As you may have guessed, our name was inspired by Thomas Edison -- for how he approached challenges as much as what he accomplished.
Edison was not a likely source of breakthrough innovation. He did not attend an elite school. He didn't even have a degree. And yet, a self-educated telegraph operator not only created new inventions -- he invented new industries!
We can relate. EdisonHealth is not the brainchild of a world-renowned consulting firm or even a leading national insurance company. In fact, its humble start took place less than 50 miles from the birthplace of our namesake.
EdisonHealth was created by Tom Emerick and Rick Chelko, two independent consultants who aren't vested in the status quo and believe there is a better way. It was founded by health care professionals who believe they can make a difference in the lives of individuals facing serious health issues.
We aren't physicians, but believe in the Hippocratic Oath and know what quality health care looks like. We believe accurate diagnoses and appropriate treatment approaches should trump money-driven health care. We believe corporate health plan sponsors can and should help their plan members avoid harm and get the best care possible.