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Caregility Announces Release of Version 1.9 of iObserver Virtual Observation Application

Eatontown, N.J. – Nov. 19, 2020 – Caregility, a clinical collaboration and communications company moving the access point of care closer to the patient, announces the release of version 1.9 of its iObserver application, a continuous virtual observation and communications system for remotely monitoring at-risk patients. iObserver allows clinical teams to remotely observe up to 12 patient rooms on a single screen with two-way audio and video support through the Caregility Platform, a purpose-built, HIPAA-compliant telehealth ecosystem for the entire healthcare continuum.

Caregility leveraged thousands of hours of customer input to build new features and capability into the iObserver v1.9 release. The new version will enhance patient and provider experience and application flexibility with the goals of minimizing adverse events, easing provider burden, and reducing healthcare costs by enabling care teams to do more with less.

Costs associated with patient sitting are rarely reimbursed and often unbudgeted. With expenses for in-room patient sitters running into the millions, this can have a significant impact on a hospital’s bottom-line and direct care resources. One Caregility healthcare customer, after deploying iObserver, reported that in eight months of use their unbudgeted sitter hours dropped by 75% with no falls or adverse events.

iObserver enables cost-effective virtual observation across a broad spectrum of use cases, including but not limited to:

• Clinical deterioration/rapid response events
• Fall prevention/elopement
• COVID isolation room – bedside support and room visualization
• Overflow capacity management
• Risk to self, from others, or to others

“Caregility is committed to investing in accelerated development that takes into account the experience from both the clinical perspective and the patient perspective,” said Sudhir Ahuja, SVP of Product Development at Caregility. “The iObserver v1.9 release is a great example of taking that input and turning it into a reality for our customers.”

To see a demonstration of how iObserver can help your health system protect patients and drive down costs, as well as unique options we have to help you deal with rising COVID cases with our bedside application that turns any iPad in to a secure communications device in patient rooms, contact Caregility at (732) 440-8040, info@caregility.com or https://caregility.com/contact-us/.

About Caregility

Caregility (www.caregility.com) is a clinical collaboration and communications company moving the access point of care closer to the patient. Leveraging over eight years of experience in clinical environments, the Caregility telehealth platform is a purpose-built ecosystem for the entire healthcare continuum. The platform provides secure, reliable two-way audio and video communication designed for any device and clinical workflow, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Today, Caregility supports more than 2 million video sessions annually and has deployed over 9,000 access points of care systems across the US. From critical and acute, to urgent and emergent, to post-acute and ambulatory, and to the home, Caregility is helping transform the delivery of patient care everywhere. Follow Caregility on Twitter at @caregility.

Contact:
Kelly McDermott
kmcdermott@caregility.com
703-505-3133

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Yorktel Celebrates the Launch of a New Subsidiary Focused on Telehealth Communications

Caregility to enable virtual care solutions for healthcare industry, as Yorktel retains focus on building and supporting next generation IT services and solutions.

Caregility President & COO, Mike Brandofino and CEO, Ron Gaboury

Eatontown, NJ(September 19, 2019) Yorktel, a leading provider of IT services and solutions to include managed services for enterprise, healthcare, and public sector customers worldwide, announced the spin-off of its extremely successful healthcare practice to form a new company, Caregility. The new company will be comprised of Yorktel’s entire healthcare practice team and focus on enabling end-to-end virtual care and communication solutions to the healthcare industry. Both Caregility and Yorktel will be separate subsidiaries of YTC Holdings.

Poised for growth in a rapidly expanding market, Caregility has developed a platform with a suite of software and related services which is offered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) business model to better serve its healthcare customer base. The new business structure has Caregility leveraging and extending Yorktel’s incumbent healthcare expertise, while enabling Yorktel to focus on growing its closely-knit set of AV, IT and collaboration solutions.

Ron Gaboury, who is CEO of Yorktel, will remain CEO of the entire organization, working with each subsidiaries’ leadership team to direct company strategy and business objectives while monitoring overall corporate performance. “We are proud of what Yorktel has accomplished in the development of UHE, our telehealth platform, and its associated applications and solutions,” said Yorktel CEO Ron Gaboury. “Our initial investments enabled us to establish a robust product road map, and we are excited to see where we can take the line of business. With that in mind, management decided this was the perfect time to move the healthcare practice into a separate organization and seek additional investment. This new investment will allow us to expand our development team, enhance our support infrastructure and pursue healthcare focused sales and marketing efforts.”

