Honor, a home care focused digital health startup has landed a partnership with the American Cancer Society to license it’s proprietary care guidance. As part of the partnership, Honor Care Pros will be equipped with the American Cancer Society’s information detailing how to deliver that care to their clients at home through the Honor Care Pro App. Launched in spring 2015, Honor is the home-care solution that helps older adults continue to live and age in their own homes with greater joy, comfort, and grace. The company’s proprietary app technology modernizes the entire home-care experience, making it more flexible and accessible for family caregivers and their aging loved ones.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity for Honor to partner with the American Cancer Society to bring their expert knowledge into the home-care setting, something that’s never been done before,” said Seth Sternberg, Co-founder and CEO of Honor. “By building the Society’s cancer care guidance into our technology, Honor Care Pros will bring the American Cancer Society’s vast knowledge of caring for people with cancer right into their homes. Honor will support the Society’s mission which includes diminishing suffering from cancer.”
Appointment of 3 Official Advisors
Additionally, Honor announced the addition of three official advisors: Bruce Allen Leff, MD; Carol Raphael; and Ronald Greeno, MD. All respected leaders and influencers in their fields, Leff, Raphael, and Greeno will offer strategic and tactical advice, helping Honor continue to provide the best specialized home care to clients as it extends its scope of services. Each brings unique experience, expertise, and evidence-based knowledge to the Honor team and shares Honor’s passion to provide the best possible care for older adults in their homes.
– Bruce Allen Leff, MD is the Director of the Center for Transformative Geriatric Research. Dr. Leff also serves as a Professor of Medicine and practicing geriatrician at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. As the founder of the Hospital at Home Program, Dr. Leff understands inpatient acute care needs and also knows the importance of the home setting in the healing process. Dr. Leff frequently sits on Technical Expert Panels with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He is recognized as the definitive geriatrics specialty leader in post-acute care and transitioning patients to the home setting.
– Carol Raphael served for 22 years as President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, the largest nonprofit home health organization in the US. She has held several other executive and leadership positions including appointments to the Medicare Payment and Policy Commission (MedPAC) and by President Obama to the the Bipartisan Commission on Long Term Care. Ms. Raphael is a nationally recognized expert in health policy and practice. She serves on numerous Boards in healthcare, education and human services and is currently the Chair of the AARP Board and the Long Term Quality Alliance.
– Ronald Greeno, MD is the Chief Strategy Officer for IPC Healthcare, Inc. and was the Co-Founder of Cogent Healthcare Inc. where he served most recently as Executive Vice President of Strategy & Innovation. Prior to that, he was the Chief Medical Officer of Cogent Healthcare Inc. for 17 years, responsible for developing and managing Cogent’s national network of hospitalist physicians and for the development of the medical management approach. Considered a pioneer in Hospital Medicine, Dr. Greeno is a nationally recognized expert on hospitalist programs and their clinical and administrative management.