What is the best thing to do for yourself or your loved ones when going through illness?
The only correct answer is CARE! People are most comfortable when they are in their own place of comfort. When illness occurs, individuals’ first instinct is to instantly check it with healthcare professionals for proper diagnosis and medical assistance.
For various reasons, going to a healthcare or medical care center is not always a viable option. In such a situation, a digital healthcare solution can prove to be a great sigh of relief.
A remote digital care solution provider company, Ōmcare, came into existence to provide effective healthcare services for you and your loved ones from the comfort of your home.
Based in Minneapolis, Ōmcare is a digital health company that aims to change the way the world cares by extending the reach of caregivers, increasing medication adherence and improving treatment outcomes through the power of remote care and two-way video technology. By partnering with pharmacies, payers, providers and family caregivers, Ōmcare strives to help people live healthier, more vibrant, independent lives and reduce healthcare costs.
Dedicated to providing one-touch access to various healthcare needs of the people is Ōmcare’s Founder and CEO, Lisa Lavin.
Let’s dive into the story of Ōmcare in its ambitious journey to become an efficient remote care solution.
Promoting Independence and Dignity for Aging Adults
Ōmcare is a digital health company that has pioneered a customizable home health platform that enables one-touch access to telehealth services, aggregated RPM, and medication dispensing with visual confirmation of medication adherence.
We all have those extra special people that impact us deeply at some point in our life. For founder Lisa Lavin, this special person was her grandmother, Mildred. Mildred was Lisa’s primary caregiver during a difficult period in her childhood.
Lisa and her grandmother were very close. As Mildred aged, she developed dementia and was eventually placed in a nursing home because there was no other way to help her maintain her independence.
Through this experience, Lisa became impassioned not only for her grandmother but for all aging adults. Lisa vowed that she would do everything she could to promote independence and dignity for older adults. “This generation deserves much more than a nursing home,” says Lisa. “They deserve connectedness, love, and a full, healthy, liberated life.”
All-in-one Healthcare Solution
Home is the new site of care, but it is messy and requires many solutions pieced together today to work. And the patient is always in charge of piecing them together by themselves.
For example, if your mom has a telehealth appointment. Hopefully, she has a tablet, and if she does, she knows where it is, and it’s charged. Then if she needs to take her blood pressure or give the doctor any other vitals, she needs to track down those devices too. It simply doesn’t work.
Ōmcare opens up the home as a legitimate site of care by creating a single, all-in-one solution that addresses consumer expectations while ensuring the comprehensive suite of capabilities required for the home is together in an easy-to-use, one-touch interface. It brings everything together—down to the data.
Greater Reach and Lower Cost
The world’s healthcare needs are on a constant rise. Getting customized medical attention from time to time requires people to keep visiting healthcare centers from time to time and also pay high amounts for simple consultations.
It is difficult for older adults to visit doctors regularly. The chances of worsening their health cannot be neglected if they have to go to hospitals on a regular basis. Ōmcare provides such people with the go-to option for getting onestop assistance for their healthcare needs.
“Ōmcare allows people to age in place, bringing humanity and liberation to the aging process. It also provides greater access to care to more people since it’s less expensive and can reach rural areas,” says Lisa.
Reducing the Load on Healthcare Systems with Technology
Imagining any industry without a technology solution is nearly impossible in current times. Every industry has been quickly adopting technology solutions. However, it is important to ensure that with technology additions, the processes are getting streamlined and not complicated.
When she discusses adding technology solutions to the healthcare sector and providers, Lisa says, “For technology to be beneficial, it has to work for both sides of the equation—the healthcare providers and the patients.”
Furthermore, she says, “With this in mind, we’ve done rounds of the voice of consumer feedback, user testing, and, most importantly, made sure that non-clinical team members can handle our product.”
“That way, we use technology to lessen the burden on the healthcare system and providers, not add to it,” she added.
Showing the Path to Entrepreneurs
An entrepreneurial path requires one to constantly assess the challenges that could come in their way. For knowing more about the challenges to be expected and the possible solutions, words of advice from experienced entrepreneurs, such as Lisa, can prove to be an important piece of counsel.
Offering her years of entrepreneurial wisdom to the individuals who wish to come up with their own technological venture, Lisa tells them to “Design something you know will help so many people and get a good team around you. Both of those will make the bright days seem brighter and the hard days not as bad.”
With the help of technology and advanced hardware, the world is going digital. The path ahead for Ōmcare is filled with great possibilities. The company plans to keep on improving its existing solutions and bring out more technology products to best assist the needs of patients remotely.
Speaking about plans for the company in the near future, Lisa says, “We will be fully commercialized by rolling out the Ōmcare Home Health Hub® with senior care providers, pharmacy partners, and Medicare Advantage providers.”
The Visionary Founder
Lisa Lavin is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience building new businesses from the ground up within the healthcare and high-tech sectors. Lisa is active in local and national organizations that support entrepreneurialism and women in business.
Moreover, Lisa is a Minnesota Cup Division winner and Eureka Award winner for Innovation. She was recognized by Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal as one of 25 Women to Watch, Minnesota Business’ Real Power 50, and The New York Observer’s 2020 List of the Hottest “Flyover Tech” Companies in Digital Health.