Michael Brandofino, formerly COO of Yorktel, has been named President and COO of Caregility, while Ken Scaturro, currently CRO of Yorktel, has been named President and COO of Yorktel. “For the past several years, we’ve had the privilege of working with healthcare organizations who are pioneers in the telehealth industry,” Brandofino said. “As a result, we’ve developed a robust technology road map containing solutions that have never been offered in the marketplace. As demand for seamless video communication continues to become a core requirement in all manner of patient care, these solutions will continue to resonate and bring meaningful value to healthcare organizations. This is a very exciting time to be in this industry and I’m looking forward to leading the Caregility team towards helping healthcare providers with their mission of providing quality care and enhanced patient outcomes.”

According to a recent Market Insightsreportfrom the American Hospital Association Center for Health Innovation, telehealth has become critical to health care transformation as a strategy to improve access and value and cost reductions. Telehealth is becoming the patient’s “point of access for urgent care, triage for emergent conditions, specialty consults, post-discharge management, medication education, behavioral health counseling, chronic care management and more.” Caregility’s mission aligns with its focus on moving the access point of care closer to the patient across the care continuum, using its universal communications platform and a vast network of access point of care systems.

“Over the years, Yorktel has made strategic investments in its healthcare practice, enabling it to offer customers innovative technology and differentiated business models in a highly competitive marketplace,” explains Ira M. Weinstein, founder and managing partner of analyst firm Recon Research. “Spinning off its highly successful healthcare division is a wise move that will allow Yorktel, and the newly formed Caregility, to focus on their core areas of expertise.”

“As enterprises continue to transform their workplaces and embrace innovative collaboration techniques that enhance productivity, Yorktel is ideally positioned to drive change management and influence user adoption,” said Scaturro. “Our success in the healthcare industry is another demonstration of Yorktel’s commitment to innovation, and we will continue to deliver creative and timely solutions and services to our customers.”

To learn more about Caregility, visitwww.caregility.com

To learn more about Yorktel, visitwww.yorktel.com

About Yorktel

For over 35 years, Yorktel (www.yorktel.com) has been a leader in helping enterprise, healthcare, and federal government customers plan, navigate and successfully execute their digital workplace transformation initiatives. Our global team works with yours to ensure all aspects of these initiatives, including systems evaluations, network preparedness, technology assessments, change management planning, device and network management and monitoring have been addressed. We then design, integrate and manage the communication and collaboration solutions that keep you connected and moving forward. For more information, visit Yorktel online at http://www.yorktel.com or email learnmore@yorktel.com. Follow Yorktel on Twitter: @yorktelcorp.

About Caregility

Caregility (www.caregility.com) is a clinical collaboration and communications company moving the access point of care closer to the patient. Leveraging its eight years of experience in clinical environments, Caregility’s core offering, the UHE Platform, is a purpose-built ecosystem for the entire healthcare continuum. The UHE Platform provides secure, reliable two-way audio and video communication designed for any device and clinical workflow, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Today, Caregility supports 6,500 access points of care systems across the US. From ambulatory/acute/ICU/post-acute care settings to virtual care operation centers to patients in the home, Caregility is helping transform patient care delivery. For more information, visit www.caregility.com. Follow Caregility on Twitter: @caregility.

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Chip Ganassi Racing Announces Partnerships with Caregility & Yorktel

Contacts: Jeff Dowling at Chip Ganassi Racing, jdowling@ganassi.com
Kelly McDermott at Yorktel & Caregility, kmcdermott@yorktel.com

CONCORD, N.C. (Sept 4, 2020) – Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today it has entered into partnerships with two organizations: Caregility, a clinical collaboration and communications company and Yorktel, a leading provider of collaboration and managed service solutions. Both companies are owned by YTC Holdings.

Yorktel has a 35-year history partnering with customers across the globe to design, develop and manage digital transformation solutions that increase user productivity in the modern workplace. The company has a deep pedigree in collaboration technologies that has proven critical for business, government, education and healthcare operations continuity, particularly during the COVID crisis. Their extensive knowledge in collaboration technologies has allowed them to develop easy to use work from home solutions and enhanced webcasting and streaming media solutions that have become critical needs during this pandemic.

