Decades of Foundational History Have Led to MonitorMe™.
MonitorMe™ is the result of an extraordinary journey by Anthony J. Bacchi, M.D., founder of proven healthcare organizations such as MagnaCare and TeliStat™, advanced by leaders in tech and tested by years of research. This foundational experience and learning has led to MonitorMe™, which has already earned the trust of thousands of patients and doctors.
“This program has changed my life. I used to wake up scared, I was afraid all the time. I feel better knowing someone is monitoring me.”B.O.C.
67 year old woman with advanced COPD, oxygen dependence, and social isolation concerns.
A letter from Our Founder.
The development of this type of concierge medicine is personal to me. I am a physician but even I struggled with the challenge of managing my 96-year-old mother’s care from a distance. My mother was an independent woman, who after my father passed away, had increasing issues with her health. Like many seniors, she wanted to age at home and insisted upon avoiding a nursing home or an assisted living facility. She suffered with Congestive Heart Failure, amongst other ailments, worsening at the later stages of her life. Although I lived an hour and a half away, I often rushed to her aid at all hours when she wasn’t feeling well, because I didn’t have the clinical information needed to assess her immediate medical condition. If I had vital signs and other real-time clinical information, I could have managed her care more effectively.
The experience of feeling helpless whenever my mother called, led me to develop the MonitorMe™ concierge program. It became my personal mission and dream to have this type of care, which allows you to have a team of doctors and nurses at your fingertips, day or night, with all your real-time vital sign information. This team of clinicians specializes in treating seniors at home, whether they have a minor concern or something more serious. This technology and program would have given me and my mother peace of mind, knowing that she was being monitored by a clinical team, around the clock.
Almost everyone has an elderly friend or loved one who wants to age at home but requires additional care. That’s why I created the MonitorMe™ concierge program, where a doctor is at your fingertips to help you navigate the complex care that often leaves families feeling unsupported and concerned. I owe much to my mother, as she was the inspiration for this concept and continues to drive my mission to provide seniors the ability to age at home with peace of mind and confidence.
Anthony J. Bacchi, M.D.
Dr. Bacchi's Experience
Medical Director New York Trades Council / Association of New York City Health Centers, Inc.
President / CEO / Founder MagnaCare, LLC. Medical Surgical PPO 1.4 Million Members
President / CEO / Co-Founder MagNet NJ PPO Network with 90 Hospitals in contract
President / CEO / Co-Founder MagnaHealth of New York, Inc HMO Provider
Entrepreneur of the Year Ernst & Young
President / CEO / Co-Founder MagnaPreferred NY Hospital PPO with 90% of NY in contract
Managing Partner / Co-Founder MagnaEnterprises, LLC an investment company
Principal VestraCare, LLC
Founder / President / CEO ImagineMIC
Founder / CEO VetVitalsPro
Founder / President / CEO MonitorMe™
Anthony J. Bacchi, M.D.
Dr. Bacchi was the Founder and Chairman of Manhattan-based MagnaCare LLC, the third largest provider network in New York, covering 1.4 million lives. He also is the former medical director of New York Trades Council / Association of New York City Health Centers, Inc. and was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young during his tenure. Dr. Bacchi’s commitment to improving quality of patient care while reducing costs and preventing unnecessary hospital admissions led to the development of the TeliStat™ Restorative Care Unit (TRCU), which revolutionized patient care in Skilled Nursing Facilities.
The TRCU was designed to dramatically improve the quality of patient care and reduce readmissions to hospitals for patients by leveraging a combination of people, process, and technology. The TeliStat™ concept received a $4.5 million grant from the New York State Department of Health that was matched with a Federal grant of $4.5 million to replicate the successful TeliStat™ model throughout New York State. The program was independently audited and showed a reduction of readmission rates from the New York State average of 21% to less than 6% for 3 years on over 1000 patients.
Based on the success of the TeliStat™ nursing home program, Dr. Bacchi developed integrated technology, incorporating a cardiac patch and other devices to provide monitoring services when patients were discharged back into their homes.
Out of this technological development, MonitorMe™ was born.
The MonitorMe™ concierge program works in tandem with a Monitoring Intervention Center (MIC) which continuously monitors patient data at our corporate headquarters in New York, allowing for immediate medical intervention by physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and registered nurses. Through the MIC, a physician’s understanding of a patient’s health is no longer limited to a moment or day of testing, but can now be informed by longitudinal, real-time data collected seamlessly from wearable sensors.
Dr. Bacchi continues to be a disruptive force in the industry with over 40 years’ experience creating innovative healthcare programs and building successful organizations from the ground up.