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On Saturday, October 31st, Klio's co-founder and CEO Jacqueline Thong will speak on a panel discussion about digital health and entrepreneurship during the Boston Young Healthcare Professionals Digital Health and Innovation Conference. The panel, moderated by Mandira Singh of athenahealth, will also include Boston-based health tech entrepreneurs Gil Addo of RubiconMD, TJ Parker of PillPack, and Julie Yoo of Kyruus

The event, which will be held at Microsoft's NERD Center facility in Cambridge, is BYHP's first healthcare conference. The objective of the conference is to gather leaders from across different ares of healthcare to discuss the current state of digital health and innovation as well as future trends. Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance here

Boston Young Healthcare Professionals (BYHP) is a non-profit organization that creates opportunities for young healthcare professionals to reach outside of their respective silos and gain exposure to the larger healthcare landscape by connecting with healthcare professionals in various fields, including: clinical, provider, payer, health care administration, pharmaceutical/life sciences, medical devices, public health, legal, policy/advocacy, government, consulting, research, and IT.

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We’re excited to announce the launch of Klio Assessments and Klio Engagement which join our existing Klio CarePlan solution. We have listened to our customers and now provide them with the ability to integrate with one or all three products to work with their existing Electronic Health Record, population health, or care coordination solutions in a truly vendor agnostic manner. Here is a brief overview of our solution set:

Klio CarePlan: generate personalized care plans for patients based on medical record information and quality metrics reporting requirements, such as:
- PQRS (Physician Quality Reporting System) and CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) measures (e.g., for National Quality Strategy domains such as care coordination, patient/family engagement and population/public health)
- ACO (Accountable Care Organization) and HEDIS (Healthcare Effectiveness Data & Information Set) measures (e.g., for diabetes, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure)

Klio Assessments: easily configure patient diaries and standardized survey assessments which support active patient self-reporting or passive data collection through wearables and third-party apps

Klio Engagement: create rules for pushing alerts, feedback, and educational content to both patients and providers based on the specific needs of a cohort of patients

Interested in learning more? Click here to request a product demo.

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Patient photo

As a counterpoint to our recent interview with Dr. Joshua Cohen, we wanted to share some feedback from some of our patient users on what they think about the Klio Health system. Here’s what some of them had to say:

Danielle: I track my symptoms, pain, and treatments. I do really like the app  - it is easier to put in data than doing [it] by hand.

Julia: I had no problem accessing the app.... I like the interface... it's really clean and streamlined.

Michelle: Your app has helped me in several ways, but most significantly, it has helped me make targeted lifestyle changes and be able to quantify my response to those changes. Every time I change medication or diet, I can measure my response to those changes... I also think the reports it creates are fantastic.

In terms of suggestions that we have received from our users, we’ve been asked to make the reports easier to access and also enable patients to add further detail about the number of medication doses taken. We’re very grateful to early users and their healthcare providers for giving us feedback that helps us improve our product!

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New Office

I hope you've all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. While we're all enjoying our leftovers and some down time with family and friends this weekend, I wanted to reflect on what my team and I at Klio Health are thankful for. Here are the top 6:

1. Feedback from our pilot users and partners. We continue to be amazed by the quality of the input from our users and partners. Your positive comments boost our confidence and validate our work, but it's the constructive suggestions that really help us make a better product. Keep the comments coming!

2. Our tenure as MassChallenge Alumni-in-Residence. We were very sad to move out of the MassChallenge office space last week, but are so grateful to the wonderful time we had there and for all the fantastic people we met as part of the MassChallenge community. 

3. A smooth transition to our new office location at the Harvard iLab. It was raining when we moved last week, but thanks to efficient team work and not-as-bad-as-predicted weather, we moved into our new digs with nary a hitch. See our smiling faces in the photo above.

4. Great people to work with. I think we often take our team members for granted, so here's a shout out to all the smart, creative, and hardworking people who make up the Klio Health team. Thank you for striving to make the company better every day.

5. Those days when the Boston MBTA cooperates. At our new office, we will no longer contend with the Red Line to Silver Line shuffle in our commutes, but we much appreciate (with nostalgia) those times when we disembarked the Red Line at South Station to find the SL2 waiting for us. Hooray for good transit connections!

6. Supportive friends & family. We're ever thankful to all our wonderful friends and family who lend us support through the ups and downs and hard work of running a young company. We couldn't do this without you!

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Connected Health Symposium

We are excited to be exhibiting in the startup pavilion at the Connected Health Symposium at the Boston Seaport Hotel and Convention Center on October 23-24.

The Connected Health Symposium is organized by Partners HealthCare Center for Connected Health, and is a gathering of innovators, researchers, industry, and policymakers. Given that this year’s theme is “Engaging Patients and Providers Outside of Traditional Care Settings”, we felt that this would be an apt venue for Klio Health to showcase our new product to the public for the very first time. With over 1,000 attendees expected, we are very much looking forward to engaging with the connected health community and to receiving their feedback on the new Klio Health product.

Come visit us at the startup pavilion! If you haven’t already registered for the event, you can do so here.

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