This is Altus Care

Imagine having your health coach or healthcare provider plus your care plan at your fingertips right when you need them – whether you forgot to take your medication, need a reminder on your rehabilitation exercise or training routine, or have unexpected pain. You could access answers, personalized follow-up and guidance immediately. You would get concise, effective treatment management and a higher quality of life, all while reducing healthcare costs.

Introducing Altus Care – a precision compliance platform that improves the human-coach interaction by helping both sides simultaneously.


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Patients receive the clear, empathetic and holistic care they deserve around- the- clock. They are given automated, condition-specific tasks, and easy access to relevant information.

Healthcare Providers

We enable healthcare providers to prescribe best practice digital care, rehab & treatment plans including all the components related to outpatient disease management. Along with cutting edge technology that advises you whether patients are adhering to your treatment or care plan, you can modify these plans to suit the individual needs of your patient.

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  • easy access<br>to information

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The Altus Care Team

Trained physicians, the founding executives of Area9 have a deep knowledge about brain science and experience from more than 20 years of research in human factors and adaptive learning. Consequently, they have profound respect for the complexity of individual differences in how people learn and behave.

Patient adherence is better understood through this lens, which allows for an approach to health care that is customized to each individual. There is no a “one size fits all” solution to achieving good health. Altus Care, a new project under Area9 Innovation, acts on this insight to maintain health in an improved, convenient and effective way.

Meet the Team

The Platform

Altus is a Latin word meaning “high, deep, noble or profound” which we use because Altus Care provides the highest standard of care to patients.
Profound Care

1. Profound Care

The platform is equipped with technology that indicates to health providers if their patients are adhering to their plans, and further allows them to deliver treatment tasks based on the individual needs of their patient. These tasks are given in small increments so as to not overwhelm the patient with a complex long term plan.

Profound Care

2. Pioneering Precision Compliance

Precision Compliance is a new concept in medical care management that brings the right evidence-based instructions and the right care to the patient at the right time. It enlists the patient as an equal partner in their healthcare management, and empowers them to be able to follow the recommendation of their healthcare provider, even in a rapidly changing or complex environment. Altus Care allows for health providers to proactively track their patient’s condition, and identifies markers signaling an impending problem. The word precision is used because we pinpoint these markers and have ample resources to address them before it affects the patient’s health.

Pioneering Precision Compliance

3. Active Engagement

Altus Care prides itself in providing outcome driven care using an active engagement system, combining the power of technology with the care of health providers. It has been proven that active interaction with patients – that is, asking questions, getting input, having them be a part of their own healthcare – not only accelerates the healing process but also makes it more effective and reduces patient anxiety. Hence it is crucial for patients to mutually set their healthcare goals with their providers. This helps lead to behaviour change, which is how Altus Care helps patients reach their outcomes.

Active Engagement

4. How Do We Manage Symptoms?

Altus Care enhances the one-on-one interaction between patient and health provider with accessible features such as chats and video demos of exercises. Altus Care tracks symptoms through a series of questions and alerts when the patient is at risk of treatment failure, early relapse or hospital admission. That’s when Altus or the health provider sends push notifications as reminders to stay on top of your recovery and provides truly personalized follow-up. It provides proactive management of the patient’s condition wherever they are, without losing the compassionate touch of a caregiver.

How Do We Manage Symptoms?

Is This For You?

Use Altus Care to identify individual patients in need of earlier intervention or other preventive measures to improve patient care and resource utilization.


Personalized health care right at your fingertips

Too often patients do not have a way to communicate with their providers outside of their office. Altus Care is downloaded directly onto the patient’s smartphone so they can communicate with their provider at their convenience. If the patient is doing better or worse than anticipated, the provider is able to modify the care plan to suit the individual needs of their patient. Fully equipped with medication logs and an easy to follow schedule, Altus Care enables the patient to have a holistic recovery from the comfort of their own home.

