Xealth in the News

Business Insider

JAN 2, 2019

How Providence St. Joseph plans to avoid being disrupted by big tech

By Lydia Ramsey

As palliative care clinicians, Dr. Matthew Gonzales and his colleagues at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., have found that many of the topics their patients need to understand—such as advance directives, goals of care and dementia—can be very complex and emotionally difficult to process.

Business Insider


Wall Street Journal

JAN 9, 2019

Big Tech in Healthcare

By Wall Street Journal

Tech giants like Amazon and Apple are expanding their businesses to include electronic health records—which contain data on diagnoses, prescriptions and other medical information. That's creating both opportunities and spurring privacy concerns. Here's what to know.

Wall Street Journal


Bloomberg

JAN 9, 2019

Providence St. Joseph Health CEO on VC Fund, Consolidation

By Bloomberg

Providence St. Joseph Health President and Chief Executive Officer Rod Hochman discusses the launch of a second health-care venture capital and growth equity fund, investments into digital technology and consolidation in the health-care industry. He speaks with Bloomberg's Taylor Riggs on "Bloomberg Technology."

Bloomberg


Becker’s Healthcare

JAN 20, 2019

Top 10 Supply Chain Stories of 2018

By Alia Paavola

Amazon quietly launching an exclusive over-the-counter product line piqued readers' attention the most in 2018.

Becker’s Healthcare


Puget Sound Business Journal

JAN 28, 2019

Seattle Innovator of the Year Nominee

By Puget Sound Business Journal

Sundar Balasubramanian co-founded Xealth with Mike McSherry, Aaron Sheedy and Eric Fu. Xealth allows medical providers to prescribe digital health tools to patients through a portal just as easily as they can prescriptions.

Puget Sound Business Journal

Catholic Health Association of the United States

FEB 1, 2018

Providence-incubated technology lets clinicians prescribe info

By Julie Minda

As palliative care clinicians, Dr. Matthew Gonzales and his colleagues at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., have found that many of the topics their patients need to understand—such as advance directives, goals of care and dementia—can be very complex and emotionally difficult to process.

Catholic Health Association of the United States


UPMC Enterprises

FEB 6, 2018

How UPMC Enterprises changes the game for health care start-ups

By UPMC Enterprises

UPMC Enterprises, the commercialization division launched by Pittsburgh-based integrated health system UPMC in 2015, is developing innovative digital solutions to a range of challenges in health care, including data integration, consumer engagement, and population health.

UPMC Enterprises


MobiHealthNews

FEB 13, 2018

The Road Behind, the Road Ahead, and What We Heard at the 2018 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

By John Gardner

Xealth, while not a digital therapeutics provider, is an aggregator platform that connects with EHRs to allow physicians to prescribe various digital therapeutics.

MobiHealthNews


Geekwire

FEB 14, 2018

Pittsburgh poised to build thriving health innovation industry — if it can escape 'valley of death'

By Clare McGrane

UPMC Enterprises oversees the organization's spinout companies and its investment in other health startups, like Seattle-based Xealth.

Geekwire


Brand Channel

MAR 8, 2018

SXSW 2018: 5 Questions With Xealth CEO Mike McSherry

By Nicole Diamant

With its connected digital prescribing platform, Xealth hopes to make a physician's job a little easier—and in turn, improve the consumer experience and, ultimately, our health.

Brand Channel


MedCity News

MAR 9, 2018

At SXSW, UPMC's innovation and venture chiefs tout hospitals as strategic investors

By Arundhati Parmar

Through the Xealth software system, UPMC doctors can prescribe relevant apps or send digital content to different patient groups.

MedCity News


Forbes

MAR 15, 2018

The Economic Rebalancing Opportunity For Health Systems: Data, Artificial Intelligence And Digital Patient Engagement

By Aaron Martin & Sara Vaezy

Providence St. Joseph Health CEO, Rod Hochman, describes today's "healthcare industry financial statement," in slightly tongue-in-cheek terms, like this: technology companies, pharmaceutical companies and medical device companies own the profits, insurance companies own the balance sheet, and health systems own the debt because of the capital intensity of investing in hospitals.

