Sansoro Health, a company that connects digital health technologies with electronic health records, has raised $5.2 million. Bain Capital Ventures led the round. Combined with last year's $1.2 million raise from Healthy Ventures and Treehouse Ventures, the company's total funding is now at $6.4 million.
“Innovation in health care will drive improved patient outcomes at a lower cost, and meaningful change demands modern, secure data exchange,” CEO Jeremy Edes Pierotti said in a statement. “True interoperability empowers health care organizations to evolve, adapt and innovate to serve patients. We could not be happier to have the recognition and partnership of Bain Capital Ventures, a leading health care and technology investor that recognizes what is needed in health care to accelerate progress.”
Sansoro offers a plug-and-play middleware called Emissary that allows digital health applications to send data to and from EHRs and overcome data interoperability problems. One differentiator Sansoro has is that its APIs offer realtime communication with EHRs rather than copying the data from the EHR and storing it, which can lead to out of date data and potential security risks.
The company has been around for about two years and in that time has deployed its platform at 20 healthcare organizations. Bain Capital Ventures Managing Director Yumin Choi said in a statement that another way the company distinguishes itself is with efficient implementation.
“Sansoro Health solves the #1 problem for most hospital CIOs, who often have a 2-3 year backlog of systems to integrate,” Choi said. “Jeremy has built a spectacular team with deep industry expertise, and they’ve developed an elegant solution that is far superior to anything we’ve seen in this space. Unlike other vendors that rely on limiting data formats, Sansoro offers robust integration that can cut implementation from months to days.”
The new funding will be used to expand sales and marketing operations, Sansoro said in a release.