AZBio Introduces Leadership Team for its 20th Anniversary Year

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Phoenix, AZ | January 21, 2023

 AZBio Elected its 2023 leadership team during its January Board of Directors meeting on the Medtronic Tempe campus. Following the meeting Medtronic hosted members of Arizona’s Life Science Community for a reception kicking off AZBio’s third decade.

AZBio Elected its 2023 leadership team during its January Board of Directors meeting on the Medtronic Tempe campus. AZBio’s Board of Directors are the stewards of AZBio’s vision and mission. 

Vision:  Arizona will be home to a a top-ten life science sector

Mission:  AZBio supports the needs of Arizona’s growing life science ecosystem.

AZBio’s 2023 Officers are:

Chairwoman:  Kristen Swingle 
President & Chief Operating Officer, Critical Path Institute (C-Path)

Treasurer:  Jeffrey Singleton

 Managing Director, Tax  EY

Secretary:  Jeff Vallerga

Executive Director, Strategic Alliances Avantor 

AZBio’s Board of Directors champion the interests AZBio Members and bring a diverse set of talents, skill sets, and experience which can be leveraged to support AZBio’s mission.  These 35 leaders work together to support AZBio’s Members and pursue the strategies that will realize AZBio’s vision.

James Bates, CEO & Founder of AdviNow Medical, was elected to a three-year term of board service at the January meeting.

“I am honored to work with the professionals at AZBIO to accomplish our mission and expand the community for medical technologies and bioscience inventions in the state of Arizona. We have seen dramatic success over the past few years and I am excited to help keep that momentum going,” shared Bates.

During the reception, Representative Justin Wilmeth was presented with his 2022 AZBio Trailblazer Award. Rep. Wilmeth co-chairs the Arizona Legislative Bioscience and Healthcare Caucus and is the 2023 chair of the House Commerce Committee. He is an Arizona leader committed to making life better for the people of Arizona.,

AdviNOW Medical recognized as a Sample Vendor in the 2022 Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Digital Care Delivery Including Virtual Care

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Phoenix, AZ July 28, 2022 – AdviNOW Medical, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence driven Digital Clinical Encounter solutions, announced that it has been identified as a Sample Vendor in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Digital Care Delivery Including Virtual Care, 2022. AdviNOW Medical was named in the Digital Clinical Encounters category.” [1]


AdviNOW Medical removes friction points between the patient, clinic, payer and

provider. Artificial intelligence (AI) scribing is used to reduce the administrative burden of the provider and free them from the burdens of data collection and EHR documentation. The AdviNOW System includes the Digital Front Door, Provider Scribe,

Coding Assist, Remote Patient Monitoring and Follow-up. The common platform is used for all types of visits (in-person or virtually by video or async messaging) with the patient.


“AdviNOW is the only company that eliminates the administrative burden of the encounter clinically.  We are delighted that Gartner recognized AdviNOW Medical as a Sample Vendor in this Hype Cycle for Digital Care Delivery Including Virtual Care,” said James Bates, Chief Executive Office and Founder of AdviNOW Medical. “We believe this is a testament to our ability to be the first automated healthcare platform with a complete patient-provider end to end solution.”


According to Gartner, “Digital clinical encounters are semiautomated patient interactions that include the use of clinical protocols, algorithms, and artificial intelligence (AI) to facilitate history taking, triage, diagnosis, prescribing and documentation. The encounter leverages the latest evidence-based clinical knowledge to reduce clinicians’ direct involvement prior to their review of the captured and analyzed content for clinical oversight and action.”

Clinics that use AdviNOW nearly double patient throughput while increasing patient satisfaction and provider burnout declines. We are excited to continue to lead the vision of the healthcare revolution.


In addition, Gartner states that “Epidemiological factors (such as an aging population and increasing burden of chronic disease), coupled with clinician shortages and burnout, have made access to primary and specialist care a major challenge currently facing the healthcare industry. Digital clinical encounters help address these issues by improving clinician efficiency through the automation of certain steps in the care delivery process.”



[1] Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Digital Care Delivery Including Virtual Care,” Dawn Birch, July 28, 2022



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AZ Tech Council: AdviNOW Nominated As 2020 Innovator of the Year Finalist

Place your vote for James Bates, CEO of AdviNOW for the GCIO Life Time Achievement award here and register to join the November 4th virtual award event below.

4:00 – 5:00 PM | Virtual Tech Showcase | Networking Rooms
5:00 – 5:15 PM | Opening Remarks
5:15 – 5:45 PM | Keynote Speaker
5:45 – 7:30 PM | Sponsor Remarks and Awards Presentations

To purchase early-bird tickets for the November 4 virtual event VISIT HERE. Early-bird ticket prices end on Friday, October 2.
AZTC Members | $50
Non-AZTC Members | $75

AdviNOW Featured- inBusiness Magazine: At Workplace COVID-19 Testing with AI and AR