Forbes


Health Business Insights

MAR 23, 2018

Patient Education Platforms for Digital Content Delivery

By Health Business Insights

UPMC Enterprises develops products organically within the organization and invests in commercialization efforts with external partners by offering the clinical and technical expertise of UPMC's subject matter experts. After investing in Xealth, UPMC strongly supported the use of the product across the enterprise and encouraged users to promote utilization whenever possible.

Health Business Insights


Twistle

MAR 28, 2018

Twistle/Xealth Integration Transforms EHRs into Powerful Care Management Solutions

By Brad Woodward

Twistle, the nation's leading patient engagement platform announced today a partnership with Xealth, a unique digital prescribing platform that enables physicians to order customized Twistle care plans for their patients from within the electronic health record (EHR).

Twistle


Medical Design And Outsourcing

MAR 30, 2018

7 Digital Startups to Watch in 2018

By Heather Thompson

Xealth offers cloud-based technologies for physicians and clinicians to prescribe customized digital health content, including exercise programs, educational videos, apps and services.

Medical Design And Outsourcing


Providence Blog

APR 11, 2018

Just what the Doctor Ordered: Xealth powers orders to your mobile

By The Providence Health Team

At your next doctor's visit, you may be surprised by what your physician prescribes. Providence St. Joseph Health physicians are now digitally ordering health articles, videos, apps, devices, and other content and services as easily as they do medications thanks to a new cloud-based technology from Xealth. It's all part of Providence's plan to use technology to create a better digital health care experience that's even more patient-focused and personalized.

Providence Blog


Bright TALK

MAY 15, 2018

How Strategic VC's Prime Startups for Success

By Daniel Galles

The healthcare system feels as though it's years behind, compared to other consumer-dominated industries, and for good reason. Fluctuating payment models, care structures, patient journeys, and shifting relationships between patients and their physicians have complex, ever-shifting barriers to implementing innovative solutions — and do it at scale.

Bright TALK


Pattern Health

MAY 18, 2018

Xealth bridges gaps in workflow integration by providing a way to prescribe digital health apps and content

By Pattern Health

The HL7 SMART on FHIR standard makes EHR integration much simpler in theory, but most EHR vendors have been slow to fully adopt the standards. Integration service providers like Xealth and Redox meanwhile fill the gaps.

Pattern Health


Healthcare Informatics

JUN 14, 2018

One Technology Executive on How to Bring Amazon-Style Digital Innovation to Healthcare

By Heather Landi

Health systems across the country are focused on digital transformation with an eye toward lowering costs and improving access to and quality of care. At Seattle-based Providence St. Joseph Health, technology leaders are making significant advances in the health system's digital journey, offering robust capabilities that empower patients to become more active participants in their own health.

Healthcare Informatics


HME News

JUN 15, 2018

ResMed shares the wealth (of data)

By Liz Beaulieu

ResMed and Xealth have launched a pilot project that allows primary care physicians at Providence St. Joseph Health to access data from CPAP devices right from their electronic medical record software.

HME News


Built In Seattle

JUN 22, 2018

6 Seattle Startups Shaping the Future of Medicine

By Quinten Dol

Seattle is big on healthcare. Take a stroll around South Lake Union, and you'll pass the who's who of some of the best research labs and public health nonprofits around.

Built In Seattle


Built In Seattle

JUL 10, 2018

50 Seattle Startups to Watch 2018

By Quinten Dol

It's been a big year in Seattle tech so far, with a fresh crop of startups leveraging artificial intelligence, big data, breakthrough security strategies and more to transform industries of all stripes.

Built In Seattle


Medium

JUL 10, 2018

What Healthcare Can Learn from CPG

By Melinda Hinton

Companies like Xealth are making it easier for doctors to prescribe information and streamline this process right from an EHR.

Medium


Built In Seattle

AUG 8, 2018

Best Places to Work Seattle

By Built In Seattle

Xealth enables healthcare teams to order digital content and services as easily as they do medications today. Patients can then access these digital health prescriptions from the provider's portal, so that they can actively manage their health.

Built In Seattle


Built In Seattle

AUG 13, 2018

Not that kind of fetch request: Meet the pups at these Seattle dog-friendly offices

By Quinten Dol

Xealth takes medical prescriptions and uploads them to the cloud, where doctors can share device information, relevant reading and exercise programs and check in to make sure patients are following treatment programs. For the health of day-to-day company culture, however, product developers David Cooper, James Richie and Sandi Hungerford say a little puppy time is just what the doctor ordered.

