According to Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2/3 of emergency room trips for nursing home patients are avoidable, but nursing homes cannot take the risk of not calling 911. So, that’s where Call9 comes in. This tech-enabled healthcare service delivers immediate care to patients’ bedsides with its 24/7 on-demand access to emergency medicine physicians. In order to make this platform effective, patients are visited initially by a Call9 responder, equipped with a suite of diagnostics, who works with a physician remotely to administer coordinated care.
AlleyWatch spoke with CEO and founder Tim Peck about what it means to launch a telemedicine startup that is pioneering nursing home care.