Plano, Texas-based remote monitoring startup Intuitive Health has finally emerged from stealth mode with a new name, Vivify Health. At the end of January, MobiHealthNews reported that the company, which offers a cloud-based device-agnostic remote monitoring software, had raised $3.4 million from undisclosed sources. Our January report also noted that the company was participating in a pilot with AT&T and Texas Health Resources.
This week, the company announced that the funding came from healthcare investment firms Ascension Health Ventures and Heritage Group. The company is using the money "to accelerate the delivery of Vivify’s cloud-based remote care management platform that enables hospitals, home health agencies, payers and other stakeholders to accomplish population health objectives, including reducing readmissions, managing chronic diseases, improving care transitions, and engaging patients in their own wellbeing," according to their press release.
Vivify has been quietly working on its software-as-a-service offering since CEO Eric Rock founded the company in 2009. The company claims to market its software directly to consumers, but its website seems to court providers, health plans, and even pharmaceutical companies. Vivify's software suite includes a wide range of home monitoring features: coaching, customized care plans, video conferencing with physicians, and educational video content. The system integrates with remote monitoring technology like health and vital sign sensors, as well as with EHRs, PHRs, and HIEs, according to the company. Consumers can access the software through mobile devices, computers, and Internet-connected television.
Vivify has been deployed in large health systems since 2011, according to the company. In addition to the partnership with AT&T, the company has worked with Ericsson, Polycom, and Samsung.
“We recognized early on that delivering a scalable consumer-connected platform, including mobile high-definition video conferencing, requires core competencies of these leading consumer technology providers,” said Rock in a statement.
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