Built In Seattle


Healthcare Informatics

SEP 5, 2018

Top Ten Tech Trends 2018: A Patient-Generated Health Data Future is Becoming a Reality

By Rajiv Leventhal

In 2017, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) said it would be investing in Xealth, a digital health startup that offers a digital prescribing platform, allowing clinicians to prescribe patients digital educational content, disease management apps and monitoring devices.

Healthcare Informatics


Innovation Enterprise

SEP 7, 2018

Six Digital Health Startups Transforming the Healthcare Industry

By Caitin Stanway-Williams

Our world is becoming more digitized and better-connected by the day, so the way we receive healthcare is changing dramatically to keep up with the pace. While receiving health digitally may still seem like a foreign concept to some, according to McKinsey more than 75% of all patients expect to use digital services in the future, so it's a trend health care providers can't afford to miss out on.

Innovation Enterprise


Built In Seattle

SEP 19, 2018

What it's Like to be an Engineer at these 6 Seattle Tech Companies

By Quinten Dol

In the tech world, engineers are a revered, almost mystical breed. They build the products upon which a company is built — and fix them when they break. Engineers are like magicians to the rest of us, conjuring strange and often beautiful creations with a flurry of keystrokes. We talked to engineers at six Seattle-area tech companies to learn what sets their particular teams apart, and what they look for in new members.

Built In Seattle


MobiHealthNews

SEP 28, 2018

Tackling the Last Mile of an Innovation Project

By Jonah Comstock

For a digital health startup looking to be deployed in a hospital, it can seem like finally landing that big hospital pilot is the culmination of months or years of effort. But hospitals and startups alike quickly learn that it's just the beginning of a difficult process, and that many pilots die without being turned into full scale deployments.

MobiHealthNews


Medium

OCT 1, 2018

Building the "Last Mile" for Digital Therapeutics

By Liz Rockett

We see third parties like Xealth, RxHealth, and home-grown solutions building to become a new "digital formulary" in the electronic medical record, trying to pave a road for digital offerings where the traditional players have not.

Medium


WTF Health

OCT 14, 2018

Digital Prescribing Straight from the EMR | Xealth CEO Mike McSherry

By Jessica DaMassa

From disrupting mobile phones to...EMRs? Serial tech entrepreneur, Mike McSherry, founder of Boost Mobile and Amp'd Mobile talks about venturing into the health tech world with his new venture Xealth, a digital prescribing and analytics platform that integrates into EMRs.

WTF Health


Built In Seattle

NOV 14, 2018

Seattle Women in Tech

By Quinten Dol

Director of Operations Rebecca Dean recently joined forces with several other women on Xealth's staff to organize a forum for women in tech, focusing on the power of relationships to advance careers.

Built In Seattle


Healthcare Innovation

NOV 15, 2018

Behind Providence St. Joseph’s Daring Push Into Digital Consumer Engagement

By Mary Hagland

On October 23 at the Health IT Summit in Seattle, sponsored by Healthcare Informatics, Aaron Martin of the Renton, Washington-based Providence St. Joseph Health, shared with attendees his organization’s vision of a digitally connected consumer population-and what he and his colleagues have done to achieve that vision.

Healthcare Innovation


Health Innovation NW

NOV 27, 2018

Health Innovator of the Year Finalist - CPO Sundar Balasubramanian

By Jesse Bergeron

Seattle continues to grow a strong health innovation community, reflected by this years 2018 Finalists of the Seattle Innovators of the Year Awards. Successful innovation in an industry as complex as healthcare requires a combination of Collaboration, Customer Focus, Imagination, and Perseverance.

Health Innovation NW


Geekwire

NOV 29, 2018

Xealth brings e-commerce to the doctors office with new Amazon integration

By Clare McGrane

Imagine a patient who is having knee surgery. The person's doctor will prescribe medication for recovery, provide instructions for physical therapy exercises, and tell the patient to get a variety of products, like ice packs and knee braces.

