Yorktel, CI’s 2015 Integrator of the Year announced this week it’s launching Caregility, a new company spun off from its healthcare practice to focus specific on that market segment.
The new company will be comprised of Yorktel’s entire healthcare practice team and “focus on enabling end-to-end virtual care and communication solutions to the healthcare industry,” according to the company announcement.
Both Caregility and Yorktel will be separate subsidiaries of YTC Holdings.
Caregility “has developed a platform with a suite of software and related services which is offered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) business model to better serve its healthcare customer base,” according to the Yorktel announcement.
“The new business structure has Caregility leveraging and extending Yorktel’s incumbent healthcare expertise, while enabling Yorktel to focus on growing its closely-knit set of AV, IT and collaboration solutions,” the announcement says.
Yorktel CEO Ron Gaboury will remain CEO of the entire organization, working with each subsidiaries’ leadership team to direct company strategy and business objectives while monitoring overall corporate performance.
“We are proud of what Yorktel has accomplished in the development of UHE, our telehealth platform, and its associated applications and solutions,” said Gaboury in the company announcement.
“Our initial investments enabled us to establish a robust product road map, and we are excited to see where we can take the line of business. With that in mind, management decided this was the perfect time to move the healthcare practice into a separate organization and seek additional investment,” he said.
Why Yorktel Launched Caregility
Caregility “will allow us to expand our development team, enhance our support infrastructure and pursue healthcare focused sales and marketing efforts,” said Gaboury in the company announcement.
Michael Brandofino, formerly COO of Yorktel, has been named president and COO of Caregility, while Ken Scaturro, currently CRO of Yorktel, has been named president and COO of Yorktel.
“For the past several years, we’ve had the privilege of working with healthcare organizations who are pioneers in the telehealth industry,” Brandofino said in the company announcement. “As a result, we’ve developed a robust technology road map containing solutions that have never been offered in the marketplace.
“As demand for seamless video communication continues to become a core requirement in all manner of patient care, these solutions will continue to resonate and bring meaningful value to healthcare organizations,” he said.