Zyter, Inc., a Rockville, Md.-based digital health and IoT-enablement platform, has formed a strategic collaboration with London-based Ceiba Healthcare, a virtual healthcare technology and services company. Under the terms of the master services agreement entered into, both companies will be able to access and promote each other’s solutions to their respective customer bases worldwide.

Zyter’s digital health platform for clinical collaboration helps providers deliver quality care to patients through solutions that span telehealth and virtual visits, home health, and remote patient monitoring. Ceiba customers using the company’s eClinics Platform will now have access to Zyter’s communication, collaboration, and integration platform as well as its telehealth and remote patient monitoring solutions. In return, Zyter will be able to access Ceiba’s tele-ICU application from within its digital health platform resulting in Ceiba products and solutions being rolled out into hospitals in which Zyter operates.

“Zyter continues to expand its reach, bringing our digital health platform to a wider customer base,” says Sanjay Govil, founder and CEO of Zyter, Inc. “We look forward to working in partnership with Ceiba Healthcare on complementary opportunities moving forward.”

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many healthcare organizations were struggling with a shortage of skilled ICU nurses, lack of integration between medical devices and clinical information systems, real-time data access, as well as budgetary restrictions. An integrated digital health solution that includes tele-ICU capabilities can help alleviate these challenges by improving efficiencies and anytime, anywhere data access as well as lowering costs through better care team collaboration, appointment scheduling, and equipment utilization.

The integrated Zyter and Ceiba Healthcare tele-ICU solution will be able to access and consolidate data from devices connected to intensive care unit beds located at medical facilities anywhere in the world. Patient data is monitored from a central location using a web-based desktop application and/or a secure mobile application. When a device alerts there has been a change in the patient’s vital signs, doctors and nurses at the central facility are able to seamlessly collaborate with nurses and physicians via video and chat at the local ICU. Most importantly, in addition to significant cost and labor efficiencies, this distributed care model maintains the quality of care delivered to patients.

Ceiba’s tele-ICU solution will be integrated into Zyter’s digital health platform through an application programming interface (API) and will appear as a separate tab within the Zyter dashboard. Over the next few months, the companies will continue to work together on joint development projects, as well as coordinated sales and marketing activities.