Who Are We?
The Company’s Importance to the Healthcare Industry CareTaker Medical, LLC, a Delaware limited liability corporation based in Charlottesville, Virginia, was founded in March 2014 to commercialize medical devices based on core technologies licensed from Empirical Technology Corporation.
The company has developed the CareTaker wearable wireless vital signs monitoring system that sets a new standard in portability, simplicity, and medical-grade patient monitoring. Using a small, comfortable finger cuff, CareTaker accurately measures continuous non-invasive beat-by-beat Blood Pressure (“cNIBP”), ECG-Accurate Heart Rate, and Respiration Rate, as well as Blood Volume (for hemorrhage detection), Arterial Stiffness, and other hemodynamic parameters.
Clinical trials have validated that CareTaker measurements are equivalent to other cNIBP patient monitors and heart rate methods. The company anticipates that its innovative approach to vital sign monitoring will be widely accepted in the medical community while disrupting existing patient monitoring solutions.
The CareTaker Team
Medical Advisory Board
Joseph L. Hutchison, M.D.
Joseph L. Hutchison, M.D., is an otolaryngologist and Vice President of Blue Ridge Ear, Nose and Throat in Lynchburg, Virginia. He had a prior appointment as Clinical Assistant Instructor at Albany Medical college and has been Clinical Instructor of Otolaryngology for Lynchburg Family Practice Residency since 2000.Read more
Dr. Hutchison brings a wealth of leadership experience as a managing partner of Art of Healthcare, Executive Hospital Group and TDJ, past president of Lynchburg Academy of Medicine, as well as a board member for Medical Society of Virginia Political Action Committee, Integrated Health Care and Madaktari Africa. He has also played a key role in growing Blue Ridge Ear, Nose and Throat from small practice to a 7
provider, fully digitally integrated team. He is also a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International.
His work with Art of Healthcare and TDJ involve innovation and intellectual property development. He has international medical business development experience with Executive Hospital Group. With these companies, he has been able to pursue instrument and product design and development, app development, franchise development and hospital design and development. His work with Madaktari Africa has given him the opportunity to embrace the idea of creating sustainable healthcare in areas of need.
A native of Des Moines, Iowa, he received his Bachelor of Science in psychology and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Iowa. He received his residency training in otolaryngology at Albany Medical Center. He has been in private practice with Blue Ridge Ear, Nose and Throat since 2000. He is board certified and is a member of the Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is also a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physician Executives American Rhinologic Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.
He has been married to Annmarie since 1989. They have four beautiful children: Ruby, Moses, Lila and Anabel. He loves to play guitar and has played in multiple bands throughout the years.
Dr. Chris Ghaemmaghami, M.D.
Dr. Chris Ghaemmaghami, M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer of University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA. Dr. Ghaemmaghami is the Medical Center’s Senior Physician, overseeing medical staff and patient care and service.Read more
He has worked at U.Va. since 1998 and has held a variety of positions in the Department of Emergency Medicine, including Medical Director and Vice Chairman. He is also the liaison for clinical activities at the U.Va. School of Medicine, U.Va. School of Nursing, U.Va. Medical Center and the U.Va. Physicians Group.
Jay H. Sanders, M.D.
Jay H. Sanders, M.D., is the CEO of The Global Telemedicine Group, Professor of Medicine (Adjunct) at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a Founding Board Member and President Emeritus of the American Telemedicine Association.Read more
Known to many as the “Father of Telemedicine”, he developed the first Statewide telemedicine system, the first Correctional telemedicine program, the first tele-homecare technology, called “The Electronic House Call”, and the first telemedicine kiosk. His consulting activities have included NASA, DOD, HHS, the FCC, State Governments, WHO, multiple academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies. During the Clinton Administration he represented the USA to the G8 nations for telemedicine, and was appointed by former HHS Secretary Leavitt, to the Chronic Care Workgroup Committee.
He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, magna cum laude, a member of AOA, and did his residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he became Chief Medical Resident.
In 1970, he developed and started the first Division of General Medicine in the country at the University of Miami where he was Professor of Medicine and Chief of Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Other academic appointments include being Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, where he was Director of the Telemedicine Institute, and Visiting Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Visiting Professor at Yale University School of Medicine.