Stanford Health Care, GE Ventures Launch Digital Health Company | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Stanford Health Care, GE Ventures Launch Digital Health Company

March 6, 2015
by Gabriel Perna
| Reprints

Stanford Health Care, an academic health system, is teaming with GE Ventures, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based capital investment firm, to launch Evidation Health, an evidence-based digital medicine company.

The company will be separate from Stanford Health Care and GE Ventures. It will aim to validate digital health products such as wearables and mobile health monitoring devices by generating real-world clinical and economic evidence. It will combine outcomes data and predictive analytics to help companies and healthcare organizations deploy the most effective digital medicine tools.

“As an early adopter of electronic health records, virtual visits and precision health, Stanford Health Care is excited to join with GE Ventures to launch Evidation Health to provide real-world assessment and validation of digital health care technologies."

The new company, which will join with The Activity Exchange, a digital health company with strong predictive analytics capabilities, pegged Deborah Kilpatrick as the CEO. It closed Series A financing in January of this year, led by GE Ventures with participation from Asset Management Ventures and Rock Health.



AMIA, Pew Urge Congress to Ensure ONC has Funding to Implement Cures Provisions

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) have sent a letter to congressional appropriators urging them to ensure that ONC has adequate funding to implement certain 21st Century Cures Act provisions.

Former Michigan Governor to Serve as Chair of DRIVE Health

Former Michigan Governor John Engler will serve as chair of the DRIVE Health Initiative, a campaign aimed at accelerating the U.S. health system's transition to value-based care.

NJ Medical Group Launches Statewide HIE, OneHealth New Jersey

The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) recently launched OneHealth New Jersey, a statewide health information exchange (HIE) that is now live.

Survey: 70% of Providers Using Off-Premises Computing for Some Applications

A survey conducted by KLAS Research found that 70 percent of healthcare organizations have moved at least some applications or IT infrastructure off-premises.

AMIA Warns of Tax Bill’s Impact on Graduate School Programs in Informatics

Provisions in the Republican tax bill that would count graduate student tuition waivers as taxable income would have detrimental impacts on the viability of fields such as informatics, according to the American Medical Informatics Association.

Appalachia Project to Study Relationship Between Increased Broadband Access, Improved Cancer Care

The Federal Communications Commission and the National Cancer Institute have joined forces to focus on how increasing broadband access and adoption in rural areas can improve the lives of rural cancer patients.