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Hippo Technologies, Inc. Announces Investment by Ochsner Health in the Future of Virtual Care

October 26, 2022

Hippo is teaming up with Ochsner Health to deliver innovative Virtual Care technologies and clinical workflows to improve access to specialist care.
Initial pilot to focus on Increasing Access to High-Quality Neurology Care

SEATTLE, WA, October 26, 2022 – Hippo Technologies, Inc.™ (Hippo), a global virtual care company delivering solutions for healthcare and medical education leveraging next-generation voice and video-enabled wearable computing, today announced a seed-round investment by Ochsner Health, one of the nation’s leading health systems serving the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South. The two organizations will leverage the Hippo Virtual Care™ platform to improve patient access to specialist services and to advance clinician productivity, community outreach and population health.

Unlike traditional telehealth, which is generally suitable for simple care consultations, the Hippo Virtual Care solution combines hands-free, voice-activated, wearable headsets at the point of care with a clinical-grade platform to deliver a “through the eyes of the clinician” viewpoint. This allows first responders, healthcare workers at a rural clinic, or caregivers at home to livestream their activity to specialist colleagues back at the hospital for real-time consults on complex cases. This immersive virtual care experience increases access to specialty care in rural areas and results in faster diagnosis and treatment, ultimately improving patient outcomes and reducing the overall cost of care.

The collaboration between Ochsner and Hippo will focus on using the Hippo Virtual Care platform to create applications and connected health technologies to support advancements that will:

  • Increase clinician productivity with caregivers using Hippo voice-activated headsets and connected devices
  • Improve the delivery of care and quality outcomes with remote specialty consults
  • Improve the patient and clinician experience
  • Extend the effective reach of virtual medical education with remote teaching and proctoring

“Ochsner Health has a long history of innovation and a commitment to leveraging technology and new models of care to increase access to high-quality care,” says Aimee Quirk, CEO, Ochsner Ventures. “We look forward to the collaboration with Hippo Technologies to expand our advanced telehealth capabilities for Ochsner physicians and patients.”

“We are honored to be working together with Ochsner Health as we embark on a forward-thinking and transformative approach to healthcare delivery, bringing the specialist and care team to the patient wherever they are,” says Patrick Quinlan, MD, CEO and Co-founder of Hippo Technologies, Inc. “By simultaneously connecting physician specialists in the hospital and clinicians in the field with an immersive, multidisciplinary team-based experience, Hippo Virtual Care enables advanced remote collaboration to deliver the right diagnosis and treatment the first time, every time.”

Initially, the two organizations will focus on bringing a new model of Virtual Care to Ochsner Health’s Neurology services to connect Ochsner specialists with communities within Ochsner’s footprint. The program has the potential to expand to different uses cases and more communities across the health system to increase access for care delivery and medical education.

About Hippo Technologies, Inc.

Hippo Technologies, Inc., is a global virtual care company servicing the healthcare and medical education industries. The next-generation Hippo Virtual Care™ platform combines the most advanced voice-activated, Assisted Reality headsets and clinical-grade software allowing clinicians to collaborate remotely in real time to deliver patient care or train healthcare professionals. In addition to supporting the delivery of specialist care in the field, Hippo can integrate seamlessly with hospital systems and connected devices for a multitude of use cases in the hospital ER, OR, ICU, inpatient units, outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, and in the home. With staffing shortages and clinician burnout taking their toll on the healthcare workforce in the wake of COVID-19, Hippo’s solution effectively overcomes the barriers of time, distance and training to deliver specialist care wherever the patient is located. For more information on Hippo Technologies, Inc. and Hippo Virtual Care, please visit: myhippo.life.

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Media Contact (Hippo Technologies, Inc.)
Jeff Fishburn
jeff@myhippo.life

 

About Ochsner Health

Ochsner Health is an integrated healthcare system with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. Celebrating 80 years in 2022, it leads nationally in cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, liver and heart transplants and pediatrics, among other areas. Ochsner is consistently named both the top hospital and top children’s hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report. The not-for-profit organization is inspiring healthier lives and stronger communities. Its focus is on preventing diseases and providing patient-centered care that is accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner Health pioneers new treatments, deploys emerging technologies and performs groundbreaking research, including over 700 clinical studies. It has more than 36,000 employees and over 4,600 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties. It operates 47 hospitals and more than 370 health and urgent care centers across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Gulf South; and its cutting-edge Connected Health digital medicine program is caring for patients beyond its walls. In 2021, Ochsner Health treated more than 1 million people from every state and 75 countries. As Louisiana’s top healthcare educator, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. To learn more, visit www.ochsner.org.

Media Contact (Ochsner Health)
Kathryn Hobgood
kathryn.hobgood@ochsner.org