Caregility offers a cloud-based Platform as a Service solution specifically designed to support two-way audio and video communication for telehealth applications. The company’s communications platform was created to enhance the experience of both the patient and the provider in virtually any remote telehealth situation from the ICU to the home. Caregility’s telehealth solution has enabled healthcare providers to quickly scale during the current COVID-19 pandemic, enabling them to provide virtual care for hundreds of thousands of patients across the US.

The partnership with Yorktel and Caregility includes branding on the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, driven by former Daytona 500 and NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) Champion Kurt Busch, beginning with and throughout the 10 races that make-up the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs. The 2020 NASCAR season is a milestone year for Kurt Busch as he made his 700th start at the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 5th. Busch is one of only 17 drivers in NASCAR history to reach the 700-start milestone. Busch will also make his eighth consecutive and 14th overall appearance in the NCS Playoffs.
“In the new business environment of virtual distancing, remote collaboration, and “work anywhere” initiatives, we are looking for new and innovative ways to build awareness of the Yorktel and Caregility brands,” commented Ron Gaboury, CEO, Yorktel & Caregility. “We are looking forward to using the Ganassi Racing platform as a means to broaden the reach and impact of both companies.”

“We’re excited to have Yorktel and Caregility join the organization,” commented Doug Duchardt, COO, Chip Ganassi Racing. “To have their partnership begin as we kick-off the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs is certainly a fun way to mark the occasion. With everything that our country has been through this year, it is enlightening to begin learning about what the respective companies offer to enterprise, Public sector, and healthcare providers in these challenging times. We look forward to growing the partnership through the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs and beyond.”

About Yorktel

For over 35 years, Yorktel (www.yorktel.com) has been a leader in helping enterprise, healthcare, education and public sector customers plan, navigate and successfully execute their digital workplace transformation initiatives. Our global team works with yours to ensure all aspects of these initiatives, including systems evaluations, network preparedness, technology assessments, change management planning, device and network management and monitoring have been addressed. We then design, integrate and manage the IT solutions that enable your connected workforce. For more information, visit Yorktel. www.yorktel.com and follow Yorktel on Twitter: @yorktelcorp.

About Caregility

Caregility (www.caregility.com) is a clinical collaboration and communications company moving the access point of care closer to the patient. Leveraging over eight years of experience in clinical environments, Caregility’s core offering, the UHE Platform, is a purpose-built ecosystem for the entire healthcare continuum. The UHE Platform provides secure, reliable two-way audio and video communication designed for any device and clinical workflow, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Today, Caregility supports thousands access points of care systems across the US. From ambulatory/acute/ICU/post-acute care settings to virtual care operation centers to patients in the home, Caregility is helping transform patient care delivery. For more information, visit Caregility. www.caregility.com or Twitter: @caregility.

About Chip Ganassi Racing

Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 30 years and is considered one of the most successful as well as innovative owners the sport has anywhere in the world. Today his teams include three cars in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and two cars in the NASCAR Cup Series. Overall, his teams have 19 championships and more than 220 victories, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400, eight Rolex 24 At Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ganassi boasts state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis, and Concord, N.C., with a corporate office in Pittsburgh. For more information log onto www.www.chipganassiracing.com.

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Caregility Announces Release of Version 1.6 of the UHE Virtual Care Platform

The release includes new iConsult Desktop and iConsult Bedside apps along with new features to boost telehealth workflow flexibility.

Eatontown, N.J. – July 28, 2020 – Caregility, a clinical collaboration and communications company moving the access point of care closer to the patient, announces the release of version 1.6 of its patented UHETM telehealth platform. Caregility’s UHE platform is a comprehensive, HIPAA-compliant visual communications system that connects all patient and clinician environments into one universal service. Attached to the service are Caregility’s Access Point of Care Systems (APS), which are healthcare purpose-built, two-way, video-enabled devices that can be portable or mounted on a wall or cart, enabling the point of care to be anywhere the patient is located.

