UPMC invests in Xealth: 5 things to know about the digital health startup

Xealth, a digital health startup, raised $8.5 million in funding from venture capital firm DFJ, Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services and Pittsburgh-based UPMC, among other investors.

Here are five things to know about the startup.

1. Xealth offers a digital prescribing platform, which enables clinicians to prescribe patients digital educational content, disease management apps and monitoring devices.

2. For example, Xealth works with the digital health service Circle to provide mothers with personalized, physician-led support during pregnancy and pediatric care.

3. Clinicians can track patient use of the prescribed digital services from the Epic EMR. Patients, similarly, can access their digital health prescriptions from a patient portal, such as Epic MyChart.

4. Xealth was incubated in Providence's digital innovation group. It is the first technology spinout of the program, and is already in use at Providence and UPMC.

5. UPMC Enterprises President Tal Heppenstall said Xealth "can accelerate the development and adoption of healthcare solutions throughout our more than 25 hospitals and 500-plus outpatient sites in a scalable, consistent manner, while helping our physicians engage patients more effectively."

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