Hometeam Strives to Improve Caregiving Culture

April 4, 2016

2:51 pm

A new startup is merging tech and healthcare, and looking to bring reform to caregiver culture. Based in New York City, startup Hometeam is seeking to change how healthcare is dealt with in this country. The startup is partnering with New Jersey-based healthcare provider CareOne to create a system that allows for long-term caregiver training and accountability. And Hometeam is in a largely untapped market – it’s one of the few companies appealing to heathcare issues.

And as CEO Josh Bruno tells Business Insider, “only about 20 percent of the time, a caregiver sticks” – making creating startups focused on addressing issues of training and liability strategies critical in aiding the success and longevity of this evolving field.

CEO Josh Bruno was inspired to take on solving some of healthcare’s most harrowing issues after seeing firsthand how it affected his grandfather’s ability to thrive in the later stages of his life. Hometeam’s move away from current trends of rejecting flexibility that comes along with working with independent contractors may be unorthodox in the startup space, but it may be key in giving a fresh breath into the healthcare industry.

Hometeam is currently available for select New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania counties. Fastly growing, the startup already employs over 1,000 employees on its payroll. By merging the best of tech and healthcare industries, respectively, Hometeam is able to provide streamlined training to its employees while also providing a matching system that dives beyond specialty to specific client medical needs, but digital check-ins via iPads in each home for families concerned with communication.

It’s always exciting to see long term industry issues being approoached in a new way, but it’s also exciting to see the possibility of these issues being eradicated completely with the assistance of tech mixed with a genuine passion for resolution and quality care in the field.

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Cameron is a tech and culture journalist, comic book enthusiast, and lives near New York City. A graduate of Stockton University, she's using her words to shift the world of online journalism, one byline at a time. When she's not writing, she can be found reading sci-fi novels, collecting succulents, and planning her next obnoxious hair color. Cameron is an editorial fellow at Tech.Co. Send your tips to cameron@tech.co or tweet @BlkGirlManifest.

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