Sansoro Health: Delivering a Powerful API to Strengthen Clinical Patient Workflow
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Sansoro Health: Delivering a Powerful API to Strengthen Clinical Patient Workflow

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Jeremy E. Pierotti, CEO, Sansoro HealthJeremy E. Pierotti, CEO, Sansoro Health
Ever the last decade, hospitals and health systems in the U.S. have gradually transitioned from documenting clinical patient information on paper to maintaining data via electronic health records (EHRs). This growth in the adoption of EHRs has led to the development of several competitive health IT applications that help clinicians manage patient data, streamline their operations and offer more personalized patient care. However, due to the siloed storage of EHR data, health IT developers are struggling to access clinical patient data and build innovative tech-based solutions that empower efficient workflows and optimize their services. “In order to utilize EHR data effectively, healthcare organizations need the ability to exchange data between EHRs and other clinical applications in a secure and seamless manner,” says Jeremy Pierotti, CEO at Sansoro Health. Based in Minnesota, Sansoro Health enables efficient and secure data exchange with Emissary®, an award-winning application-programming interface (API) solution. By leveraging Emissary, Sansoro’s customers–health IT vendors– can access clinical data stored in EHRs for efficient data exchange, giving developers the ability to push or pull data from EHRs in real-time.

“Since its inception in 2014, Sansoro has been continually developing and updating the Emissary API in response to the real-world needs of healthcare organizations,” states Pierotti. The API’s ability to source more data with ease, perform effective analytics, build user-friendly dashboards and offer real-time alerts to clinicians enable health IT vendors to strengthen their existing innovative solutions.

Health IT developers code their application once to Emissary’s universal API and are ready to connect across multiple EHRs, eliminating the time and hassle of building custom interfaces for each EHR. Emissary allows access to the most comprehensive data available, giving innovators the ability to analyze patient information in real-time. Compared to traditional integration solutions, Emissary is secure in design by eliminating the need to store any PHI in a second repository, a unique and unmatched feature in the health IT space.

The advantages of Sansoro’s Emissary API can be highlighted through its partnership with Oneview, a leading patient engagement and clinical workflow solutions provider to health systems. In 2016, Oneview deployed their mobile application, Oneview Connect, for Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network to help patients and their families access personal EHR data and stay informed about their care plan. However, when the integration of their application with the hospital’s network proved difficult, Oneview collaborated with Sansoro to quickly solve the challenges with accessing, sharing, and updating information between the mobile app and the hospital network. With Emissary, Oneview’s mobile application can easily push and pull document updates, enhancing the rate of software development and revenue generation. After the integration, Oneview created a system that enabled real-time collaboration between multiple, diverse data sources.

Over the years, Sansoro has catered to a vast client base in their existing geographical markets in the US, Australia, and the UK. The company continues to develop connections by expanding the data made available through their API library to enhance the interoperability between third-party applications and EHRs. Most recently, Sansoro announced their Emissary platform will now support Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) APIs, further supporting their mission to empower innovation. “We are building more tools and resources to make the connection between applications as effortless as it can be, to help our customers develop more innovative digital health solutions,” concludes Pierotti.

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Sansoro Health Raises $8M to Accelerate Electronic Health Record Interoperability

Minneapolis - Sansoro Health, Inc., a pioneer in data integration for health care, today announced an $8 million Series B investment led by LRVHealth, with participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures and Healthy Ventures. The funding will accelerate the adoption and evolution of its Emissary® software platform, which facilitates robust integration of digital health applications with electronic health records (EHRs). Sansoro Health has raised a total of $14.5 million.

Lack of EHR interoperability poses a significant challenge contributing to rising costs and inefficient care, while hindering digital health innovation. Only six percent of health care providers say they can effectively access EHRs between different systems, according to a study by KLAS Research. Underscoring the importance of these challenges, the recent announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) aligns payment and reporting requirements with greater interoperability. Further, CMS is emphasizing the use of application programming interface (API) technology as a way to solve these problems without requiring special effort on the part of providers. Sansoro Health meets these challenges today by offering health IT innovators turnkey API integration with major EHR systems.

"We are fortunate to have LRVHealth as a partner to support our vision to unleash the power of health data," said Jeremy Edes Pierotti, CEO of Sansoro Health. "LRVHealth's team and its network of health care industry investors will help us grow even faster and build on our success in delivering a practical, efficient and scalable solution for EHR integration."

"Sharing data between disparate EHR systems remains a major challenge – one that I've seen firsthand and that strategic investors in our collaborative investing platform deal with every day," said Keith J. Figlioli, general partner at LRVHealth. "When providers, payers and patients are able to move and integrate data across many sources, health care technology becomes infinitely more valuable for everyone, and that's why we invested in Sansoro Health. Its technology has had a tremendous impact already, and we're looking forward to extending and accelerating that impact."

"As EHR adoption catalyzes an entirely new digital health IT market, the need for Sansoro Health's data integration platform is increasingly critical," said Yumin Choi, managing director of Bain Capital Ventures. "Current data integration solutions are broken. They're slow, limited in scope and challenging to manage. By offering robust integration that dramatically and consistently reduces implementation time and effort, we believe Sansoro Health has both the product and leadership to dominate in the multi-billion-dollar digital health connectivity market."

Giving Digital Health Partners Freedom to Innovate

Advanced health IT applications like telehealth, precision medicine, and patient engagement require true interoperability to operate efficiently at scale. Sansoro Health's Emissary platform removes the biggest barriers to high performance today by liberating health data with a powerful universal API. This allows health IT innovators to spend less time on the tedious work of integration and focus more on developing transformative products.

Sansoro Health estimates its digital health partners reduce integration efforts by as much as 75 percent. In addition, they deploy applications 80 percent faster and dramatically reduce the burden on hospital systems' IT staff. One customer reports that Emissary has reduced implementation time by over 200 hours per hospital. Another says Sansoro Health's technology makes its pharmacists 200 percent more productive.

As part of LRVHealth's investment, Keith Figlioli will join Sansoro Health's Board of Directors, which also includes Yumin Choi, Managing Director of Bain Capital Ventures, and Omar Hussain, CEO of Placester and former Imprivata CEO.