Persistent Systems acquires Herald Health™, transforming healthcare data overload into clear and actionable insights

Deepthi | Myequity news | Date : 05-09-2018 20:30:00 IST

Persistent Systems today announced the acquisition of Herald Health™, a start- up created to transform the data overload swamping healthcare professionals into clear and actionable insights. Born out of a hackathon sponsored by the Digital Innovation Hub (iHub) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2015, Herald Health has developed a nationally recognized product bringing intelligent workflows and care delivery processes needed for digital transformation in healthcare. Herald Health has earned multiple awards for its innovative design, including 1st place in the Department of Health and Human Services Provider User-Experience Challenge.

Rahul Patel, GM Healthcare Solutions at Persistent Systems said, “This acquisition further strengthens our IP portfolio in healthcare that includes our co-innovation work with leading university health systems and research organizations, as well as solutions that we’ve built jointly with our partner ecosystem. This kind of innovation by Herald Health is driving change in healthcare. It’s not enough just to collect data; you have to give providers user-friendly tools and actionable insights in real time. Herald Health has proven that when you do this in even one hospital, hundreds of doctors and thousands of patients can benefit.”

Quote from Adam Landman, MD, CIO Brigham and Women’s Hospital “There is an immense opportunity to dramatically improve our patients’ and providers experiences by leveraging digital health technologies. The Brigham Digital Innovation Hub is thrilled to be able to support early-stage ideas, like Herald Health, that have the potential to positively impact patient care not only at our own hospital, but across the country and around the world.”

Quote from Brad Diephuis, MD, Co-founder Herald Health “When I began my clinical training, I was both impressed at how much data modern medicine can generate on patients and shocked at how few tools physicians were given to effectively process all of that data. At Herald, we're continually discovering how pervasive this problem is – not just for doctors, but for care coordinators, operations personnel, and hospital leadership - and building innovative solutions to make use of data in real time on the frontlines. With Persistent’s resources and technical expertise, we're looking forward to scaling these solutions to more hospitals and patients.”

About Persistent Systems:

Persistent Systems, Headquartered in Pune, India is a technology services company which was incorporated on 16 May 1990 as Persistent Systems Private Limited. It was subsequently converted into a public Limited company on 17 September 2010 with the name Persistent Systems Limited.

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