Why remote monitoring completes the patient engagement circuit, and more portfolio company news

Vivify Health, Health Fidelity, ALung Technologies, and Health Catalyst were all in the news in the past month.

Check out stories about why Vivify’s remote monitoring platform is important for patient engagement, hear Health Fidelity CEO Steve Whitehurst’s views on A.I., and read ALung CEO Peter DeComo’s thoughts on raising capital.

When You Build it and They Don’t Come – Why Remote Patient Monitoring Completes the Patient Engagement Circuit

Vivify Health CEO Eric Rock published a piece in Becker’s Health IT & CIO Report that touches on the idea that hospitals need more than just a patient portal to engage with patients. In the piece, he goes on to explain that “an alternate approach to engagement is regular, purpose-driven outreach with patients in the least intrusive modalities available,” discussing how technology can help fill that engagement gap.

Five Providers of Digital Patient Engagement Solutions Named IDC Innovators

International Data Corporation (IDC) published an IDC Innovators report that focuses on five companies, including Vivify Health, that it considers key emerging vendors in the digital patient engagement market. Vivify Health was listed for offering a range of patient engagement solutions that cross the continuum of care.

Q&A Why A.I. will Revolutionize Healthcare Data

The Digital Journal notes that the use of artificial intelligence has begun a transformation of how patient data is processed and analyzed. However, only 25 percent of providers are using A.I. in their data processing. The publication talked with Health Fidelity CEO, Steve Whitehurst, about his views on A.I. in health care, and how he predicts that the entire market will be using A.I. to analyze data within two or three years.

Health Systems Save Money Using Digital Tools for Scheduling Appointments, Administrative Work

Health Fidelity was mentioned in a recent Modern Healthcare story focused on tools health systems are using to help them control cost through automation. The company’s solution is mentioned as a way UPMC has been able to optimize coding to help ensure clinicians are properly compensated for the services provided to patients.

A Look at the Pittsburgh Environment for Raising Capital

ALung CEO Peter DeComo was recently featured in a story by Smart Business Pittsburgh on the state of Pittsburgh’s environment for raising capital. DeComo talks about the funding gap between early-stage money and later-stage venture capital money, as well as the role angel investors have played in ALung’s funding.

Health Catalyst Introduces Comprehensive Patient Safety Surveillance for Hospitals and Health Systems

Health Catalyst has launched the industry’s first comprehensive patient safety application that uses predictive and text analytics combined with concurrent clinician review of data to monitor, detect, and prevent threats to patient safety. This represents a major commitment to improving the safety of hospitals as tens of thousands of patients die each year as a result of avoidable hospital errors.

Health Catalyst-Medicity Deal has Value-Based Care Angle

Health Data Management spoke with Health Catalyst CEO, Dan Burton, regarding the company’s recent acquisition of Medicity. The story outlines how the acquisition will both expand the company’s footprint in provider communities and help its existing customers.

Health Catalyst Acquires Medicity, Extending Its Leadership as the Data Platform for Healthcare

Health Catalyst announced that it has completed its acquisition of Medicity, one of the nation’s largest population health management companies with solutions for health information exchange, business intelligence, and provider and patient engagement.