5 recent health IT, innovation partnerships

Here are five recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives accelerating digital transformation efforts at healthcare organizations.

1. Philips announced plans Dec. 18 to acquire BioTelemetry, a company with technology that monitors more than 1 million patients remotely, for $2.8 billion.

2. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute awarded the UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care $3.76 million on Dec. 22 to improve digital and in-person access to behavioral health for moms on Medicaid.

3. Los Angeles County partnered with health startup Healthvana to roll out a new digital offering that allows residents to store records of their COVID-19 vaccination in Apple Wallet or on a similar Google platform.

4. Royal Philips, University of Colorado and BioIntellisense received a $2.8 million grant from the Department of Defense to validate the remote patient monitoring startup's wearable device's ability to early detect COVID-19. 

5. Lyft, along with partners including Anthem and Epic, launched a campaign to provide 60 million rides for low-income, uninsured and at-risk communities getting the COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available. 

 

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