Geekwire


Pittsburgh Business Times

NOV 29, 2018

Company partly owned by UPMC Enterprises rolls out digital app

By Paul Gough

A digital health company partly owned by UPMC Enterprises is launching with UPMC and another health system an application that allows doctors to provide recommendations for over-the-counter products electronically.

Pittsburgh Business Times


The Wall Street Journal

NOV 29, 2018

Amazon Makes Inroads Selling Medical Supplies to the Sick

By Melanie Evans

A growing number of doctors around the U.S. can direct a patient to Amazon.com Inc. to buy blood-pressure cuffs, slings and other supplies via an app embedded in the patient's private medical record—a change creating convenience but also raising privacy concerns.

The Wall Street Journal


Ignite Sourcing

NOV 30, 2018

15 Digital Health Companies Transforming Healthcare

By Rick Martin

The digitalization of healthcare is nearly complete. From cloud-based medical records to digital pills, nearly every aspect of the medical industry has been transformed.

Ignite Sourcing


MedCity News

DEC 2, 2018

Startup Xealth enables physicians to digitally recommend OTC products

By Erin Dietscher

The Seattle-based company's new feature will initially go live at two health systems: Providence St. Joseph Health and UPMC. Xealth, a Seattle-based startup whose platform allows doctors to prescribe digital health content, apps and services, has launched a new ability.

MedCity News


MHealth Spot

DEC 5, 2018

Xealth launches tool - Doctors Provide OTC Product Recommendations

By Nikola Pejcic

Providence St. Joseph Health and UPMC are the first health systems to go live with the service, with several other health systems getting it soon as well. Xealth is launching a new tool that allows doctors to digitally send over the counter (OTC) product recommendations to patients so they can purchase them from their favorite retailer &mdahs; either online and or in store.

MHealth Spot

FINSMES

JUN 14, 2017

Xealth Raises $8.5M in Funding

By FINSMES

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.

FINSMES


Geekwire

JUN 14, 2017

Former Swype execs raise $8.5M for Xealth, a health platform that connects patients, doctors and digital treatments

By Clare McGrane

There is no end to pressing needs in the healthcare industry. That's one of the first things that tech veterans and former Swype leaders Mike McSherry and Aaron Sheedy learned when they joined hospital network Providence Health and Services as entrepreneurs in residence.

Geekwire


Healthcare IT News

JUN 14, 2017

Xealth launches digital prescribing platform, rakes in $8.5 million in funding

By Bernie Monegain

Xealth, which offers a cloud-based technology that enables physicians and clinicians to prescribe customized digital healthcare content, such as exercise programs, educational videos, apps and services, has received $8.5 million in new funding.

Healthcare IT News


HIT Consultant

JUN 14, 2017

Digital Health Startup Incubated at Providence Lands $8.5M for Digital Prescription Platform

By Jasmine Pennic

Xealth, a digital health startup incubated within Providence's Digital Innovation program has raised $8.5 million in funding led by DFJ to launch its digital prescription platform. The funding also included participation from leading healthcare organizations including Providence, UPMC, Hennepin, and Froedtert.

HIT Consultant


Hospitals and Health Networks

JUN 14, 2017

Providence Spins Out First Incubated Company: Xealth

By Paul Barr

A new era began in June within Providence St. Joseph Health's digital innovation effort, which announced that it had launched its first internally incubated technology company, Xealth.

Hospitals and Health Networks


MedCity News

JUN 14, 2017

Providence spinout Xealth raises $8.5 million

By Erin Dietsche

Seattle-based Xealth, a new startup out of Providence Health & Services, has nabbed $8.5 million in a round led by DFJ. The company's platform lets physicians prescribe digital health content, apps and services.

MedCity News


PR NewsWire

JUN 14, 2017

Providence digital innovation lab spins out first company, Xealth, which just raised $8.5M

By PR NewsWire

Xealth, a digital health care startup, today announced an $8.5M investment led by DFJ and the launch of its digital prescribing and analytics platform. The Xealth platform, which is being used by two of the largest health care systems in the US—Seattle-based Providence and Pittsburgh-based UPMC—enables physicians and clinicians to prescribe customized digital health care content, apps, and services as easily as they do medications today.

