InTouch Health Announces Strategic Collaboration With Intuitive Surgical
Santa Barbara, CA, June 13, 2016 – InTouch Health, the leading specialty telehealth network and managed service provider, today announced that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISRG), which includes an investment by Intuitive Surgical in the company and a collaboration agreement to jointly develop patient informatics solutions for Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci® Surgical System.
The Intuitive Surgical investment will allow for, among other things, increased spending to enhance the functionality and scale of InTouch’s telehealth cloud. The collaboration activity will focus on accelerating development of new products including the delivery of data for surgeons in the form of 3D reconstructions of anatomical structures. These jointly developed solutions will be delivered over the InTouch telehealth cloud and network infrastructure.
“We are committed to providing hospitals and surgeons with new, innovative tools to improve patient outcomes,” said Brian Miller, Ph.D., senior vice president, product development at Intuitive Surgical. “This collaborative agreement and investment in InTouch is an exciting opportunity to leverage the thought leadership from two innovative companies to enhance data, imaging and telementoring solutions.”
“Intuitive Surgical is the global leader in robotic-assisted surgery,” said Yulun Wang, Ph.D., chairman and chief executive officer at InTouch Health. “Intuitive Surgical’s strategic investment and collaboration is a testament to the unique capabilities of the InTouch Telehealth Cloud to deliver real-time collaboration and patient informatics in mission critical healthcare applications.”