Chris Gaur

The Telehealth Provider
Former Pace University student, Chris Gaur

Expand access. Increase quality. Reduce cost. Those were the three priority areas Chris Gaur and his brother Dave were looking to address when they co-founded Vital Care Services, a comprehensive remote monitoring telehealth company that’s changing the way we deliver health care. Through user-friendly technology, clinicians and healthcare providers are connecting remotely with patients to monitor vital signs, communicate health data, and improve long-term health management.

As the exclusive healthcare delivery provider for Westchester County’s Telehealth Intervention Programs for Seniors (TIPS) which won the 2016 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award, Vital Care is helping empower the most vulnerable population—the elderly community—to manage their health.

“We were looking to lower the overall cost of health care and improve the quality of life for older adults. The impetus for starting Vital Care was seeing how technology is really helping in this field,” Gaur says. “This is a great time to develop user-friendly technology. The first thing Vital Care did with Pace was the intergenerational computing course that was taught by Professor Jean Coppola. It helped us assess pre-pilot usability and the benefits of technology.”

Gaur co-founded his first business, The Pace Perk Café, as a student and continues to serve as a mentor to the current students involved in the on-campus business. The Pace Perk Café became part of the Lubin School of Business’ Center for Student Enterprise and through collaboration with Professor Kathy Winsted, the café was able to achieve $100,000 in revenue within the first year.

"I felt comfortable starting Vital Care because of the experience Pace gave me with the Pace Perk,” he says. “I had this idea and Pace fully embraced it in so many ways, and I was able to see it be created and sustained. Because of the Perk, I had the entrepreneurial foundations of writing a business plan, networking skills, performing market research, and more.”

Gaur hopes to continue working with Pace to incorporate Vital Care technology into coursework and nursing labs, noting that offering this kind of technology is important to students and helps Pace stay competitive. 

“I’m forever indebted to Pace,” he says.

Former Pace University student, Chris Gaur

Expand access. Increase quality. Reduce cost. Those were the three priority areas Chris Gaur and his brother Dave were looking to address when they co-founded Vital Care Services, a comprehensive remote monitoring telehealth company that’s changing the way we deliver health care. Through user-friendly technology, clinicians and healthcare providers are connecting remotely with patients to monitor vital signs, communicate health data, and improve long-term health management.

As the exclusive healthcare delivery provider for Westchester County’s Telehealth Intervention Programs for Seniors (TIPS) which won the 2016 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award, Vital Care is helping empower the most vulnerable population—the elderly community—to manage their health.

“We were looking to lower the overall cost of health care and improve the quality of life for older adults. The impetus for starting Vital Care was seeing how technology is really helping in this field,” Gaur says. “This is a great time to develop user-friendly technology. The first thing Vital Care did with Pace was the intergenerational computing course that was taught by Professor Jean Coppola. It helped us assess pre-pilot usability and the benefits of technology.”

Gaur co-founded his first business, The Pace Perk Café, as a student and continues to serve as a mentor to the current students involved in the on-campus business. The Pace Perk Café became part of the Lubin School of Business’ Center for Student Enterprise and through collaboration with Professor Kathy Winsted, the café was able to achieve $100,000 in revenue within the first year.

"I felt comfortable starting Vital Care because of the experience Pace gave me with the Pace Perk,” he says. “I had this idea and Pace fully embraced it in so many ways, and I was able to see it be created and sustained. Because of the Perk, I had the entrepreneurial foundations of writing a business plan, networking skills, performing market research, and more.”

Gaur hopes to continue working with Pace to incorporate Vital Care technology into coursework and nursing labs, noting that offering this kind of technology is important to students and helps Pace stay competitive. 

“I’m forever indebted to Pace,” he says.