Healthcare startup Sansoro Health has merged with Wisconsin-based health data company Datica Health. Under the terms of the merger, the joint company will operate as Datica but be headquartered in Minneapolis, Sansoro’s home turf.
Sansoro CEO and co-founder Jeremy Pierotti will be the new company’s top executive, while Datica CEO and co-founder Travis Good will serve as chief technology officer.
The merger builds on Sansoro’s recent push toward making electronic health records more accessible. Just last fall, Sansoro completed an $8 million funding round. In a statement issued at the time, Pierotti said the capital would help the company advance its electronic health record platform at a quicker pace, and more holistically.
“There are staggering hurdles to bringing advanced digital health solutions to market,” said Pierotti in a statement on Thursday. “Our combined company offers a complete, scalable platform to meet these challenges and enable data-driven healthcare in the cloud.”
The merger is designed to create a company that offers a self-service platform for securing cloud-based applications and integrating patient data from various sources. The move comes at a time when healthcare is migrating to the cloud: Reports show healthcare cloud spending will grow to $55 billion by 2025, and 84 percent of companies use multiple clouds. Still, patient data-related cloud application development has dragged due to complicated integration and compliance requirements.
“We give our customers a reliable partner for developing solutions that make use of patient data in the cloud,” said Good. “With our platform, previously cumbersome development processes become frictionless, resulting in enhanced, secure solutions at lower cost and with greater speed to market.”
It’s expected that each company will retain its existing customer base.
“We’ve had great success partnering with both Sansoro Health and Datica for data integration with our platforms,” said Jean-Claude Saghbini, CTO of Wolters Kluwer Health. “This [merger] has the opportunity to unlock tremendous innovation.”
The financial terms of the merger were not disclosed. The merged entity’s board will be composed of individuals from each company’s boards.