NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MetTel, a fast-growing communications solution provider for businesses, today announced that it has tapped Jake Levy from LG to lead the company's Telehealth solutions group as part of the company's growing healthcare business, which is centered within the company's Mobility Division.
Nearly one million people will reach retirement age every year for the next 20, and will profoundly impact how the healthcare system delivers services for decades to come. In 2050, the population aged 65 and over is projected to be 83.7 million, almost double its estimated population of 43.1 million from 2012, according to Census Bureau estimates.
Given this scenario, a significant issue facing hospitals in particular is the number of re-admissions, which leads to penalties that further complicate the situation. In fact, last year Medicare said that these penalties are expected to total $528 million, up about $108m from 2015 due to changes in how readmissions are measured. This financial burden severely impacts an organization's revenue and Telehealth solutions are poised to help address and solve this industry-crippling phenomenon.
To meet this exploding demand, healthcare IT professionals and providers are currently challenged with the procurement of the right technology, underlying network as well as effective data and management solutions to ensure their Telehealth initiatives are successful. MetTel's robust telecommunications experience, from SD-WAN solutions to mobile-first as well as the automation of network infrastructure, has allowed the company to address a key challenge in today's Telehealth market – deployment.
As Director of Health Information Technology, Levy will head up MetTel's Telehealth group to continue driving innovative solutions for Telehealth devices, data and deployment. Levy will also work across MetTel's broad telecommunications platform to leverage a converged solution incorporating all aspects of voice, data, mobility and cloud-managed solutions for the company's strategic focus on the healthcare industry.
MetTel's unique ability to collaborate with several carriers, medical device vendors and cloud-based offerings, allows the company to provide customizable Telehealth solutions that can address specific customer pain points associated with deployments of this size and scale.
By leveraging its innovative technology and this vast vendor ecosystem, MetTel can provide the complete solution set for such deployments, which includes tablets, data plans, mobile device management (MDM), sensors, cloud-management portal and kitting. The MetTel Telehealth solution is preconfigured along with the vendor's Telehealth system, which is then shipped directly to the end customer with actual deployment taking place in two days or less. This saves hundreds of man-hours and resources that healthcare providers would normally spend on implementing Telehealth systems.
"MetTel is ready to fill a gap in Telehealth that has slowed the market's development," said Levy. "MetTel has the answer given our ability to be vendor and carrier agnostic and provide a truly customized solution. We're able to provide the expertise, innovation and infrastructure needed to deploy an end-to-end Telehealth solution that's tailored to each of our clients' needs which allows them to deploy within two days or less. This unmatched speed of deployment, which requires minimal upfront costs and saves IT staff hundreds of hours, enables healthcare providers to reinvest these resources back into providing quality care."
MetTel's Telehealth solutions are focused on improving the quality of care through better care coordination, communication and infrastructure, all at a lower cost and faster rate of deployment. For the patient, the end result is higher system utilization, greater reliability and the ultimate benefit of improved healthcare services and outcomes.
Max Silber, MetTel's VP of Mobility, stated, "We see a tremendous opportunity to lead the way with Telehealth innovation by offering these customizable mobile health solutions that are aligned with our current portfolio and allow us to further expand our footprint within the healthcare industry. Jake joins us at a critical time to help the company continue working with strategic partners and deliver quality solutions to our customers that will affirm MetTel as a leading Telehealth provider and support our overall Mobile strategy."
Levy, based in MetTel's New York City office, brings over 25 years of experience in the Health Information Technology industry, with a focus on the Long-Term and Post-Acute Care markets. He previously spent 18 years as CEO and Founder of CareKeeper Software, an industry leading medical software company, specializing in electronic health records and revenue cycle management. He has also held executive management positions in other leading healthcare IT companies, most recently heading up LG CNS' Telehealth group.
MetTel will be at HIMSS17 (Booth #7273), which takes place at the Orange county Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from February 19-23. The company will be providing demonstrations of their Telehealth mobile solutions at the event.
MetTel is a leading global provider of integrated digital communications solutions for enterprise customers. By converging all communications over a proprietary network, MetTel enables enterprise companies to easily deploy and manage technology-driven voice, data, wireless and cloud solutions worldwide. MetTel's comprehensive portfolio of customer solutions boosts enterprise productivity, reduces costs and simplifies operations. Combining customized and managed communication solutions with a powerful platform of cloud-based software, the company's MetTel Portal® enables customers to manage their inventory, usage, spend and repairs from one simple, user friendly interface. For more information visit www.mettel.net, follow us on Twitter (@OneMetTel) and on LinkedIn, or call us directly at 877.963.8663.
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