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December - 2012 - issue > Company of the Month

Aventyn: Personifying the Idiom "Prevention Is Better Than Cure"

Vignesh Anantharaj
Friday, November 30, 2012
Vignesh Anantharaj
Jeff Martinez is your average American baby boomer going for his morning jog in Carlsbad. On his return, he logs into his Vitalbeat cloud enabled mobile device and enters his latest BP reading. His physician Dr. Connor calls up and tells him that he is impressed with his maintenance of BP level and diet plan over the last few months. Martinez was diagnosed with Stress Cardiomyopathy about six months back and has been recuperating steadily. “Thanks to my physicians and Vitalbeat, I have resumed a normal lifestyle now,” gleams Martinez.

Vitalbeat is a cloud service product offered by Aventyn which was founded by Navin Govind in 2004. The health technology company has been personifying the idiom “prevention is better than cure” by providing innovative, standards based secure core to cloud connected clinical information processing solutions and services for the better part of its nine years in existence. Nobody can put a price on a person’s life;however the company aims to eradicate the occurrence or re-occurrence of life threatening ailments by providing technology that emphasizes aggressively on prevention techniques for Patients suffering from chronic sickness.

As of 2012, there are 5.7 million heart failure patients in the U.S., 45 million in India and 5 million in Western Europe suffering from congestive heart failure respectively.Especially in America, when a patient experiences chest pain or any type of discomfort the individual ends up going to the emergency room. The cost factor associated with such visits is very high and also poses serious questions to the future prospects of the person’s life. The figure for the cost of re-hospitalization has roughly been placed at around $40 billion a year in the U.S. alone.

Under the skilled leadership of CEO Navin Govind,technology specialists from Aventyn, guided by his brother Dr. Satish Govind a cardiac specialist, amalgamated with a team of professionals in the field from Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Narayana Hrudayalaya in Bangalore and Karolinska Hospital in Sweden to devise a strategy to combat the alarming rates of global heart failure statistics and the enormous stress it placed on healthcare systems. The result was the birth of Vitalbeat, a remote patient monitoring and integrated chronic disease management product that can enable hospitals, university medical centers, hospices, long term care facilities and clinical researchers to monitor a patient’s vital signs, manage health records, track assets, capture charges and provide electronic prescription orders.

Aventyn’s initial offering is the connected clinical information processing platform with CLIP®Care, and Vitalbeat™ application suite. The platform claims to be securely configured for local IT deployment or as cloud based services. The company brought out the product keeping in mind that mobile devices were the smartest way to tackle individuals who were in need of goal oriented diet and medication adherences and compliances. Thus, by offering configurable alerts for patient and clinician consultation along with integrated telemedicine for monitoring patient’s vital readings and general well being, they seem to have found the way, or least the beginning of a new breed of healthcare technology focused on saving lives and elimination of re-occurrence of diseases across the world.

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