Imagine a world where people can easily interact with their doctor and doctors are rewarded for helping patients navigate their way back to greatly improved health regardless of whether the doctor was physically with the patient or not. This is what Avado has done. In tandem with doctors, Avado is like a GPS for healthcare to help people communicate where they are in their health journey and the doctor guides them to full health.
UPDATE 03/04/2013 – Avado Raises 1 Million on Angellist! Geekwire Story here
UPDATE 10/15/2012 – Avado Selected as member of first NYeC Digital Health Accelerator Class earning 300,000 investment and pilot program.
One of the best part about a MedStartr campaign is that once 30,000 people watch your video, great stuff happens. Patients, providers, press, partners, funding and more come to you. Some incredible partners found, funded, and aided Avado in their meteoric rise. Here are a few they connected with during and just after their successful MedStartr campaign:
In three easy steps, a doctor can register, invite patients and easily start communicating with patients on a 1:1 or 1:many basis. First and foremost, this drives healthier patients and better outcomes. As a byproduct, Avado also helps physicians comply with Medicare and Medicaid programs that are driving patient engagement (“Stage 2 Meaningful Use” is an incentive program for providers and hospitals to use electronic health records). Avado Communicator is the entry level and is free.
At a time convenient to them, patients can do the following:
On top of that, it removes the annoyance of filling out the same forms over and over at various providers. Forms can be completed at home, on a mobile device or on a tablet/kiosk in the office.
In less than 30 minutes, MDs can implement the technology to address the patient engagement requirements of Stage 2 Meaningful Use at no cost. In the process, they are well positioned to successfully transition from the fee-for-service to the fee-for-value reimbursement shift that is rapidly taking place. In the fee-for-value world, communication is the most important medical instrument.
For Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) and other risk-bearing physicians, Avado will help you meet ACO goals for patient wellness not just in the visit, but between visits. Simple silo’ed patient portals don’t begin to address the demands of a fee-for-value world and lock the organization into one vendor harkening back to models common in the era of mainframes and Prodigy (i.e., one technology vendor from top to bottom rather than the superior Internet-based model of best-of-breed for front and back-end systems).
Avado is designed and built to solve the key problems for doctors and patients. We know the current experience is highly inefficient, summarized below:
Please see a demo of two of the features physicians and patients love the most at https://vimeo.com/45210719
In addition to the provider benefits, institutions want to have a unified consumer experience for people in their community that spans all of the various EHRs in employed and affiliated medical practices as well as allied health professional that is easy to use (and won’t cost a fortune). With dozens of EHRs in a community, no patient wants multiple accounts to log into. Providers want to avoid silo’ed Patient Portal Prison. Avado, as an “untethered” PHR (we call it a “Collaborative Health Record” as it spans multiple providers and the individual) and communication tool enables your clinic, hospital, or other care center to engage with your patients and keep them healthier and better connected to your organization and your providers. See Community Health benefit in side column.
EHR vendors: They are able to address a key requirement for customers to address Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements without making the investment in engineering that allows them to leapfrog competitors still limiting themselves to silo’ed patient portals that are provider-centric.
Expand addressable market to the provider community without having to get involved in EHR integration. Integrate with Avado and never have to do another integration again! Join Fitbit and others connecting tracking between patients and providers.
Want to partner with us? Great! We are partner-centric. Propose a plan that makes sense here and let’s discuss how it will help improve the patient / physician experience. We look forward to continuing the conversation.
We have a great ability to stretch dollars. Before having taken a dime of outside capital or spending a dime on marketing, we’ve built a very complete Patient Relationship Management system that has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NY Times and other industry publications. Avado was also a finalist in world’s most competitive startup competition — TechCrunch Disrupt. Our thought leadership has led to invitations to the White House, presentations before the head of Medicare and Pioneer ACOs. Now we’re ready to take the next step with your help.
The Avado solution is already up and works great, but we want to create the capability to connect to ANY biometric device and pass that information back to your doctor. Devices like FitBit, which measure activity, and the new AgaMatrix Glucose meter that connects to your SmartPhone are telling patients everything they need to know about their health. Wouldn’t it be great if their doctor also could read the data and react to it? By creating a way for all these devices to communicate with Avado, we will help patients and their doctors have meaningful conversations with the best data on hand – patient generated data. With 75% of healthcare costs being related to chronic conditions, maintaining active communication and connection between providers and patients is vital. Many chronic disease related flare ups can be avoided if health is being tracked properly. Avado is developing an API that will work for all devices. Your support makes this possible.
