A Mayo Clinic clinical team is launching a new company to provide clinical decision support tools for the ICU, operating room and emergency department. The startup is backed with $1.1 million in seed funding from Mayo Clinic and Silicon Valley investors, the Social+Capital Partnership, and nonprofit Rock Health. The idea behind the company Ambient Clinical Analytics is to take clinical decision support to the patient’s bedside.
A group of physicians from the Mayo Clinic have teamed up with Silicon Valley investors to launch a startup. The new entity, dubbed Ambient Clinical Analytics, raised $1.1 million in funding this weekend. The funding came from many of the usual suspects in digital health (the snazzier term for “health IT”): The Social+Capital Partnership, accelerator program Rock Health and Mayo Clinic, along with some unnamed Silicon Valley venture capitalists. Halle Tecco, cofounder of Rock Health, said she’s long been impressed with the Mayo Clinic’s “entrepreneurial spirit.” Ambient Clinical is a “product of that,” she said by email.