The problem we solve: Problem: 12 million special needs kids in USA experience “information asymmetry”/ segmentation; lack of visibility; paper-based; inefficiency; misalignment of therapy goals; and general lack of engagement, contribute to poor student outcomes. Currently, there are lots of paper (homework, claims, therapy records, government audits) and non-engaging apps from competitors. Our solution is unique. we offer - IEP goals centralized data tracking, speed-to-market, proven business model from mainstream health industry. ==> We do so with alerts, dashboards, reports, for each of the key users groups - Insurance, school, agencies, and parents.
About our solution: It is an applications to connect all stakeholders in treatment of children with special needs / autism. These include- - Dashboards/ reports/ alerts, - Social media interaction. - Modules for parents, insurance, government, therapist agencies, hospitals and other key groups Our solution elevates efficiency, achieves "patient / caretaker engagement", unify everyone through individual care plan (IEP) integration, claims processing, Imagine - 0 paperwork, 100% signed forms “in the cloud”. HIPAA compliant, Meaningful Use Incentives ready. ==> Patients and parents are entitled to receive their own progress information - Special Circle collects and shares it with them plus whoever else they "bring into the circles".Progress to date:
We have completed our initial beta tests with parents, agencies and therapists.
Our application is currently available on AppStore at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/special-circle-parents/id1276162196?mt=8
You can also see product walkthrough at https://youtu.be/Guh_lkQUncE .
Our users LOVE our application. Special Circle key outcomes include: helping therapy session to maximize time spent with child (from 35 min per hour to 50+ minutes), accelerate signed claims collection (from 3 days down to 5 min.), % forms collected (100% vs 35%), ability to move through IEP objectives with consensus, and docs shared/viewed by all (up to 86%).
Creator: Lawrence S. Lin
Location: New York
Bio: Healthcare IT management consultant with 30 years of experience, with key success areas of: PMP-certified project management, PMO project management office design/operation, cost reduction through process reengineering, healthcare (insurer, hospital, HIT vendors, pharmaceutical) and government (e.g. state healthcare, Medicaid, SCHIP) industry focus, technology skills (e.g. SDLC, SQL Oracle operations, php scripting, IV&V), proposal generation, supervisory experience, and big-four methodology. Winner of Deloitte Consulting "Project of the Year" award for Strategy/Operations (S&O) - 2008, Liaison Ascend "best sales proposal" award - 2012. Specialties: HIE, ACO, analytics, benchmark, sales deal closure, Program Management, PMO, contract administration; HIPAA: 4010A migration to 5010; Transactions, Privacy (policies, procedures, final regulation); Security (e.g. authentication, email encryption disaster recovery/emergency mode operation, audit trail, access log, physical security, access privileges); payer-side operational issues (e.g. claims, call center, EDI, clearinghouse operation, facilities, compliance, audits, documentation, training), MMIS, MITA version 2.0 SS-A, CMMI, SDLC.
Title: Founder - CEO
Advanced Degree(s): MSHS (health systems), MBA (global eCommerce)
CTO & Co-Founder, 1) M.S., Computer & IS Security/Info Assurance; 2). M.S. CS Networking & TelCom
Biography: Experienced Chief Technology Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer electronics industry. Skilled in System Stability Test, Functional Test, Project Manager, C/C++, Android system, and Global Positioning System (GPS). Lead oversea development team to build the project (worked with this team closely on prior projects; Agile methodology for nightly new releases/ rapid buildout). Innovation product team member in HTC. Work with Facebook to build new hero project in 2011. Member of two global NGO’s. Led g0v Hackathon@NYC in 2016.
Title: CTO & Co-Founder
Advanced Degree(s): 1) M.S., Computer & IS Security/Info Assurance; 2). M.S. CS Networking & TelCom
Key Milestones Achieved and Planned
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Traction, Funding and Partners
Projected 3 Year Growth
Target revenue by 2011 = At least $3M.
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Geographic coverages - most of the northeast states, 1-2 states in west coast, 2 international collaborations / NGOs
Product is still free to users now. We have list of 80+ names and email addresses collected from our conference exhibits and speaking sessions to invite once we move current apps (Parent and Therapist versions) to versions 2.x.
Also, through our Facebook footprint we can immediately reach 20K+ people on related and/or affiliated Facebook groups for Autism and Special Needs.
We have also been invited to speak and exhibit at numerous conferences that will easily get our monthly active users up to tens of thousands. e.g. NAMI, Autism Speaks, Autism Society, state Medicaid conferences, and other regional Autism and other conditions' trade shows.
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