Center for Connected Health spinoff

The Center for Connected Health in Boston has its first spinoff, a managed health-care company interestingly called Hopskipconnect, to enable large employers to manage employee wellness through contextualized mobile messaging.  According to CCH’s director, Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Hopskipconnect has hired a CEO, Rick Lee, formerly of Magellan Health Services, and is near closing a $5 million Series A round of venture capital.  The pilot customer is EMC Corp. and the first test will be on remote blood pressure monitoring.  Also part of this is a licensing deal for core technology developed inside the Center for Connected Health, which presumably will be remote monitoring based, a major difference from other conventional corporate wellness programs. MHT-MassHighTech article. Wasting no time, Hopskipconnect is one of 12 finalists invited to present for the TripleTree I-Award from the Wireless-LifeSciences Alliance (WLSA) , May 11 at the WLSA Investor’s Meeting and Convergence Summit in San Diego.