Xealth spun out of Providence in June 2017 with the intent to help hospital systems take advantage of the digital health ecosystem in order to hit key fiscal, strategic and clinical care goals. Lofty aspirations from a founding team with a background in consumer electronics who knew more about building a keyboard to support 97 languages than they did about care gaps, post-surgical recovery pathways, and HEDIS scores.
Two years on, the team is proud to have five of the top health systems in the country as customers who are using Xealth to efficiently and effectively integrate digital care tools and products — leveraging digital assets rather than paper and phone calls.
"We've connected up to 30 different vendors in just 12 months across several big systems, a pretty fast pace for healthcare, or so we're told" said Mike McSherry CEO. "Connecting these health systems, which traditionally have on-premise IT infrastructures, to cloud-based digital health vendors through APIs needed a bridge. At Xealth we required cloud storage and processing capabilities in order to serve as a connector, so knew we needed a mature and healthcare compliant cloud services provider."
When the company launched, Xealth chose the Amazon Web Services (AWS) healthcare environment as the backbone of the service. Not only was AWS early to market on setting up a secure framework to manage health data, it brought a leading ecosystem of deployment tools as well as scale, flexibility and stability.
"We're really happy to be on AWS, they're the leader in on-demand computing and storage, and developers are familiar with their tools. On our side, we've provided the rationale for several major health systems to connect up into AWS, so we're happy to formalize the relationship as an advanced tier partner," McSherry added.
Broadly, Xealth enables healthcare teams to order digital content and services as easily as they do medication and labs. Patients then access these digital health "prescriptions," which can include tools like patient education, online third-party apps, device monitoring, and non-clinical services as an addition to the provider's existing care.
"It's exciting to have generated so much excitement and traction in such a short period. But more exciting is to see the clinical usage numbers and patient data backing up the product's success."