Associated Press Tom Murphy Interviews James Bates on AI's Role in Healthcare

Paging Dr. Robot: Artificial intelligence moves into care

The next time you get sick, your care may involve a form of the technology people use to navigate road trips or pick the right vacuum cleaner online.  Now, parts of the health system are starting to use it directly with patients. During some clinic and telemedicine appointments, AI-powered software asks patients initial questions about their symptoms that physicians or nurses normally pose. AdviNOW CEO James Bates said their AI program decides what questions to ask and what information it needs. It passes that information and a suggested diagnosis to a physician who then treats the patient remotely through telemedicine.  The company currently uses the technology in a handful of Safeway and Albertsons grocery store clinics in Arizona and Idaho. But it expects to expand to about 1,000 clinics by the end of next year.  Eventually, the company wants to have AI diagnose and treat some minor illnesses, Bates said. Click here for the full article.]]>

AdviNOW as Finalist at 2019 AZ Governor's Celebration of Innovation Award Ceremony

2019 marks the 16th year of this prestigious, black-tie event that attracts more than 850 attendees for a night of networking, dining and entertainment.  Governor Ducey opened the ceremony recognizing the many innovations originating in Arizona for the area of aviation, hospitality, aerospace, and medical.  AdviNOW was named as finalist for the Small Business Category for the company’s innovative technology solution addressing our nation’s healthcare crisis from the perspective of cost reduction, accessibility, and quality of care. [rev_slider alias=”AZTEchAwards2019″][/rev_slider] ]]>

AZ Technology Council Interviews AdviNOW CEO, James Bates

Healthcare is a worldwide crisis. The cost is bankrupting governments, companies and families and still falls below what most of us think as human compassion and decency in its service. Unfortunately, to give that decent access and care to all, the costs are going up not down using traditional methods. Using automation in the healthcare field is the only way to make the math work and solve this most vexing problem. Follow this link to learn more: AZ Tech Council  ]]>

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) Announced AdviNOW as Winners of the 2019 AZ Innovation Challenge

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced the selection of ten awardees in the Spring 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) — and we are one of the awardees! This competition is designed to advance innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona by helping early-stage ventures scale. All AIC awardees will participate in Venture Ready, the ACA’s rigorous, year-long mentorship program that connects early-stage companies with other founders, senior executives and subject matter experts to further refine business plans and investor pitches. In order for the awardees to receive all of their non-dilutive funding, they will be required to successfully graduate from Venture Ready within 12 months. Thank you ACA! To read more on this news, select the following link:  ACA 2019 Innovation Challenge Winners]]>

AZ Chamber News Covers AdviNOW For Innovative Healthcare Delivery Method

Health care innovators bringing better medical access to Arizonans through technology   Arizona is becoming an incubation chamber for medical technology innovation, and several businesses stand out from the fold. The Arizona Chamber News recently reported on several innovative new companies, including AdviNOW Medical. Read more here:]]>

AdviNOW Moves to the Semifinal Round of the ACA 2019 Innovation Challenge

Arizona Commerce Authority Announces Semifinalists in the Spring 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge Of the 94 companies that entered, AdviNOW Medical is among the 25 chosen to move onto the next round of competition. “Once again, the Arizona Innovation Challenge has attracted some amazing startups that promise to enhance the innovation ecosystem,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “I want to congratulate the semifinalists who were selected to continue on to the next round and wish them the best of luck!” Click the link below to see the full list of semifinalists and details of the competition. ACA 2019 Innovation Challenge]]>

FOX10 News Coverage of AdviNOW – "Get Your Prescription in 5 Minutes"

Artificial Intelligence Kiosks Providing Medical Care

Inside AKOS Med Clinics at Some Safeway Stores

AI and augmented reality may sound complicated but in actuality, it really isn’t.  If you use Snapchat, then you are familiar with how graphics can be overlay onto an image in real time. We’ve done this with our instructions to show the patient where to place the measuring devices for the AI to assess and acquire these standard vital measurements (heart, lung, temperature, blood pressure, ear and throat images).  These measurements along with other information the patient provides, are sent to the provider to review prior to speaking with the patient, making the medical visit more accurate and efficient.  If the patient is uncomfortable with performing these tasks, the onsite medical assistant can help. To watch the short news clip on this story, click on this link: FOX10 News Clip        ]]>

Convenient and Affordable Medical Visits For Both the Insured and Uninsured

Artificial Intelligence-Powered Clinics Providing Medical Care

Patients now have the ability to conduct self-examinations using equipment such as a stethoscope, temporal thermometer and blood pressure machine. Cameras are also on hand to examine a patient’s throat, ears and nose.“Once all their vitals are taken and the series of questions are over … one of our providers will come live on the screen and talk to the patient live as a virtual exam room,” Walker said.
The total process typically takes under 25 minutes, and it costs $75 per visit for those who don’t have health insurance. “The whole idea is to offer affordability and convenience for the patients,” Walker said. For the complete story, click on the following link: 92.3 FM KTAR News Story  ]]>

AdviNOW AI and AR Patient Treatment Platform Can Save Medicare

Safeway Stores Offering Health Care Powered by Artificial Intelligence “If we roll this out for 50% of the physicians in the United States, our platform can save Medicare on its own,” says AdviNOW CEO, James Bates.

Here is how it works:

Patients go into exam rooms on their own and a computerized program guides them through providing key physical information using FDA-approved wireless devices that can collect medical measurements such as temperature, ear, nose and throat images; chest sounds via a stethoscope; and blood pressure and blood oxygen content.

A virtual visit with a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant concludes the Akos Med Clinic appointment via telemedicine, similar to speaking with a clinician via Facetime or Skype. The clinicians, employees of AkosMD, beam into the Safeway clinics, typically from company headquarters in Glendale.

If necessary, the virtual medical staff could provide a prescription electronically.  Click on the link below for the full story.

AZCentral Story on Safeway Akos Clinics Powered by AdviNOW]]>

AdviNOW Receives Flinn Foundation Award

Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program Thank you @FlinnFoundation for selecting AdviNOW Medical as one of six Arizona #bioscience firms to participate in your entrepreneurship program! James Bates, AdviNOW’s founder and CEO pictured here with Russ Yelton, Immediate Past Chairman of the AZBio Board of Directors.]]>