BOSTON – Medically Home plans to use $14 million in recent funding to grow its staff in Massachusetts and expand its home health services to other states across the country.
The company, which currently staffs about 50 people, is in the process of expanding into Indiana and New Jersey, and is looking to other states for later this year.
“We are poised to change the way advanced medical care is delivered by using proven technology and expertise that brings hospital-level treatment for selected patients to homes,” said Richard Rakowski, CEO of Medically Home.
Medically Home was formed last year in collaboration with Atrius Health, whose physicians work out of the company’s Mission Control hub to coordinate patient care. The hub features multiple computers and video screens through which the care teams continuously monitor and communicate with patients.
Medically Home provides and sets up all the necessary tools and services to turn a patient’s home into a temporary hospital, including tablets, video conference software, X-rays, oxygen, vital sign trackers and other digital health tools. Once the equipment is ready to go, a Medically Home nurse and doctor examine the patient in person and the 30-day treatment program begins.
During the treatment program, patients have one multi-disciplinary care team who they can reach with the push of a button. Patients can view their health status on Medically Home’s platform, which tracks vital signs and medications. The information can be shared with the patient’s family, as well as the care team.
Rakowski said the Medically Home program is designed to ensure a full patient recovery and reduce the possibility of a preventable acute medical event. The company is working on developing a business model that can be licensed and deployable.
“Patients want to recover from illness at home,” Rakowski said. “We believe patients want medical care brought to them when and where they want and need it.”