BOSTON, May 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Acuity Link, a comprehensive non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) communications and logistics management platform provider, today announced that John Shermyen has been appointed to the company's board of directors. He joins existing board members, Alex Theoharidis, Demos Kouvaris, Richard A. Spencer, and Charles T. Lelon, all whom are actively involved in shaping and supporting the company's strategy to replace today's outdated and inefficient non-emergency medical transportation systems. This includes enabling seamless automated transportation scheduling for all levels of care and modes of transport while providing valuable and actionable insights into patient movement to drive efficiencies, cost savings, and improved patient experience.
Shermyen has over 25 years of experience in the ambulance and NEMT industry, and was involved in the first wave of public company ambulance acquisitions and mergers in the early 1990's. He began his career in the space leading the development of a computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system for the private ambulance industry with EMTrack, followed by the launch of a business process outsourcing (BPO) business specific to managing ambulance and NEMT/ADA providers. In 1986, Shermyen founded LogistiCare, Inc., a provider of specialized transportation network management where he was president and CEO for over a decade and credited with helping to develop the NEMT broker model. Most recently, he served as a senior vice president of health care innovations at Almost Family, Inc., a provider of home health nursing, rehabilitation and personal care services.
"I'm excited to be joining forces with Alex and the executive team at such a pivotal time for the organization and the NEMT industry in general, which is growing at such a significant pace," said Shermyen. "While at first glance it looks like the marketplace is crowded with different offerings, I've been in the medical transportation space for some time and truly believe Acuity Link is unique in its ability to meet patients' comprehensive medical transportation needs while empowering healthcare organizations to make more informed operational and clinical decisions."
Acuity Link was launched to address the mounting need for a comprehensive communications and logistics management platform that could link healthcare systems with emergency and non-emergency medical transportation providers and ambulance crew members for all levels of care and modes of transport. As a result of using Acuity Link's technology, hospitals today benefit from instant access to the closest available and most suitable transportation resources, and a reduction in bottlenecks that impact patient flow, leading to shorter discharge times, and in turn, improved care and experience. The company's software goes beyond the standard transport request procedures, allowing for streamlined interactions, more efficient and effective data collection and operational performance evaluation which can be used to make more informed decisions to drive patient flow through the healthcare ecosystem.
"On behalf of the entire Acuity Link team, I would like to welcome John to our company's board of directors," said Alex Theoharidis, CEO of Acuity Link. "His breadth of experience in entrepreneurship and leading businesses, and in particular, his extensive knowledge of the emergency and non-emergency medical transportation space, make John a strategic addition to our team. I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to scale the reach and impact of the company and enhance our platform to fully maximize the true potential of NEMT, ensuring that patients get the care and convenience they require throughout the entire transport process."
About Acuity Link
Acuity Link is a comprehensive communications and logistics management platform that links healthcare systems with non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) providers and ambulance crew members for all levels of care and modes of transportation. With Acuity Link's technology, organizations benefit from instant access to the closest available and most suitable transportation resources, reducing bottlenecks that impact patient flow, leading to shorter discharge times, and in turn, enhanced patient care and experience. The company's HIPAA-compliant, customizable, easy-to-use Software-as-a-Service solution can be implemented into any healthcare setting to streamline NEMT and patient flow processes which provides a new level of data critical to enhancing efficiencies within the healthcare ecosystem. This previously unavailable intelligence generates accurate, actionable insights needed to make more informed operational and clinical decisions. For more information about Acuity Link, please visit https://www.acuity-link.net/.
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