Short takes: Google’s Care Studio app debuts, Modern Age’s healthy (aging) $27M Series A, OnSky Health launches pad-based RPM

Care Studio, Google’s EHR search tool and patient record organizer, will be available to clinicians as a mobile app. The desktop version is in the process of acceptance testing with Ascension Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). The company is looking to pilot the tool in Q4 or Q1 2022. Care Studio is capable of cross-checking information from multiple EHRs, accessing a patient summary, patient location, a “one-liner” provided from a previous note and a link back to the source, vitals and labs. The Google spokesman’s comments emphasize privacy, which is understandable given Care Studio’s earlier incarnation as Project Nightingale at Ascension in 2019. That made headlines since Google accessed 10 million identified patient records without patient or physician consent or knowledge, including patient name, lab results, diagnoses, hospital records, patient names, and dates of birth [TTA 9 April]. Mobihealthnews

Modern Age, which promotes better aging through boosting wellness, raised $27 million from Oak HC/FT, GV, and Juxtapose. The company’s attractive proposition is to use technology to ‘connect the dots’ around health as you age, and to bring together all the tools to ‘feel younger and live longer’. This starts with a personal assessment across variables to determine how old one feels, plus the areas of health and wellness that are most important, concentrating on skin, hair, bones, and hormones. The fresh funding will be used to build out their clinic in New York’s Flatiron district to open in early 2022, and build out their company from the present 17 to about 50. The founder Melissa Eamer is a former vice president at Amazon and COO at Glossier so has a handle in both the tech and appearance worlds. Aging and longevity are attracting investment, according to TechCrunch, with companies like Longevica, Gero AI, and Rosita Longevity gaining funding. Mobihealthnews

San Jose-based startup OnSky Health enters the remote patient monitoring fray with SkyPad, which claims to be the first virtual care solution that provides continuous contact-free vital sign sensing with an optional emergency alert and calling service. The SkyPad is a sensor pad placed under the patient’s or resident’s pillow, then uses machine learning software using sensor data generated through the pad.  The pad and system monitors multiple vital signs: heart rate, respiration rate, sleep-habit / sleep-quality tracking, breathing quality, snoring, and body temperature variation. It also checks for patient safety monitoring and assistance alerts. System monitoring is done through a tablet. The alert system is optional. The parent, OnSky Inc., is an alarm system company based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Crunchbase). Release, Mobihealthnews

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