What You Should Know:
– Abacus Insights raises $35M in Series B funding for its data integration platform that enables health insurers to reconcile thousands of unique attributes to create a more personalized healthcare experience in everything from diabetes care and wellness programs to managing the COVID-19 pandemic.
– Abacus Insights’ data platform standardizes, curates, and enriches valuable healthcare data that is currently sitting idle, moving it out of restrictive silos, and securely into the cloud. It then combines and further enriches that data with hundreds of third-party data sources.
Abacus Insights, a Boston, MA-based data integration and interoperability platform that enables health plans and their providers to create a more personalized healthcare experience for consumers, today announced it has raised a $35 million Series B round led by new investor, Blue Venture Fund. The round also included existing investors CRV, .406 Ventures, Horizon Healthcare Services Inc., and Echo Health Ventures, a strategic collaboration of Cambia Health Solutions and Mosaic Health Solutions. The debt facility was provided by J.P. Morgan.
Helping Health Plans Become Engines of Healthcare Innovation
Legacy mainframe technology systems in place at many health plans have become a bottleneck. As a result, insurers, healthcare providers and patients are not benefitting from data in the way they should.
Founded in 2017 by serial physician entrepreneur Minalkumar Patel, Abacus Insights’ data platform standardizes, curates, and enriches valuable healthcare data that is currently sitting idle, moving it out of restrictive silos, and securely into the cloud. It then combines and further enriches that data with hundreds of third-party data sources.
Abacus’s connected and standardized platform enables health plans to integrate and share data with doctors’ offices, hospitals, urgent care clinics, pharmacies, dialysis centers, and labs along with numerous digital health applications. By establishing and maintaining secure connections to digital health applications, Abacus Insights enables health plans to become engines of healthcare innovation — providing accurate, reliable data used in everything from diabetes care management to wearables and wellness apps.
Eliminating Information Blocking & Powering Health Data Liberation
In early March, federal officials finalized two new rules that outlaw the practice of “information blocking” when patients request access to their medical data. While the government has mandated that health plans make a range of health information available to consumers — and in a form that’s easy to understand — most health plans, today, are not able to meet that requirement. What’s more, the security requirements around sharing sensitive data are likely to tighten, making it even harder over time.
Using the Abacus Insights platform, health plans are able to transition from sharing of incomplete, inaccurate and often redundant health data with members to sharing health information that is complete, reliable and actionable, in a secure way meeting the requirements laid out by the Federal government.
The funds will be used to scale the business, accelerate the capabilities and connections of its technology platform, and add to its roster of technology talent. The financing brings the under three-year-old Boston-based company’s total venture backing to $53 million.
“This new funding validates our company’s mission, which is to help health plans liberate health data,” said Dr. Minal Patel, founder and CEO of Abacus Insights. “Doing so allows consumers to make better health choices and physicians to make more informed treatment decisions.”
“Abacus Insights is a mission-driven company at the intersection of cloud computing, data and the discipline of healthcare. We know that each and every data point in a person’s health record is meaningful. We, and our health plan clients, share the belief that better data — means better care. This investment represents an important step in our goal to make healthcare deeply personal and local, creating an ‘n-of-1’ experience for all consumers.”