InfoBionic signs deal with Biotronik to distribute new product, Physitrack to provide discounts to UK-charity, and more digital health deals

Also in deals this week: TeleDentist teams up with Call A Doctor Plus and emergencey response app Twiage launched in ​Indianapolis hospital.
By Laura Lovett
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Virtual dental provider TeleDentist is teaming up with Call A Doctor Plus, a service that links employers and groups, as well as individuals to healthcare. As part of the deal Call A Doctor can connect its customers to TeleDentist’s services. 

“We are extremely pleased to bring first-to-market virtual dental care to our growing customer base,” Louis Daniels, CEO of Call A Doctor Plus, said in a statement. “This relationship exemplifies the importance of oral health in overall health, and aligns with our mission to connect people to quality, affordable healthcare — anytime, anywhere.”

Last week, ambulatory cardiac arrhythmia monitoring tool maker InfoBionic announced that it was entering an exclusive distributorship with Biotronik to distribute its new software as a service product, MoMe Kardia. The technology is expected to work similarly to in-hospital monitoring devices, and will be able to remotely monitor cardiac patients and deliver that data to physicians 24-7. 

“Biotronik is a prestigious and trusted cardiovascular solutions technology provider in the industry, and this distribution agreement will not only allow us to expand access to MoMe Kardia nationwide, but reinforces that leaders in our market recognize the clinical value of the system,” Stuart Long, CEO of InfoBionic, said in a statement. “Through this partnership we will enable more physicians and practices to take back ownership of ambulatory cardiac monitoring services so that they can speed decision making and diagnosis and provide a better patient experience.”

As part of a new deal between digital physical therapy and patient engagement platform Physitrack and UK-based physical therapy resource charity Physiopedia, users of the charity’s site will now get discounts on the former's service. Clinicians can use the platform to engage patients and also track patient data. The companies note that Physitrack is adding a continued education component that will also be available. 

“With the majority of patients around the world owning a smartphone or tablet, staying at the forefront of technology and delivering a service that is relevant to patients is critically important to the physiotherapy profession,” Rachael Lowe, co-founder and CEO of Physiopedia, said in a statement. “Our partnership with Physitrack means that our followers can now implement powerful technology at a significant discount, to not only better engage patients through home exercise programs and educational content, but also to track patient progress remotely to provide more precise care. Physitrack’s built-in telehealth and secure messaging features also allow physiotherapists to make quality care available to more patients.”

Franciscan Health Emergency Department Indianapolis has recently implemented a new system called Twiage, a service that allows EMTS and paramedics to collect and send data to hospitals through a smartphone. The department is one of two Indiana healthcare systems to use the app. 

"The prehospital patient care environment can be stressful and noisy, which makes it a challenge to relay accurate information to the hospital before the patient arrives; the hospital needs to know we are coming, but we also have a patient who needs our attention," Jon Kavanagh, paramedic and EMS liaison for Franciscan Health Indianapolis, said in a about the announcement. "Twiage propels emergency communications into the 21st century."