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MedArrive launches to bring more humanity to healthcare

9 Dec 2020 9:13 AM | AIMHI Admin (Administrator)

MedArrive Press Release in Fierce Healthcare| Comments courtesy of Matt Zavadsky

Heads up EMS’rs....  Another VC funded company leveraging the trusted EMS provider community to provide patient-centered care, that adds value to the payers...

Two versions of the announcement are below.

We are in hyperturbulent times in our communities and healthcare systems.  Hometown EMS agencies should leverage their community trust and ‘Swiss army knife’ approach to healthcare, including the important 9-1-1 component of our service delivery, to demonstrate new value to our payers!

Many agencies have been very successful doing this, especially during the pandemic.  Some of us have even applied for, and already received approval, to be ‘Type 73’ providers for CMS, making us eligible for reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid and others for things like vaccine administration and monoclonal antibody infusions...

This is OUR time...  J

Tip of the hat to Curt Bashford and Rob Lawrence for helping assure this information was distributed.

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MedArrive launches to bring more humanity to healthcare

With $4.5 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins and Define Ventures, and backed by Redesign Health, MedArrive is poised to bridge the virtual care gap and make affordable at-home care the new norm.

December 03, 2020

 

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/12/03/2139204/0/en/MedArrive-launches-to-bring-more-humanity-to-healthcare.html

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today MedArrive launched a new care management platform that enables healthcare providers and payors to extend services into the home, scaling access to high quality healthcare and meaningfully reducing costs for providers and their patients. MedArrive – co-founded by Dan Trigub and Inna Plumb – bridges the virtual care gap by integrating physician-led telemedicine with hands-on care from a network of trusted EMS professionals, improving patient outcomes while empowering an underutilized segment of healthcare workers.

 

Backed by Redesign Health, MedArrive is also announcing a $4.5 million seed round, co-led by Kleiner Perkins and Define Ventures. In connection with the investment, Annie Case, Principal at Kleiner Perkins, and Lynne Chou O'Keefe, Founder and Managing Partner at Define Ventures, will both join the MedArrive Board of Directors.

 

“Now more than ever, as we continue battling a global pandemic, patients deserve healthcare that is accessible, affordable, and safe,” said Dan Trigub, co-founder and CEO of MedArrive. “The current pandemic has placed additional stress on our already flawed health system – patients are avoiding clinics, delaying preventative and critical care, and facing financial strain. By working alongside communities of EMS professionals, providers, and payors to bring high quality care into the home at a fraction of the cost of alternatives, MedArrive’s integrated solution is putting patients back at the center of care.”

 

MedArrive taps into a capable workforce of EMS professionals (e.g., EMTs and paramedics) so they can leverage the full scope of their training, earn supplemental income and diversify their day-to-day responsibilities. At the same time, patients using MedArrive are able to access trusted medical expertise from the safety of their homes and within their existing health systems, ultimately resulting in better patient outcomes, a better utilized healthcare workforce, and significant cost savings for patients and providers alike.

 

“Telehealth has enabled patients across the country to access important care from the safety of their homes throughout the pandemic. But many care needs require in-person visits and diagnostics, and often benefit from deeper insight into a patient’s experience at home,” said Pat Songer, COO of Cascade Medical Hospital, Executive Director of the National EMS Management Association, and Advisor to MedArrive. “EMTs and paramedics are highly-trained medical professionals and trusted members of their communities. What MedArrive is doing is enabling this workforce to utilize the full scope of their training and provide care in the home that cannot be done as effectively in a clinic setting, such as medication reconciliation, discharge instruction adherence, fall risk assessment, and collection of key SDoH and environmental data. This translates to better care experiences for patients and lower costs.”

 

MedArrive launches with $4.5 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins and Define Ventures. This injection of capital will enable MedArrive to continue building their innovative platform, growing their team of industry experts, and driving the expansion of key healthcare provider partnerships across the country. With an initial focus on the Florida market, the team expects to expand quickly and effectively over the coming months.

 

"Telemedicine is the clearest example of the pandemic remaking business as usual, but telemedicine alone is not the answer," says Annie Case, Principal at Kleiner Perkins. "We need platforms like MedArrive that can enrich and expand the use cases of telemedicine through onsite visits, and we believe MedArrive's partnership-driven approach will help them emerge as a leader in the space. We're looking forward to working with the incredible team at MedArrive as they scale their innovative model and reinvent at-home care."

 

"Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare system was focused on the continuity of care from hospital to home,” says Lynne Chou O'Keefe, Founder and Managing Partner at Define Ventures. “With this trend and the urgency of COVID, we believe MedArrive is an important scalable solution that will help redefine how healthcare is delivered to patients at the home."

 

Today, MedArrive partners can tap into a dense network of more than 20k trusted EMTs and paramedics ready to be deployed across the country, with equal representation in rural and urban markets. This will be particularly critical for our partners looking to distribute flu vaccines and, when available, a COVID-19 vaccine without overwhelming health systems. Additional services include chronic condition management, transitional care, readmission prevention, urgent care, palliative care and more. MedArrive provides the most extensive coverage for providers and payors looking to expand their impact and scale care into the home to meet the diverse needs of their patients.

