As part of the deal Veta will acquire the licensing rights to the two BCH startups.

Veta Health inks deal with Boston Children's Hospital for TriVox Health, HelpSteps

By Laura Lovett
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Digital health management platform Veta Health has inked a deal with Boston Children’s Hospital to acquire the licensing rights to two of the hospital’s digital health products, TriVox Health and HelpSteps. 

The plan is for is for Veta to integrate the features of TriVox and HelpSteps into its offerings. Veta said this integration could help the company expand its clinical capabilities. 

TriVox Health was designed to provide remote monitoring, real-time analysis and a history of a patient’s disease symptoms and responses to therapy over time. Clinics are able to get surveys and data remotely through the platform as well. HelpSteps was designed to help adolescence find access to social services. 

Why it matters

The new move is expected to help Veta Health move into the clinical side of healthcare and give the tools to more patients. 

“The patient care journey is about more than the time patients spend in the four walls of the hospital or doctor’s office. Extending care to the patient’s time away from traditional care settings is crucial to improving long-term health outcomes,” John Brownstein, chief innovation officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, said in a statement. “Given the significant strides that Veta Health has taken in the effort to improve ambulatory care through protocol-driven clinical pathways and the tremendous work accomplished by Trivox Health and HelpSteps to date, the potential of these platforms uniting is tremendous. We are immensely excited about the impact this will have on clinicians and patients alike.” 

What's the trend

Boston Children’s has its own Digital Health Accelerator, which according to the webpage, has spun out 5 companies that have raised $15 million in funding. 

Boston Children’s Hospital also has a long history of interest in the digital health space. The hospital has collaborated with names in the field including CareDox, Buoy Health and GetWellNetwork

The organization has also been integrating Amazon’s Alexa. In early 2016, Boston Children’s Hospital was among the first healthcare organizations to leverage Amazon Alexa with KidsMD, a skill that helps parents understand their child’s symptoms, seek basic medication dosing guidance or decide whether an in-person visit is necessary. 

On the record 

“We’re thrilled that Boston Children’s Hospital is aligned with our mission to improve quality and consistency across ambulatory care settings,” Tanvi Abbhi, cofounder of Veta Health, said in a statement. “Bringing TriVox Health and HelpSteps on board significantly strengthens our market position and will allow us to even better serve our valuable partners through the development and deployment of standardized protocols in pediatric care.” 

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