RICHARDSON, Texas.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Orb Health, the leader in Chronic Care Management through its revolutionary Enterprise Virtual Care solution, announced today that it has added Sheila Schweitzer to its Board of Directors.
Schweitzer has over 32 years in the healthcare industry bringing a tremendous depth of experience and success as a C-level executive, investor, and advisor.
She is also the founder of PatientMatters Holding LLC, a technology and patient engagement firm helping healthcare providers manage patient financial obligations. She has held positions including Chairman and CEO of CareMedic, a HCIT revenue cycle management company; COO of MedUnite, a consortium of insurance/managed care companies that created a health data exchange; CEO of Presideo, a biometric security platform for HCIT systems; and SVP Operations of Envoy, the nation’s largest healthcare clearinghouse.
Schweitzer is a recognized expert in the healthcare industry and has testified before the U.S. Congress and the Ministers of Health of the European Union on the topic of electronic transaction and claim processing.
As an investor and executive, she has been involved in more than 40 deals totaling $3 billion. She served on the boards of Aventura, the leading provider of awareness computing; Recondo Health and National Electronic Attachment and participated in its sale to KKR. Schweitzer was a founding member of WEDI (Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange) and served on the ANSI X12 committee and participated in the development of the HIPAA legislation.
She was Chairperson of AFEHCT (Association for Electronic Healthcare Transactions) and The Medical Banking Project and led the mergers of both with HIMSS. She has also held advisory roles with Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and NDC Health. Sheila holds a BS in Chemistry from Western Kentucky University.
“Patient populations are exploding and the need to scale healthcare to meet patient demand is of paramount importance. We’ve seen great strides in short-term remote care with telehealth, but the need goes beyond what telehealth alone can provide,” said Ms. Schweitzer. “Orb Health has a unique approach to expanding care capacity that leads to the scalable patient access that is needed to effectively improve patient outcomes without increasing the resource burden on the provider. This layered approach to healthcare is already proving transformational for value-based care across multiple patient populations, but especially the chronically ill.”
Orb Health’s Enterprise Virtual Care™ enables the high-performance delivery of reimbursed Chronic Care (CCM, TCM, RPM, BH, More), patient support, and outgoing campaigns as a virtual extension of the practice, using integrated best practices, without requiring additional staff, applications, or office space. A third-party Patient Outcomes study on Orb Health’s program at Community Health Centers of Pinellas (CHCP) showed a 54% decrease in Emergency Department (ED) visits for Chronic Care patients with 6 or more chronic conditions within 9 months of implementation resulting in $6.22 million of projected annual Medicare savings per 1,000 patients.
“Orb Health has committed itself to creating a transformational model for scaling care capacity through Enterprise Virtual Care. The whole point is to change how patient access works without adding additional infrastructure, staff, or budget burden to the health systems or clinics,” said Bryan Krastins CEO, Orb Health, “Ms. Schweitzer has been a visionary executive and investor across many dimensions of healthcare that have changed the way patients access their care. We’re incredibly excited to have her experience and vision and help guide us as we continue to geometrically grow.”
Orb Health is pleased to also announce that several positions for nurses (LPNs, LVNs, CNAs, RNs, more) and other medical professions are available. Anyone interested in a vibrant career with a company that has a visionary approach to 21st century healthcare should visit the careers section at OrbHealth.com for more information.