Backed by New Investors and New Management, Health eTools Launches Version 2 of the EHR Software
PITTSBURGH (July 25, 2018) – A Pittsburgh investment group led by Ken Melani, M.D., and Topanga Partners Venture Fund has formed Population Health Innovations, Inc., and has acquired the electronic health records (EHR) software platform Health eTools. The company will unveil its new version of the popular scholastic software on August 13, just in time for the start of the school year.
Population Health Innovations, Inc., is a Pittsburgh-based company that was organized in April 2018 to acquire and build a portfolio of services, software tools and applications used to advance health services and outcomes in schools.
Health eTools manages the electronic health records of approximately 250,000 K-12 students across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, making it one of the largest school-based EHR system in the state. School nurses use EHR systems to track, manage and report on the health of their student population.
“Health eTools has the opportunity to dramatically improve the lives of our nation’s children,” Dr. Melani said. “The single largest healthcare provider in this country is not a doctor’s office or a hospital – it is schools. Schools are our first line in protecting the health of children and teens. This tool not only makes it easier for school nurses to care for their students; it also tracks critical health information that can be lifesaving.”
The new platform is state of the art, incorporating human-centered design, and was constructed with healthcare and care management delivery in mind. The development team interviewed and observed school nurses at work and had input from a nurse advisory committee. The end result is a software platform that is designed to work the way the user works and built to be the most nurse-friendly EHR available in the market.
The company also announced new leadership appointments at Population Health Innovations, Inc. Brad Karol, a healthcare business operations leader with over 25 years of experience in the industry, has been named CEO. Additionally, the company also announced the following leadership appointments: Joseph Donnelly, Chief Financial Officer; Michael Callaghan, Vice President, Sales; Cathy Hanson, Vice President Product Strategy; and Jeff Tapolci is serving as the Vice President of Business Strategy and Operations.
About Population Health Innovations, Inc
Population Health Innovations, Inc., is building a portfolio of services, software tools and applications used to advance health services and outcomes in schools. Its flagship product, Health eTools serves more than 560 public and private schools across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The electronic health records system is designed specifically for school nurses and works in conjunction with a school district’s existing Student Information System to help school nurses confidentially track, manage and report on the health of their student population.
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