Welch Allyn expands into telehealth

The diagnostic device provider Welch Allyn announced it has acquired the assets of Omaha, Neb.-based HealthInterlink LLC, a software company specializing in vital signs remote patient monitoring.

This acquisition allows Welch Allyn to offer customers mHealth solutions based on HealthInterlink's wireless patient monitoring solutions through a HIPAA-compliant cloud-based web portal.

"As healthcare delivery becomes decentralized and extends beyond the traditional acute and ambulatory care locations where our offerings are used today, we intend to provide solutions that enable providers to deliver high quality care, regardless of location," said Welch Allyn president and CEO Stephen Meyer in a press release.

"This acquisition will enable us to help clinicians prioritize patient care, allowing for early intervention and facilitating communication with patients outside traditional healthcare settings," Meyer added. "Furthermore, we believe that this represents an exciting opportunity to advance the trend of investing in non-hospitalized and post-acute care monitoring to help take cost out of the system and help patients adhere to treatment plans—in the doctor’s office and beyond."

Danna Kehm, managing director of HealthInterlink, noted: "As an innovative medical software company specializing in remote patient vital signs monitoring, we believe that joining Welch Allyn will accelerate adoption of a practical telehealth solution designed to provide better outcomes and value for patients and providers alike."


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