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This Founder is Fixing the Communication Gap Between Caregivers and Doctors

This story appears in the June 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Home-care workers know a lot about their patients, but they don’t always know what's worth telling doctors. San Francisco-based Care at Hand bridges that gap: It produces surveys for caregivers to complete (via the company’s app and platform) that can identify if a senior is at risk of serious medical issues. “Our library has 2,700 questions and 55 algorithms to determine which 15 should be deployed for a particular person,” says founder Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky. He explains the importance of some questions.

Adrian Gaut
andrey ostrovsky lives across the country from his startup, near Washington, D.C.

Q: Did Mrs. Jones sleep on more pillows last night than most other nights?

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