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HIMSS 2022 Digital Health Recap

HIMSS 2022

It’s Thursday afternoon on the final day of HIMSS 2022, and although many exhibitors are still diligently stationed at their booths, the giant wave of announcements has already crashed and it’s time to round up some of the event’s biggest digital health stories.

Where last week’s ViVE conference highlighted the latest shiny platforms being used to interact with patients, HIMSS instead returned to its usual focus on the IT infrastructure that makes care delivery more seamless and works best when it’s invisible.

That said, there was still plenty of digital health news to go around, and the attendees seemed genuinely excited to finally see their peers in person and showcase the latest updates from their companies. So without further ado…

  • Andor Health is partnering with Microsoft to launch its ThinkAndor enterprise platform that helps health systems configure tailored hybrid care powered by Microsoft Teams’ device endpoint management and Microsoft Azure’s data integration features.
  • Amwell’s SilverCloud Health launched its Family Support Suite leveraging internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy to support the mental health of parents and their children, following a successful pilot of the six course program at MemorialCare.
  • Caregility debuted its Inpatient Virtual Engagement solution-as-a-service that enables hybrid care at scale with minimal upfront investment by integrating a point of care system for low acuity patients with a telehealth administration portal and an endpoint fleet management tool.
  • mPulse Mobile acquired Medicaid-focused communications platform HealthCrowd to combine its conversational AI with HealthCrowd’s engagement expertise to build tailored programs addressing challenges such as medication adherence and plan navigation.
  • Notable unveiled its Intelligent Scheduling solution designed to cut down on call center volume by automating appointment setting depending on patient care needs and provider preferences, proactively prompting visits after predefined events.
  • Relatient debuted a sleek new Dash platform that unifies the company’s scheduling, patient communication, and digital registration offerings into a cohesive offering, following its recent merger with Radix and a fresh $100M in funding.
  • TytoCare published its 2022 Virtual Primary Care Adoption Survey that does a great job exploring US consumers’ feelings towards digital care, such as the fact that 67% of patients are more likely to stay with a payor if it offers VPC with remote physical exams.
  • Unite Us successfully rolled out its Social Care Payments offering that extends financing beyond the clinical setting by connecting payors to community-based organizations and streamlining the implementation of social care funding programs.
  • VeeOne Health announced its VeeGo 360 RPM service that combines body sensors, a patient-facing mobile app, and a care team portal to enable post-acute and chronic disease monitoring from the patient’s home.
  • Woebot Health raised $9.5M in strategic funding from Bayer’s impact investment arm to help accelerate the development of its AI-enabled behavioral health platform, pushing the company’s total investment to $123.5M following a $90M Series B in 2021.

Two years after HIMSS 2020 became COVID’s first trade show casualty, healthcare’s leading IT conference returned to Orlando with a full exhibitor list and an energetic crowd that should be a good sign for future events as long as the pandemic cooperates. We hope that everyone had a blast if you made it to HIMSS, and welcome all of our new readers that we met at the tradeshow. Stay tuned for deeper dives into many of these announcements over the following weeks.

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-- The Digital Health Wire team