Plano’s VitalTech Partners with Minnesota-Based Sholom on Telehealth for Seniors

The fast-growing local healthtech startup will deliver a fully integrated care platform to Sholom—a provider of independent and assisted living housing for Minnesota seniors. By offering remote patient monitoring and digital care solutions, VitalTech aims to transform virtual health.

Plano-based VitalTech is making moves to become a market leader in all aspects of the virtual care industry.

The fast-growing startup this week announced a partnership with Sholom, a provider of independent and assisted living housing to seniors in Minnesota. The collaboration allows VitalTech to expand the footprint of its virtual care solutions with the addition of senior clients at home.

“We look forward to enhancing patient care together by providing their care teams with insight into an event that might otherwise not be detected, allowing for earlier intervention and better outcomes,” Ernie Ianace, VitalTech’s EVP of sales and marketing, said in a statement.

VitalCare improves health at home

VitalTech’s flagship proprietary platform, VitalCare, offers care providers a way to streamline workflows and improve patient outcomes. The company calls it “the industry’s first fully integrated virtual care platform,” offering digital care solutions that aim to totally transform the approach to virtual health.

VitalCare’s capabilities include streamlined workflows, remote patient monitoring, video appointments, surveys and messaging, record keeping, and biometric reading. The goal is to save caregivers time in managing chronic conditions, while improving health-related outcomes that boost overall patient safety. VitalCare also aims to lower the cost of care.

Co-founded in 2018 by James Hamilton and Dr. Anjan Panneer Selvam, VitalCare serves nursing facilities, home health providers, physicians, and senior living facilities. Its suite of services are all geared toward the remote management of health and wellness.

Additional VitalTech products include smart biomedical wearables that monitor the vitals of aging adults in real time.

Hamilton—who has eight startups with successful exits on his resume—has spent three decades in the tech industry. In August, he transitioned from the role of CEO to board member. Selvam, an inventor on more than 25 patents and patent applications, is VitalTech’s current CTO.

Steven Scott succeeded Hamilton as CEO. Scott has more than three decades of experience in healthtech, most recently serving as the president and CEO of PointRight.

“I’m excited to lead VitalTech into this next chapter and continue to transform virtual care in our industry,” Scott said at the time of the announcement. “James Hamilton and the team at VitalTech have created an important technology resource for health systems, payers, clinicians, care givers and patients to leverage in improving value-based care initiatives. The company is very well positioned to rapidly expand its remote patient monitoring solution sets and create additional value through improved outcomes.”

Telehealth project supported by The Legacy Heritage fund

Sholom offers high-quality elder care via its Twin Cities locations. Its continuum of care includes senior apartment homes, assisted living, short-term rehab facilities, nursing, hospice services, memory tending, and meals on wheels.

Sholom Home Care, the company’s private home healthcare service, which is Medicare-certified, will use VitalCare to give patients the ability to access telehealth at home. The companies hope the partnership will make it easier for patients to virtually interact with care managers.

“VitalCare offers an easy-to-use, patient-centric solution that enables our care team to individualize each care plan,” Barbara Klick, CEO of Sholom, said in a statement. “Our goal is to help our patients/residents stabilize their health and reach their maximum level of functionality and independence, as well as deliver the highest quality of care. all from the comfort of their own home.”

The collaboration was supported by The Legacy Heritage fund from Legacy Heritage Project Accelerate, a national program for mid-sized, second-stage Jewish nonprofits. It supports the development of organizations in impacting their individual fields, along with the Jewish community.

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