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A new care management platform, backed by $4.5 million in seed funding, has the goal of enabling healthcare providers and payers to extend their services into patients’ homes.

Dan Trigub, former general manager and head of Uber Health, and Inna Plumb, co-founder and adviser to Ever/Body, have launched MedArrive to integrate physician-led telehealth with hands-on care from a network of more than 20,000 EMS professionals. Trigub is CEO and Plumb is chief operating officer of the startup, which is backed by Redesign Health, where Plumb is a former partner and head of venture building.

“What MedArrive is doing is enabling [EMTs and paramedics] to utilize the full scope of their training and provide care in the home that cannot be done as effectively in a clinic setting. This translates to better care experiences for patients and lower costs,” said Pat Songer, COO of Cascade Medical Hospital, executive director of the National EMS Management Association, and an adviser to MedArrive.

Initial funding for the startup comes from Kleiner Perkins and Define Ventures.

This article originally appeared on McKnight's Senior Living