The problem we solve: Underserved patient populations have limited access to care.
About our solution: Certintell provides telemedicine services to the low-income underserved population and help address the U.S. healthcare systems’ twin challenges of rapidly rising and unsustainable costs and the growing gap in access to primary care physicians. By providing a patient-to-provider remote communication tool, the company found that it could address helping providers and patients coordinate care and improve access to services.Progress to date:In 2016, Certintell began offering its virtual care management technology to PCMHs and organizations focused on value-based care models for the underserved.
Creator: Huzefa Dossaji
Bio: Huzefa has been a resident of New Orleans since 2002 and has worked in both the health care and education space. He is passionate about helping to improve access to care for the underserved.
Title: VP of Business Development
Biography: Benjamin is the founder and President of Certintell. Benjamin most recently was a Product Manager for Genentech focused on the FQHC market and HEP C. Moreover, he helped implement a Telemedicine program while at Genentech (Project ECHO), which connected University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics specialists to rural patients and their practitioners.
Advanced Degree(s): MBA
How We Address the Mission of The Challenge(s)Our uCare Connect platform directly relates to the mission of this challenge as we provide a solution for health centers and hospitals to increase access to care for their patient population. Particularly by using virtual visits and secure messaging through our web and mobile applications, allows providers to be able to engage, connect with and monitor their patients (especially uninsured, under-insured and low-income population) from anywhere, saving costs especially travel, lost hourly wages and helping to prevent unnecessary visits to the ER.
New Orleans and Our CompanyCertintell's VP Huzefa Dossaji has been a resident of New Orleans since 2002 and has deep roots in this community. Certintell is a social impact company and we have a partnership with the Louisiana Primary Care Association to help improve access to care for patients of community health centers in the state. We are committed to serving the New Orleans Community and the people of Louisiana as we strive to help provide better health outcomes especially for the underserved.
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