Sansoro Health Inc. and Datica Health LLC have merged, saying the combined company offers a self-service platform for securing cloud-based applications and integrating patient data from multiple sources.
The combined entity will retain the Datica name and be headquartered in Minneapolis.
Jeremy Pierotti, previous CEO and co-founder of Sansoro Health, will assume the role of CEO. Travis Good, M.D., previous Datica CEO and co-founder, will serve as chief technology officer.
Sansoro was named one of Healthcare Innovation’s “Up and Comer” companies for 2016. It developed Emissary, an application programming interface (API) middleware product to facilitate real-time data exchange between applications and EHRs, allowing innovators to build tools that providers need for monitoring patients, managing the clinical environment, and ensuring that data flows securely. Its first vendor partner was AirStrip, which makes mobile care collaboration software.
Datica, originally founded as Catalyze.io in 2013, creates software that manages compliance and security burdens not covered by cloud service providers. Through its suite of products, customers deploy cloud-native applications and integrate with EHRs.
Although healthcare is rapidly migrating to the cloud, the company noted that there are cloud application development challenges tied to data integration and compliance requirements. “There are staggering hurdles to bringing advanced digital health solutions to market,” said Pierotti in a prepared statement. “We know the complexity of health data exchange and compliance, and our products streamline development and management of cloud-based applications. Our combined company offers a complete, scalable platform to meet these challenges and enable data-driven healthcare in the cloud.”
The new board of directors includes individuals from the previous Sansoro Health and Datica boards: Yumin Choi, Partner at Bain Capital Ventures; Keith J. Figlioli, General Partner at LRVHealth; Brian Hopcraft, Managing Director at Lewis and Clark Ventures; Omar Hussain, former CEO of Imprivata; Micky Tripathi, CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative; Travis Good, M.D.; and Jeremy E. Pierotti. The terms of the deal were not released.