Beth Israel Deaconess taps The Right Place and more digital health deals

By Jonah Comstock
03:37 pm

Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will work with digital health startup The Right Place to help connect its post-discharge patients to the best skilled nursing facilities for them.

"Our goal is to help hospitals like BIDMC reduce the administrative burden of matching patients to the right place of care," Katherine Chambers, cofounder and CEO of The Right Place, said in a statement. "It isn't efficient or sustainable for SNFs to chase voicemails and email responses while weeding through large, static PDF documents and hundred-page faxes to confirm beds. With The Right Place, what used to take hours, or even days, can be done in minutes with one simple communication tool that distills relevant clinical referral data and provides instant information on bed availability.” More.

Figure 1, the Instagram-like social network for doctors to share medical images, and CrowdMed, a platform for crowdsourcing medical mysteries, have decided the time is right to collaborate. CrowdMed launched a Figure 1 account recently with the dual goals of enticing some of the network's doctors to become CrowdMed "medical detectives" and providing interesting content for Figure 1 users. More.

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Weight loss app Lose It! has launched embodyDNA, a DNA-based weight loss plan that personalizes results using an interactive app-based interface. Lose It! developed embodyDNA, which offers customized recommendations on food and beverage consumption and physical activities, in collaboration with Helix, a personal genomics company that recently launched what it touts as the first online marketplace for DNA-powered products. More.

Helix also announced a partnership this week with health testing platform EverlyWell. With Helix, Everlywell is launching three new tests: one for food sensitivity, one for metabolism, and one for breast milk DHA (an omega-3 fatty acid). The Helix partnership allows EverlyWell to offer combined genomic and biomarker tests, and allows users to take all three tests while only taking one DNA test. More.

Zynx Health, an evidence- and experience-based clinical improvement company that’s a subsidiary of the Hearst Corporation, is working with health technology company Hexaware Technologies. Hexaware will integrate evidence-based content from Zynx Health into its CarrotCube population health management platform using an HL7 FHIR API. More.

New York-based health giant Northwell Health has teamed up with the Israel Innovation Authority to develop and implement a number of medical innovations it says will improve patient care. The joint agreement was brokered in part by Northwell Ventures and the Government of Israel Economic Mission, which promotes collaboration between Israeli and American companies in a variety of sectors. More.

Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) has tapped healthcare communications platform Spok to connect its mobile caregivers. Consisting of King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute, and the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre, BHB is the only hospital on the island of Bermuda. More.


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