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Program Redefines How Acutely Ill Patients are Treated at Home for Improved Recovery from Illness

Westport, CT – Oct. 3, 2017 – Today, Medically Home Group, a healthcare technology and services company committed to the transformation of patient care delivery, announced its launch with Atrius Health, an innovative healthcare leader caring for 740,000 patients in eastern Massachusetts, its subsidiary VNA Care, and $4M in Series A funding. The round was led by a large health benefits company, with an additional $2M raised and participation from other investors including Connecticut Innovations. The company is using the funds to deliver its scalable clinical program that unlocks the home as a safe site for advanced medical care.

Medically Home Group provides all the necessary tools and services to allow medical providers to safely-shift advanced medical care from hospitals to patients’ homes. The 30-day Medically Home Program is designed to ensure a full patient recovery and reduce the possibility of a preventable acute medical event. 

The Medically Home Program is designed and operated with patients and family needs as its highest priority. Patients want to recover from illness at home, which aligns with robust supportive clinical research on outcomes. Importantly, Medically Home Group believes patients want medical care brought to them – when and where they want and need it. Medically Home Group is a people-driven enterprise that enables care delivery transformation by intelligently deploying clinicians, technology, equipment, medication and supplies to the homes of selected acutely ill patients.

“Healthcare delivery is trying to catch up to Amazon, Uber and other sectors of our economy that have validated a consumer-driven value proposition. We believe the time is right for us to shift our focus and innovation from what care we deliver to where and how we deliver it,” said Richard Rakowski, CEO of Medically Home Group. “Medically Home Group is poised to change the way advanced medical care is delivered by using proven technology and expertise that brings hospital-level treatment for selected patients to homes.

Rakowski’s 39-year career includes both public and private company leadership roles, spanning across healthcare services, and entrepreneurial start-ups. Rakowski previously served as president of American Healthways (now Healthways Inc.). His passion for transforming medical care is heavily influenced by his personal family history and experience.

Founded by a team of proven physician leaders, senior healthcare executives and engineers with experience in healthcare system challenges, Medically Home Group is positioned to deliver a new form of medical care that would otherwise be provided by a hospital.

"Atrius Health's mission is to ensure that our patients receive high quality, safe care in the right setting. For those of our patients who would otherwise be admitted to a hospital and are appropriate for the Medically Home Program, we are delighted to be able to provide them with this level of care in their own home," explained Steve Strongwater, MD, President and CEO of Atrius Health. 'The clinical care model that Atrius Health, VNA Care, and Medically Home Group are developing together also allows for a period of better stabilizing the patient's health that is not possible in the hospital setting."

The United States consumes 17.8 percent of its GDP on healthcare according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.[1] Medically Home Group sets out to disrupt the $1 trillion U.S. hospital market by removing the unsustainable high fixed costs sites of care from its model and marrying today’s technology and innovation with a strong human touch.


About Medically Home Group

Medically Home Group is a technology-enabled services company that provides all the necessary tools to allow medical providers to safely-shift advanced medical care from hospitals to patients’ homes. Through their commitment to creating superior experiences and outcomes for patients, their families and other healthcare stakeholders, Medically Home Group is leading the charge for healthcare delivery innovation. For more information on Medically Home Group, please visit 

About Atrius Health

Atrius Health, an innovative nonprofit healthcare leader, delivers an effective system of connected care for more than 740,000 adult and pediatric patients in eastern and central Massachusetts. Atrius Health’s 36 medical practices, with more than 50 specialties and 900 physicians, work together with the home health and hospice services of its VNA Care subsidiary and in close collaboration with hospital partners, community specialists and skilled nursing facilities. Atrius Health provides high-quality, patient-centered, coordinated care to every patient it serves. Establishing a solid foundation of knowledge, understanding and trust with each of its patients, Atrius Health enriches their health and enhances their lives.



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