BOSTON – With the industry’s first HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based platform, Orbita plans on streamlining connected health care at home.
“The Orbita platform was designed from the bottom up to enable powerful, connected home health care applications that flexibly adapt to the changing needs of the patient, as well as their friends and family caregivers, and their health care providers,” said Orbita founder and CEO Bill Rogers, when the company launched the platform at the Connected Health Symposium in Boston last month.
The Orbita digital home health solution includes built-in capabilities to capture and analyze data from wearables, sensor-embedded home health devices and other connected devices.
“The platform brings together patterns in home health care,” said Nate Treloar, Orbita president and COO. “It connects to a large pantheon of digital devices, medical devices and lifestyle devices.”
The company is a big fan of voice interfaces, said Treloar, so the Amazon Echo can be easily integrated into the platform. A patient can interact with the Echo, which can be set up with back-end interfaces to allow for natural conversations.
“The patient can have a conversation with a digital agent that can guide them through their care instructions and ask appropriate questions,” said Treloar.
Treloar said the company will be setting up a Boston-area care provider with the Echo system for a pilot in the next few weeks.
Orbita is clear the market for their digital solution lies with health care providers, home care agencies, device manufacturers, payers, employers and those in the pharmaceutical/biotech space.
“We’re not trying to sell directly to consumers,” Treloar said. “We can help health care systems and organizations use this in a way that’s scalable and repeatable.”
Treloar said the company is hoping to land more pilot customers, and will be entering another round of funding in the coming months. Next year, Orbita will launch the next iteration of the platform.