Care Providers

Care Providers

Altus Care enables you to know when a patient is at risk of failure - by not adhering to a plan, being on the brink of readmission, or hospitalization. It is possible to measure if treatment plans are improving, stabilizing, or worsening a patient’s health status, and make appropriate modifications based on this information. A unique feature is the ability to identify small daily windows of opportunity when the chance to influence patient compliance is highest. While Altus Care is not eliminating face to face interaction with your patient, it allows for their visits to be less frequent and more efficient, optimizing the recovery of the patient in a convenient way.



Altus Care is a platform that drives better patient outcomes. The recovery process of each individual is expedited, lowering costs and increasing patient satisfaction with improved quality of life. This platform aims to reduce healthcare costs by identifying and addressing the reasons for avoidable hospital readmission through disease management and outcome optimization. Altus Care is designed to avoid patient non-compliance with treatment plans that you are paying for.



Pharmaceutical and Medical Tech companies can partner with health organizations to simultaneously support their missions, health systems and societies: to get most out of every dollar spent on healthcare. It is known that lifestyle changes benefit everyone. With Altus Care’s capacity to track adherence to medication regimes, we are enhancing the recovery experience for the patient whilst lowering costs for you.


We work closely with partners all over the world. Please contact us if you are interested in pursuing a partnership with us. We welcome everyone.

Nordic Netcare

Nordic Netcare is a healthcare service company that has partnered with Altus Care. Customers are contacted and provided with support to carry out the behavior change that characterizes recovery. Using a combination of experience, communication with the patient and the data collected from Altus Care, Nordic Netcare allows health providers to optimize patient care by knowing their progress to prescribed treatment plans. Furthermore, taking patient preferences into account, health staff at Nordic Netcare are in touch at least once a week, with more proactive contact if a patient has not completed a critical task in a defined 48 hour window.

Nordic Netcare delivers profitable health by reducing expenses both for private customers, businesses and insurance companies. By combining human expertise and the digital automation of appropriate processes, resources are optimized. In each course of treatment, quality rather than quantity is prioritized so that both financial and personal costs are reduced for the individual.

Nordic Netcare provides the communication layer between the health provider and patient, and have seen promising results in combining the human touch with Altus Care data insights. People are getting back to work faster and are healthier!

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Oberon Sciences

Oberon Sciences is a unique clinical stage bio-medical company.

Oberon’s vision is to create next generation personalized medicine. Oberon sciences is partnering with Altus Care around applying artificial intelligence algorithms to personalized disease and wellness solutions.

A closed loop deep-machine learning- based technology reveals more effective individualized treatments and recommendations tailored to maximize benefits for patient and individuals, while creating unique value for drug manufacturers, payers, companies and society.

Oberon’s patent protected technology is being embedded in the proprietary algorithm which is activated via the mobile Altus app.

The founder of Oberon is professor Dr. Ilan Yaron

Shape New York

SHAPE NYC uses FDA cleared full body electric muscle stimulation training. Electric muscle stimulation has been widely used in physiotherapy for decades.

Sessions takes 20 minutes at individuals home, gym or office and is lead by a personal trainer who controls and adjusts the intensity of the impulses.

The personal trainer encourages and guides through the workout so every exercise is done correctly.

Altus Care has partnered with SHAPE NYC to pilot the mobile app as part of delivering more personalized training and daily recommendations to improve overall outcomes.

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Dr. Marc Berg, MD

Dr. Berg is an internationally recognized and respected clinician, scientist and educator. He serves as Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (Critical Care) at Stanford University and Medical Director of the Revive Initiative in Resuscitation Excellence at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. He has published nearly 40 manuscripts in over 20 years of academic medicine, primarily in critical care, resuscitation and CPR performance. In teaching, he led the 2010 American Heart Association Emergency Cardiac Care Pediatric Subcommittee in producing Guidelines for Pediatric Resuscitation and the Advanced Life Support courses, taken by millions of students worldwide. Dr. Berg was a Division Director and a founding member of the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN) Board of Directors, a 1 billion dollar per year enterprise with 6000 employees, a health plan, 2 hospitals and a physician group of nearly 500 doctors. He was appointed by the Governor to the Arizona Medical Board, responsible for licensure and regulation of 20,000+ physicians.

