Startup’s software connects digital-health tools, electronic-medical records
By Brian Gormley
April 13, 2017 5:47 p.m. ET
Sansoro Health wants to be the technological catalyst that enables a digital-health revolution.
Doctors and hospitals now routinely use electronic-medical records and are also looking to adopt digital-health applications for things like data analytics and population health. But it can take months to connect these software tools into their electronic-medical record systems, which were originally designed as billing and documentation platforms.
Consequently, hospital chief information officers often have a two- to three-year backlog of systems to integrate, according to Yumin Choi, managing director of Bain Capital Ventures.
That’s why Bain is leading a $5.2 million Series A investment in Sansoro, whose software is designed to make it easy to exchange data between electronic-medical records and digital-health applications. As a result, months-long implementation processes can be whittled down to days, according to Mr. Choi.
Minneapolis-based Sansoro last year raised $1.2 million in seed financing led by Healthy Ventures, with additional funds from Treehouse Health and angels.
Sansoro has nearly 20 customers, including hospitals, health systems and companies, said co-founder and Chief Executive Jeremy Edes Pierotti. He declined to discuss revenue but said he expects significant growth this year now that Sansoro has additional funds to ramp up its sales and marketing.