Xealth, a Seattle, WA-based digital health care startup, raised $8.5M in funding.
The round was led by DFJ, with participation from Providence, UPMC, Hennepin Healthcare System, and Froedtert Health.
Founded in 2016 by Mike McSherry and incubated within Providence’s Digital Innovation Group, Xealth is launching a digital prescribing and analytics platform which enables physicians and clinicians to prescribe and track the use of educational health content, apps for disease management, and devices to help monitor care, all from their electronic medical record (EMR) charting interface.
Xealth aggregates and filters a variety of content sources in a care provider’s existing EMR workflow within the platform, simplifying the ability to create a customized experience for the patient. Clinicians can discuss these digital health tools with their patients during appointments, track usage afterward, and schedule reminders to ensure patients use them.
Patients can access these digital health prescriptions from their current health system’s secure patient portal online.
Providence, UPMC, Hennepin Healthcare System, Froedtert Health and other health systems anticipate expanding the use of the Xealth platform to integrate, prescribe, and monitor a variety of third-party digital solutions. These applications span patient education (articles and video), apps (oncology care, diabetes prevention), and connected medical devices (CPAP machines).