Founded by frustrated clinicians, Titan Health Corporation’s mission is to bring healthcare to more people who need it; Company set to launch K-12 telehealth solution, LinaTM, in coming weeks
BISMARCK, ND – After nearly 50 years combined of practicing medicine and becoming increasingly frustrated with inequities in care and the subsequent negative patient outcomes, co-founders Nick Dobrzelecki, R.N. and Antony Chu, M.D. announce the launch of Titan Health Corporation (Titan). Headquartered in Bismarck, ND, the healthcare investment and holding company is purpose-built to closing healthcare gaps wherever they exist.
Research shows that communities of color, populations with a lower socioeconomic status, rural communities, people with cognitive and physical disabilities and individuals who identify as LGBTQ are often disproportionately exposed to conditions and environments that negatively affect health risks and outcomes and lead to higher rates of health disparities. For example, Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die from unintentional injuries, heart disease, cancer, stroke and chronic lower respiratory disease than their urban counterparts.
“The quality and access to healthcare should be the same for every citizen. As clinicians we have been faced with the disparity in care and its outcomes every day of our careers. We created Titan to tackle this problem with innovative platforms and solutions that can be used across multiple populations,” says Dobrzelecki, president and co-founder, Titan. “It has been more than 20 years since the National Institute for Health (NIH) published ‘Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century’ which made a call for fundamental changes to healthcare. While I saw many initiatives in the subsequent decade, our system today clearly is reverting back to patient volume vs. patient outcome incentives. The pandemic, the economy and several other factors are causing a renewed increase in healthcare disparity, which in turn is causing increases in costs and negative patient outcomes.”
Titan plans a launch later this year of its first subsidiary company, LinaTM. Lina, inspired by Lina Rogers who became the first school nurse in the United States in 1902, will be initially launched in K-12 schools around the nation providing in-school clinical and behavioral telehealth services where medical care currently doesn’t exist. Sixty percent of U.S. K-12 schools do not have a full-time onsite nurse to tend to student needs. Twenty-five percent of schools have no nurse at all. And behavioral and mental health issues are rarely addressed at the school level.
“The CDC defines health disparities as ‘preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or health access.’ There’s no reason, with the technologies available today, that we can’t help lessen those differences, improving our nation’s overall health and reducing unnecessary health care costs,” says Chu, co-founder, Titan. “To make healthcare the best it can be for as many people as possible, Titan is fiercely focused on innovations such as Lina so that we can reach Americans where they live, work and go to school without putting extra burden on them. The true humanity of healthcare can be discovered not only through experience but living those experiences outside of one’s geo-centric bubble.”
About Titan Health Corporation
Titan Health Corporation was established by clinicians to solve the challenges of fragmented healthcare around the world. Gaps that exist in the healthcare chain stop health professionals from delivering what is needed to people in all kinds of environments around the world. It’s first company launch, Lina, is a telehealth solution geared toward K-12 schools across North America. Other areas of emphasis include technology for critical access hospitals, enhance clinical education solutions, and health data and analytics. For more information on Titan and initiatives, visit titanhc.com.
Co-Founder Nick Dobrzelecki, R.N., has spent 30+ years in healthcare as a registered nurse in hospital, home health and military settings. He is also a healthcare entrepreneur having launched Daymarck in 2008. Daymarck was a pioneer in the outsourced homecare coding industry that was acquired by The Corridor Group in 2014. For the past 6 years, Dobrzelecki served as Corridor’s senior vice president. Co-Founder Antony Chu, M.D., is a board certified clinical cardiac electrophysiologist and experienced physician executive. Chu has an MD from Yale University, MBA from Wharton School of Business, and a faculty position at Brown University.
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