HORSHAM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RightCare announced today that its Co-founder, President, and CEO, Eric Heil, was recognized as one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40, for his entrepreneurial work in establishing an innovative software company that reduces readmissions.
"I am honored to have been selected by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a recipient of the 40 under 40 award," said Heil. "Past recipients have gone on to achieve remarkable things, and this year’s group is no different. I am humbled to be among such great innovative and talented business leaders in this region. RightCare started as a project, and is now a rapidly growing company leading the way in coordinating the right patient care."
A graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Executive MBA program, and a former NCAA Division 1 college basketball student-athlete, Heil wanted to merge his education, expertise and passion to develop a solution that would help athletes and patients heal more quickly and completely. Together with Dr. Kathy Bowles at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Heil founded RightCare and established a team to develop a software solution that addresses a national problem of hospital readmissions.
"We're thrilled that Eric has been recognized for this award. The work that he's been doing with RightCare to help hospitals reduce readmission rates is extremely notable, and he has done an excellent job establishing RightCare as an emerging leader in the medical technology space," said Jess Treu, Partner, Domain Associates, Board Member at RightCare. "You can expect to see more from Eric Heil in the future."
Readmission is a national problem, currently costing the U.S. healthcare system approximately $30 Billion. With RightCare, hospitals can reduce the number of patients who are readmitted to hospitals 30 days after their initial discharge. RightCare is helping providers improve the continuum of care, and is the only medical software focused on healthcare transitions using a unique evidence-based algorithm that enables continuous point-of-care decision support, optimizes workflow, and dramatically improves post-acute care transitions.
The 40 Under 40 award, now in its 24th year, recognizes young professionals in the Delaware Valley for outstanding success and contributions to their community. Recipients were selected from 225 nominations. On the evening of Tuesday, May 20, they will be honored at the Crystal Tea Room in Center City’s Wannamaker Building.
To learn more about RightCare visit, www.RightCareSolutions.com
RightCare is a pioneering Philadelphia, PA-based medical technology company that provides the most academic, innovative and predictive software for risk stratifying any patient at admission. The company’s proprietary technology, Discharge Decision Support System (D2S2), which was developed through a decade of research conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, utilizes evidence-based technology to optimize care transitions. It is the only medical software focused on healthcare transitions using a unique algorithm that enables continuous point-of-care decision support, optimizes workflow, and dramatically improves post-acute care transitions.
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