Making news: Homework Remodels, GlobalMed, Republic Services, Pyx Health

Business News | 27 Feb |

Homework Remodels named NARI CotY winner

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named Homework Remodels in Phoenix, Arizona, 2020 South Central Regional CotY Winner in the Entire House $250,000 – $500,000 category in its’ annual awards competition. 

The award-winning project, aptly named Biltmore Beauty has a million-dollar view of the mountains and space for effortless entertaining. Through the worn finishes and underutilized spaces, the owners could see the potential to personalize the house. Dedicated to their goal for luxury living during their empty nest years meant getting all the projects out of the way to fully enjoy this resort-style setting.

“We are honored to have received the NARI South Central CotY Award in the Entire House $250,000-$500,00 category. Every area of this remodeling project received the necessary TLC to provide modern finish elements with functional space adjustments and current lifestyle enhancements. This special project will provide for these part-time Arizona residents a serene space to Winter in.  Remodeling is such a satisfying process for us, we truly enjoy helping our clients love their home,” said Sheila Lanier, Lead Designer, Homework Remodels.
Each year, NARI presents CotY awards to members who have demonstrated outstanding work through their remodeling projects. The CotY Awards are the highest form of recognition by industry leaders and peers. NARI received nearly 500 entries from across the United States representing over $138 million in remodeling projects.

GlobalMed to unveil enhanced virtual health platform

GlobalMed, a leading provider of virtual health solutions, today announced that it will showcase integration enhancements to its virtual health platform eNcounter®, introduce a backpack telehealth exam station, and offer a lighter, more affordable exam camera at HIMSS20, March 9-13 in Orlando, FL.

Enhancements to GlobalMed’s eNcounter platform include:

• FHIR-enabled, clinical data integration that facilitates the flow of portable virtual health data between health information systems. This allows important evidence to be queried from and stored in any FHIR-compatible system (i.e. EHR, practice management solutions, etc.).

• Dynamic Integration Management Service (DIMS) — Facilitates automated sync with FHIR endpoints so that over time, eNcounter is always configured and compatible with an integrated platform.  In doing so, DIMS minimizes the cost of ongoing maintenance, support, and development between integrated health information systems.

“Our customers expect to collect actionable virtual care data directly in their EHR,” said Joel E. Barthelemy, founder and CEO of GlobalMed. “We’ve augmented our existing virtual health platform not only to solve the problem of access to quality, useable data but to also dramatically reduce the cost and inefficiency of healthcare integration that is time consuming, expensive and difficult.”

Republic Services named to World’s Most Ethical Companies list

Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as one of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

“At Republic Services it’s our responsibility to lead by example and hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards in all that we do,” said Don Slager, chief executive officer. “It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized for the fourth year as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® and it’s a testament to our company culture, values and employees.”

The 2020 list recognizes 132 companies in 21 countries and 51 industries. These corporations illustrate how companies can be the driving force for improving communities, building capable and empowered workforces, and fostering corporate cultures focused on ethics and a strong sense of purpose.

“I am proud of our 36,000 employees and their continued commitment to the highest ethical standards and practices,” said Catharine Ellingsen, executive vice president, chief legal officer and chief ethics and compliance officer. “Achieving this honor is a reflection of the character of every Republic employee, acting responsibly and including ethics in the decisions they make, every day.”

Pyx Health secures $1.8 million Series A4 financing round

Pyx Health, a healthcare IT startup created as a solution to the U.S. loneliness and social isolation epidemic, today announced it has completed a $1.8 million Series A4 round of financing led by Arizona Founders Fund, and entrepreneur Todd Davis, co-founder and former CEO of fraud protection giant, LifeLock. Pyx Health combines Artificial Intelligence and compassionate human interventions in an innovative, scalable solution for Medicaid and Medicare healthcare systems and their patients.

The investment brings Pyx Health’s total funding to $3.5 million, with previous initial capital investment provided by Desert Angels. The additional funding will help the company expand its national footprint to provide a loneliness and social isolation solution to at-risk patients in need of support. Pyx Health experienced 126% revenue growth in 2019 and earned $2.1 million in revenue over 18 months as of December 2019.

Pyx Health is the first loneliness and social isolation technology solution serving populations who have historically been forgotten by technology: Medicaid and Medicare patients. Approximately 90% of healthcare happens outside traditional care settings, when many patients are alone and without sufficient social support. Offering these vulnerable individuals the Pyx Health mobile app during times of transition from emergency or inpatient care provides a level of engagement and support proven to offset poor health outcomes due to loneliness and limited access to resources.

“Traditionally, healthcare technology solutions have been set up kind of selfishly – focused on moving data from point A to point B, but not striving to solve a pervasive pain point for the patients,” explains Cindy Jordan, founder and CEO of Pyx Health. “We’re tackling the problem of loneliness by combining technology with much-needed human interventions at impactful times, and that has improved patient outcomes and well-being, allowing healthcare systems to better serve their members.”

In the Pyx Health mobile app, a funny and empathetic chatbot named Pyxir provides 24/7 companionship, support and self-management tips, while facilitating regular loneliness and Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) screenings. When urgent needs are identified in the app, Pyx Health offers access to resources such as food, transportation and a nurse hotline, which is reinforced with a human touch from the compassionate call center.

About Ranking Arizona

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