Our Story

Welcome to PointNurse!

PointNurse is a digital health community providing virtual visit, patient monitoring, and healthcare delivery services. Provider members use our digital health platform to meet and consult with clients online, collect, monitor, and interpret digital health product data, manage patients, educate, and other activities. All healthcare, behavioral health, social workers, and supporting professionals are welcome to join.

Our network provides services to businesses, health systems, governments, wearable companies, and insurers seeking telehealth based primary and urgent care, remote monitoring, triage, health assessments, behavior management programs, and care coordination. We are reimagining what healthcare will look like in the future utilizing mobile phones, video consultations, remote data access, and self-exam devices.

Provider registration on PointNurse is quick and easy. After registration, you set up your own digital health presence to share with your friends, families, and patients on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin. Digital health presence options include a personal PointNurse profile, your own clinic or personal branded profile, or a team page profile. Bring your own patients or clients or work on PointNurse directed assignments. Active community members are eligible to earn credits towards ownership in the PointNurse network. Students are welcome to join too!

In support of the platform and our vision, we are currently establishing partnerships with blockchain and privacy-preserving technology partners to implement state of the art data curation, protection, monetization, prediction, and security technologies.

Community Leaders

Elaine Comeau, RN, MS, CEO

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way."

Elaine is a dynamic leader with extensive experience and proven success in leading healthcare systems and organizations. Through a focus on patient outcomes, she emphasizes relentless measurement and continuous improvement of key processes and staff effectiveness. Elaine formerly served as Chief Nursing Executive at Philips Healthcare focused on telehealth solutions and strategic business development. Elaine received her MS in Health Policy and Management from Harvard University's School of Public Health.

Mitchel Schwindt, MD, Advisor

"It always seems impossible until it's done."

― Nelson Mandela

Mitchel is a board-certified emergency medicine physician, author, and clinical consultant. In addition to practicing emergency medicine, he is engaged in a multitude of projects related to medicine and internet entrepreneurial activities. He has hands-on telemedicine experience and has published a book on telemedicine best practices. Dr. Schwindt completed his residency at Michigan State University and received his MD from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. Mitchel is a triathlete and marathon runner who enjoys pushing the outer limits. Mitchel is based in Minnesota.

Roni Fox, FNP, Advisor

"The past has no power over the present moment."

― Eckhart Tolle

Roni is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner and consultant based in Phoenix, Arizona. Roni received her MSN/FNP from the University of Arizona and BSN from the University of Phoenix. She was a technology professional prior to pursuing her career in healthcare. She is currently Treasurer of the Arizona Nurse Practitioner Council. Roni enjoys reading, gardening, anything organic or earth-friendly.

Dana Knight, RN, Advisor

"The only person I need to be better than is the person I was yesterday"

Dana is an "in the trenches" contract nurse working for various healthcare systems in the Western United States. Prior to nursing, Dana was a business development executive in the software and technology industries. Dana received his BSN and RN degrees from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and a BS in Physiology from Cal State University - Long Beach. Dana enjoys CrossFit, fly fishing and other outdoor sports.

Asefeh Faraz, PhD, FNP, Advisor

"Good is the enemy of great."

― Jim Collins

Asefeh is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Professor at The George Washington School of Nursing. She was previously a Nurse Practitioner at the University of Virginia Health System. She received her BS in Psychology and BA in Spanish from the University of Washington, as well as her MSN and PhD in Nursing from Yale University. She has worked in a multitude of clinical areas including pediatrics, college health, urgent care, and care coordination. Asefeh enjoys cooking, traveling, and practicing yoga.

Asefeh is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Professor at University of Virginia School of Nursing. She received her BS in Psychology and BA in Spanish from the University of Washington, as well as her MSN and PhD in Nursing from Yale University. She has worked in a multitude of clinical areas including pediatrics, college health, urgent care, and care coordination. She has also served on a number of volunteer boards including the Yale School of Nursing Alumni Association and the Yale Alumni Fund. Asefeh enjoys cooking, traveling, and practicing yoga.

Alex Danzberger, Investor and Board Member

"Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character."

― John Wooden

Alex is a strategic thought leader who establishes new avenues for growth and improves delivery capabilities. He has significant startup, technology, and corporate development experience across many industries including online and ground-based education, digital, healthcare, finance, and manufacturing. Alex works with many entrepreneurs as an investor, advisor, and board member. He is currently lead investor and board member for an emerging AI nutrition platform, MyFormulary, and recently led corporate development for a Cressy & Company portfolio healthcare education school.

Nanette Spurrier, Advisor

"Attitude is everything"

Nannette is a management consultant with more than 25 years progressive experience in the development, implementation, and support of innovative software technology solutions for both startups and large enterprises. Over twelve of those years focused in healthcare. Known for possessing excellent insight into how people, process, and structure interconnect to achieve growth and profitability. Nannette was formerly an executive at Philips Healthcare where she directed enterprise patient informatics solutions development.

Cyrus Maaghul, Founder

"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."

Cyrus Maaghul, the founder of PointNurse and native of Pittsburgh, is a lifelong entrepreneur who is on a mission to empower healthcare consumers and providers with digital health products and telehealth solutions. Mr. Maaghul has spent the past 20 years building technology based businesses including two cloud payment companies, both of which successfully exited. In addition, Cyrus has advised companies on advanced technologies and systems including Deloitte Consulting, Digital River, Fidelity Investments, IBM, the Department of Justice, and Cadbury-Schweppes. He also served as an advisor to the US Department of Defense in Baghdad, Iraq during 2003-2004. He received his masters degree in applied mathematics from SUNY at Stony Brook and received a certification in International Security from George Washington University. Cyrus enjoys hiking, sports, cooking, and practicing Bikram Yoga.