AI and AR Post-COVID-19

Telehealth has made such inroads into medical care that is it considered mainstream. AdviNOW Medical, a local company founded in 2016, has developed new advances to this healthcare option that benefits patients and providers. Benefits are especially timely during this COVID-19 pandemic, but the company sees them advancing healthcare post-COVID. AdviNOW’s artificial intelligence collects all the patient information and uses augmented reality to take measurements. This automation protects providers and patients from potential infection as the provider can complete a comprehensive examination without physical contact. The AI automates the patient experience by asking all of the questions that a doctor would need to diagnose and treat the patient. And the company’s augmented reality platform guides patients to take medical measurements with medical precision to give the provider the images and sounds required for the visit. To read more: inBusiness Magazine]]>

James Bates Presented at Medtech Roundtable 2020

Leveraging the Power of Artificial Intelligences and Robotic Process Automation The Arizona Technology Council’s June 2020 MedTech Roundtable event featured a distinguished panel of experts from James Bates CEO and founder of AdviNOW Medical, Minky Kernacs founder of Mediato Technologies and Pete Lee VP of Observe.AI who shared their insight and expertise on how artificial intelligence, one of the world’s highest-growth industries, is revolutionizing modern medicine and patient care. Moderated by Ellen Owens-Karcsay, principal and founder of Karcsay Consulting Group and the MedTech Committee chair, it was a fantastic discussion and well worth a listen. Click here to read more:  AZ Tech Council To watch the webinar recording, click here:  Webinar Video To download the presentation, click here: Presentation ]]>

Yahoo! Financial Story on AdviNOW – World's First Automated Low-Touch/No-Touch Medical Visit

Pandemic exposes healthcare’s hidden weaknesses, health tech company creates an automated solution

PHOENIX, June 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — AdviNOW Medical introduces Artificial Intelligence to enable full medical exams remotely. The technology will allow medical providers to increase patient visits that have been limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The AI technology goes far beyond the doctor/patient video calls that many have become accustomed to. AdviNOW’s AI automates the entire patient journey, including medical measurements, documenting the entire visit for the provider which enables a provider to treat up to four times the patients per hour without compromising patient/doctor interaction time. To read more click: Yahoo! finance AdviNOW Medical Story]]>

Webinar: Healthcare Anywhere – The AI Success Story

Dr. Kishlay Anand: Co-founder of Akos MD, a leading telemedicine and workplace care provider, board-certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist James Bates:  CEO and Founder of AdviNOW Medical

  Summary Today, our guest experts discussed how true Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality can play a vital role in helping providers sustain, thrive and profit in the COVID-19 era. Using a successful implementation of Artificial Intelligence combined with telemedicine and Augmented Reality, our experts demonstrated how a single platform seamlessly unites video calls, retail medical establishments, and traditional clinics.  This example showed the power and benefit of AI to deliver care more safely, accurately and efficiently from anywhere.

What was covered:

  1. A quick recap of how the current delivery system hurts providers big and small
  2. Explore how powerful AI engines automate patient diagnosis and intake, patient processing and billing
  3. Detail how AI and automation technology can reduce costs, and at what scale, for various areas of practice
  4. Explore a real world example of AI and AR in an active retail clinic in a supermarket setting
  5. Q & A with our experts

  In case you missed it, you can stream after registering with the link below:


James Bates on Money Radio – KFNN 1510 AM

– Business For Breakfast With Mark and James – Business for Breakfast  is the perfect mix of financial information, business news, and fun! Longtime B4B host Ken Morgan is joined by Valley sports radio veteran, Mark Asher.  On June 3rd on the show, Mark interviewed James Bates about how AdviNOW Medical is changing the healthcare landscape with artificial intelligence and augmented reality, location agnostic, patient triage platform. Listen to the show:  Podcast  ]]>

NPR AZ BIO Story – AdviNOW Using AI & AR To Make Super Doctors

“Today patients are afraid to go to the doctor because they’re afraid that people who have COVID-19 will be in the doctor’s office and spreading it to them,” Bates said. AdviNOW Medical, an AI technology supplier that hopes to enhance the doctor/patient experience and also make patient intake more efficient. James Bates is the CEO and founder of the company. He says now that COVID-19 has rendered many doctor visits online, this technology is more in demand than ever before. “What AdviNOW is, is we are the technology that is beyond telemedicine. This is now augmented with artificial intelligence to create a super doctor that is on the other side of telemedicine,” Bates said. Read more: KJZZ Headlines

Webinar: Pandemic Exposed Point of Care Crisis – Real Artificial Intelligence is the Solution

COVID-19 exposed deadly problems in the way healthcare is provided and patients access care. Fear of exposure means more patients now stay home and don’t seek the care they need reducing already razor thin margins, impacting viability and sustainability. Telemedicine is a solution, but a simple video call does not replace a thorough exam or address systemic issues throughout the patient/provider experience. Adding Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality to Telemedicine provides a real solution for billing levels, population health documentation and real time patient guidance. Join us on Wednesday, May 27th at 9:30AM PST for a quick 30-minute webinar as our expert discuss the inefficiencies plaguing their healthcare practices and introduce innovative technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, to improve access, provider efficiency and effectiveness.
A Q & A session will follow the presentation. The four main topics we’ll cover:
  1. Why profitability and financial sustainability remain elusive for so many providers
  2. Structural bottlenecks that prevent access to diagnosis, care and treatment
  3. Putting the Medicine in Telemedicine
  4. AI triage, Scribe and other efficiencies that improve profitability
When: Wednesday, May 27th at 9:30am PST Where: Online Webinar