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Sansoro Health Raises $8M to Accelerate Electronic Health Record Interoperability

By Healthcare Tech Outlook | Monday, May 20, 2019

Minneapolis - Sansoro Health, Inc., a pioneer in data integration for health care, today announced an $8 million Series B investment led by LRVHealth, with participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures and Healthy Ventures. The funding will accelerate the adoption and evolution of its Emissary® software platform, which facilitates robust integration of digital health applications with electronic health records (EHRs). Sansoro Health has raised a total of $14.5 million.

Lack of EHR interoperability poses a significant challenge contributing to rising costs and inefficient care, while hindering digital health innovation. Only six percent of health care providers say they can effectively access EHRs between different systems, according to a study by KLAS Research. Underscoring the importance of these challenges, the recent announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) aligns payment and reporting requirements with greater interoperability. Further, CMS is emphasizing the use of application programming interface (API) technology as a way to solve these problems without requiring special effort on the part of providers. Sansoro Health meets these challenges today by offering health IT innovators turnkey API integration with major EHR systems.

"We are fortunate to have LRVHealth as a partner to support our vision to unleash the power of health data," said Jeremy Edes Pierotti, CEO of Sansoro Health. "LRVHealth's team and its network of health care industry investors will help us grow even faster and build on our success in delivering a practical, efficient and scalable solution for EHR integration."

"Sharing data between disparate EHR systems remains a major challenge – one that I've seen firsthand and that strategic investors in our collaborative investing platform deal with every day," said Keith J. Figlioli, general partner at LRVHealth. "When providers, payers and patients are able to move and integrate data across many sources, health care technology becomes infinitely more valuable for everyone, and that's why we invested in Sansoro Health. Its technology has had a tremendous impact already, and we're looking forward to extending and accelerating that impact."

"As EHR adoption catalyzes an entirely new digital health IT market, the need for Sansoro Health's data integration platform is increasingly critical," said Yumin Choi, managing director of Bain Capital Ventures. "Current data integration solutions are broken. They're slow, limited in scope and challenging to manage. By offering robust integration that dramatically and consistently reduces implementation time and effort, we believe Sansoro Health has both the product and leadership to dominate in the multi-billion-dollar digital health connectivity market."

Giving Digital Health Partners Freedom to Innovate

Advanced health IT applications like telehealth, precision medicine, and patient engagement require true interoperability to operate efficiently at scale. Sansoro Health's Emissary platform removes the biggest barriers to high performance today by liberating health data with a powerful universal API. This allows health IT innovators to spend less time on the tedious work of integration and focus more on developing transformative products.

Sansoro Health estimates its digital health partners reduce integration efforts by as much as 75 percent. In addition, they deploy applications 80 percent faster and dramatically reduce the burden on hospital systems' IT staff. One customer reports that Emissary has reduced implementation time by over 200 hours per hospital. Another says Sansoro Health's technology makes its pharmacists 200 percent more productive.

As part of LRVHealth's investment, Keith Figlioli will join Sansoro Health's Board of Directors, which also includes Yumin Choi, Managing Director of Bain Capital Ventures, and Omar Hussain, CEO of Placester and former Imprivata CEO.

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