Welcome!

News Feed Item

Next Wave Health Forms Software Company to Develop Cloud-Based Social Media Platform for Healthcare Industry

Healthcare Innovator Ivo Nelson Acquires Digiapolis IT Assets; Forms Smart Social Media, Inc.

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 09/11/13 -- Next Wave Health (http://www.nextwavehealth.com), an investment advisory firm and innovator in healthcare information technology, today announced that it has formed Smart Social Media, Inc. (SSM), a software company based in Minneapolis, Minn., dedicated to developing a social media platform (SSM 2.0) that will transform the way hospitals, patients, and healthcare IT departments collaborate and share information. Next Wave Health purchased an existing social media platform (OneXPage) from Digiapolis, Inc. in order to develop the first enterprise social media platform tailored specifically to the unique needs of the healthcare market.

SSM 2.0 is a mobile and web-based social media platform that facilitates the creation of customizable, collaborative (peer-to-peer and enterprise) social experiences to address the complex challenges of healthcare delivery and information management. The cloud-based application is accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers. The first application built upon the SSM 2.0 engine will be released in mid-October.

SSM is the brainchild of Ivo Nelson, a 28-year healthcare industry veteran, and Eric Lopez, a Minneapolis-based entrepreneur. As CEO, Lopez brings to SSM more than 30 years' experience in developing and marketing enterprise software solutions, with expertise in social media and collaboration.

"As the healthcare industry embraces the social media paradigm, collaboration has become a cornerstone of establishing and adopting best practices," said Lopez. "SSM 2.0 will revolutionize how patients, doctors, and hospital IT departments share information by helping them create custom communities that foster alliances between peers and advisors."

Unlike other social sites, the SSM 2.0 platform is built to accommodate the specific regulatory, security, and privacy requirements of the healthcare industry. SSM will also use the platform as a foundation for custom development of social media applications within health systems.

"Enterprise social media will be a new-term game changer for healthcare due to its ability to link people who might otherwise not be linked, crowd source innovation and problem solving, allow for information sharing and education, and build relationships through communities of people who share common challenges," said Next Wave Health founder Nelson. "We can expect this part of the healthcare market to explode as people become savvy about how drastically enterprise social media can improve efficiencies."

About Next Wave Health
Next Wave Health provides start-up healthcare technology companies with initial funding and growth capital, experienced industry advisors, and operational services that support business development and growth. Next Wave Health currently serves as a strategic advisor or investor for several healthcare technology companies, including Encore Health Resources, Health Care DataWorks, MedSynergies, HealthPost, and SCI Solutions. For more information, visit www.nextwavehealth.com.

About Smart Social Media, Inc.
SSM is a wholly-owned software development company of Next Wave Health based in Minneapolis, Minn., that focuses on the healthcare industry. Its social media platform, SSM 2.0, is designed to address the complex challenges of healthcare delivery and management by providing custom, interactive peer-to-peer and enterprise social experiences for hospitals and healthcare IT users. For more information, visit www.smartsocialmedia.com.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi, the leading provider the Internet of Things and Digital Transformation, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help globa...
Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across supply chain networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost and time for product recall as well as advance trade. Are you curious about Blockchain and how it can provide you with new opportunities for innovation and growth? In her session at 20th Cloud Exp...
Cloud promises the agility required by today’s digital businesses. As organizations adopt cloud based infrastructures and services, their IT resources become increasingly dynamic and hybrid in nature. Managing these require modern IT operations and tools. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Raj Sundaram, Senior Principal Product Manager at CA Technologies, will discuss how to modernize your IT operations in order to proactively manage your hybrid cloud and IT environments. He will be sharing be...
Back in February of 2017, Andrew Clay Schafer of Pivotal tweeted the following: “seriously tho, the whole software industry is stuck on deployment when we desperately need architecture and telemetry.” Intrigue in a 140 characters. For me, I hear Andrew saying, “we’re jumping to step 5 before we’ve successfully completed steps 1-4.”
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker c...
Five years ago development was seen as a dead-end career, now it’s anything but – with an explosion in mobile and IoT initiatives increasing the demand for skilled engineers. But apart from having a ready supply of great coders, what constitutes true ‘DevOps Royalty’? It’ll be the ability to craft resilient architectures, supportability, security everywhere across the software lifecycle. In his keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Jeffrey Scheaffer, GM and SVP, Continuous Delivery Busine...
NHK, Japan Broadcasting, will feature the upcoming @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley in a special 'Internet of Things' and smart technology documentary that will be filmed on the expo floor between November 3 to 5, 2015, in Santa Clara. NHK is the sole public TV network in Japan equivalent to the BBC in the UK and the largest in Asia with many award-winning science and technology programs. Japanese TV is producing a documentary about IoT and Smart technology and will be covering @ThingsExpo Silicon Val...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In his Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will explore t...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi, the leading provider the Internet of Things and Digital Transformation, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help globa...
As pervasive as cloud technology is -- and as persuasive as the arguments are for using it -- the cloud has its limits. Some companies will always have security concerns about storing data in the cloud and certain high-transaction applications will always be better suited for on-premises storage. Those statements were among the bottom-line takeaways delivered at Cloud Expo this week, a three day, bi-annual event focused on cloud technologies, adoption and associated challenges.
The age of Digital Disruption is evolving into the next era – Digital Cohesion, an age in which applications securely self-assemble and deliver predictive services that continuously adapt to user behavior. Information from devices, sensors and applications around us will drive services seamlessly across mobile and fixed devices/infrastructure. This evolution is happening now in software defined services and secure networking. Four key drivers – Performance, Economics, Interoperability and Trust ...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi LTD., will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) will be featuring the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) portfolio. This is the industry’s only offering that allows organizations to bring together object storage, file sync and share, cloud storage gateways, and sophisticated search an...