Exceeding our goal will allow us to move further/faster. Very few organizations have accomplished so much and built and shipped as complete of a product as Avado before having taken in any outside capital. We’ll remain innovative stewards of your financial support to stretch those dollars as far as possible.
Rewards will be available immediately after the end of the campaign. Dates for consultations will be mutually agreed upon and will take place no later than December 15, 2012.
Avado will be good stewards of your financial support
Even with limited resources, Avado has built a world-class team ideally suited to tackle this challenge. The following is a summary of the leadership team’s capabilities:
Thank you for your support. We look forward to working with patients and doctors everywhere to make Avado better everyday and engage everyone in their health.
Founder and CEO
Patients: Show that you want to engage with your doctor using Avado. This isn't about the money, it is just to show your physicians, hospitals, and other care providers that you want them to use tools such as Avado! Support disruptive innovation. Your support is creating a wave that is much broader than Avado. It's about changing how people think about funding healthcare projects and companies, building a Tidal Wave of Innovation. THANK YOU!
Avado backer: Signed Avado T-shirt by Avado founding team; Participation in Insider Communications; Invitations for input on product direction, naming, and more as part of the Avado Founders' Circle.
Healthy Patient Reward: FitBit (which automatically pulls data into Avado) plus an Avado T-shirt signed by the Avado founding team. Be a part of the Avado Founders' Circle.
Healthcare Philanthropist: Designate a doctor or other healthcare provider that will receive one Avado GPS license free for one year. Also receive an Avado T-shirt signed by Avado's founding team. Be a part of the Avado Founders' Circle.
Patient-centric Provider Pioneers: iPad with Avado loaded (no need for clipboards & mistake-prone paper intake forms that irritate patients) plus full year access to Avado GPS (at >50% off). First access to all new versions. Part of Avado Founders Circle for Providers.
Partners, Developers and Tech Savvy Clinicians: Get iPad and iPod Touch with Avado loaded and developer access to APIs. Create care algorithms involving the most important member of the care team (the patient) in minutes. One Avado seat for the year is included. Be a part of the Avado Founders' Circle for Providers.
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REQUESTED PARTNER REWARD Clinical Research Centers of America would like to use Avado for managing their data collection and Patient - Physician communications. We welcome our first partner into the Partner Program. Thank you Dr. Neil Warnock, for your support. We look forward to helping you improve the patient experience and reduce the cost of clinical trials significantly!
Direct Primary Care Providers: Rewarding insurance bureaucracy freedom, Avado will grant up to 2 Avado GPS licenses for a year and one hour of strategy consultation with a nationally recognized DPC expert on marketing and practice development for a Direct Primary Care practice. Be a part of the Avado Founders' Circle.
Open EHR Innovator: Standards-based integration completed for EHR vendors interested in leapfrogging their competitors still using only their own, single system patient portals. When combined with your certified EHR, Avado helps you address all patient engagement related items in Stage 2 Meaningful Use (and much more).
REQUESTED PARTNER REWARD MedLion would like to use Avado for the new MedLion clinic in Las Vegas. On top of that, they will make Avado's Collaborative Health Record available to anyone living in downtown Las Vegas and waiving sign-up fees for those registered with Avado. Thank you Dr. Samir Qamar, for your support. We look forward to helping The Most Important Organization In Silicon Valley That No One Has Heard About open its new clinic and move its headquarters to Las Vegas and bringing what the NY Times calls "concierge medicine for the masses" to Las Vegas.
Mobile App Innovator: Cloud storage for health tracking for consumers and enabling access to data for health professionals. Participation in Avado Insider Communications and input on product roadmap, etc..
Community Health Builder: Health Systems and Plans get exclusive for one year to Community Site License to provide unified consumer experience across all providers (employed and affiliated MDs as well as allied health professionals) spanning all certified EHRs. Participation in Avado Insider communications and input on product roadmap, etc. Note: Community is limited to 1 million people. Talk to us about internal workshops on driving innovation and reinvention.
Biometric Device Innovator: Integrate biometric device tracking to enable cloud storage and enabling access to data for health professionals. Co-marketing program. Participation in Avado Insider communications and input on product roadmap, etc.
Life Sciences Partner/Innovator: One full day of webinars, workshops and executive roundtables on disruptive innovation in healthcare. Access to Avado patient engagement tools for clinical and outcomes research. Inclusion in Avado Content App Store for patient education materials. Participation in Avado Insider communications and input on product roadmap, etc. Talk to us about how we can create treatment algorithms, custom health trackers and other custom options.
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