Vikram Devaguptapu

Biography | Biographie

Vikram obtained his Master of Engineering in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of New Brunswick. During the course of his study, Vikram began examining the problems and needs of the ageing population and their families and started building ServUs Health. He holds a master’s in international business from Hult International Business School, London and a Bachelor of Technology from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India.

J’ai obtenu ma maîtrise en génie en gestion technologique et entrepreneuriat de l’Université du Nouveau-Brunswick. Au cours de mes études, j’ai commencé à examiner les problèmes et les besoins de la population vieillissante et de leurs familles et j’ai commencé à bâtir ServUs Health. Je suis titulaire d’une maîtrise en administration internationale de la Hult International Business School, à Londres et d’un baccalauréat en technologie de Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, en Inde.

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Care navigation and coordination solution for older adults and their natural family caregivers in their community

With the dwindling family size and/or work taking them far away from native surroundings, middle-aged individuals are often the only ones responsible for taking care of their aging parents, dealing with their own health/work-related needs, and those of their young-adult children. This presents a problem they have a difficult time matching the need with the right care services & resources. This may lead to less connectivity to care and compromised the quality of care delivery to older adults and further increases the re-hospitalization of older adults. Seniors and family caregivers are stressed due to the lack of standardization in accessing public and private services, products, government programs, and resources to support their daily caregiving tasks and responsibilities. Recognizing that this is a problem, the research study was conducted I-STEM program at the University of New Brunswick. Post interviews with 64 home health participants, it is evident that lack of analytical insights and disjointed process coordination to interact and monitor senior patients at their homes attenuate the risk of ER visits and re-admission to a hospital. Lack connectivity to services and quality of care being delivered cause hospital readmissions.