Sansoro Health Names VENTURE+ FORUM Pitch Competition Winner at HIMSS16

Las Vegas and Arlington, VA - March 2, 2016 – The 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition (#HIMSS16) today announced Sansoro Health (@SansoroHealth) as the winner of its 10th annual Venture+ Forum (#HITVenture) pitch competition for startup companies.

The Venture+ Forum kicked off on Monday, where eighteen startup companies delivered live pitch presentations to a panel of investors and healthcare industry leaders. Four finalists were selected to participate in the final pitch competition held today at HIMSS16, which brings together over 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. 

Sansoro Health's Emissary software breaks EMR integration barriers by providing robust web services integration across major EMR platforms, leveraging vendor-supported modules to unlock data exchange and normalize data structures. Using a rapid, scalable and secure approach to provide a comprehensive bi-directional, proven set of EMR-agnostic Open APIs, Emissary supports, for example, consolidated patient records from multiple EMRs; physician-focused mobile applications; real-time analytics; and full-featured patient portals. 

"We're humbled by the recognition. It reflects the strength of our team and support of our customers and partners," said Jeremy Edes Pierotti, CEO, Sansoro Health." Many are talking about bringing Open APIs to healthcare IT, as it is the same technology that powers the rest of the digital economy. We are delighted to play a role in that and excited for the real tangible benefits that seamless EMR integration offers providers and patients."

Presenting companies were selected based on criteria for having demonstrable impact on improving health care delivery and outcomes. The Venture+ Forum provides an important networking platform for health entrepreneurs, funders and partners to foster cutting-edge collaborations and support the adoption of innovative, evidence-based and outcomes-driven health technology solutions.

Howard Burde Health Law, LLC, is the Founding Sponsor of Venture+ Forum; lead sponsors include California Health Care Foundation, Connecticut Innovations, Deloitte, McKesson Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Philips and Ziegler. Its Strategic Affiliate network includes HealthTech Capital, HITLAB, MATTER, New York eHealth Collaborative, PlugandPlay, Springboard Enterprises and StartUp Health.

"This is an exciting time for technology, entrepreneurship and investment in the healthcare marketplace. The Venture+ Forum offers a glimpse of some of the newest, cutting-edge health technologies today," said Alison Drone, Director of Partnership Development and Special Projects, Personal Connected Health Alliance at HIMSS. "Our congratulations to Sansoro Health. And, our thanks to an exceptional panel of judges, representing leading investment firms, global businesses and providers on the front lines of care."

Twice annually, Venture+ Forum provides a platform for health entrepreneurs to network and connect with healthcare providers, payers, channels, institutions and strategic dealmakers to advance the adoption of innovative, evidence-based digital health technology solutions.

About HIMSS  HIMSS is a global voice, advisor, convener, and thought leader of health transformation through the best use of IT with a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of health and healthcare. Through its network of over 1 million professionals, including 64,000-plus members, HIMSS advises leaders, stakeholders and influencers globally on IT best practices to ensure decision-makers have the right information at the right time to make the right decisions.  HIMSS North America, HIMSS Analytics, Personal Connected Health Alliance, HIMSS Media and HIMSS International (HIMSS Europe, HIMSS Asia and HIMSS Middle East) are the five business units of HIMSS.  A not-for-profit headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS has additional offices in North America, Europe, United Kingdom, and Asia.