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Welcome to West Health Investment Fund

The Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund invests in businesses that share the mission of West Health—four organizations pioneering new and smarter technologies, policies and practices, to make high-quality healthcare more accessible at a lower cost to all Americans. The Investment Fund is a for-profit venture, with all returns committed to medical research and other charitable activities.

Along with the Investment Fund, West Health includes the Gary and Mary West Health Institute, a nonprofit medical research organization working to create new, more effective ways of delivering care; the Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center, a nonprofit resource in Washington, D.C., providing policy education and proposals; and the West Health Incubator, providing expertise and resources to young businesses that share our mission.

 

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AirStrip provides a complete, vendor and data source agnostic enterprise-wide clinical mobility solution, which enables clinicians to improve the health of individuals and populations. AirStrip allows health systems to unlock the full potential of their existing technology investments with a complete mobility solution that provides access to critical patient data across the care continuum.

Svelte Medical Systems is a privately-held company engaged in the development of highly deliverable balloon expandable stents.

Reflexion Health is a digital medicine software publisher. Its first product, Vera™, uses the Microsoft Kinect platform to transform rehabilitation medicine by providing engaging, low-cost software tools to motivate patients and help coach them in physical therapy. Reflexion Health licensed technology from the West Health Institute and is funded by the West Health Investment Fund. 

Sense4Baby, Inc., is the developer of a smartphone-based maternal/fetal monitoring system to further improve the quality of care for mothers and babies.

AirStrip, the leading provider of mobile healthcare solutions that drive clinical transformation, acquired the assets of Sense4Baby, Inc., and licensed the associated technology from the Gary and Mary West Health Institute in early 2014. 

GlySens Incorporated is a privately held corporation devoted to developing the world’s first truly long term continuous glucose monitoring system, intended to dramatically improve the lives of people with diabetes. The GlySens fully implanted sensor—demonstrated up to 18 month lifetime in preclinical testing—wirelessly links to a convenient external receiver, designed to provide continuous, at-a-glance glucose measurement, recording, and alerts regarding hypo- and hyperglycemic glucose excursions.

RxAnte is an innovative health care improvement company with an advanced analytics platform that facilitates personalized patient engagement strategies by payers, PBMs, and providers. Its goals are better care, improved health, and lower costs.

Millennium Health, a leading health solutions company that delivers accurate, timely, clinically actionable information to inform the right treatment decisions for each patient at the right time, acquired RxAnte in early 2014. 

Change Healthcare is the premier national provider of healthcare cost transparency and consumer engagement solutions that enable consumers to: Better understand and utilize their healthcare benefits; make informed healthcare purchasing decisions based on quality, cost and convenience; and manage higher out-of-pocket responsibility and realize savings.

goBalto develops next-generation solutions that simplify how clinical trials are started in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. The company’s flagship product, Activate, is a purpose-built software-as-a-service clinical research platform. It enables clinical trial sponsors and research organizations to track milestones on the critical path, and provides document workflow management capabilities in a transparent, regulatory-compliant, and user-friendly way.

Healthsense is the fastest growing provider of technology-enabled care solutions for the senior care continuum. With a full range of remote monitoring, emergency response and wellness management solutions, Healthsense helps senior care providers and managed care organizations significantly reduce costs, increase independence and enhance caregiver and senior experiences. Built on a wireless platform, Healthsense products are scalable and enable flexible technology-enabled care designs that help in the delivery of the highest quality care across the entire care continuum.

Humedica is the clinical intelligence company that powers health care providers and life sciences organizations to make better-informed, more confident decisions by transforming unconnected data from multiple sources into real-world insights.

Humedica was acquired in early 2013 and is now an Optum company. 

Sotera Wireless, Inc. is a San Diego-based medical device company dedicated to the development, marketing and sale of a new generation of comprehensive vital signs monitoring. Sotera's mission is to improve patient safety by empowering clinicians to detect early signs of deterioration in virtually any care setting and enable early intervention and rapid response, all without limiting the patient's freedom of movement.

