Dignity, St. Joseph Health invest in mHealth startup AirStrip

Both Dignity Health in San Francisco and St. Joseph Health in Irvine, Calif., have directly invested in one of their vendors, mHealth startup AirStrip.

AirStrip's solutions are designed to integrate clinical data and make it available on mobile devices. Dignity Health and St. Joseph Health's investments were part of a recent $25 million funding round, which will support efforts to integrate AirStrip into existing analytics engines and other priorities.

"At Dignity Health, we're focused on the importance of innovative technologies to increase the quality of care, improve the patient experience and reduce healthcare costs," said Richard Roth, the health system's vice president of strategic innovation. "AirStrip is a great example of next generation digital health technology that helps providers harness real-time data and apply it in ways that help our clinicians, patients and caregivers make better day-to-day decisions about care."

Other investors in the funding round include the Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund, Sequoia Capital and Wellcome Trust.

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