The UHE 1.6 release brings several new features and product enhancements to the virtual care platform, including:

  • iConsult Desktop webapp, which provides the ability to initiate calls from desktop computers to APSs as well as other desktop computers and mobile devices.
  • iConsult Bedside, a patient-facing application that turns a mobile device (iOS and Android) at the patient bedside into a UHE APS enables remote clinicians to communicate on demand with a patient or bedside staff. The app also offers patients options to request a video consult with clinicians and to initiate a video visit with loved ones without the need for a staff member to enter the room, thereby minimizing risk to caregivers working in COVID-19 environments.
  • Enhancements to the iObserver user interface designed to increase ease-of-use and efficiency.
  • New pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera control functionality in iConsult Mobile, which includes access to the mobile device’s front and back cameras.
  • New control protocol integrations to enable compatibility with more third-party PTZ cameras.

“We are excited to add new applications that help expand the flexibility of our UHE platform, allowing us to provide new workflows that include patient-facing tools,” said Sudhir Ahuja, SVP of Product Development at Caregility. “The release also brings new features and enhancements that help shape our iObserver and iConsult applications to meet the everchanging requirements of telehealth.”

Learn more at www.caregility.com.

About Caregility

Caregility (www.caregility.com) is a clinical collaboration and communications company moving the access point of care closer to the patient. Leveraging over eight years of experience in clinical environments, Caregility’s core telehealth offering, the UHE Platform, is a purpose-built ecosystem for the entire healthcare continuum. The UHE Platform provides secure, reliable two-way audio and video communication designed for any device and clinical workflow, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Today, Caregility supports more than 2 million video sessions annually and has deployed over 9,000 access points of care systems across the US. From critical and acute, to urgent and emergent, to post-acute and ambulatory, and to the home, Caregility is helping transform the delivery of patient care everywhere. Follow Caregility on Twitter @caregility.

Contact:
Kelly McDermott
kmcdermott@caregility.com
703-505-3133

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Caregility Adds Single Sign-On and Multi-Factor Authentication to Telehealth Platform

Enhancements to the clinical collaboration platform improve security and usability for clinician and patient end users.

EATONTOWN, N.J., June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Caregility, a clinical collaboration and communications company focused on providing secure, reliable two-way audio and video communications for any device and clinical workflow, in both inpatient and outpatient settings, announces single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) functionality for its telehealth platform. SSO enhancements will allow end users to log into the platform using a single set of credentials to gain access to the various apps, websites, and data for which they have permissions. The feature improves security and system usability, as well as employee satisfaction by mitigating password fatigue. SSO enables organizations governed by HIPAA to increase control over user access to certain information and more easily enforce password change policies.

New MFA features similarly reinforce security. MFA will require Platform users to provide an additional factor to verify their identity beyond entering a password. This can include a code generated by a one-time email password (OTP), or a SMS message to a specific mobile phone. The additional security measure reduces the risk of compromised passwords, granting healthcare organizations an additional layer of protection against cybersecurity attack.

“As telehealth and remote engagement tools become ubiquitous in healthcare, ensuring the security of these patient engagement forums is paramount,” said Bin Guan, Caregility CTO. “Recent news regarding privacy shortcomings among widely used video conferencing platforms has heightened end-user awareness of potential security threats. The latest Platform enhancements have been implemented to reinforce provider and consumer confidence in the security of their information across Caregility’s entire ecosystem.”

The Platform is a comprehensive platform that provides video-enabled communications tools to empower clinicians, patients, care coordinators, family members, and virtual sitters with an intuitive, nonintrusive, and secure interface that can be used within a healthcare facility as well as remote, outpatient settings. The new SSO and MFA functionality demonstrates Caregility’s ongoing commitment to patient and clinician experience and security.

To learn about additional security considerations when evaluating a telehealth video application, download the white paperTelehealth Video Application Securityor contact Caregility at 732-440-8040 or atinfo@caregility.com.

About Caregility

Caregility is a clinical collaboration and communications company focused on enabling the shortest and fastest path of care for patients with the right caregiver and treatment plan. Leveraging our eight years of experience in clinical environments as part of our parent company, Yorktel, our core offering, the Platform, is a purpose-built ecosystem for the entire healthcare continuum.

The Platform provides secure, reliable two-way audio and video communication designed for any device and clinical workflow, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Today, Caregility supports more than 2 million video sessions and has deployed more than 9,000 access points of care systems across the US. Fromcritical and acute,tourgent and emergent,to post-acute and ambulatory, andtothe home,Caregility is helping transform the delivery of patient care everywhere.

