15.6 million, as compared to $10 million in 2013. Recipients of this funding include device developers as well as data analysis companies, electronic health management, and individualized care, though payer administration stands out as the source of greatest growth. However, the rapid advancements in care technology have many investment professionals placing their faith as well as their funds in the hands of scientific innovators.