AristaMD, a La Jolla, CA-based digital health company focused on improving the specialty referral process, received an investment from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)’s Primary Care Innovation Fund.
The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
The company intends to use the funds to continue commercialization of its eConsult Platform.
The AristaMD solution replaces the need for many in-person specialist visits, improves the overall quality of care and significantly reduces costs. Designed by practicing physicians, the AristaMD eConsult Platform is the only comprehensive solution in the market that offers primary care providers clinical checklists being utilized by leading academic medical centers across the country, a HIPAA-compliant eConsult platform and robust set of data analytics tools.
Led by Rebecca Cofinas, president and CEO, AristaMD AristaMD is a healthcare-IT company that provides primary care physicians with a platform to deliver efficient care to patients through clinical support and specialist referral solutions. The AristaMD eConsult Platform combines clinical guidelines developed at UCSF, specialist eConsults and data collection and reporting into a software platform that is interoperable with core EMRs.
The company partners with clients to use its platform for their own specialists or can directly provide eConsults through its comprehensive panel of board-certified specialists. The solution is designed to fit the workflow, technology and clinical needs of each provider, from small rural clinics to large county health systems in urban environments.
Led by Dean Miller, managing director, the new PCOM venture capital fund was established in May 2016 to invest in companies with established products and services that are delivering healthcare innovations focused on primary care.
Through these investments, the fund allows PCOM to extend its osteopathic philosophy of preventive, holistic and patient-centered approaches to care beyond its campuses, to improve patients’ quality of life nationwide.