IrisVision and Seva Foundation work to treat vision impairment; Iron Bow Technologies integrates with ViiMed; and more digital health deals

Also Select Ortho employs BuddyCheque’s COVID-19 app and Wellstar Health System offers teleneurology services through VeeMed.
By Mallory Hackett
12:52 pm

In a partnership announced this week, IrisVision and Seva Foundation plan to develop new technology to treat vision impairment and prevent blindness in underserved regions of the globe.

Seva has agreed to provide IrisVision with a $200,000 grant to create the technology.

"This partnership with IrisVision will help Seva to continue delivering cutting-edge science and technology in eye health and vision care to the world's underserved communities," said Kate Moynihan, the Seva executive director, in a statement. "One of our key tenets has been to continue investing in technology that advances eye care for affected and at-risk communities, wherever they may be. When we saw the ground-breaking work IrisVision is already doing in low vision aids, virtual vision diagnostics and remote delivery of eye care, we knew they have the scientific, technical and leadership talent to take our work even further."

Maternity focused startups Wildflower Health and Dorsata announced a new partnership to create a new digital platform for Ob-Gyns. The platform will tap Wildflower's patient engagement tools and use Dorsata's technology that helps collect maternity data and provide physicians with resources.

Women's Health Connecticut is slated to be the first health system to use the integrated system. Patients will use Wildflower's tools to fill out intake forms, schedule appointments and access resources. Meanwhile, Dorsata's tools will be used to help give best practice guidelines to doctors. 

“We are bringing patients, providers and payers together,” Leah Sparks, Founder and CEO of Wildflower, said in a statement. “If healthcare is going to continue advancing toward a value-based model, we need patients engaged, providers informed and payers aware of how they can assist throughout the process. We are excited that Dorsata shares our vision, and we look forward to achieving optimal health and satisfaction outcomes for families across the country, starting with Women’s Health of Connecticut’s patients.”

Iron Bow Technologies and ViiMed have entered into a strategic partnership that will combine Iron Bow’s telehealth services with ViiMed’s workflow-centric virtual care platform.

The companies say they are already underway in the creation of enterprise-class virtual care infrastructure in collaboration with other healthcare organizations.

“We’ve been partnered with ViiMed for some time now and are excited to take the next step in structuring a more strategic business partnership to maximize the synergies our respective organizations bring in driving innovations in virtual care,” said Rene LaVigne, Iron Bow’s president and CEO, in a statement. “The ViiMed platform is impressive, as a true virtual care platform. This combined with our virtual care solutions and services now enables us to offer a holistic solution set for clients around the world.”

Select Ortho, which offers DMEPOS programs to practitioners to improve patient care, has selected health startup BuddyCheque’s ConfirmD app to ensure that their employees and customers remain safe during COVID-19.

The app provides individuals a place to capture and share doctor-verified health information and COVID-19 test results.

"We're excited to have a tool like the ConfirmD app to help us navigate COVID-19 related challenges,” said Tyler Ritchie, Select Ortho's business operations manager, in a statement. “It helps us to make strategic staffing and workplace decisions based on verified data, which helps us to keep our employees, patients, and clients safer."



Wellstar Health System, an integrated health system in Georgia, announced it has partnered with telemedicine technology and services company VeeMed to provide stroke and neurology telehealth services for nine of its hospitals.

VeeMed’s telehealth neurologists will be added to Wellstar’s more than 1,000 physicians and advanced practice professionals to provide primary assessments and decision support.

“Telemedicine is critical to value-based care and we are pleased to partner with Wellstar Health Systems as they continue to leverage technology in order to provide outstanding patient care,” said Dr. Arshad Ali, VeeMed's cofounder and CEO, in a statement. “Wellstar has consistently been at the forefront in adopting technology that supports the health and wellness of its patients and we look forward to tapping our network of neurologists and delivering exceptional care to Wellstar’s patients.




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