BayCare Health System Joins AVIA and Reinforces its Commitment to Innovation

AVIA partnership focuses on improving patient access and engagement to transform high-quality care delivery

October 5, 2016, CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AVIA announced today that BayCare Health System is the newest member of the AVIA Innovator Network. BayCare is now connected with more than 20 action-oriented health systems seeking to transform healthcare through the effective adoption of digital solutions.

BayCare will work with AVIA and its members to identify and implement the best digital solutions to further improve patient access, patient engagement, and physician experience, among other critical capabilities. BayCare is especially committed to improving access to healthcare through technology, and recently launched a 24/7 non-emergency telemedicine service called BayCare Anywhere, offering virtual doctor visits through a smartphone, tablet, or computer and available from the iOS and Android stores.

The AVIA Innovator Network is the nation’s leading network for health systems seeking to innovate and transform. Members achieve strength in numbers: they benchmark against peers, prioritize their challenges, and work together to identify and implement the best digital solutions. The collaborative approach greatly reduces technology adoption risk. In parallel, the AVIA team prepares members for successful implementations by supporting problem identification, business case development, operational planning, and pilot design. As a result, AVIA members are empowered to move faster to achieve more.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with AVIA, who will keep us aggressive with our commitment to innovation,” said Craig Anderson, BayCare Director of Innovation. “Additionally, the peer perspective we’ll gain from the other leading health systems in the AVIA Innovator Network will be an invaluable source of knowledge.”

“BayCare is a perfect fit for the AVIA Innovator Network. The leadership team is committed to action through innovation, with great momentum behind patient access and mobile engagement,” said Eric Langshur, CEO and co-founder of AVIA. “We are very excited to help BayCare accelerate its innovation agenda.”

About AVIA

AVIA has created the nation’s leading network for health systems seeking to innovate and transform. The AVIA Innovator Network brings health systems together to solve shared challenges that support their strategic goals and are ripe for digital innovation. Members collaborate on important and challenging topics like behavioral health and post-discharge success. With AVIA’s support and the power of collaboration, members identify, deploy, and scale the best digital solutions. The result? Health systems accelerate their pace of transformation – moving faster with greater confidence. Learn more at Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About BayCare

BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 14 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. For more information, visit


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