Tech Roundup: CellTrak Expands Executive Leadership Team

CellTrak Expands Executive Leadership Team to Drive Rapid Growth

CellTrak has announced the expansion of its executive leadership team.

The Schaumburg, Illinois-based company has named Dan Wacker as its chief financial officer. It has also named Peter Caron as its chief marketing officer and vice president of corporate development.


CellTrak is a software company that provides care delivery management solutions used by more than 4,000 home care agencies in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom.

In his role, Wacker will manage finance, legal, human resource and accounting functions as the company expands its infrastructure, according to CellTrak. Previously, Wacker served as a CFO in the media, entertainment and technology space, most recently for the ClubReady, LLC and the Coolfire family of companies. Wacker currently sits on the board of MedAware Solutions, Inc. and serves as a mentor for Stadia Ventures in their technology accelerator program.

Caron will lead efforts to focus the company’s approach in the market, build partnerships and expand the reach of CellTrak in home care, according to the company. Caron has spent 20 years in the technology space, leading marketing and product teams, while partnering with customers to create tech-driven solutions.


“The addition of these two talented executives to the team positions CellTrak to strengthen its standing as an industry leader,” CellTrak CEO Mark Battaglia said in a press release. “I am very excited to work with this team to maximize CellTrak’s growth potential and, most importantly, delight our current and future customers.”

CGI Nets $281M Contact to Upgrade California’s Home Health Payroll System

CGI (NYSE: GIB) has been awarded a seven-year contract from the state of California to update its payroll and case-management system.

Montreal-based CGI is an independent IT and business consulting firm that founded in 1976. The company has 74,000 professionals across the globe and works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network.

The contract with California will focus on the maintenance and operations of the Case Management Information and Payrolling System (CMIPS).

CMIPS is the central piece of technology supporting the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program providing personal care services. The CMIPS processes payroll for the nearly 500,000 individuals that provides services to program recipients, according to the company.

IHSS provides personal care and domestic services to persons who are aged, blind or disabled and who live in their own homes, according to the California Department of Developmental Services.

“The CMIPS technology enables providers to be paid, and for case workers to manage home services to help ensure safety, community living and quality-of-life for service recipient,” Dave Delgado, senior vice president at CGI, said in a press release. “CGI is proud to support the state with this large and complex system of care and support.”

VitalConnect Launches VitalTablet to for Home Health Patient Monitoring

VitalConnect, Inc., company that specializes in wearable biosensor technology for wireless monitoring, has launched VistaTabletTM, the next generation of its real-time patient monitoring platform.

San Jose, California-based VitalConnect is a digital health patient monitoring company with U.S. FDA clearance for both hospital and in-home solutions.

The mobile interface of the VistaTablet offers health care providers and patients access to data continuously acquired by the VitalPatch, a[an] FDA-cleared wearable biosensor, regardless of the patients location, according to the company.

In general, VitalConnect’s services are meant to help monitor patients within home care environments. Patients receiving remote and continuous monitoring have been found to have reductions in readmissions and overall costs of care, according to the company compared to traditional hospital stays.

“With the implementation of VistaTablet we are able to offer an easy-to-use mobile interface for physicians and patients to simultaneously monitor vital signs in real-time, allowing patients to recover at home while still under the care of their doctor,” Dr. Nersi Nazari, CEO and founder of VitalConnect, said in a press release.

CareAcademy Named Finalist in 2018 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

CareAcademy has been named a finalist in the 2018 North American MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC).

Boston-based CareAcademy provides online training for home care professionals. The company provides hour-long video courses that cover critical topics such as infection control, nutrition, dementia and meal preparation.

IIC is a global competition that awards over $1 million to companies using technology to drive economic opportunity.

“We’re setting the standard for senior care training and looking at the future of health care,” Helen Adeosun, CEO and co-founder of CareAcademy, said in a press release. “There’s a shortage of senior caregivers nationwide and we’re developing e-learning tools and methodologies that employers can use to educate and up-skill entry level health care workers.”

CareAcademy was recognized in the skills development and opportunity matching category.

Written by Kaitlyn Mattson

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