Mercy Virtual partners with startup using wearables to monitor congestive heart failure

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Chesterfield, Mo.-based Mercy Health's virtual care program has partnered with Myia Health, the San Francisco startup behind a connected suite of wearables and other devices for remote health monitoring, CNBC reports.

Myia Health has reportedly recruited thousands of Mercy patients to use its telehealth platform to monitor congestive heart failure. The platform comprises a home hub tablet and coordinating smartphone app, a connected blood pressure cuff, a heart rhythm-tracking patch, a ballistocardiograph to be placed under a mattress, a wireless scale and a ring for tracking sleep and physical activity.

Patients can use the home hub tablet and app to track their chronic conditions, and the data is also sent directly to their providers for further monitoring and analysis.

Though terms of the partnership between Myia Health and Mercy Virtual were not disclosed, Mercy contributed $5 million to the startup's recent $10 million funding round, according to CNBC.

"We decided to make an investment in them because we believe we will spend significant time and effort codeveloping and helping guide development of their platform," J. Gavin Helton, MD, Mercy Virtual's president of clinical integration, told CNBC, adding that he hopes to expand the program to other chronic conditions, such as diabetes. "We both agree it's better to treat patients earlier when we can prevent the progression of the disease."

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