Medical device maker Welch Allyn announced on December 8 that it has acquired “substantially all assets” of telehealth company HealthInterlink Omaha, Neb. A medical software company, HealthInterlink has developed a software-based remote patient vital signs monitoring solution. The system incorporates wireless patient monitoring devices and a mobile gateway device that transmits vital signs data to a cloud-based web portal.
In a press release, Welch Allyn President and CEO Stephen Meyer explained that the HealthInterlink assets give his company “an mHealth solution optimized for cost-effective collection and delivery of remote health information.” As healthcare “extends beyond the traditional acute and ambulatory care locations where our offerings are used today,” he said, “we intend to provide solutions that enable providers to deliver high quality care, regardless of location.”
In the same release, Danna Kehm, managing director of HealthInterlink, noted that “joining Welch Allyn will accelerate adoption of a practical telehealth solution designed to provide better outcomes and value for patients and providers alike.”
According to the announcement, HealthInterlink’s current product will continue to be developed, sourced and sold by HealthInterlink’s existing workforce. “It will be business as usual for all HealthInterlink partners and customers while the integration and transition is underway.”