The Latest

Communication for first responders
Dec
15
New Coalition Focuses on Continuous Patient Monitoring
Dec
08
Time to get the conversation started on price transparency - Change Healthcare
Dec
01
goBalto Analyze Provides Advanced Clinical Study Startup Reporting
Nov
24
Emdeon buys price-transparency tool provider Change Healthcare
Nov
20
Healthcare utilization and costs in diabetes relative to the clinical spectrum of painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy - Humedica
Nov
13
AAMI Foundation Launches Campaign To Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids - Sotera Wireless
Nov
06
Why Some Exchange Plan Members Won’t Be Returning - Change Healthcare
Nov
05
Strategic corporate investments at record high in digital health - goBalto
Nov
05
AirStrip to Provide Mobile Monitoring and Early Patient Warning Technology Using IBM’s Real-Time Analytics
Oct
22
It's time for the next wave of healthcare analytics startups
Oct
03
Investors pumping cash into Minnesota life-science start-ups
Sep
29
Millennium Health’s RxAnte Subsidiary Announces Leadership Promotions
Sep
16
Millennium Health’s RxAnte Subsidiary Announces Leadership Promotions
Sep
16
AirStrip Highlights the Power of Interoperable Mobility as Part of National Health IT Week
Sep
15
12 New Tools for Improved Adherence
Sep
12
12 New Tools for Improved Adherence (RxAnte)
Sep
12
Top 5 Wi-Fi Technologies in Operating Rooms (Sotera Wireless)
Sep
09
Top 5 Wi-Fi Technologies in Operating Rooms
Sep
09
Hospital group deepens AirStrip collaboration for remote monitoring platform
Sep
09
MedStar Health to Deploy AirStrip ONE for Labor and Delivery
Sep
08
AirStrip, Dignity Health launch Telehealth Initiatives
Sep
04
Healthsense Names Peter Soderberg as Chairman of the Board
Sep
04
Health IT Business News (Airstrip)
Sep
02
Press Release: AirStrip Raises $25 Million from Innovative Healthcare Leaders to Bring the Benefits of Mobile-Enabled Healthcare to All
Aug
26
Health IT: Will Europe Catch the Wave?
Aug
12
50 Ways to Cut Your Health Care Costs
Aug
11
Impact Of Population Health Management Systems On U.S. Healthcare
Aug
01
Optum Labs Translates Big Data Research To Clinicians
Jul
22
5 Ways to Lower Your Health Care Bills
Jul
18
Venture capital investment heats up
Jul
18
Why Does an MRI Cost So Darn Much?
Jul
16
Tapestry Brings Wireless Remote Monitoring to $100 Million Portfolio
Jul
10
Patient Engagement Platform Sees Explosive Growth
Jul
09
Utah health system Intermountain launches patient app
Jul
08
3 health care apps you need to know
Jul
03
Amazon’s Fire Phone might be a boon for health apps (Reflexion Health)
Jun
26
6 tools needed to make ‘consumer driven healthcare’ more than a buzzword (Change Healthcare)
Jun
25
Orlando Portale will head AirStrip’s innovation advisory board (Sense4Baby)
Jun
19
Column: Achieving Healthcare’s Triple Aim with Remote Monitoring (HealthSense)
Jun
01
RxAnte Appoints Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Ross
May
30
AirStrip and PeriGen Partner to Strengthen Maternal and Fetal Care
May
27
U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Massachusetts (Humedica)
May
27
Health Care Becomes Entrepreneurial (Finally)
May
26
Exclusive: Medtronic to acquire Corventis for at least $150M
May
20
Digital Health Investments Rebound In April (Sotera)
May
16
A health insurance navigator for consumers, Wellthie wants to boost insurance literacy
May
13
A CT scan might cost $307 — or $2,747, depending on where you go
May
08
100 Most Influential People in Healthcare, 2014 Nominees
May
05
AirStrip Acquires Sense4Baby Assets To Monitor High-Risk Pregnancies Beyond Hospital Walls
