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Mend Health uses content and care collaboration technology to close AFib care gaps, prevent up to 16,000 strokes and save more than $2 billion each year.
AFib is a common abnormal heart rhythm and a leading cause of strokes, congestive heart failure and death. By 2025, there will be 15-20 million Americans living with AFib associated with skyrocketing medical costs.
“We are at a unique point in history regarding the management of atrial fibrillation (AFib). The incidence and prevalence of AFib continue to rise to epidemic proportions, with current estimates easily surpassing projections from a decade ago. Among Medicare beneficiaries, the onset of AFib leads to a change in the trajectory of hospitalization, care utilization, and survival, costing Medicare $16 billion each year toa treat new AFib and adding $14,000 per patient per year in incremental costs.” I
Atrial Fibrillation: Some Basics
Every single day I see the devastating effects of AFib; including strokes, congestive heart failure and even death. It is one of the most challenging conditions that my colleagues and I face on a daily basis.
AFib is scary for patients and despite the availability of new medications, new procedures and national treatment guidelines, we still see way too many preventable AFib complications and costs.
At Mend Health, we have identified major AFib care gaps. Closing those care gaps would prevent up to 16,000 strokes and save more than $2 billion each year.
AFib Care Gaps Costs Medicare Big Bucks
Millions of Americans have AFIb but their care is inconsistent and inefficient leading to preventable strokes, congestive failure and death. As healthcare systems and payers move towards population management we must arm physicians and their patients with high tech digital tools to maximize engagement and high quality outcomes.
Mend Health disrupts AFib care and closes treatment gaps by providing clinicians and patients with HIPPA-compliant, cloud- based web and mobile App solutions in order to prevent strokes and reduce costs.
The Mend Health solution contains 5 major components:
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We are HIPPA-compliant and do not need FDA evaluation.
AFib is one the most common causes of strokes in the US. Closing the identified care gaps in AFib improves cardiovascular health and reduces the number of strokes by significantly.
Mend Health aims to enhance detection of AFib, improve education and engagement, ramp up compliance and promote high quality, guideline-driven care across provider and promote cardiovascular health.
Patients with AFib who become active participants in their care will improve outcomes, reduce risk and have higher satisfaction. Less than 50% of patients feel like they are educated properly about their AFib and only 40% really understand the risks, lifestyle improvement options and various medical options for stroke prevention. Armed with automated tracking information (captured in Mend Health) they will bring vivid examples of between appointment activities and events that enhance provider/patient collaboration.
Atrial Fibrillation Lowers Quality of Life
Mend Health partners with patients to ensure they are getting the best AFib care.
Mend Health wants to make treating AFib as simple and efficient as possible. Our AFib Dashboard gives doctors a customizable snapshot of all their AFib patients in one place. Our mission is to allow physician extenders and care providers to manage large populations of AFib patients efficiently and effectively.
In a quick view, physicians can see a list all of their AFib patients, date of AFib onset, the AFib care plan, the ejection fraction (EF), the stroke risk calculation (CHA2DS2- VASc score), the bleeding risk (HAS- BLED score), the QTc, medications, bleeding complications, ablation or cardioversion dates,and much more.
For physicians involved in AFib care in any way, the Mend Solution will make your lives better and more productive.
Our technology will help promote best practices and that should translate to more patients taking novel oral anticoagulation (NOAC) therapy, more patients staying compliant with their medications, more patients being referred for definitive EP and ablation procedures and less complications and hospital admissions.
Mend Health promotes finding and treating aggressively all patients with AFib. We promote high quality care and using best practices along with national AFib guidelines. We promote using guidelines to make sure everyone who should be taking blood thinners, is taking blood thinners.
In addition, we are beginning a national database with all AFib patients for research and analytics.
In addition, we plan to partner with 3rd parties to offer remote wireless monitoring to aid in AFib diagnosis and management.
We are looking for partners that will help us shape the future of AFib care.
Every dollar of contributions goes towards building out our technology and then piloting the project in a large cardiovascular clinic.
Dr. Matthew DeVane
Co-founder and a Stanford Healthcare affiliated cardiologist with 15+ years of clinical experience relevant to this project.
Nicolas Saint Arnaud
Co-founder and MIT engineer CTO with 15+ years of startup experience, a digital health passion and most recently head of analytics with Castlight Health in San Francisco
Medical Advisory Board: Anu Gupta MD, Faizul Haque MD, Ryan Brown MD
Show the world you care about AFib! We have assembled a world class team of heart and IT specialists and we will do our best to solve it. Here and on our website, we will list you and who you are honoring with your donation as a founding sponsor with our most sincere thanks.
Patients: Receive all of the above and get a Mend Health “Beat AFib” wrist rubber band to show everyone you are part of the AFib solution revolution!
Patients: Receive all of the above AND a signed copy of Dr. Matt DeVane’s book “Heart Smart: A Cardiologist's 5 Step Plan for Detecting, Preventing and Even Reversing Heart Disease” (Wiley and Son). Start living a heart healthy life today!
Physicians: AFib is a pain in the rear end to treat. Please help us make it easier and safer for doctors to diagnose, treat and manage AFib. In return we will list you and your practice as PIONEER SPONSORS with our sincere thanks
Patients/Physicians: Receive a new Alive Cor rhythm monitoring system that attaches to your mobile device or tablet for real time EKG quality rhythm analysis (great for people with palpitations or AFib).
BETA TESTERS!: Become alpha and beta testers of the Mend.me mobile app solution and receive a set of Mend Health “Beat AFib” surgical scrubs!
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Physicians: Become part of the digital health revolution and become a Mend Health pilot site providing your patients state of the art AFib digital health care! One Alive Cor monitor included! (Only available once minimal viable product is complete)
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Receive a flight from anywhere in the US to San Francisco, a 2 night stay in a San Francisco historical building, lunch with the founders, and a tour of a famous Silicon Valley high tech company.
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PARTNERS: Show the world you care about this problem and want it solved. In return we will do our best to solve it and know we are doing it for you. Here and on our website, in perpetuity, we will list you and your practice as CORPORATE SPONSORS with our sincere thanks.
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PARTNERS Be one of the founding partners helping us build the first national AFib registry and database.
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Be the first to help fund a 4-month long pilot study at a large cardiovascular specialty clinic.
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