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Caregility Ramps Up Production of Slimline Mobile Telehealth Carts

Spurred by increased demand for telehealth solutions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company continues to enhance offerings by delivering endpoints designed for maximum mobility and safety.

Eatontown, N.J. – May 20, 2020 – Caregility, a clinical collaboration and communications company focused on providing secure, reliable, two-way audio and video communications for any device and clinical workflow, in both inpatient and outpatient settings, announces availability of the Caregility APS250C Slim Mobile Cart. The company has already shipped hundreds of units to hospitals across the nation that are looking for ways to leverage technology in their fight against COVID-19. At 69 inches high with a width and depth of under 18 inches, the minimalist design of the mobile telehealth cart offers maximum agility, enabling clinicians to bring the Access Point of Care System (APS) directly into any patient environment.

The purpose-built cart includes a 1080p full HD 20x zoom PTZ camera; an echo cancelling, noise reduction microphone and speaker; and 13-inch full HD LCD touch tablet with anti-microbial enclosure running Caregility’s patented software.

These carts were designed specifically for rapid deployment in a variety of patient environments for care of COVID-19 affected patients. The mobile telehealth carts eliminate the need for permanent hardware installation and are used to establish a virtual connection to care for patients, reducing the frequency of clinician staff exposure to COVID-19 and use of limited Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The carts have proven invaluable as provider organizations work to quickly scale virtual care operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Paired with Caregility’s cloud-based solutions, the carts are quickly activated for live use the same day they arrive.

“This pandemic has quickly changed how care is delivered, in turn, this created the need for rapid deployment of virtual care at the patient’s bedside for a variety of reasons,” said Caregility VP of Clinical Solutions Wendy Deibert. “Each of our solutions are designed to fit this very need – easy to deploy within hours, secure, simple to use and able to keep everyone connected in the time when social distancing is a must.”

Caregility has a complete line-up of telehealth carts and wall-mounted systems. These bedside access points of care can be used for any virtual care or clinical workflow. Available features include:

  • Far-end camera control to pan, tilt, and zoom
  • Presets for preferred camera positions
  • Far-end audio control of APS speaker and microphone
  • On-demand buttons at the APS to request a remote video session
  • IR lights and night vision
  • Proactive monitoring and management of APS to ensure high availability
  • Conferencing capabilities to add participants, including other clinicians, interpreters, and family members
  • Always on and available, and capable of extended call durations (hours/days)

To access a special program for healthcare systems needing to rapidly deploy telehealth or to learn more about how Caregility can help your healthcare organization stand up or expand virtual care operations, call (732) 440-8040, email info@caregility.com, or visit https://caregility.com/contact-us/.

About Caregility

Caregility is a clinical collaboration and communications company moving the access point of care closer to the patient. Leveraging over eight years of experience in clinical environments, Caregility’s core telehealth offering, the Platform, is a purpose-built ecosystem for the entire healthcare continuum. The Platform provides secure, reliable two-way audio and video communication designed for any device and clinical workflow, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Today, Caregility supports over 8,000 access points of care systems and over 2 million video sessions annually across the U.S. From critical and acute, to urgent and emergent, to post-acute and ambulatory, and to the home, Caregility is helping transform the delivery of patient care everywhere. Follow Caregility on Twitter @caregility.

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Caregility Announces New Features in HIPAA Compliant iConsult Mobile App to help in fight against COVID-19

iConsult Mobile turns virtually any iOS or Android tablet into a virtual access point

iConsult Mobile App for Telehealth

Eatontown, N.J. – April 1, 2020 – Caregility, a clinical collaboration and communications company focused on providing secure, reliable two-way audio and video communications for any device and clinical workflow, in both inpatient and outpatient settings, announces it has developed new features to address the challenges of using existing tablets as access points for virtual care in patient rooms. The new features enable secure remote calling into the patient’s room without the need for a staff member to enter the room to answer or launch the call. In addition, there is a soft touch call button that sends a request to clinical staff to virtually visit the patient. iConsult mobile is an extension of iConsult, Caregility’s virtual on-demand clinician application that gives full control of a video consult experience to providers. With iConsult Mobile, clinicians and family members can be included from virtually any mobile device.