Mar
31
West Health announces acquisition, investments
Mar
27
AirStrip acquires Sense4Baby assets from West Health
Mar
27
Reflexion Health raises $7.5 million for Microsoft Kinect-powered physical therapy
Mar
27
AirStrip acquires fetal monitoring company Sense4Baby assets in milestone for West Health
Mar
27
An interactive physical therapy tool attracts $7.5M from West Health Fund
Mar
27
Bringing mHealth benefits to high-risk pregnancies
Mar
27
Press Release: West Health Investment Fund announces acquisition of Sense4Baby
Mar
26
Blog: Celebrating Patient Safety Awareness Week with Interoperability
Mar
06
The Pulse: Wharton Healthcare Business Journal - Valeriani on tackling the Cost of US Healthcare Pg. 32
Feb
20
One tricky thing about transparency in healthcare is the piecemeal process
Jan
29
Healthcare Information System Integration Comes to Life in Michigan
Jan
23
A Digital Health Acquisition To Watch
Jan
13
Igniting our Health Care Information System
Oct
03
F.D.A. to Regulate Some Health Apps
Sep
23
Blog: Change Healthcare Garners Additional Funding from West Health Investment Fund
Aug
15
WHIF: Investing in Mobile Technology a Must for Senior Living
Jun
10
WHIF: Forget to Take Medicine? These Pills Will Tell Your Doctor
May
24
WHIF: Utah healthcare system inks deal for wristworn vital signs monitors
May
24
San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: Avalon’s GSK Deal, Illumina, & More
May
01
Grossman named CEO at Sense4Baby
Apr
29
Sense4Baby Raises $4 Million
Apr
24
Press Release: Sense4Baby, Inc. Names Dr. Jessica Grossman President and CEO
Apr
23
Sense4Baby Receives $4M
Apr
23
Report: 179 digital health investors in 2012
Jan
08
Investors Flirt With Digital Health But Avoid Serious Commitment
Jan
07
Venture Capital Deals
Dec
31
Clinical trial tracker GoBalto nabs $12 million in Series B funding
Dec
27
Reflexion Raises $4.25M for Kinect-Based Physical Therapy Software
Oct
31
West Health spinoff uses Kinect platform
Oct
31
Reflexion Health Raises $4.5M to Advance Idea for ‘Prescribed Software’
Oct
30
West Health puts $4.25M into rehab technology
Oct
30
Prescription software developer raises $4.25M for physical therapy program
Oct
30
Reflexion Health Raises $4.25M
Oct
30
Press Release: West Health Institute licenses Kinect-based physical therapy technology to Reflexion Health; West Health Investment Fund makes $4.25 million investment
Oct
29
West Health Blog: Bringing senior care home with Healthsense
Oct
11
Sense4Baby Gets Funding For Wireless Fetal Monitoring
Oct
08
West Health spins off wireless fetal monitor Sense4Baby
Oct
08
Press Release: Sense4Baby, Inc. Licenses Wireless Fetal Monitor System in West Health Institute’s First Technology Transfer
Sep
17
West Health Investment Fund invests in GlySens and RxAnte
Sep
12
West Health Blog: Sotera Wireless Gets 510(k) Clearance
Aug
27
Nicholas J. Valeriani Appointed Chief Executive of West Health
Aug
15
Draft Guidance for Mobile Medical Applications
Jul
17
Siri Says You Have Tuberculosis
Apr
29
Sotera Wireless gets FDA nod for mobile vital sign monitor
Apr
17
WHPC Applauds FDA Innovation Pathway 2.0
Apr
09
Medicine Needs Frugal Innovation
Dec
12
Local Billionaire Looks To Fund Medical Startups
Oct
19
Wests create $100 million healthcare investment fund
Oct
19
Gary and Mary West: Improving Healthcare Through Disruption
Oct
19
Wests launch $100 million health investment fund
Oct
19
Philanthropists Create $100M Health Care Investment Fund
Oct
19
Press Release: Gary and Mary West Announce Formation of the West Health Investment Fund
Oct
19
Why mobile medical devices are no longer optional
Oct
18