Transcendent Care, Inc.
Transcendent Care, Inc. is an early stage pre-revenue purpose-driven B2B SaaS healthcare tech company specializing in AI-based point of care diagnostic tools for physicians and their practices.
Our passion is improving healthcare through innovation to make a difference in the health and wellbeing of our communities. We help care providers speed treatment and improve outcomes with the only AI-based point-of-care multidisciplinary solution to help them and their organizations triage and diagnose back pain.
Type of Organization
Startup - Newly established businesses, investable
Size of Organization
Organization Mailing Address
23 Olivette Crossing Pkwy
Asheville, NC 28804
Developed by physicians for physicians, TCI’s AI-based interactive point-of-care solution leverages collective practitioner knowledge and cumulative patient experiences to rapidly triage, assess and suggest a working diagnosis for back pain sufferers.
Our solution rapidly directs patients to the right provider and the right treatment. Through the power of AI, the solution leverages the cumulative knowledge of providers and applies machine learning algorithms to identify patterns in clinically relevant data to suggest a working diagnosis with great accuracy. Our precision assessment reduces risk for the provider and the patient by gathering exact clinically relevant information that is typically not available in standard EHRs.
Category of Innovation
Digital Health - A digital health solution is a technology-based solution whose user is caring for or providing care for themselves (think of a personal app) or another individual (such as a doctor using a tool to help their patient)
Intended End User
Patient - Individuals who receive health care
Provider - Individuals or organizations responsible for providing care to patients (e.g. doctors, nurses, hospital/clinic administrators, etc.)
Payer - Organizations responsible for issuing or administering payment for the care received by a population of people (e.g. insurance companies)
Problem (i.e. barrier, issue, complication, etc.) being solved for the end user
Back pain management (BPM) represents an estimated 60% of medical spending. The current state of BPM is poor at best accounting for $90B in annual costs in the US alone. Of this $90B, $60B is spent on outcomes in which patients experience no improvement or get worse. BPM also provides fuel for the opioid crisis with 15% of Americans have an opioid prescription and over 50% of them report back pain. Missed diagnoses and variances in methods of evaluation and treatment are the main contributors to this problem. PCPs, Physical Therapists, Orthopedic specialists, Neurosurgeons, Pain Specialists, Chiropractors and others have differing approaches unique to their specialties for assessing and treating back pain. They lack the clinical data intelligence tools needed to drive a standard comprehensive analysis of pain generating symptoms.
Idea/solution to the problem, if applicable
TCI provides a solution to two problems: 1) Patient Acquisition and 2) Clinical Diagnostic Support. Our solution rapidly triages patients directing those requiring more advanced care to the proper specialty while directing less acute patients to other more appropriate providers. Providers lack clinical decision-making/clinical intelligence tools. Our solution empowers providers with an AI-based tool combining a multi-disciplinary standard approach and shared medical knowledge for triage. The assessment made prior to first visit no matter where the patient is located, delivers a precision diagnosis for more personalized care.
Level of adoption (i.e. list of customers/users, testimonials, etc.), if applicable
Initial target market is neurosurgery and multi-disciplinary practices with significant volume of back pain patients. TCI's MVP focused on clinicians as the primary user. Discussions and demonstrations with potential early adopters have been very positive while a strong need surfaced for a direct to patient user experience. Our current development efforts are now focused on building this capability to streamline work flow and create a frictionless method to engage the patient and gather the necessary information to reduce data capture burden for clinicians.
Impact (i.e. measurable outcomes), if applicable
- Reduced surgical conversions (neurosurgeons typically report an 18-25 patients per surgery rate)
- Improved triage capability to direct patients to most appropriate/effective care provider
- Reduced time to diagnose, treat and recover (weeks/months to days)
- Reduced readmissions
- Reduced low value care
List of Funding Sources (if applicable)