RA Capital Management closed the venture capital firm’s second venture fund at $461 million, aimed at a continued investment strategy into privately held life sciences companies.

It’s no surprise that the patient experience with the healthcare system often leads to frustration and despair. With chronic disease affecting around 50 percent of the U.S. population, it puts into perspective the sheer volume of patient experiences that are being generated each day and the magnitude of the problems that need solving. The high cost of therapies, the long wait to see a physician, the administrative burden of getting a prior authorization…the list goes on. But the day is coming, and in some cases it’s already here, where a patient could have a robust health system right in their pocket.

There is a fundamental disconnect between companies and consumers: Healthcare brands often fail to address patients’ emotional journeys.