Designed specifically for clinicians, iConsult Mobile is available for both iOS and Android devices. The application gives clinicians multiple options to initiate on-demand consults over a secure, HIPAA compliant connection to patients or other clinicians. From their mobile devices, clinicians can connect directly with patient bedside camera systems while maintaining complete far-end PTZ camera and audio control. Clinicians can also initiate care coordination with other clinicians both inside a health system or across to other health systems. And, clinicians can invite guests such as family members directly into video calls. If needed, all three options can be initiated within the same call.

“When we realized that our customers were using unsecured video solutions in COVID-19 patient rooms, we felt obligated to figure out a way to minimize the risk,” commented Caregility President and COO Mike Brandofino. “The entire company rallied with the guidance of our team of experienced clinical nurses to quickly develop features specifically designed to enable secure virtual care of patients while minimizing the need to enter patient rooms. We believe this will significantly help in the battle against COVID-19.”

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Caregility Announces Release of Version 1.5 of the Platform

Release includes new features and greater telehealth workflow flexibility

EATONTOWN, N.J.,March 19, 2020/PRNewswire/ — Caregility, a clinical collaboration and communications company focused on providing secure, reliable two-way audio and video communications for any device and clinical workflow, in both inpatient and outpatient settings, announces the release of version 1.5 for its patented the platform. Caregility’s platform is a comprehensive, HIPAA-compliant communications system that connects all patient and clinician environments into one universal service. Attached to the service are Caregility’s Access Point of Care Systems (APS), which are purpose-built, two-way, video-enabled devices that can be mounted on a wall or cart, enabling the point of care to be anywhere the patient is located. Combined with the recently announced iConsult Mobile, Caregility’s platform can support virtually any telehealth program, from Intensive Care rooms to a person’s home.

The Platform 1.5 release brings several new features and product enhancements to the virtual care platform, including:

  • Content sharing functionality in the iConsult interface that allows users to share their screen with remote clinicians and patients.
  • Standards-based, far-end camera control capabilities in the iConsult application that enable third-party hardware such as Cisco and Poly to join the platform, allowing healthcare organizations to leverage existing investments in devices.
  • Enhancements to the user interface with over 100 new features, short cuts and accessibility-focused changes in support of Section 508 compliance requirements.
  • Windows OS-based software which will enable the support of medical peripheral devices in conjunction with Caregility’s carts.
  • Infrastructure and software performance enhancements designed to improve performance and minimize call initiation time.
  • Database enhancements in support of advanced analytics for iObserver.

“The release of the Platform 1.5 is a continuance in our mission to deliver enhanced features and robust functionality with greater flexibility to help our customers support virtually any telehealth program,” said Bin Guan, CTO of Caregility. “The release also sets the stage for us to rapidly accelerate development, with each of our applications having its own product roadmap and development team.”

Learn more at www.caregility.com.

About Caregility

Caregility is a clinical collaboration and communications company moving the access point of care closer to the patient. Leveraging over eight years of experience in clinical environments, Caregility’s core offering, the Platform, is a purpose-built ecosystem for the entire healthcare continuum. The Platform provides secure, reliable two-way audio and video communication designed for any device and clinical workflow, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Today, Caregility supports over 6,500 access points of care systems across the U.S. From ambulatory/acute/ICU/post-acute care settings to virtual care operation centers to patients in the home, Caregility is helping transform patient care delivery. Follow Caregility on Twitter@caregility.

Contact:
Kelly Harman
703-505-3133
kharman@Caregility.com

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Caregility Launches iConsult Mobile Telehealth App  

iConsult Mobile anticipated to help COVID-19 patient screening and monitoring

iConsult Mobile Telehealth

Eatontown, N.J. – March 12, 2020 – Caregility, a clinical collaboration and communications company focused on providing secure, reliable two-way audio and video communications for any device and clinical workflow, in both inpatient and outpatient settings, announces availability of the Caregility iConsult Mobile application. iConsult Mobile is an extension of iConsult, Caregility’s virtual clinician telehealth application that gives full control of a video consult experience. This includes far-end camera and audio controls and the ability to add other clinicians and family members on demand to any virtual consult with a patient at any location over any mobile device.

