eMedonline delivers its patented On-Demand Medication Adherence Telehealth Platform to Healthcare Providers, Payers, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, and Specialty Pharmacies enabling them to significantly improve their patients' medication compliance, facilitate enhanced transitions of care and chronic disease management, and obtain actionable data mining opportunities for drug surveillance and research.
Unlike competitive approaches, the eMedonline solution combines proven behavioral informatics with a state-of-the-art interactive system that runs on standard smartphones, tablets, and Internet appliances. As a result, the system has consistently demonstrated sustainable adherence levels of 98% along with clinically significant improvements in self-efficacy in numerous randomized control clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and major industry partners.
The technology is uniquely built upon extensive research in medication adherence and behavioral informatics, funded by $6+ million in grants and contracts from NIH and industry partners over the last 10 years.
Management and Board of Directors
Thomas M. Loarie, Executive Chairman, Board of Directors
Tom has participated in the healthcare industry for over 30 years, bringing more than 20 medical devices to market worldwide. He serves as Chairman, Mercator MedSystems, Inc., and as a board member of several medical technology companies. He has served as CEO, Mercator MedSystems, Inc.; co-founder and Chairman of CardioProfile, Inc.; CEO and Chairman of KeraVision, Inc.; COO of Novacor, Inc.; as President of American Heyer-Schulte (Division of American Hospital Supply, now Baxter); and as Assistant Professor of Surgery, Creighton University Medical School. He has been active at the executive level of AdvaMed (the Advanced Medical Technology Association) and the California Healthcare Institute. He received his B.S.M.E. from the University Of Notre Dame, and participated in graduate business studies at the Universities of Minnesota and Chicago.
Barbara Rapchak, Founder and CTO, Board of Directors
Barbara is an experienced healthcare technologist with expertise in behavioral informatics, eHealth and mHealth. She has led sponsored R&D for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), collaborating with hospitals, universities, and corporations on a wide range of healthcare projects, and is a member of the scientific review panel for NIH. She founded Leap of Faith Technologies, Inc. in 1990 and invented eMedonline, a patented mHealth system that was selected as one of the "World's Best Technologies." She also invented a pediatric oncology product that received the "World Wide Web Health Award" and received the U.S. Small Business Administration's Tibbetts Award for her innovations in e-health. Barbara received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Notre Dame.
Jai Bhagat, Advisor, Board of Directors
Jai is a pioneer in wireless communications, and was inducted into the RCR Wireless Hall of Fame for his significant contributions to the wireless industry. He was founder of AIR2LAN, Inc, serving as Chairman. He was co-founder of SkyTel Corporation (SkyTel Communications, Inc.) and served as Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President, and Chief Executive Officer prior to its merger with MCI WorldCom. He is Vice Chairman of Axesstel (OTCBB:AXST). He served as the Chairman of both the Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA) and American Mobile Satellite Corporate (now Motient). He served as Chairman of US Wireless Online Inc, and serves as a Director of several wireless communications based companies. He holds a MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Howard University and BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science.
Robert J. Hirsh, Advisor, Board of Directors
Bob has been a partner at Andrew Seybold, Inc. (ASI) since 2003. He has contributed his extensive experience in wireless infrastructure and strategic partnerships to the clients of ASI. Mr. Hirsh hails from Verizon Wireless and its predecessor, Bell Atlantic Mobile, where from 1993 to 2003 he served in various directorships and strategic roles. Business development skills and creative marketing skills were honed from the earliest days of his business career. During the 70's and 80's he led an international sales team to impressive results in an innovative and ground-breaking medical product line for IBM. Once at Bell Atlantic Mobile he was able to utilize these organizational and support skills assisting Bell Atlantic Mobile with its initial entry into "new" field of wireless data, defining support infrastructure for the initial launch of a new wireless internet technology and establishing the structure for numerous alliance partner programs. He was instrumental in the establishment of the concept of flat rate pricing for wireless internet access. Prior to Verizon, Bob worked for IBM in a variety of national and international sales and marketing capacities, encompassing PC's, mainframes, medical equipment and multimedia. At ASI, Bob has assisted many start up and established wireless companies with strategic direction, sales, distribution, compensation and marketing plans.
