Why start a company called OnSIGHT Health? Because of folks like my dear friends, Jay and Beth Hohfeler. Three years ago, Jay was diagnosed with stage four lymphoma. Cancer treatment and a bone marrow transplant led to additional complications: Graft vs. Host disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis to name a few. To say the process was complex and confusing for Jay’s family would be an understatement.
Catastrophic health conditions throw patients and their families into a tailspin. Still reeling from the diagnosis, patients must interpret mountains of research, identify the best specialists, communicate with healthcare providers and engage with insurance companies. Frustrated, scared and feeling out of control, patients need an advocate.
OnSIGHT Health is case management for catastrophic and complex cases. Within 48 hours of diagnosis, we provide an onsite, highly skilled nurse to assist the family as they navigate the complexity of the healthcare delivery system. Our goal is to bring clarity in the midst of chaos.
One day my friend Jay had what he thought was a bad case of indigestion. The next day he was fighting for his life. When I asked him what would have made a difference in his treatment, he quickly replied,
“We had no idea where to begin when I was diagnosed. Friends and family helped with the children and made meals, but none of us had experience with lymphoma. Having someone who understood the complexity of my treatment, could interpret the medical terms, make sense the medication and bring the team of healthcare professionals together would have been a game-changer.”
I’m delighted to tell you that three years later, after years of complicated treatment costing millions of dollars, you can see in the picture of his beautiful family, Jay is in complete remission.
With 30 years of experience in healthcare management, I can tell you Jay’s story is all too common. Complex cases are connected to real people who deserve to have someone fighting on their behalf. OnSIGHT Health provides “boots on the ground” case management to walk with the patient as they build the most effective treatment plan possible.
You can learn more about what we do by visiting http://www.communitas.com. We are bringing clarity to chaos in healthcare.