Dr. Berg has been with Area9, the parent company of Altus Care, since its founding and is currently Chief Clinical Advisor for the Area9 Group. He has participated in the inception, design and creation of multiple Area9 projects in medicine and healthcare, including Altus Care. He serves as the CEO.

Ultimately, the patient just wants to heal and live life as well as possible. Altus Care is there for them to help make these goals a reality.

Dr. Ulrik Juul Christensen, MD

Dr. Christensen is a worldwide expert in learning technology. He has pioneered adaptive learning, data-driven content development, simulation and debriefing technologies. He is responsible for the strategy of Area9 Group’s businesses, that span from purpose-built platforms for optimization of business processes for large corporations over digital product design to corporate training based on intelligent, adaptive learning.

He founded his first company, Sophus Medical, in 1997 while still in medical school. Sophus Medical was acquired by Laerdal Medical in 2002. Dr. Christensen was responsible for Laerdal’s global learning technologies initiatives from 2002–2006. He then co-founded Area9 Group in 2006, which has been at the forefront of adaptive and personalized learning with more than 1500 adaptive learning products based on the Area9 technologies and millions of students using the systems every semester. Area9 Education was sold to McGraw-Hill Education in 2014 and Area9 Learning was established to focus on adaptive learning in corporate and organizational environments.

Dr. Christensen was part of the McGraw-Hill Higher Executive and Education leadership teams from 2011 to 2016 before he stepped down to focus on the rapidly growing Area9 Innovation from which Altus Care was created. He serves as the Chairman of Altus Care and brings this wealth of experience and expertise to the next generation of digital health.

Precision medicine is much more than highly specific, new molecules.

Dr. Khurram Jamil, MD

After earning his medical degree at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark in 2002, Dr. Jamil chose to advance healthcare outside the clinical arena through the development of novel educational software at Sophus Laerdal — first with Combat Medic Training for the U.S. Department of Defense, and then with revolutionary simulators for the American Heart Association (HeartCode ACLS and PALS). He co-founded Area9 in 2006 to evolve and expand these concepts beyond healthcare, culminating with the sale of Area9’s educational business to McGraw-Hill Education in 2014. Over his 18 years of entrepreneurial experience he has lead dozens of teams of medical professionals and educational scientists, led large business development and partnership efforts, and managed multi-million-dollar software development projects, including a revolutionary joint project with the New England Journal of Medicine. These core competencies drive his work at Altus Care

Artificial Intelligence is artificial. We need real humans to solve today's healthcare challenges. We try to do this by leveraging the synergy between humans and technology.

Dr Claus W. Biermann MD MPH
Chief Clinical Advisor

Dr. Claus W. Biermann serves as Chief Clinical Advisor to Altus Care. He has a background as MD from Medical University Bochum in Germany and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from University Bielefeld in Germany. He was trained in transplantation and abdominal surgery as well as urology at several international universities, including the University of Chicago.

He has been a Research Fellow for Experimental Research and has an extensive publication history including work in basic science, translational science, and Value Based Healthcare Research. He served as an executive in several major healthcare industries; from Pharmaceutical and MedTech to IT and Services with GE Healthcare, Philips, Deutsche Telecom, Diaverum (global renal care) and others. He is currently the EVP for Global Healthcare Education with Area9.

Patient Empowerment will become an important element of the continuous care cycle management of many acute and chronical care diseases.

Therefore, new technologies that are easy to use and liked by the patients will become critical to improve outcomes and quality of lives"

Teddy Jacobsen
Partner - Nordic Net Care

Mr. Jacobsen co-founded Nordic Netcare (NNC) in 2003, pursuing quality in large scale health-care. He was part of a specialist team leading a physio/rehab expansion of a large doctor polyclinic service in Dubai. His expertise has led to international role setting physiotherapy standards in the Nordic countries. Mr. Jacobsen’s tirelessly drive sparked the expansion of NNC from a single clinic in Copenhagen to a leading healthcare network spanning Northern Europe. He has facilitated the early growth of the Altus Care platform to its position today serving more than 1000 patients.

