Backed by New Investors and New Management, Health eTools Launches Version 2 of the EHR Software
PITTSBURGH (July 25, 2018) – A Pittsburgh investment group led by Ken Melani, M.D., and Topanga Partners Venture Fund has formed Population Health Innovations, Inc., and has acquired the electronic health records (EHR) software platform Health eTools. The company will unveil its new version of the popular scholastic software on August 13, just in time for the start of the school year.
Population Health Innovations, Inc., is a Pittsburgh-based company that was organized in April 2018 to acquire and build a portfolio of services, software tools and applications used to advance health services and outcomes in schools.
Health eTools manages the electronic health records of approximately 250,000 K-12 students across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, making it one of the largest school-based EHR systems in the state. School nurses use EHR systems to track, manage and report on the health of their student population.
“Health eTools has the opportunity to dramatically improve the lives of our nation’s children,” Dr. Melani said. “The single largest healthcare provider in this country is not a doctor’s office or a hospital – it is schools. Schools are our first line in protecting the health of children and teens. This tool not only makes it easier for school nurses to care for their students; it also tracks critical health information that can be lifesaving.”
The new platform is state of the art, incorporating human-centered design, and was constructed with healthcare and care management delivery in mind. The development team interviewed and observed school nurses at work and had input from a nurse advisory committee. The end result is a software platform that is designed to work the way the user works and built to be the most nurse-friendly EHR available in the market.
About Population Health Innovations, Inc.
Population Health Innovations, Inc. (PHII), a portfolio company of Velocity Fund Partners and Topanga Partners, is building a toolkit of software, services and applications used to advance health services and outcomes in K-12 schools. Its primary platform, Health eTools, is a cloud-based electronic health records (EHR) system built via Human-Centered Design, specifically for School Nurses. Health eTools serves over 500 schools, primarily in Pennsylvania. Nurse’s Aide, acquired by PHII in August of 2019, has an EHR platform serving an additional 200+ schools across seven states. PHII’s EHR platforms help School Nurses confidentially track, manage and report on the health of their student populations. Additional services being developed will further assist School Nurses in improving student health and wellness. For more information, please visit www.populationhealthinnovations.com.
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