Yorktel has announced the spin-off of its healthcare practice to form a new company, Caregility. The new company will be comprised of Yorktel’s entire healthcare practice team and focus on enabling end-to-end virtual care and communication solutions to the healthcare industry. Both Caregility and Yorktel will be separate subsidiaries of YTC Holdings. Caregility has developed a platform with a suite of software and related services which is offered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model to better serve its healthcare customer base. The new business structure has Caregility leveraging and extending Yorktel’s incumbent healthcare expertise, while enabling Yorktel to focus on growing its closely-knit set of AV, IT and collaboration solutions.
According to a recent market insights report from the American Hospital Association Center for Health Innovation, telehealth has become critical to health care transformation as a strategy to improve access and value and cost reductions. Telehealth is becoming the patient’s “point of access for urgent care, triage for emergent conditions, specialty consults, post-discharge management, medication education, behavioral health counseling, chronic care management and more.” Caregility’s mission aligns with its focus on moving the access point of care closer to the patient across the care continuum, using its universal communications platform and a vast network of access point of care systems.