PR NewsWire


Puget Sound Business Journal

JUN 14, 2017

Providence digital innovation lab spins out first company, Xealth, which just raised $8.5M

By Coral Garnick

Xealth hopes to find an office by the end of the year and plans to grow its team from 12 employees to 25 by the end of the year and double it again in 2017.

Puget Sound Business Journal


The Seattle Times

JUN 14, 2017

Seattle health-care tech startup Xealth raises $8.5 million

By Rachel Lerman

Xealth hopes to find an office by the end of the year and plans to grow its team from 12 employees to 25 by the end of the year and double it again in 2017.

The Seattle Times


VentureBeat

JUN 14, 2017

DFJ leads $8.5 million investment in Xealth's digital prescription service

By Bérénice Magistretti

Xealth, a health care startup that allows doctors to prescribe digital services like apps and devices, today announced a seed round of $8.5 million, led by DFJ.

VentureBeat


Xconomy

JUN 14, 2017

Xealth Raises $8.5M to Help Doctors Prescribe Digital Health Apps

By Benjamin Romano

With more digital health apps and devices popping up each week, the debate continues about their effectiveness at improving health. But there's another big problem for doctors and hospitals that want their patients to use the apps that do work: prescribing them.

Xconomy


Healthcare Informatics

JUN 15, 2017

Two Major Health Systems Invest in Digital Prescribing Platform

By Rajiv Leventhal

Pittsburgh-based UPMC Enterprises and Seattle-based Providence Health & Services are investing in Xealth, a digital healthcare startup whose platform enables physicians and clinicians to prescribe customized digital healthcare content, apps, and services.

Healthcare Informatics


MobiHealthNews

JUN 19, 2017

Providence-St. Joseph spinout Xealth gets $8.5M to help doctors prescribe apps

By Jonah Comstock

Xealth, a startup that helps doctors to prescribe digital health apps, has raised $8.5 million in a round led by DFJ Venture Partners. Other investors in the round included hospital systems Providence St. Joseph Health, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Hennepin Healthcare System, and Froedtert Health.

MobiHealthNews


DistilNFO HospitalIT Advisory

JUN 20, 2017

UPMC Enterprises And Providence Health & Services Invest In 'Xealth'

By DistilNFO HospitalIT Advisory

Seattle-based Providence Health & Services and Pittsburgh-based UPMC Enterprises have invested in a digital healthcare startup, Xealth. Xealth's digital platform will enable physicians and clinicians so as to prescribe customized digital healthcare content, services, and apps.

DistilNFO HospitalIT Advisory


PSFK

JUL 7, 2017

Doctors Can Now Prescribe Digital Services To Their Patients

By Ido Lechner

Xealth is a startup working to bridge the gap between new digital medical practices and established providers.

PSFK


Medium

JUL 11, 2017

Xealth Puts the X Factor Into Health

By Bill Bryant, DFJ Partner

Xealth is a spin off from Providence Health, one of the five largest healthcare systems in the country. Providence recruited a talented entrpreneur-in-residence (EIR) team (more on the team in a moment) to help with its innovation initiative and granted the EIR team free access to clinicians and medical experts.

Medium


Healthcare IT News

AUG 8, 2017

Health IT startups to watch in 2017: A running list

By Bernie Monegain

The healthcare IT landscape that is always in flux, thanks to new approaches driven by entrepreneurs who are adept at shaking things up.

Healthcare IT News


Geekwire

NOV 7, 2017

Meet the Seattle 10: These hot startups are transforming everything from housing to food production

By John Cook & Tyalor Soper

There is no end to pressing needs in the healthcare industry and now former Swype leaders Mike McSherry and Aaron Sheedy are using technology to help doctors prescribe digital treatments.

Geekwire


Geekwire

NOV 30, 2017

Health Tech Podcast: How do you make it in healthcare? Disrupt from the inside out

By Clare McGrane

Tech is all about disruption. It's the poster child of the innovation economy: Tear everything down and build it over again, newer, brighter and shinier.

Geekwire


Geekwire

DEC 8, 2017

Surging ‘Seattle 10' startups show off their strategies on supersized cocktail napkins

By Nat Levy

Former Swype leaders Mike McSherry and Aaron Sheedy last year founded Xealth, a cloud-based digital platform that allows doctors to send digital treatments like instructional videos to patients.

Geekwire