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Faced with a global population that is steadily aging, and a demographic shift that is contributing to a shortage of healthcare workers, we recognized the immediate need for a technology-driven revolution in care – in hospitals, in senior residences, and at home, too.

One clear area of need is patient monitoring. Even the most dedicated healthcare workers cannot be everywhere at once, and staff operating over-capacity compounds the problem. care.ai is the first and only AI-powered autonomous monitoring platform for healthcare. Powered by our purpose-built, AI-accelerated edge sensors, our platform transforms ordinary rooms into Self-aware Rooms™.

As an AI company, we are focused on using our transformative innovation to deliver a meaningful impact to healthcare, improving outcomes and saving millions of lives every year; all while allowing providers to focus on what matters most – the emotional support and personalized care that only they can provide.

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chakri toleti
founder & ceo
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drew vaughn
general manager
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parag gadkari
chief technology officer
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joe sanantonio
vice president engineering
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chakri toleti
chakri toleti
chakri toleti-founder & ceo

Chakri founded care.ai to bring the first and only AI-powered autonomous monitoring platform to healthcare to safeguard patients and improve outcomes. Prior to founding care.ai, Chakri was the founder and president of HealthGrid, an enterprise patient engagement platform designed to connect patients and providers via their smart devices. In 2018, HealthGrid was acquired by Allscripts to integrate HealthGrid’s functionality into their FollowMyHealth platform. Prior to that, he was a co-founder of Galvanon, a company which first introduced patient self-service kiosk registration, to automate patient check-in and intake processes at hospitals. Galvanon was acquired by NCR in 2005.

drew vaughn
drew vaughn-general manager

Drew brings over a decade of healthcare information technology experience to this role. Prior to care.ai, Drew served as EVP and GM at HealthGrid, an enterprise mobile patient communication platform, where he was responsible for P&L management, and ownership of all functions of the organization. Drew’s prior experience includes roles spanning Strategy, Growth, Product, and Operations, ranging from start-up to mid-size healthcare technology companies. Drew also serves as a partner at Upton Hill, a management consulting firm for healthcare delivery.

parag gadkari
parag gadkari-chief technology officer

Parag oversees care.ai’s innovative technology assets that power the healthcare industry’s first and only AI autonomous monitoring platform. Prior to joining care.ai, Parag was chief technology officer at HealthGrid, a mobile-first, enterprise patient engagement solution for providers, designed to promote healthy patient populations while improving the patient experience. Prior to that, he was the chief software architect at PatientPoint, a company that authors patient education and engagement content for health systems and provider offices throughout the country.

joe sanantonio
joe sanantonio-vice president engineering

Joe leads care.ai’s software and hardware engineering team. Joe brings more than 11 years of engineering leadership and experience to care.ai. Prior to care.ai, Joe led the engineering team at Newyu, a company that provides a subscription-based communications platform offering on-demand services to consumers, to help proactively manage health and safety for individuals treating, caring for, or living with chronic diseases. As a technology geek at heart, Joe’s passion for engineering is evident by his proven track record of success delivering technical results throughout all phases of his career.