Detroit’s Henry Ford Health to Make Ultrasounds More Accessible Through Partnership

Henry Ford Health (HFH) in Detroit is partnering with Exo, a health information and device company in Redwood City, Calif., to make ultrasound technology simpler so more caregivers can use it to improve patient outcomes at the point of care.
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The partnership between Henry Ford Health and Exo will allow ultrasounds to be performed from handheld device. // Courtesy of Exo
The partnership between Henry Ford Health and Exo will allow ultrasounds to be performed from handheld device. // Courtesy of Exo

Henry Ford Health (HFH) in Detroit is partnering with Exo, a health information and device company in Redwood City, Calif., to make ultrasound technology simpler so more caregivers can use it to improve patient outcomes at the point of care.

Exo will partner with Henry Ford Innovations (HFI), HFH’s commercialization arm, to make ultrasound easier to perform with artificial intelligence, validate cutting-edge ultrasound technology through large-scale deployment, and educate the next generation of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) users.

“As a long-standing leader in ultrasound and workflow management, we look forward to collaborating with Exo. Our collective vision to improve patient outcomes through the innovative power of ultrasound technology has boundless potential,” says Lisa Prasad, vice president and chief innovation officer of HFH.

Exo’s end-to-end solution encompasses Exo Works, an intuitive ultrasound workflow solution that streamlines documentation, billing, and quality assurance all in one platform, a handheld ultrasound device that delivers powerful imaging at a fraction of the cost of cart-based systems, and AI and education that simplifies the user experience to bolster adoption.

“POCUS adoption has been hindered for far too long with high costs, large machine sizes, inefficient workflows, and the need for significant training,” says Dr. Dan Siegal, chief medical officer for HFI and vice chair for the department of radiology at HFH.

“Exo addresses these challenges with its end-to-end POCUS solution and thoughtful approach to scaling the technology for large health systems like ours. By partnering with Exo, we can access novel technology that will impact patient care and help shape ultrasound innovations and training for future users.” 

The Henry Ford project team driving this initiative includes Dr. Chris Clark and Dr. Harish Kinni from the department of emergency medicine, and Vikas Relan, project director from HFI.

“This partnership will put powerful medical imaging into the hands of caregivers,” says Sandeep Akkaraju, co-founder and CEO of Exo. “With Henry Ford’s unmatched medical expertise, numerous care facilities, and commitment to education, we can prove the value of our ultrasound technology at scale and lay the groundwork for the future of medical imaging.”

To learn more about Exo, visit exo.inc.

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