Mint.com Founder’s latest company, Vital, named SXSW Innovation Awards Finalist

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Aaron Patzer returns to SXSW to demo modern software for emergency rooms.

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At the SXSW Innovation Awards, Vital will offer demos of its platform to showcase how its modern software keeps patients and families effortlessly informed during their ER visit, reduces length-of-stay through prediction, and saves hospitals time and money with improved flow.

Vital, the AI-powered software improving patient experience in hospital emergency rooms, announced today it’s been named one of five finalists in the Health, Med, and BioTech category for the 23rd annual SXSW Innovation Awards.

The SXSW Innovation Awards recognizes the most exciting tech developments in the connected world. During the showcase on Saturday, March 14, 2020, Vital will offer demos of its platform to showcase how its modern software keeps patients and families effortlessly informed during their ER visit, reduces length-of-stay through prediction, and saves hospitals time and money with improved flow.

As a 28-year-old, Patzer was named one of Fortune’s “40 Under 40” for his success with Mint.com which he later sold to Intuit for $170 million. His passion for turning complex and painful situations into simple user experiences continues with Vital, to provide an easy and comprehensive view of the emergency department and to dramatically improve the patient experience. Using artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) Vital makes it easier and faster for providers to coordinate care and effortlessly communicate with patients and families.

Patzer brings capital, confidence and credibility to Vital from his success with Mint.com, which transformed dense and illegible bank data into an easy consumer product. The decision to take on an even higher-stakes, more regulated industry came after seeing firsthand the antiquated software hospitals use. Teaming up with Justin Schrager, Doctor of Emergency Medicine at Emory University Hospital, Patzer invested a million dollars and two years of peer-reviewed academic study and technical research and development to create Vital, now ready to rollout to the benefit of patients, providers and hospitals.

“It’s been a decade since I was at South by Southwest kicking off what has become a decade of innovation in financial technology,” said Patzer. “I’m excited to be back to showcase what I believe will be the next revolution in healthtech.”

The awards will be presented at the Austin Convention Center on Monday, March 16.

About Vital
Vital is a modern software for hospital emergency departments that makes it easier to communicate with patients and families and provide safer, more coordinated care. Using artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP), Vital automatically updates patients about next steps and wait times, makes predictions about admissions and severity, and provides an easy view of the entire Emergency Department. Founded by Mint.com creator Aaron Patzer (@apatzer), Vital is HIPAA-compliant, and a cloud-based software that sits on top of any existing electronic health record system (EHR): Epic, Cerner, Meditech, and more. The company’s investors include First Round Capital, Threshold Ventures (formerly DFJ Venture), Bragiel Brothers, Meridian Street Capital, Refactor Capital, Vivek Garipalli, SV Angel, and Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg. For more information please visit vitaler.com or follow us on Twitter (@Vital_EHR).

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