University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

By Jonah Comstock June 19, 2017
Xealth, a startup that helps doctors to prescribe digital health apps, has raised $8.5 million in a round led by DFJ Venture Partners. Other investors in the round included hospital systems Providence St. Joseph Health, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Hennepin Healthcare System, and Froedtert Health. A spin-out from Providence St. Joseph Health's digital innovation group, Xealth...
By Jonah Comstock September 26, 2016
CIO is something of a loaded acronym in healthcare these days. Whether your “I” stands for information or innovation can be perceived as a marker of the progressiveness of your organization. But is that fair? At the Health 2.0 pre-conference provider summit in Santa Clara yesterday, two chief innovation officers and a chief information officer went back and forth on the terminology, and how...
By Heather Mack August 3, 2016
Here are all the digital health deals, partnerships, and customer wins that MobiHealthNews has tracked over the past two weeks.   UK-based pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline partnered with South San Francisco-based Verily to create Galvani Bioelectronics – a joint venture to develop implantable bioelectric medicines, a branch of medicine that works to fight diseases by targeting electrical...
By Aditi Pai March 23, 2016
UPMC Enterprises, the venture arm of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has announced that it plans to invest in the first six health tech projects developed under The Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance, which is run by UPMC, University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University. The venture fund will invest more than $3 million into these projects over the next six months, as it assesses...
By Aditi Pai February 10, 2016
San Francisco-based Lantern, which offers web and mobile programs using cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and stress, raised $17 million, according to TechCrunch.  The round was led by UPMC Enterprises, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s venture arm. Existing investors Mayfield and SoftTechVC also participated. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $20.8 million to...
By Jonah Comstock November 9, 2015
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) describes itself as the second largest integrated payor-provider network after Kaiser Permanente. At the HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum on Thursday, UPMC Chief Analytics Officer Pamela Peele talked about how being both a payer and a provider enables UPMC to address readmissions in a unique way. "Providers are trained to manage...
By Aditi Pai October 29, 2015
Two challenges to scaling digital health technologies within a provider group are lack of collaboration between departments and too much focus on the technology instead of how the technology can be applied within a care model, according to Dr. Lauren Cheung, medical director of strategic innovations at Stanford Health Care. Cheung spoke at the Connected Health Symposium in Boston along with...
By Brian Dolan June 12, 2014
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has committed to deploy at least 2,000 Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablets throughout its healthcare system. The system's clinicians will use the tablets as laptop replacements. The devices will be equipped with the healthcare facility's Convergence app, which sits atop its Cerner and Epic deployments and and also knits together many of its legacy hospital...