From the Wichita Eagle:
Vigilias Telehealth has opened its headquarters in 400 square feet on the 14th floor of the 125 N. Market building.
The telemedicine company was founded by doctors to bridge the gap in medical care between urban and rural areas. It uses a special video camera hooked to a smart phone to allow general practitioners to remotely examine patients in rural Kansas, Nebraska and New Mexico.
Vigilias is taking space in Wichita because two of the company’s leaders grew up or did medical training here. Vigilias President Elisha Yaghmai, did his residency in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita and was chief resident there. Marketing director Chuck Coffey, who was born and raised in rural Kansas, earned his graduate and medical degrees from the University of Kansas and did his residency at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita in internal medicine and pediatrics.
“Another reason we chose the building is that we see a revival going on downtown and creative, entrepreneurial ideas stemming from groups like 1 Million Cups and e2e Accelerator,” Coffey said in a statement. “We wanted to be in the thick of it.”
125 N. Market has welcomed several tech firms recently, including Cornerstone Design Development, Viaan Electronics and BalanceComp.