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Alira Health acquires Italy-based Patchai, a cognitive platform embedding an empathetic virtual assistant for patient engagement and real-time data collection.
This marks Alira Health’s second digital health acquisition, furthering the company’s rapid expansion into patient-centric, technology-enabled solutions for healthcare providers, payers, and suppliers.
Alira Health, a Framingham, MA-based health care consultancy, announced that it has acquired Italy-based Patchai, a digital health technology company. Patchai offers intelligent digital health solutions that engage and empower patients in clinical research and care pathways, enabling better self-management of their health conditions, improving adherence to study protocols and care plans, while facilitating care delivery for clinicians with robust, real-time data.
Founded in 2018, Patchai’s vision is to make clinical research and routine care more engaging, smart and accessible to improve people’s quality of life. Patchai’s Co-PRO® suite of technologies personalizes the patient experience, ensuring high patient satisfaction and retention in decentralized clinical trials. Patchai has developed an intelligent platform embedding an empathetic virtual companion to deliver personalized human-centric interactions to patients and collect Real-World Data in real-time.
Preliminary data on patients using Patchai technology shows a patients’ protocol adherence up to 95%, significantly higher than other digital solutions on the market today and up to nine times higher than paper-based solutions. Patchai was accelerated by Plug and Play Tech Center in Silicon Valley and was a finalist at the Catapult Awards, one of the flagship programs of EIT Health. The company, now part of Alira Health, will continue to advance its technologies to offer scalable and modular solutions for Decentralized Clinical Research and Virtual standard care.
“Patchai’s mission is to advance life sciences with intelligent and human-centered solutions to channel and magnify the positive impact that bio-pharmaceutical companies, healthcare professionals and patients have on the future of health systems,” said Alessandro Monterosso, Co-Founder and CEO of Patchai. “We are extremely pleased to join Alira Health and be part of their mission to transform healthcare globally by engaging patients at every step of their journey.”