Press Release

TapRoot Interventions & Solutions, Inc

July 21, 2022


Phoenix, AZ, July 21, 2022 – TapRoot Intervention & Solutions (TapRoot), creators of digital caregiver Ella℠, a HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based digital solution for senior living communities and the aging-in-place market, is pleased to share that Philip D. Sloane, M.D., M.P.H., has joined the clinical advisory board.

Ella is the first personalized care management platform designed specially to support caregiving of seniors and persons with behavioral episodes and Dr. Sloan will be adding his expertise to the Ella platform. Dr. Sloan is the Goodwin distinguished professor of Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he co-directs the Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care of the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research.

His clinical work has included serving as medical director of a skilled nursing facility, founding medical director of a dementia unit, director of a nursing home teaching service, and attending physician and quality improvement consultant to a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. His research areas have included assisted living, nursing home care, infection management, and behavioral symptoms in persons with Alzheimer’s disease. A recipient of the Pioneer Award from the Alzheimer’s Association and of an Academic Leadership Award from the National Institute on Aging, he is a member of the 2020-22 National Academies task force on nursing home quality and is co-editor-in-chief of JAMDA – the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

“I’m very excited to be working with Philip. He brings a wealth of experience and clinical insight to TapRoot,” states Chief Commercial Officer Linda Buscemi, PhD.


About TapRoot Interventions & Solutions Inc

TapRoot, creators of digital caregiver Ella℠, is the first personalized care management platform designed especially for caregivers of persons with cognitive deficits. Ella elevates the caregiver with evidenced-based behavioral approaches to mitigate behavioral expressions of persons with Alzheimer’s/dementia and mental illness. Using millions of data points, Ella deploys a 12-year history of successful interventions and considers medical history, physical ailments and even demographic data to further target interventions and enhance its machine learning processes. Ella is the first validated personalized behavioral database (Behavioral Fingerprint) supporting population health management principles while enabling outcome measures for long-term care operators and payers.

About Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research seeks to improve the health of individuals, families, and populations by understanding the problems, issues and alternatives in the design and delivery of health care services.



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