Videra Health Launches Ava, a Digital Health Companion

Videra Health, a provider of automated video assessments for healthcare providers and payers, has released an artificial intelligence-powered digital health companion, Ava, a chatbot that combines text, voice and video for real-time patient monitoring.

Ava uses large language models and machine learning algorithms to engage patients in dynamic conversations through text, voice and video. The chatbot tailors its questions in real time to assist patients and providers in noticing subtle changes sooner.

The technology can be seamlessly integrated with care management clinical workflows, enabling prompt escalation to in-person clinical care if a patient's responses indicate a potentially serious issue. Red alert responses and high assessment scores trigger an immediate call from a care navigator or, in some cases, instructions to call the suicide and crisis lifeline at 988 or go to the nearest emergency department.

"At Videra Health, our mission is to use technology to improve healthcare outcomes and increase access for all patients," said Loren Larsen, CEO of Videra Health, in a statement. "We believe that by allowing patients to be seen anytime and anywhere through our new patient monitoring tool, we are taking a significant step toward achieving this mission. Ava is a virtual safety net that allows providers to efficiently check in on their patients' conditions through dynamic assessments, providing them with the ability to deliver timely and effective care regardless of their busy schedules."

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