04 Oct ProMedica and Kaonsoft Form Joint Venture to Accelerate Digital Health Apps

Kapios Health, a joint venture company between ProMedica and Kaonsoft, will focus on the development of innovative mobile healthcare apps. 

Telodo, OH  October 4, 2016 – ProMedica, one of Ohio’s largest healthcare systems, is partnering with Kaonsoft, an enterprise mobility software company, to form Kapios Health, a healthcare technology company that will focus on the development of medical applications created by ProMedica Innovations inventors.

“This new company will help fast track the creation of cutting-edge technology solutions to improve patient care,” said John Pigott, MD, FACS, chief innovation officer/strategic business development, ProMedica Innovations. “Our inventors will work closely with Kapios Health developers to bring their ideas to fruition.”

Kapios Health will utilize the flexible Kaonsoft Enterprise Mobility Platform™ to build and deploy healthcare applications with minimal configuration and without the additional effort or expense of custom development. Programmers will evaluate the purpose of the software, discuss pain points in healthcare practice and build an efficient workflow to enhance patient care. The completed apps will be beta tested in ProMedica facilities before being available for purchase. Additionally, ProMedica Innovations alliance partners will have the first opportunity to purchase software solutions.

“I’m thrilled to see the combination of technology and healthcare working in tandem to enable advancements in the healthcare and hospital management fields,” said Daniel J. Lee, Kaonsoft chief technology officer, co-founder and Americas CEO. “Kapios Health will focus on sustained innovation for the future benefit of individuals and healthcare organizations alike.”

ProMedica Innovations was established in 2012 to help identify and commercialize medical devices and inventions to enhance patient care. Kapios Health will participate in the ProMedica Innovations Medical Technology Business Incubator located within a 6,000-square-foot facility on the ProMedica Wildwood Medical Center campus and will result in the creation of four jobs. The medical incubator currently has two start-up companies, VentureMed Group, a medical device company, and Homeward Healthcare, LLC, a technology company that develops software solutions to reduce hospital re-admissions.

For more information about Kapios Health, visit www.kapioshealth.com. For more information about ProMedica Innovations, visit www.promedica.org/innovations.

About ProMedica
ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization serving northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. The 12-hospital system has more than 15,000 employees, 2,100 physicians with privileges, and more than 800 healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians. Additionally it offers a health plan, Paramount, which serves 320,000 members including more than 225,000 members in the statewide Medicaid plan. Driven by its Mission to improve your health and well-being, ProMedica offers a full range of diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties in areas such as emergency medicine and trauma, behavioral health, heart and vascular, oncology, orthopaedics, neurology, and women’s and children’s services. The health system has been nationally recognized for its advocacy programs and efforts to raise awareness about hunger as a health issue. For more information about ProMedica, please visit www.promedica.org/aboutus.