Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) this week announced that it acquired Boston-based patient navigation platform Medumo for an undisclosed amount, CNBC reported.
Medumo makes a smartphone app that helps hospitals, surgical centers and care teams guide patients with customizable, timely resources and information available through a number of channels, according to the company. Doctors can send out notifications to patients about upcoming appointments, referrals and offers links for patients to learn more about their procedures. The technology can be modified to fit a patient’s needs and doctors can communicate with patients through email, text message or voice in a patient’s native language.
The company touts that the patient navigation platform is used in health systems across the U.S., including Boston Children’s Hospital, the University of California San Francisco, University of Chicago Medicine and UPMC.
“Philips has signed an agreement to acquire U.S.-based health startup Medumo, which will bring an advanced diagnostic patient management offering to Philips’ expanding diagnostic digital services portfolio,” a Philips spokesperson told CNBC. “With Medumo’s software application aimed to remind and prepare patients for pre-exam tasks, we are enhancing the connection to the patient and their care, while improving operational outcomes for our customers.”