Motivating our customers to active self-management, is the key to successful rehab


Lenar Yazdanov

Head of Development - Product Owner

Lenar holds degree in Computer Science from TU Dresden. From 2011 to 2015 he was a research staff member at the Dresden University of Technology, Department of Computer Science (Systems Engineering Group). During this time he was mainly interested in resource scaling aspects of Cloud computing.

Later on he joined Cloud&Heat Gmbh, where he worked as a System engineer and was responsible for coordinating EU research projects related to data center energy efficiency and data protection. Overall Lenar has more than 10 years experience of working in software development.

Since 2017 he works for Area9. Currently he heads the development team and support of all Altus users.

Teamwork is a key to success
Svetlana Polukhina

Svetlana Polukhina

Senior QA Engineer

Svetlana holds a university degree in Applied Mathematics from St. Petersburg State University. After graduation, she developed software for CNC-machining (Assembler, PDP11). After this, Svetlana became interested in quality assurance and software testing. Since then, she gained more than 20 years of experience in this field, including leading QA teams of up to 15 members. She has also collaborated with distributed development teams and is interested in projects related to e-learning and healthcare.

Oleksii Karliuchenko

Oleksii Karliuchenko

Tech Lead

Oleksii has worked as a developer at Area9 since 2014. He specializes in cryptography, banking technologies, mathematics and geometry. He graduated from the National Technology University of Ukraine in 2006. Since 2003, he has worked in IT as a system administrator, developer, project manager and head of the development department. Oleksii has a passion for solving complex tasks and has been organizing puzzle competitions for children in Kiev since 2005.

Kseniia Novoskoltseva

Kseniia Novoskoltseva

Software Engineer

Kseniia has always had a passion for programming since she studied it at National Taras Shevchenko University where she studied software engineering. Kseniia participated actively in the National Olympiad in Informatics while she was there. She has been working as developer since 2014.

Ivan Yesakov

Ivan Yesakov

Software Engineer

Ivan graduated in Software Systems Master's program from National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kyiv, Ukraine and has been working in software development since 2013. He then moved on to focusing on Java back-end and C++ computer algorithms development. Currently, he works as a software engineer for Area9.

Maxim Leontev

Maxim Leontev

Software Engineer

Maxim graduated in higher mathematics from Irkutsk State University, He has extensive experience in high-quality software development for embedded, desktop and web-based applications with 15+ years of experience as a programmer. Maxim wrote software during his career in the Special Design Bureau of Electric Instruments Engineering. Before joining Area9 in 2016, Maxim was programming in C/C++ for Windows and embedded devices. He also specializes in pairing software and hardware systems in various ways.

Sara Malik

Sara Malik

Communications Manager

Sara is a cross-disciplinary writer specializing in communications and creative strategy. She has written for a variety of international publications, ranging from Bullett and Elle to Post working at Versace and Zac Posen in public relations, her work direction spanned a diverse array of subjects, from interviewing notable ‘green’ designer Stella McCartney to penning political pieces covering controversial matters. She went on to work as studio director for Ole Lund on campaigns for international enterprises. Following that, she conceptualized campaigns and social media for Macy’s private label millennial brands for several years. Currently, she uses her collective knowledge and experience to manage and develop projects with Area9, including Altus Care.

Evgenya Polyakova

Evgenya Polyakova

UI/UX designer

Evgenya graduated in Informatics and Analysis from St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts in 2006. She has 10 years of experience in UI design and 12 years in IT. She also has a vast analytical background and always promotes structured and well-weighted approaches. She specializes in web-based and mobile user interface design regarding projects related to healthcare and fitness. Evgenya works on developing the look and feel of Altus Care.



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