Innovation Cohorts

An innovation cohort is a group of health systems focused on solving a common challenge, and working through AVIA to strategically source and implement the best solutions.

Drive
change
together

AVIA’s cohort model de-risks and accelerates the implementation of digital solutions. Health system leaders work together on a common challenge - sharing ideas, insights, and best practices. AVIA leads a rigorous, collaborative process to understand member needs, evaluate solutions, and develop implementation plans.

Cohorts de-risk solution selection and prepare members for implementation success

Innovation Cohorts shorten the time to a successful implementation. AVIA prepares health systems for success by aligning key stakeholders, building the business case, vetting solutions, supporting contracting, and mapping out the project.

Month 1

Pre-launch

companies100s
  • Problem definition
  • Initial research
Month 2

Provider on-boarding

companies30
  • Cohort lead orientation
  • Onsite full team kick-off
  • Performance requirements
  • All cohort kickoff
Month 3

Solution Evaluation

companies8-10
  • RFP process
  • Product demos
companies3-5
  • Reference calls
  • Dossiers of findings
Month 4 Onwards

Implementation

companies1
  • Cohort-chosen solution identified
  • AVIA supported implementation
COMPANIES COMPANIES MONTH 1 MONTH 2 MONTH 3 MONTH 4 COMPANIES COMPANIES COMPANIES 30 100s 8-10 3-5 1 PROVIDER ON-BOARDING PRE-LAUNCH SOLUTION EVALUATION IMPLEMENTATION Problem definition Initial research Cohort lead orientation Onsite full team kick-off Performance requirements All cohort kickoff RFP process Product demos Reference calls Dossiers of findings Cohort-chosen solution identified AVIA supported implementation

Cohorts are a team sport

Not only does the AVIA process align stakeholders within each health system, it also draws on the collective knowledge and experience of forward-leaning healthcare organizations across the country. The result is remarkably efficient, accelerates the path to implementation, and enables each system to take on more projects with higher confidence.

Example Cohorts

Real-Time
Patient Satisfaction
Provide real-time patient insights that enable immediate service recovery and operational improvement.
Virtual Access
Provide convenient access to patients while optimizing patient flow and balancing capacity.
Wayfinding
Help patients, visitors, and staff easily navigate complex hospital campuses.