That's up from $3 billion from 286 deals in the same period last year, representing a 36 percent year-over-year growth.
This spectacular figure was propelled by the record-shattering second quarter, and a record seven deals over $100M.
The mid-year funding has surpassed the $6 billion mark, with Q2 alone bringing a staggering $3.8B into digital health startups.
The innovation program hosted in the company's SF office invites entrepreneurs with novel technologies to help fix what is broken in healthcare to apply.
The two parties plan to build an innovation portfolio, starting with up to 15 startups developing new solutions to be used with the SAP Health platform.
The fault is on both sides, according to the research firm Research2Guidance.
The amount of cash invested in digital health companies has almost doubled quarter-over-quarter (QoQ), going from $845 million in 159 deals in Q4 2016.
Five deals were over $50 million, including PatientsLikeMe, Livongo Health, Alignment Healthcare, Nuna Health and Evariant.
The companies accepted to the program: Biorealize, Bluedrop Medical, Citus Health, Cylera, Group K Diagnostics, Kaizen Health, Marmo Health, and Tine Health.
Care Connect incorporates provider-specific user interfaces and use cases, and is designed to address specific challenges and shortcomings of patient engagement.