Redivus Health puts life-saving information at doctors’ fingertips when patients need it most.
The Olathe company develops cloud-based applications that guide health care providers through time-sensitive events like sepsis, stroke and cardiac arrest.
“I left my full-time position as a hospital-based physician in 2015 to dedicate my time to building the company,” said CEO Dr. Jeff Dunn, who founded the company with four other physicians. “We secured funding, built our team and developed and tested prototypes throughout 2015 and 2016. We launched the current version of the Redivus Health app on iOS and Android in March 2017.”
Dunn’s inspiration for the company sprung from a real-life Code Blue situation—a patient in cardiac arrest.
According to the American Heart Association, the average survival rate of cardiac arrest is only 10.6 percent. Many factors influence this statistic, but the goal of Redivus Health is to support health care providers when treating patients in life-threatening situations.
“I was working as a hospitalist and responded to a cardiac arrest case. Two health care providers treating the patient didn’t know how to proceed,” Dunn said. “It was as if they were frozen and did not know the next step of treatment. Sadly, the patient did not survive.”
Dunn knew that professionals needed a better way to have vital knowledge at hand. “Rarely had I seen a Code Blue executed with order, confidence and in compliance with evidence-based guidelines,” Dunn said. “It was time to use technology to bring about positive change in health care. Everyone deserves safe and effective medical care. Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States. In a life-or-death situation, chaos, inexperience and uncertainty can overwhelm health care providers.”
Redivus Health’s mobile application delivers evidence-based protocols that lead clinicians through diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrest and other emergencies.
Often, these guidelines consist of dozens of steps or several pages of PDFs. Redivus Health’s app literally puts the information in doctors’ hands—they can pull it up on their mobile devices immediately.
“Basically, it’s like GPS for health care—turn-by-turn navigation for high-mortality medical events,” Dunn said.
Dunn is proud of Redivus Health’s potential impact on emergency care.
“It boosts providers’ confidence, reduces stress and errors, documents every action taken and, ultimately, saves patients’ lives,” he said.
“In a medical crisis, there’s no time to waste. Redivus makes it simple and intuitive to follow the national guidelines.”
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Company Information // Redivus Health | 22201 W. Innovation Drive, Olathe, KS 66061 | 1-800-217-9360 | www.redivus.com
Type of Business // Mobile app that guides health care providers through time-sensitive events like sepsis, stroke and cardiac arrest.