Aidin is the kind of company I was hoping – and expecting – to find when I started Aging2.0 – a small team of enthusiastic, mission driven zealots using technology to improve the quality of life and lower costs for the aging demographic. It’s not yet live, but has a minimum viable product that they are getting feedback on, based in Soho as part of the new Blueprint Health incubator.
Aidin started, as is common, with a personal story – co-founder Russ’s uncle needed an acute care facility after leaving hospital, and it turned into a major logistical nightmare that resulted in him spending more time than needed in hospital (3 additional nights), and the whole family spending way too much time chasing answers and trying to find information. The problem is shared by the families of the 9 million patients who need are discharged annually from hospitals and need continuing care, as well as others just looking for help for a relative.
Aidin is going to make the tools available to hospital discharge planners and patients and improve information accessibility. According to the founders, “Aidin combines an easy to use interface that makes communicating with post-acute care providers quick and efficient with provider ratings and reviews from over 3 million prior patients to help families choose the best care available. Aidin is built to make it easier for the incredibly dedicated social workers, nurses, and administrators that work tirelessly every day to transition patients safely back to their home. We dedicate our work to them.”
Have a look at the video. Meanwhile, here’s what they see as the key benefits of their solution:
- Connect electronically with every post-acute care provider in your area
- Place patients with the provider best-suited to serve their individual health needs
- Prevent discharge delays before they happen with case management triage
Both Russ and his co-founder Mike are clearly dedicated to the space, and looking to make life better for the patients, families and care workers who need their help. We’ll be watching their progress with interest.