James New, PhD, Advisor, Board of Directors
Jim has participated in the healthcare industry for over 30 years as an executive and researcher in both the brand and generic segments of the pharmaceutical business. Jim has held operating roles as President & CEO of Aiko Biotech, Abrika Pharmaceuticals and Lifecyle Pharma. He has served as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Novartis AG; Head of Worldwide Business Development, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Novartis; and in senior positions at Pfizer, Glaxo, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. He received his B.A. in Biology from State University of New York (SUNY), his M.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Maine, his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from SUNY, and M.B.A. from Columbia University.
Casey McGlynn, Esq, General Counsel
Casey McGlynn is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Casey is a nationally recognized leader in the representation of start-up and growth technology companies. He serves as a member of the board of directors and, since joining the firm in 1978, he has been a member of the firm's Policy, Nominating, and Compensation Committees. Casey's practice focuses on the organization, funding, and corporate representation of companies in the information technology, life sciences, and telecommunications industries. Casey is a contributor to magazines and newsletters focused on angel and venture investing, and frequently speaks on issues relating to the organization and funding of new ventures.
Peter Durlach, Advisor
Peter is a proven, self-motivated, entrepreneurial general management, marketing and business development professional with 25 years of experience in all facets of growing a successful high technology company. He is Entrepreneur in Residence for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, helping to evaluate technology and medical content for joint development and spinoff opportunities, strategic partnerships, and licensing opportunities. Previously, he was SVP Healthcare Marketing and Product Strategy for Nuance Communications where he spearheaded the creation of Nuance's Healthcare Division, increasing revenue from $12 million in FY 2006 to $526 million in FY 2011. He advises on strategic and tactical marketing, product conceptualization and development, sales and channel management, and senior level business development including strategy definition, strategic alliances, financing, mergers, acquisitions and technology licensing. Peter has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Vermont, graduating Summa Cum Laude, first in his class.
Bill Hays, Advisor
Bill is a technology leader in wireless communications. He was VP Emerging Technologies of MTEL (now Verizon) and was co-founder of several wireless communications companies. He holds 14 US and international telecom patents.
Teri Louden, Advisor
With a 30 year career in the healthcare industry, Teri Louden has developed a national reputation for her leading edge marketing and strategy expertise in launching medical products and advanced medical technologies as well as new health care service businesses. Teri was a member of the senior executive team for CardioNet, a venture-backed start-up company launching the nation's first wireless 24/7 outpatient cardiac arrhythmia monitoring technology and service. CardioNet had a successful public offering in 2009, was the "first" successful application of wireless technology for outpatient diagnostic health care, and a model for other telehealth systems. An early pioneer among women in business, she has held key positions in Fortune 500 medical companies, including Baxter and American Hospital Supply Corporation, and was a health care consultant with Booz Allen. She subsequently founded and lead the growth of The Louden Network, a healthcare sales, marketing and strategy consulting firm working with many early stage medical start-ups as well as Fortune 100 companies.
Denise Cortis Park, PhD., Advisor
Dr. Park is the Director of the Center for Vital Longevity and Distinguished University Chair of Behavioral and Brain Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. She is the author of the Park's model for behavior change and medication compliance. Park came to UT Dallas from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she was a professor of psychology and director of the Center for Healthy Minds. She also was a faculty member in the university's Beckman Institute, under the cognitive neuroscience group. Park's career of extensive investigation, leadership and teaching began at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Following her time there, Park was a professor of psychology, as well as director of the Southeastern Center for Applied Cognitive Aging Research, at the University of Georgia. At the University of Michigan, she furthered her research as a professor, senior research scientist and director of the Center on Aging and Cognition. A member of nine professional societies, including the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Sciences, Park received the Distinguished Contribution Award to Psychology of Aging from the American Psychological Association. She has written six books and has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications. Park received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Albion College in Michigan and her Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany.
Mary Ann Thode, RN, MPH, JD, Advisor
Mary Ann has spent over 30+ years in clinical, administrative and executive level health care positions. Her career includes health plan, ambulatory care and hospital delivery system experience. Mary Ann recently retired from her last position as the President and CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Northern California region, the largest region in the Kaiser system. Prior to joining Kaiser in 1998, she held executive level positions with Catholic Healthcare West and the Sisters of Providence. Mary Ann brings an intimate knowledge of government regulation and reimbursement as major issues facing Health Plans and community hospitals in today's environment. Mary Ann received her MPH in Health Administration and Planning from UC Berkeley and her JD from John F. Kennedy University.