Re: Crowdfunding mostly for consumer digital health tech?
Yes and no. Most of the health-related technologies I found on crowdfunding sites did target patients/ consumers. But, having covered crowdfunding in the past, I was surprised at the success of some of the nuts and bolts technologies, the relatively unsexy pieces, that sparked investors' interest. These techs -- things like routers or coding tools -- aren't necessarily limited only to healthcare, which could be one reason I didn't find or include them in this particular round-up.
Crowdfunding is a way doctors, nurses, administrators, and other members of the healthcare world may find money to support their idea. The most challenging part is getting out the word and separating their idea from all the others out there. That's where social networking, marketing savvy, and dedication come in; of course, having a great idea is vital!