CB Insights Names Qventus One Of 2019’s 100 Most Innovative AI Startups

February 6, 2019By: Qventus

Every year, CB Insights releases its list of the 100 most promising companies in Artificial Intelligence.  Today, I’m proud to share that Qventus was named to the third annual list. While the honor itself is significant, it is particularly meaningful because Qventus didn’t throw its hat in the ring to get on this list.  Rather, we were recognized organically from CB Insight’s evidence-based approach. They select the 100 honorees from a field of more than 3,000 companies, examining factors such as patent activity, investor quality, news sentiment analysis, market potential, partnerships, competitive landscape, team strength, tech novelty and the overall health and growth potential of the company. Honorees are disrupting every sector, including telecommunications, government, retail, finance and, of course, healthcare. Read More

2019: The Year of AI Operationalization in Healthcare

December 20, 2018By: Qventus

As 2019 approaches, it’s a natural time to take stock of what has happened in the last year and look toward the future. In 2018, we saw tech titans make highly anticipated forays into healthcare, digital startups continue to transform the patient experience across the care continuum, and a growing interest in AI (artificial intelligence) and ML (machine learning) applications across the industry. We declare 2019 the Year of AI Operationalization in Healthcare. Read More

Why Not The Why?

November 29, 2018By: Qventus

Written by Keri Barnett-Howell, Change Management Program Manager at Qventus “Talk about the why,” is the ubiquitous phrase in lean seminars, industry talks, and process improvement departments. When changing how someone operates (so these lessons go) a person is a lot more likely to go along with your plan if they understand the reasoning behind it. We put “talk about the why” on our project checklists, and then usually promptly forget about it as more pressing concerns appear. Read More

Qventus and Fairview: Going Beyond “Command & Control”

November 12, 2018By: Mudit Garg

Technology is letting providers down. We have world-class clinicians, world-class equipment and world-class therapies but reaching our full potential is often eclipsed by a lack of highly reliable operations. The first step of digitization was focused on data entry into systems of record (like the electronic medical record – EMR – systems) and then came attempts to leverage it through graphs and reports. This approach has not been ideal. Hospitals are highly complex environments — half the patients can come in unscheduled and the resources a patient needs are unpredictable. Read More

New Data Debunks Myth That Full Moon Cycle Increases ER Visits and Acuity

October 24, 2018By: Qventus

Spooky season is in full swing. While we can’t wait to cozy up to scary movie marathons with pumpkin spiced treats, there is one real life superstition we need to first debunk, which we hope will have nurses and doctors nationwide breathing a sigh of relief.   For years, there has been a strong suspicion that the full moon cycle brings about chaos in hospitals – with some documenting patient’s psychotic breaks and unusual birth circumstances – a trend also known as “lunar lunacy” or the Transylvania effect. Read More

An Essential Partnership with the Front Line

August 21, 2018By: Qventus

Written by Keri Barnett-Howell, Change Management Program Manager at Qventus “We’ve heard of you,” the charge nurse said, clearly irritated that she had to be at the meeting, thumbing through her phone to make sure no emergencies were happening without her, “but we don’t know anything about you.” This is the usual greeting when we finally meet with front line providers after the contract is signed. We are a Silicon Valley health tech startup and the historical wisdom is that if you have the technology that works you are good to go. Traditionally health IT has been sold to C-suite executives but rarely with any frontline representation. Read More

Executive Q&A with Dr. Edmondo Robinson

June 4, 2018By: Qventus

Qventus often hosts healthcare leaders in our office to share insights about the challenges and opportunities driving change in the delivery of care. We recently had the honor of hosting Edmondo Robinson, M.D., MBA, FACP, Chief Transformation Officer of Christiana Care Health System. After our lunch and learn we spent time with Dr. Read More
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Let Nurses Be Nurses

May 8, 2018By: Natalie Sunderland

During Nurses Week, the medical community formally acknowledges and celebrates the people that patients thank every day. Nurses are among our “everyday heroes.” They are tireless caretakers, helping us through times of great joy and of immense fear. But our current system is wearing down our nurses, despite their personal motivation. Their everyday heroics have as much to do as overcoming administrative challenges and senseless process bottlenecks as caring for our ill. Read More

Creating the Real Time Health System

May 2, 2018By: Natalie Sunderland

At Health Evolution Summit April 2018, industry leaders discussed the challenges facing health systems, providers, payers, and technology. The consistent thread throughout the conference was the need to change the U.S. health system to a consumer-centric system. Read More

Q&A: ED Chair discusses AI in healthcare

February 7, 2018By: Qventus

Stephen Traub, MD is currently in his eighth year as Chairman of a major Phoenix, Arizona Emergency Department. During his career, he’s witnessed numerous healthcare technology deployments, and accrued key insights into implementation strategies that drive value. As part of an ongoing series about practical applications for Artificial Intelligence in healthcare, we asked Dr. Read More