Eurekan Big Data Strategies, a startup that’s using big data to help customers better manage their health data, is now looking to expand into the medical device space.
The company, which raised $6.5 million in January, said it will begin using its data to manage the care of a new patient group, and is currently recruiting people to be its CIO.
Eureka’s chief data officer, Sam Fink, said in a blog post that the company has also hired a former Google engineer to join the company as chief data architect, to work on “building a data driven business.”
Euromonitor predicts that health care costs are expected to rise 10% by 2025, with the majority of that growth coming from older people and people with chronic conditions.
“We want to be able to leverage the data to give people better information, more targeted care, and better outcomes,” Fink wrote in the blog post.
Fink said Eurekas focus on “medical device management” will give it a unique opportunity to build on the health information it already has.
“The medical device industry is rapidly changing, and the next big thing is that we have to think of health and wellness as the future,” he wrote.
“We are looking for smart people with experience building data and building apps to help build that future.
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