 

About MedArrive

MedArrive enables healthcare providers to seamlessly extend care services into the home, unlocking access to high quality healthcare for more people at a fraction of the cost. MedArrive’s fully integrated care management platform allows providers and payors to bridge the virtual care gap by marrying physician-led telemedicine with hands-on care from EMS professionals. This unique approach means that patients are able to access trusted medical expertise from the comfort and safety of their homes without any interruption to continuity of care, ultimately resulting in better patient outcomes, a better utilized healthcare workforce, and significant cost savings for patients and providers alike. MedArrive has more than 20k highly-skilled EMS providers in its national network and services span dozens of clinical use cases including chronic condition management, transitional care, readmission prevention, urgent care, vaccinations, palliative care and more. For more information, visit medarrive.com.

 

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Dan Trigub left Uber Health to start a new healthcare venture. Here is what he's working on

by Heather Landi

Dec 3, 2020

 

https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/tech/dan-trigub-left-uber-health-to-start-a-new-healthcare-venture-here-what-he-s-working

 

In his two years at Uber Health, Dan Trigub worked to expand access to medical transportation, and, now, he's focused on building a unique approach to home health.

 

Trigub and co-founder Inna Plumb have launched MedArrive as a new care management platform that enables healthcare providers and payers to extend services into the home.

 

The startup bridges the virtual care gap by integrating physician-led telemedicine with hands-on care from a network of trusted EMS professionals, improving patient outcomes while empowering an underutilized segment of healthcare workers, according to the company.

 

Backed by Redesign Health, MedArrive banked a $4.5 million seed round co-led by Kleiner Perkins and Define Ventures. In connection with the investment, Annie Case, principal at Kleiner Perkins, and Lynne Chou O'Keefe, founder and managing partner at Define Ventures, will both join the MedArrive board of directors.

 

Based in New York City, Redesign Health is a venture studio and holding company incubating tech-enabled healthcare businesses.

 

The injection of capital will enable MedArrive to continue building its platform, grow its team of industry experts and drive the expansion of key healthcare provider partnerships across the country. With an initial focus on the Florida market, the team expects to expand quickly and effectively over the coming months.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed additional stress on the health system, with patients avoiding clinics, delaying preventive and critical care and facing financial strain.

 

"By working alongside communities of EMS professionals, providers, and payors to bring high-quality care into the home at a fraction of the cost of alternatives, MedArrive’s integrated solution is putting patients back at the center of care," said Trigub, CEO of MedArrive.

 

“Now more than ever, as we continue battling a global pandemic, patients deserve healthcare that is accessible, affordable and safe,” he said.

 

Clinical care is moving more into the home, and telemedicine is growing with the tailwinds of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it can’t solve every health problem, Trigub told Fierce Healthcare.

 

"Our mission statement is to improve people’s lives to bring more humanity to healthcare, the physical touch and the contact, and telemedicine strips out the human side of care. By building this platform and infrastructure, we're connecting three stakeholders, patients, health plans and health systems and we're leveraging the most under-utilized workforce in healthcare, EMTs and paramedics," he said.

 

MedArrive taps into a capable workforce of EMS professionals so they can leverage the full scope of their training, earn supplemental income and diversify their day-to-day responsibilities. At the same time, patients using MedArrive are able to access trusted medical expertise from the safety of their homes and within their existing health systems, ultimately resulting in better patient outcomes, a better-utilized healthcare workforce and significant cost savings for patients and providers alike, according to the company.

Trigub, who left Lyft to become the head of Uber Health, announced in September that he was leaving the ride-share giant.

 

"Uber, at the end of the day, is not a healthcare-first organization. It's a massive company with amazing scale and reach. But there are lots of competing priorities. I wanted to give my full attention to a pure healthcare business, and it's a tremendous opportunity outside of a large tech environment that can have a lot of red tape and internal politics," he said.

 

While telehealth has helped to increase access to care, many care needs require in-person visits and diagnostics and often benefit from deeper insight into a patient’s experience at home, said Pat Songer, chief operating officer of Cascade Medical Hospital, executive director of the National EMS Management Association and adviser to MedArrive.

 

“What MedArrive is doing is enabling this [EMS] workforce to utilize the full scope of their training and provide care in the home that cannot be done as effectively in a clinic setting, such as medication reconciliation, discharge instruction adherence, fall risk assessment, and collection of key SDoH and environmental data. This translates to better care experiences for patients and lower costs," Songer said.

 

MedArrive partners can tap into a network of more than 20,000 trusted emergency medical technicians and paramedics, with equal representation in rural and urban markets. This will be particularly critical for the company's partners looking to distribute flu vaccines and, when available, a COVID-19 vaccine without overwhelming health systems, according to MedArrive executives.

 

Additional services include chronic condition management, transitional care, readmission prevention, urgent care and palliative care.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to providing clinical care in patients' homes, according to Plumb, who has experience in private equity, finance and analytics.

 

"Care is moving into the home, but how can we do it cost-effectively? By leveraging EMS and existing players in the market to deliver care in a cost-effective way, we can be active in both rural or urban environments," she said.

 

By leveraging virtual care and in-person care, MedArrive enables providers and payers to see what's going on in a patient's home to address social determinants of health and quality of life issues, Trigub said.

 

That taps into Trigub's experience at Uber Health, where he led the company to form partnerships with Medicare Advantage plans to open up ride-sharing options. Uber Health also has put a focus on Medicaid as a key market to focus on at-risk populations.

 

"What we can truly do here at MedArrive is have an outsized impact to help democratize healthcare," he said.


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