Healthcare startup Honor is adding cancer patients to its caregiver services for patients through a licensing agreement with the American Cancer Society (ACS).
The company's will license ACS' proprietary care guidance so that Honor's "Care Pros" can give specialized care to clients diagnosed with cancer. Also, this guidance will be integrated into Honor's app, making it easier for patients to self-manage their condition at home.
In a phone interview with MedCityNews, Seth Sternberg, Honor CEO and co-founder, emphasized that Honor caregivers are still a source of non medical home care. He added that his company would support the Society's mission, which includes diminishing suffering from cancer.
On the other hand, Chuck Westbrook, American Cancer Society senior vice president of programs and services, said that working with Honor would be a way "to get much-needed information about care directly into the homes of those who need it."
The new service is expected to go live in the next 30 days in Los Angeles valley and San Francisco Bay areas.