Business Briefs: Brightree’s New CEO

Brightree Names New CEO

Brightree, a durable home medical equipment, home health and hospice software provider, has named its new CEO on the heels of its recent acquisition by ResMedin April 2016. Brightree also named Bobby Ghoshal as COO.

Matt Mellott will take over as CEO of the software company, replacing current CEO and president Dave Cormack, who will transition to a multi-year advisory role.

Prior to joining Birghtree, Mellott worked for 12 years at MetBridge Healthcare, most recently as president. Mellott helped grow MedBridge, a sleep disorder diagnostic testing and respiratory therapy company, to include 140 sleep disorder centers and 21 HME locations across 22 states. Prior to MedBridge, Mellott served in a variety of executive finance leadership and CFO roles. He began his career with KPMG.

Cormack has been with Brightree since 2005 and led the company through a period of tremendous growth, helping grow the company from a software-as-a-service startup with 12 employees and fewer than 100 customers into a company with revenues exceeding $100 million annually.

As COO, Goshal will oversee the company’s technology, product management initiatives, business operations and finance functions. Ghoshal was previously vice president of information technology in ResMed’s Americas Group.

Care at Hand Acquired by Mindoula Health

Care at Hand, a digital health startup that focuses on accurately predicting risks to reduce hospital readmissions, has been acquired by Mindoula Health, a tech-enabled case management company focused on behavioral health, for an undisclosed price.

Mindoula Health is a Maryland-based company that has roughly 60 employees and is growing rapidly. Care at Hand will be a wholly owned subsidiary, and will continue to serve the HCBS space while simultaneously becoming the predictive analytics backbone of Mindoula, according to Care at Hand co-founder and CEO Andrey Ostrovsky.

ACHC Partners with Home Care Association of Florida 

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), a non-profit accreditation organization that offers national recognized accreditation services for home health, hospice and private duty agencies, has partnered with the Home Care Association of Florida (HCAF) to provide Florida-based home care providers special pricing of ACHC services and educational resources.

HCAF is a trade association for the home care sector in Florida. The association, formerly known as Associated Home Health Industries of Florida, was founded in 1989 and is a non-profit association dedicated to serving Florida home car providers and their vendors. HCAF association members will receive also receive discounts on Accreditation University (AU) educational resources that help prepare members for ACHC Addreditation.

“ACHC is proud to partner with HCAF in an effort to provide the Florida-based home care providers with relevant standards, best practices and educational resources,” Matt Hughes, ACHC director of business management and customer service, said in a statement. “We are encouraged by HCAF’s forward-thinking in the development of its association, in support of more than 500 members and their patients.”

Personal-Touch Home Care Adopts Health Recovery Solutions 

Personal-Touch Home Care, a New York-based home health care provider with more than 50 locations in 11 states, has added Health Recovery Solutions’ telehealth remote monitoring to serve its patients in its Brooklyn branch. Personal-Touch was founded in 1974 and has 34 offices that are certified home health agencies offering Medicare services.

The company will utilize HRS’ Clinician Connect mobile app, allowing nurses in the field to receive high risk alerts from tablet monitors which the patients interact with. Home care nurses can place video calls, phone calls or text messages directly to the tablets.

Rennova Health Enters Provider Agreement with Tree Rivers Providers Network

Rennova Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNVA), a vertically integrated provider of diagnostics and supportive software solutions to health care providers, has entered into a preferred provider network agreement with Three Rivers Provider Network (TRPN), effective May 1, 2016.

TRPN is the nation’s largest proprietary provider network, comprised of more than 1.5 million provider locations, including more than 5,000 hospitals and 100,000 ancillary facilities, including home health.

Under the agreement, more than 200 million members serviced at 1.5 million health care locations across the U.S. will have access to Rennova’s diagnostic testing laboratories.

Written by Amy Baxter