15 recent strategic partnerships in digital health
Titan Medical Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement with Intuitive Surgical, Inc., a global leader in minimally invasive care technology and the pioneer of robotic-assisted surgery (“RAS”), for an upfront payment of $7. $5 million in respect of certain intellectual property (“IP”) of Titan.
Under the agreement, Titan has granted Intuitive a non-exclusive license to all of Titan’s intellectual property, except for intellectual property that is exclusively licensed to another party under a June 2020 license. Titan retains ownership of the Licensed Intellectual Property and all associated rights, including the right to continue to develop and commercialize the technologies covered by the Licensed Intellectual Property and the right to license the intellectual property to other third parties.
Advantus Health Partners and HHS announced their strategic partnership to expand hospitality services to Advantus members, providing a patient-centered hospitality approach to food and nutrition services, inpatient transportation, and environmental services. This strategic collaboration is an eight-year, $1.2 billion agreement designed to deliver optimized productivity and expanded analytics capabilities that ultimately contribute to a consistent, high-quality patient experience.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Philips announced a collaboration to reduce the carbon footprint of the healthcare system with a project focused on measuring and managing energy consumption in the radiology department. Philips and VUMC will analyze radiological energy consumption data from VUMC’s diagnostic imaging devices, including MR, CT, ultrasound and X-ray, to create computer models on which to run efficiency simulations. Medical equipment life cycle analysis and equipment energy consumption measurements will be supplemented by on-site interviews with VUMC staff and faculty. The teams will then synthesize the pilot interventions to test the reduction of the department’s carbon footprint. The goal is not only to improve VUMC’s environmental strategy, but also to enable other industry players to do the same by publishing the simulation results as a model for environmental mitigation strategies. carbon in radiology.
NHS virtual service provider Doccla is working with medical device company AliveCor and the University Hospitals of Coventry & Warwickshire (UHCW) to remotely monitor patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) (pre and post ablation), in a way breakthrough that demonstrates the effectiveness of virtual services in the NHS. Over a period of nine months, Doccla will provide a total of 100 virtual beds – open to patients on the atrial fibrillation waitlist at UHCW. The program will allow clinicians at UHCW to collect data – including ECG, activity, weight, height and symptoms – and monitor it remotely, via technology from Doccla, integrated into the KardiaMobile device from AliveCor. The follow-up will cover three months before the operation and six months after the procedure.
UCB and Veeva Systems have announced a strategic partnership that will focus on delivering technology-driven solutions to improve patient experience and trial efficiency. The average patient dropout rate in clinical trials is 30%, a statistic that can impact the results and quality of a study. UCB is one of the leaders at the forefront of the industry taking up this challenge, trying to find innovative ways to improve the patient experience by participating in clinical research. To advance these efforts, UCB and Veeva will jointly aim to set a new standard for patient-centric digital clinical trials.
Leveraging a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) hypertension grant, TrueCare, a nonprofit community health center serving northern San Diego and Riverside counties, announced that the community health center had completed phase 1 of the implementation of Rimidi into its operations as a way to improve hypertension control for patients through remote blood pressure monitoring. As of April 2023, TrueCare had 70 patients enrolled in the program, and to date, 34 patients have graduated from the program, meaning their blood pressure has been checked.
Atlantic Health System, a nonprofit healthcare system that provides care to more than half of the state of New Jersey, parts of New York and Pennsylvania, partners with healthcare infrastructure company behavioral NeuroFlow to launch and facilitate the use of the Collaborative Care Model (“CoCM”) – known as the gold standard of integrated care models – across 16 Accountable Care Organization (ACO) sites.
The partnership will be activated with an initial focus on migrating clinical workflows to NeuroFlow’s registry, or workload management tool, providing care team members with the ability to track and measure patient progress between appointments and improve resource allocation. The initial deployment of NeuroFlow to support behavioral health screening of adult ACO patients will begin in May. Additional enrollment of younger patients and the launch of collaborative care programs will take place in the coming months.
Summus, a virtual specialty care company, partners with Leal Health to identify and access trials and treatments for members with cancer. The collaboration will allow members to work with their Summus team to better understand their eligibility to participate in oncology clinical trials. Summus specialists will provide insight into diagnoses and treatment options, and Leal Health’s AI-powered technology solution provides guidance on options, eligibility criteria and treatment guidelines for those deciding to pursue a clinical trial.
Verato, the healthcare identity experts, and Contexture, the largest health information organization in the Western United States, are expanding their longstanding partnership to better support physicians, hospitals, behavioral health, emergency medical services, public health, long-term care, laboratories, imaging centers, health plans, communities and patients. Through this expanded relationship, Verato’s Healthcare Master Data Management (hMDM) solution will provide patient matching for Contexture’s Health Information Exchange (HIE) to serve parties Arizona and Colorado stakeholders, ensuring more accurate and complete patient information to support quality care and robust data analysis.
Opioid Addiction Care Provider Ophelia Partners with Health Insurers Healthfirst NY and MVP Healthcare, Further Expanding Access to Its Evidence-Based Medication-Assisted Treatment Via Telehealth Across New York State . Through these partnerships, access to Ophelia is now available to members of Healthfirst NY and MVP Healthcare in New York, including their Medicaid members. Medicaid patients are historically underserved and face many barriers to accessing high-quality, safe care services for opioid use disorder (OUD).
Opus EHR partners with Saisystems Health, an outpatient billing software, to provide real-time analytics and reporting to behavioral health and addiction treatment centers. The partnership will enable data centers to seamlessly capture critical data and analytics to drive operational efficiency, improve revenue cycle management and improve customer outcomes. With Saisystems Health’s robust billing software and Opus EHR’s clinical solution, centers can easily monitor their insurance mix by filtering transactions and claims by source, forecasting and strategizing.
Canary Speech has become a Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare co-selling partner and will use Microsoft Azure as a cloud solution to extend its robust machine learning (ML) speech models to new customers. he API-first platform is designed to integrate with existing solutions to enhance user experience and improve clinical outcomes. Partners can also configure the Canary Speech app to capture additional data points in addition to voice recording/analysis. Microsoft customers can easily access and scale Canary AI’s voice information through its integration with Microsoft Teams.
Vantage Fit, an AI-powered employee wellness platform, partners with Fitmate to inspire and empower a healthier workforce. The goal of this partnership is to create a mutually beneficial relationship between Fitmate and Vantage Fit while extending solutions to customers of both companies. By integrating motivational coaching from Fitmate Coach, Vantage Fit’s mission to improve employee well-being is now turbocharged with even more passion and purpose.
Swiss health data startup Biolytica is partnering with Presidio, a leading global provider of digital services and solutions, to develop an innovative platform to support longevity and health optimization based on data for prevention-focused clinicians and healthcare professionals. Biolytica and Presidio have worked together to create a platform that integrates health-related data from many sources to enable a clinical team to create an effective health and longevity optimization plan. Biolytica’s platform, NEXUS, is used to combine different sources of data that previously could not be combined on a single platform, allows them to visualize, correlate and analyze this data, and helps identify opportunities to increase people’s health, the part of a person’s health in life during which they are generally healthy.
Indegene, a leading digital life sciences commercialization company, is expanding its partnership with ConTIPI Medical Ltd, an innovator in providing non-surgical, disposable solutions for women with various pelvic floor dysfunctions, to bring a new device on the market. ConTIPI’s expanded agreement with Indegene includes several services throughout the commercialization process, including sales, PRMA (pricing, reimbursement and market access), medical affairs, medical communications, pharmacovigilance, regulatory, marketing and business operations support. Indegene will work with ConTIPI to generate revenue and ensure predictable cash outflows.