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Vital Founder Aaron Patzer Honored as Slice of Healthcare's Top 35 Digital Health Leader

June 18th, 20242 min read

CLAYMONT, DELAWARE — June 18, 2024 — Vital Software Co-Founder and CEO Aaron Patzer has been recognized in Slice of Healthcare's Top Leaders in Digital Health 2024. This list honors some of the most accomplished and influential figures in the digital health industry including health system executives, serial entrepreneurs, first-time founders, and experienced leaders.

Best known as the creator of Mint.com, Patzer is a seasoned entrepreneur and the driving force behind Vital’s suite of patient experience products and the company’s mission to build beautiful, intelligent technology for hospitals — improving patient experience, outcomes, and long-term health. Along with Co-Founder and Emergency Medicine Physician Dr. Justin Schrager, Patzer is pioneering the use of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and proprietary large language models (LLMs) to simplify emergency department visits and inpatient care, providing patients with more control and predictability throughout their healthcare journey.

"For patients and their loved ones, the healthcare system can often be difficult to navigate, stressful, and frustrating," Patzer said. “The Vital team makes care experiences easier for millions of patients each year. I am honored to be included in this year’s list and look forward to our continued work with partner hospitals."

Slice of Healthcare, an influential publisher of over 15 podcast programs that feature a veritable "who's who" of the healthcare industry, received over 400 nominations to acknowledge leaders who are redefining the digital health space. 

Under Patzer's leadership, Vital’s solutions use advanced AI to guide patients and their families through an emergency department or inpatient visit. By making complex health record data easy to understand, patients and families can view personalized wait times, request service and comfort items, view their lab results, book follow-up care, and much more, directly from their phone. 

Hospitals across the country have seen significant increases in patient satisfaction, revenue growth and patient loyalty, as well as better clinical outcomes, and reduced stress for care teams. Vital is HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based, and integrates with any electronic health record system.

About Vital

Vital is redefining patient experience with software that gives more control, clarity, and predictability to emergency department visits and hospital stays. Using advanced AI, Vital transforms complex health record data into easy-to-use, personalized interfaces that inform and engage over one million patients per year — no downloads or passwords required. With Vital, patients can better understand progress toward discharge, request service and comfort items, set goals, view labs, share health status with family, book follow-up care, and much more. Hospitals across the U.S. use Vital to improve patient satisfaction, drive growth and patient loyalty, achieve better clinical outcomes, and reduce workload for care teams.

For more information, please visit vital.io or follow us on LinkedIn or X (formerly Twitter).

Vital Contact

Morgan Watts, Director of Marketing

morgan.watts@vital.io

To learn more about this year’s honorees and Slice of Healthcare's Top 35 Digital Health Leaders, please visit www.sliceofhealthcare.com/awards

Slice of Healthcare Contact

Jared S. Taylor

jared@sliceofhealthcare.com

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