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CareConnector

by Sima Pendharkar, MD, MPH

We are a health engagement platform benefiting patients, healthcare providers and hospitals.

Brooklyn, NY Healthcare Systems Quality Improvement

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About this project

The problem we solve:
Navigating the healthcare system can be a daunting task; only 12% of US adults have proficient health literacy 1. Healthcare data is complex; vast amounts of health information exist for each hospitalized patient. Hospital based healthcare providers care for many patients in a given day and therefore presenting test results, diagnoses and other critical information in an engaging format poses a challenge. Furthermore, once a patient leaves the hospital and transitions home and to clinic it is difficult to retain new information from a hospital course. Accordingly, less than 33% of patients can state their discharge diagnoses at the time of discharge, less than 25% of patients have knowledge of their medications at the time of discharge and less than 20% of patients can identify members of their care team 2. The lack of transference of health information to patients has detrimental effects on patients, providers and hospital systems. Our platform redesigns complex information.

About our solution:
The CareConnector platform allows patients to be engaged with their care during hospital visits and beyond. During a hospital stay, patients can access their conditions, medications, data, treatment plans, discharge plans and more. This information is packaged in a unique, actionable format. Likewise, physicians can utilize CareConnector during rounds to support the communication of complex and confusing information using visual data. Finally, the hospital dashboard allows hospitals to track broad metrics that are important to promote better flow within a hospital. CareConnector is currently freestanding but we have partners who specialize in EMR API’s for eventual EMR integration. The CareConnector solution is thus a multi pronged approach to healthcare that benefits patients, providers and healthcare systems.
Progress to date: We have had great reception for our vision so far. To date, we have built a team, we have initial investors and have been able to build an MVP and we have hospitals who are waiting to see our demo and who are interested in our solution. We were recently selected to participate in Project Entrepreneur and have an application pending for the Digital Health Breakthrough Network to pilot our solution.

About Our Team


Dr. Sima Pendharkar, MD, MPH
Hospitalist, Practicing Physician
Location: Manhattan, New York
Medical school: UNC Chapel Hill
Bio: I am a hospitalist physician with a particular interest in optimizing the patient experience and engaging in quality improvement initiatives focusing on advancing health communications and patient safety. I am also a proponent of digital health technology to advance medicine and allow for a more meaningful interaction between patients and healthcare providers.
Practice: Mt. Sinai St. Luke's Hospital Division of Hospital Medicine
Hospital Affiliation: Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Title: Assistant Professor of Medicine
Twitter: @SimaPendharkar
LinkedIn: sima-pendharkar-48234542

About Our Company


CareConnector
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Website: http://www.careconnector.healthcare
Blog: http://www.careconnector.healthcare/blog
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Care_Connector
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/careconnector.healthcare/?fref=ts
Product stage: proto
Sales: Less than $250,000
Employees: 3-5

How We Help Patients

Our main goal is to put health in the hands of patients. We want patients to own their health and be an integral part of decision making every step of the way when it comes to their health. That cannot happen unless patients are able to digest complex health information. And providers need tools to do this effectively. So let us put our solution in your hands so that you and your doctor can discuss your health over beautiful images, graphs and actionable care plans and data that are simple to follow and discuss. We can't wait for you to Get Connected and to Stay Connected with the help of CareConnector!

How We Help Education

Our tool CareConnector gives providers a way to present information to patients in an easy format. In today's information age information abounds and time is limited. I once timed my resident team took 45 minutes to explain the care plan to the patient and at the end I asked the patient "what is your understanding of your care plan?" He shrugged. The team was trying hard but with so much information and data they were not effective. It is true that a picture is worth 1,000 words. CareConnector breaks down treatment plans, gives actionable data in visual, easy to understand formats providing tools to help create more clear channels of communicating. CareConnector can guide learners to be highly skilled in delivering complex information effectively.

How We Help Physicians

CareConnector helps with physician workflow by organizing information in ways that can promote efficiency. Sometimes staying abreast of multitudes of data sets for many patients ins't easy and this is where digital tools are handy. We can use analytics and algorithms to ensure that physicians are staying on top of details so that as physicians we can focus on the patient relationships and interactions. It's time to ease the workload of physicians by providing smart tools to get physicians excited about the practice of medicine rather than forcing them to click more useless buttons in the EMR and check off more checky boxes that don't help the patient or our providers!

Challenge Mission

Mission: At CareConnector, we are committed to empowering patients with the information that they need to take charge of their health. Our physician and patient driven solution can help!
Use of funds: We are currently building out various aspects of design and back end database. These funds would be used to further expand the database so that the tool can be piloted.
Intellectual Property Status: CareConnector Technology inc has filed for a provisional patent which is currently pending.
FDA Status: We plan to get FDA approval at various stages if and when it is needed. Our tool focuses on delivery of health information.
Personal Message: At CareConnector, we are passionate about bringing better health to patients and also giving physicians and healthcare systems modern tools to achieve this goal. There has never been a more exciting time to re-imagine modern healthcare and we are thrilled to have a team of physicians, patients, designers, developers and more working hard to achieve our mission of empowering patients and brining healthcare into the digital age. Join us and get connected, we can't wait to hear from you!

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Sima Pendharkar, MD, MPH
Physician
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UNC Chapel Hill

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