About SandwYch

SandwYch is a patient-care partner platform that facilitates collaborative care and responsive assistance.


The Science Behind SandwYch

Our proprietary hospitalization risk index provides an evidence-based, quantifiable metric for evaluating patient care at home.

By identifying patients at higher risk of hospitalization, healthcare providers can allocate resources more efficiently, targeting interventions where they are most needed, resulting in improved patient outcomes – including individual, social and community drivers of health – as well as providing significant cost savings.

This highly personalized index takes a whole-health approach by merging important elements of electronic health records, social determinants of health, and patient-reported outcomes with proprietary engagement data, allowing providers to more closely align interventions with individual patient needs.

And the index offers a common language for diverse healthcare stakeholders, including doctors, social workers, and caregivers, facilitating coordinated care and shared decision-making.

By empowering patients and caregivers to take an active role in their healthcare journey, SandwYch enhances both quality of care and patient satisfaction.

Amy Blakely Laine

Amy Laine is the co-founder and CEO of SandwYch. She is a gerontologist, an entrepreneur, daughter, wife, stepmom, and dog mom. In addition to co-founding SandwYch, she has owned a thriving management company since 2004. As a daughter, she’s been right where you are. As a business owner, she understands what it takes to move mountains and how to get things done. She is a mediator and a people-connector and she’s now in your corner.

Christi Cornell

Christi Cornell is a licensed master’s level social worker residing in Austin, Texas. A true Longhorn, she received both of her degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work. Her twenty-five-year career includes experience working in hospitals, nursing homes, home health, in home care, and hospice in both clinical and management roles. Her systems perspective and patient advocacy practice focuses on working with the older population and their caregivers to achieve inter-client, family, and agency collaboration. Christi is passionate about teaching system navigation and self-advocacy. In the past this has included development of educational seminars and resource content. In her downtime she enjoys spending time with friends and family, volunteering, hiking, and discovering new restaurants.

Cyndi O’Toole

Cyndi O’Toole, Ph.D., BCBA is the principal investigator for SandwYch. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with over 20 years of experience in public schools, universities, and private therapy clinics focused on working with families and children with autism. She is passionate about supporting and empowering families who need someone to walk with them down an unfamiliar, and often scary path. Cyndi holds a Ph.D. in Special Education from Texas Tech University. Additionally, she received her Master of Arts in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado and a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin.