Bethlehem, PA, January 11, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Care Technology Solutions, LLC became Xverity, Inc., effective January 1, 2017, Joe Cellucci, co-founder and CEO, announced today. The company has also relocated its headquarters from Fort Washington, PA, to Ben Franklin TechVentures
®, a business incubator/post-incubator facility on Lehigh University’s campus in Bethlehem, PA. The name change and move are coincident with a $100K investment by Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Xverity's Patient@Home platform activates patient engagement in an at-home setting by integrating with disconnected care providers and Uberized social services. The company's patented, advanced platform accommodates the growing aging-in-place preference among the nation's burgeoning 50+ population, especially those who require in-home medical and other support services.
“By seamlessly blending virtually all aspects of the patient experience, Xverity is pioneering the Uberization of integrated services of at-home healthcare,” Cellucci said. “Creating a patient-centric ecosystem through our platform produces measurable benefits by avoiding unnecessary, costly hospital re-admissions and allowing service providers to deploy resources quickly and efficiently. Xverity is taking aging-in-place and at-home care to a higher level. The goal is to activate patients outside of the clinical-coordinated care models to produce an exceptional patient experience,” Cellucci said.
Citing recent remarks by Neal Patterson, chairman and CEO of Cerner Corporation, a leading health IT company, about the need to engage patients in their care, Cellucci said that the dominance of EHRs in health care has to be tempered with the recognition that health records exist to enable better patient care.
Cellucci added that Mr. Patterson, himself a cancer patient, said it best when he spoke at the 2016 Cerner Healthcare Conference: “The EHR needs to make medicine faster and safer, and there needs to be more participation from the patient….We’ve been through the digitization of healthcare. Now we’re going to make being a patient a new experience.”
Xverity is continually building personalized applications on its advanced technology platform for its initial target markets: PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly), a Medicare and Medicaid program that helps people meet their health care needs in the community instead of going to a nursing home or other care facility; ACOs (Accountable Care Organizations), groups of doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers who come together voluntarily to give coordinated, high quality care to their Medicare patients, and in-home care organizations that provide people with medical and non-medical products and services they need for their physical and emotional well being.
“We believe the timing is perfect for Xverity because the transformative changes occurring in health care are driving the trend to aging-in-place among the nation’s 100 million people 50 years and older. Add the expected seismic political and ideological shifts in Washington and the opportunity for our solution is exponentially greater than it was when we started almost two years ago,” Cellucci said.