Kansas City-based software startup Redivus Health landed a partnership with the University of Kansas Health system, which will put its technology in the hands of many rural Kansans.
Launched in 2012, Redivus Health was founded by a group of physicians wanting to create better solutions for critical care situations. In 2015, the firm created a mobile app that reduces medical error in cases of cardiac arrest, stroke and sepsis. The app offers standardized, step-by-step protocols for care.
The nationally recognized University of Kansas Health System — which serves more than 37,000 patients annually and has a steady commitment to serving rural Kansans in particular — will employ Redivus Health’s technology to serve select rural Kansas hospitals. The hospitals are amongst the 40 rural Kansas hospitals served by the system’s Kansas Heart and Stroke Collaborative program.
Executives at the University of Kansas Health System say that Redivus Health fits with its vision is to bring systematic change to rural health systems and reduce costs.
“For rural hospitals that see fewer strokes, we expect this tool to provide both education and time-sensitive guidance to follow the stroke treatment steps,” said Marilyn Rymer neurologist at the University of Kansas Health System in a release. “When every minute counts for the stroke patients, we hope to improve the confidence in making critical decisions.”
Redivus Health co-founder Jeff Dunn said that time management is critical in cases of cardiac arrest, stroke and sepsis. He said that the mobile solution was designed knowing that every second counts.
“As doctors, we witnessed and experienced the daily challenges with adhering to evidence-based medicine, and we developed this solution to provide colleagues with a simple, intuitive way to follow standards and reduce error at the point of care,” Dunn said in a release. “As entrepreneurs, we are thrilled to work with a nationally recognized academic health system like the University of Kansas Health System to fine-tune our product and collect valuable feedback from the medical professionals using it.”
Redivus Health has been tested in the field and has proven to reduce medical error. In 2016, the firm was selected for the City of Kansas City’s Innovation Partnership Program, granting Dunn the opportunity to ride along with city dispatchers and pilot their app.