We help doctors spend time on what matters most: patient care
Abstractive Health is shaping the future of healthcare with a digital AI assistant that streamlines clinical documentation for doctors in seconds.
One patient summary with all the information you need
Abstractive Health allows physicians to spend less time reading and writing their clinical notes and improves their revenue reimbursement from insurance companies. Our automated patient summary is a game-changer as it improves interoperability so patients receive better care. As we are at the forefront technologically with natural language processing through transformers, we consistently aim for our summaries to be clear and succinct.
Our mission is to bring generative AI to clinicians to significantly reduce clinician burnout. We believe we can best accomplish this mission through providing an intelligent digital assistant for clinicians that answers any and all questions that they may have about a patient’s medical chart. Through our tool directly integrated into their existing computer systems, we are able to save them significant time and help improve their patients’ outcomes.
A product built always having physicians in mind
Physicians need to know the context around the diseases and courses of treatment for a patient, information that is often buried in the hundreds of redundant medical notes. But physicians currently spend nearly two hours in the electronic health record (EHR) for every hour they spend on patient care; we believe that is unacceptable. Physicians are facing an epidemic of burnout from the strain of EHRs and the cognitive burden that they endure each day.
We assist physicians in the EHR by condensing all of the relevant information about their patients’ health. Well-written automated clinical notes assist physicians in understanding the background information about their patients. Our product follows in this tradition as we abstract data and enrich patient care by providing a well-told story of their patient’s medical history.
How it started
Vince Hartman, co-founder and CEO, worked in healthcare for a decade and noticed that most of the physicians’ time is spent within medical documentation. Physicians were manually summarizing content that is already in the electronic medical records (EMRs); he reasoned that through machine learning, he could create an automated medical summary. He returned to graduate school at Cornell Tech in 2020 and he met the other co-founders, Ritika Poddar, CTO, and Giordana Pulpo, VP of Product. In 2022, they created Abstractive Health to solve this problem.
They built the first automated narrative summary for the healthcare industry using a dataset partnership with Weill Cornell Medical Center. In June of 2022, they won a $100k investment award from Cornell Tech and began a pilot with New York Presbyterian in September of 2022.