About Us

Why Curatess

Founded in 2015, Curatess was established by Healthcare operators who saw the need to advance how care was delivered to patients and residents in all care settings.  With the introduction of the Readmission Reduction Program in 2012 and the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Program, the healthcare landscape has shifted to focus on clinical outcomes, with detailed clinical data required to support those outcomes.

Telemedicine enables clinicians to evaluate patients without traditional geographic boundaries.  Telemedicine is more than a video conference, advanced Open Telemedicine solutions like the Curatess, Essential Care platform enable the use of diagnostic tools to complete an remote clinical evaluation. Transfers to or from a hospital, and other care transitions may be scary for patients and costly to payers.  Telemedicine helps manage patients in place to reduce care setting transfers and reduce healthcare costs.  Furthermore, an “Open Platform”, as the Essential Care platform allows healthcare providers to use our platform to improve strategic relationships with other healthcare providers, payers, and even remote clinical admission assessments.  Our platform is “open” which means, our clients can use our platform to meet all of your operational needs.

Curatess understands the importance of clinical workflow integration.  The Essential Care platform enhances how care is delivered for a sudden acute change in condition, Essential Care is integrated into the clinical workflow to deliver seamless high-quality care. We believe in a well-executed workflow that puts the right information in front of the right people at the right time to achieve the goal of making better clinical decisions.

The Essential Care platform integrates with Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Smart Bluetooth medical peripheral devices to deliver a seamless advanced remote clinical encounter. We are excited to be a part of developing a better way of delivering clinical information within the existing physician clinical workflow.  Because our platform integrates with multiple EHRs, we can deliver and summarize clinical data for remote physicians and allow for clinical review as well as documentation.  We then send all the documentation back to the EHR so the clinical data is always with your patients.  The Essential Care platform delivers a high-quality experience to physicians, nurses, patients, and family members; which ultimately leads to better remote clinical decisions.

Our History

After an extensive search of the market for an integrated telehealth solution, we designed and built a platform to assist healthcare providers to deliver better remote care for their patients. The Curatess, Essential Care platform is a care coordination platform that offers advanced, Open Telehealth functionality for all healthcare providers.  Our Open platform has all been tested and vetted by strategic healthcare partners who have helped shape the easy to use interface and the clinical information we seamlessly deliver to healthcare providers. Our solution is “open” for any medical professional to use and is NOT tied to Physician Services. It was important to Curatess to develop an open solution that promotes continuity of care between clinicians and patients without the limitations of physical boundaries.

Curatess Leadership

 

 

Matt Hughes

President & Chief Executive Officer

My years of experience as a technology innovator and business executive in financial services and healthcare led me to join the Curatess team in 2016.  I am passionate about combining the best people, process, and technology to create systems with outstanding performance, efficient use of resources, and resilience.  Curatess is exciting, as I get to lead the organization to create a next-generation care continuity platform that empowers forward-thinking healthcare providers.  Previously I worked with Deloitte Consulting, and helped architect and build a next-generation clearing and settlement system for a world-class derivative clearing house as well partner with a major healthcare provider to install an electronic medical record system nationally, and top national credit card company to perform a major card processing platform upgrade.

Tidbit: I simultaneously worked on my MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business while leading Options Clearing Corporation (OCC’s) Enterprise Architecture function. After graduation, in a strategic business role, I worked on OCC’s development of a new capital plan and implementation of a business controls program.

Interesting Note:  I love tough mental and physical challenges.  In the past, I ran 4 different marathons in the Midwest.  That passion gave way to more long-distance motorcycle riding with my father and brothers.  Now, I spend most of my time chasing my young son and toddler identical twin daughters!

E-mail: matt.hughes@curatess.com

Paul Knight

Founder & SVP of Operations

My 20 years+ of healthcare and technology experience helps guide the strategic direction of our organization, our work and our goals of improving care coordination between Patients, Families, Care Settings, and Providers. I have spent my entire career in Healthcare and have a passion for Healthcare Information Technology. I saw a gap in the Healthcare industry for a truly integrated telehealth platform, this is how Curatess was established.  My goal is to continue to develop advanced care coordination and clinical workflow to help improve the overall Healthcare people receive.

Fun Fact: I originally entered the Healthcare industry as a registered Occupational Therapist working in the acute and post-acute care settings, hand therapy was my specialty.  In the early 2000’s I transitioned to technology and in 2006, graduated from Benedictine University with my MBA.

In my very spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and mountain biking with friends.

E-mail: paul.knight@curatess.com

Joe Viscomi

Chief Technology Officer

My software development, product engineering, and technical experience go back more than 20 years. I have been a technology innovator and entrepreneur for the past 10 years and most recently was the co-founder of Greplytix, Inc., Howler Apps, Inc., and Lambda Labs, LLC.  Spanning these startups I have focused on novel indoor positioning systems, real-time IOT message processing, and healthcare analytics. My academic background is in Machine Learning and Cryptography, most recently I studied Innovation and Business Management at Harvard while in the Advanced Study Program at MIT for Data Modeling and Data Mining.

I am passionate about solving complex interesting problems in simple, elegant, and useful ways. I was excited to work with the Curatess team and the opportunity to help them move from their MVP to an advanced integrated care management platform and telemedicine service. I think lots of new disruptions are coming to this space of healthcare and it is awesome to be part of the team that is leading the way.

Fun Facts: include my passion for education and helping children with learning disabilities, and I enjoy speaking engagements that focus on innovation and strategic planning. I am an avid fan and player of hockey and serve as a mentor for FIRST robotics. While I was at Greplytix I was awarded the “innovator of the year” in Graduate Medical Innovation from the Harvard Academy and Howler won the Reader’s Choice award for best showcase startup in Boston.

E-mail: joseph.viscomi@curatess.com
             




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Suite 100
Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: 844-873-8246
Website: www.curatess.com
Email: info@curatess.com