Optimized Care Network (OCN) is naming Joe Favazzo, of Columbus, Chief Operating Officer of the company. Favazzo, the former founder and CEO of Modern Medical, Inc., is now responsible for daily operations of OCN, a Columbus-based digital health company providing one-of-a-kind technology that allows patients to connect with the most qualified medical specialists anywhere in the world.
In his new role, Favazzo will focus on developing internal organization processes and infrastructure at the four-year-old organization. He will also oversee financial management and oversight, human resources and operations.
“This is a very important time for the Optimized Care Network as we are poised for unprecedented growth,” said CEO Brian Slusser. “Joe’s business operations and healthcare expertise positions our organization to thrive during this exciting phase of our company’s journey as leading innovators in the telehealth space.”
Prior to joining Optimized Care Network, Favazzo founded Modern Medical, a workers’ compensation services company based in Lewis Center. Under his 27 years of leadership at Modern Medical, the company grew from a single product line to include all healthcare services focused on the injured claimant. It also experienced periods of double digit organic growth and employed over 120 people in the Columbus area and across the United States. In 2013, Favazzo sold the company, which is now owned by UnitedHealth Group.
Favazzo’s vision and leadership won Modern Medical a Corporate Caring Award from Columbus Business First in 2012 and a finalist nomination for outstanding innovation product of the year with Rev1 Ventures in 2013. Favazzo previously served on the Board of Directors for OCN and invested in the company in 2014.
With its fully-equipped digital exam room, known as the Optimized CareSpace™, OCN is transforming historically local healthcare into a boundaryless opportunity, bringing clinical services to patients and locations where it is needed the most — especially in rural areas where patients are often underserved.
The company’s proprietary technology allows the patient to make direct eye contact and engage with a primary care or specialty provider who is miles away, appearing lifelike on a screen via a two-way video system. The registered nurse in the room manipulates the medical devices, freeing the doctor to be totally focused on the patient and medical images generated by the high-tech tools throughout the appointment.
For more information about Optimized Care Network, visit: http://www.optimizedcare.net
About the Optimized Care Network:
The Optimized Care Network (OCN) is a leading provider of digital health care that merges high tech with high touch. OCN’s one-of-a-kind technology enables medical providers to digitally connect with patients in a life-like manner that is changing the delivery of medicine via non-traditional sites of care. Their highly equipped digital exam room, which includes a specially trained nurse, is the 21st century model for digital healthcare with a personal touch.