InDemand Interpreting Acquired by Stratus Video

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CLEARWATER, Fla., May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — InDemand Interpreting (“InDemand”), a portfolio company of Health Enterprise Partners (“HEP”), announced today its acquisition by Stratus Video, LLC (“Stratus” or “the Company”), a portfolio company of Kinderhook, LLC (“Kinderhook”).

Founded in 2007, InDemand is a leader in the video-remote-interpreting (“VRI”) market and is well known for the high-touch customer service and experienced medical interpreters it provides to its clients. The merger will enable the combined business to further its commitment to improving health equity for Limited English Proficient, Deaf, and Hard of Hearing patients by providing access to medically qualified/certified interpreters via the latest in video/audio and geolocation technology. Further, the merger will leverage the combined quality of each organization’s interpreters and technology to enhance capabilities to better serve the expanding language access needs of healthcare providers. With more than 25 million Limited English Proficient patients living in the United States today, effective communication is paramount to assisting providers in delivering the best care possible. Read More

As health tech innovation moves forward, who is being left out?

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It’s no secret digital health is iterating and evolving at breakneck speed. But many are starting to ask the question, “Are those technologies made with all in mind?” Industry players have warned that many patients groups are being left behind— namely, people of color, underserved communities, members of the LGBTQ population and women.

The problems and opportunities 

“I would say communities of color, and frankly underserved communities of any color, are being left out of this conversation and the technology shifts,” Silas Buchanan, CEO of the Institute for eHealth Equity, told MobiHealthNews.

But there is hope. Buchanan said the emerging focus on environmental and social factors in healthcare has put a new spotlight on meeting the needs of every community.

“With this increased focus on social determinants of health, there will be much more attention given to those populations and maybe the ideators and the innovators will be more thoughtful to those populations,” Buchanan said.  Read More

Bardy Diagnostics Earns Acclaim from Frost & Sullivan for Its Groundbreaking Carnation Ambulatory Monitor™ Patch for Arrhythmia Monitoring

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Based on its recent analysis of the North American remote cardiac monitoring market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Bardy Diagnostics, Inc. (BardyDx) with the 2019 North America Technology Innovation Award for its Carnation Ambulatory Monitor™ (CAM™) patch. The CAM™ patch is a first-of-its-kind P-wave-centric surface electrocardiograph (ECG) arrhythmia detection device that leverages state-of-the-art engineering and design to deliver groundbreaking monitoring.

Bardy Diagnostics™ Announces $35.5M in Series B Funding Round

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SEATTLE, April 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Bardy Diagnostics, Inc., (“BardyDx”), a leading provider of ambulatory cardiac monitoring technologies and custom data solutions, announced today it has raised $35.5 million in Series B funding, led by River Cities Capital Funds with participation from new investors HealthQuest Capital, Aperture Venture Partners, Aphelion Capital, Lumira Ventures, and Rex Health Ventures. Existing equity investors, SV Health Investors, Health Enterprise Partners, and Ascension Ventures also joined the round. The funds will be used to further accelerate growth of its innovative P-wave focused cardiac monitoring platform through expansion of BardyDx’s sales force and monitoring services, and to support advanced development programs, including augmented intelligence and visualization technologies. Read More

Depression Discriminates In The Workplace

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DALLAS, March 27, 2019 — Some segments of the population are much more likely than others to suffer from depression according to an analysis of more than 157,000 preventive health checkups conducted by Catapult Health in workplace settings across America.

Millennials, women, smokers, those who are overweight or physically inactive and those with a chronic health disease are at highest risk for having depression. These patterns extend beyond depression to suicidal ideation—individuals who have a plan and the means to end their own lives. Read More

Intermountain Healthcare and Trinity Health Make Growth Investment in AI Leader Jvion

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Leading healthcare Artificial Intelligence (AI) firm Jvion announced a growth investment from healthcare leaders Intermountain Healthcare and Trinity Health. This round of funding is an expansion of the existing customer relationship between Jvion and both providers and demonstrates their respective ongoing commitments to healthcare innovation, including the practical application of AI solutions for driving improved quality and health outcomes. This investment comes less than a month after the announcement of a significant growth equity investment led by JMI Equity, Health Enterprise Partners and Health Velocity Capital. KLAS recently recognized Jvion’s solution for its leadership in the growing field of clinical analytics, and for edging out predictive analytics solutions offered by top acute care EMR vendors. Read More

Mercy Medical Center Lowers Rates of Readmissions by More Than 20% Using Jvion’s Cognitive Machine

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Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio has lowered rates of all-cause readmissions by more that 20 percent through the application of Jvion’s Cognitive Machine solution. As one of the preeminent providers leading the industry in Artificial Intelligence (AI) adoption, this 476-bed facility is effectively leveraging Jvion’s technology to enhance quality improvement efforts and care quality.

Founded as a Catholic healthcare organization focused on “providing quality, compassionate, accessible and affordable care,” the integration of Jvion’s leading AI into Mercy Medical Center’s technology landscape illustrates the provider’s continued commitment to using the latest innovation to advance patient health. Read More

Wildflower Health Teams with Amazon Alexa to Enable “Hands Free” Baby Tracking for Parents

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Wildflower Health, a leading mobile health software company, today announced the launch of a new Amazon Alexa skill specifically geared to make daily pregnancy and parent tasks more convenient. In cooperation with Amazon, Wildflower is releasing the “Family Health by Wildflower” skill on Alexa to make it easier for moms and dads to manage the health of their families using voice technology.

Wildflower’s Family Health app helps consumers manage the health needs of moms, dads, kids and aging parents. The company’s mobile technology supports families at every age and stage, connecting them with the right resources at the right times. Read More

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