Designed specifically for clinicians, iConsult Mobile is available for both iOS and Android devices. The application gives clinicians multiple options to consult over a secure, HIPAA compliant connection to patients or other clinicians. Clinicians can start video consults from their mobile devices and connect directly with patient bedside camera systems while maintaining full far-end camera and audio control. Clinicians can also initiate care coordination with other clinicians both inside a health system or across to other health systems. And clinicians can invite guests such as family members directly into video calls. If needed, all three clinical workflows can be utilized within the same video call.

“iConsult Mobile is a purpose-built mobile app with patients, families, and clinicians in mind. It is designed to ease communications and care coordination, particularly for on-demand consults or visits,” explained Wendy Deibert, EMBA, BSN, RN, VP of Clinical Solutions at Caregility. “Most other mobile video solutions are not focused on the care continuum (hospital to home) and have a tendency to slow down or complicate patient care delivery workflows.”

While clinicians need to utilize iConsult Mobile to ensure secure HIPAA compliant connections and to have extra healthcare-specific features and controls, patients and other guests do not need to download the app. They can easily join video consults by clicking a link in their browsers. Multiple parties can join the same call and many of the same rich features found in iConsult are available in the mobile application, including full far-end camera and remote audio controls, access to camera bookmarked positions, addition of other participants while in a call, night vision, and doorbell announcement when joining a patient bedside.

“iConsult Mobile is the latest addition to the suite of solutions that are purpose built to address the unique requirements of clinical workflows,” commented Caregility President and COO Mike Brandofino. “It happens to be the perfect solution to help with remote screening and management of COVID-19 patients. We have therefore decided to make iConsult Mobile available at no cost to our health system customers during the current crisis. I would like to acknowledge our partner Pexip for contributing additional ports so that we can expand our capacity in response to the increased volume of calls expected. We are proud to support those working on the front lines as they battle COVID-19.”

If you are interested in learning more about how Caregility can help your organization as you prepare for and start caring for COVID-19 patients, please contact us at CaregilityCares@Caregility.com.

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Major General Elder Granger Appointed to Caregility Advisory Board

MG Granger brings clinical expertise in both civilian and military sectors to the new role

Eatontown, N.J. – March 4, 2020 – Caregility, a clinical collaboration and communications company focused on providing secure, reliable two-way

Caregility President & COO, Mike Brandofino, Major General Granger, and Caregility CEO Ron Gaboury

audio and video communications in both inpatient and outpatient settings, announces the appointment of Major General Elder Granger, USA, Ret., to the Caregility Advisory Board. In his role with Caregility, MG Granger will bring clinical guidance and expertise to Caregility’s efforts to accelerate growth, drawing from his experience as a physician and military leader.

MG Granger currently serves as President and CEO of The 5Ps, LLC, a healthcare, education and leadership consulting organization. Prior to his retirement from the U.S. Army he served as the Deputy Director and Program Executive Officer of the TRICARE Management Activity, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs. In his role leading TRICARE, MG Granger oversaw the acquisition, operation and integration of the Department of Defense’s managed care program, leading a staff of 1,800 in planning, budgeting and executing a $22.5 billion Defense Health Program ensuring high-quality, accessible care for 9.2 million service members and their families worldwide. Prior to joining TRICARE, MG Granger led the largest U.S. and multi-national battlefield health system in recent history while serving as Commander, Task Force 44th Medical Command, and Command Surgeon for the Multinational Corps Iraq.

“Major General Granger brings a wealth of knowledge and talent to Caregility’s advisory board,” said Ron Gaboury, CEO of Caregility. “His clinical perspective and unique insight into military medical needs will be invaluable to our growth strategy in the federal sector as well as in the commercial sector through his vast network of contacts and colleagues. We’re honored to welcome someone with such a prestigious background to the Caregility team.”

“I have seen first hand the impact leading edge technology can have on members of the uniformed services and their families, both past and present, veterans and civilians, when it is reliable and scalable. What attracted me to Caregility is their focus on the the five rights of patient access to ensure the best possible patient outcomes,” said MG Granger. “Their technology solutions are changing the point of care, bringing caregivers to the patient wherever they are. I look forward to sharing my experiences and working with the Caregility team to drive their vision and improve the patient experience.”

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