Aventura Names T. Forcht (Teo) Dagi, MD, DMedSc As Company’s Chief Medical Officer
Denver, CO - October 28, 2011 - AventuraHQ Inc., a health care IT company, has named T. Forcht (Teo) Dagi, MD, DMedSc as its Chief Medical Officer. The position will foster the company’s ongoing commitment to optimizing clinician workflow and giving time back to caregivers.
Doctors and nurses move; computers don’t. Aventura solves that problem. The software simplifies computing for caregivers, allowing them to spend more time with patients. It transforms clinician workflow, not how care is provided. Aventura quickly allows caregivers to access EMR and other data, and tailor it based on who and where they are.
The solution, which enables productivity improvements, cost savings, increased physician and nurse satisfaction, and higher rate of clinical system adoption, while promoting compliance and patient safety, improves user experience, particularly related to system and data access, application control, and printing.
Dr. Dagi, a neurosurgeon, is currently a partner at HLM Venture. He also serves as a Distinguished Scholar and Professor, and Chair of the International Advisory Panel at the School of Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast, UK, and as a Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School. He has been involved in healthcare information technology for over twenty-five years, and in investment in innovative healthcare technologies and services since 1997. He was involved in the development and deployment of both inpatient and outpatient informatics solutions and is credited with developing the first decision support system for neurosurgery.
Teo has served as a director of multiple privately held and publicly traded companies. He received an AB from Columbia College, an MD and MPH from Johns Hopkins, an MTS from Harvard, an MBA with distinction from the Wharton School, and a DMedSc (HC) from Queens University Belfast. He trained in neurosurgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, is a diplomat and a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the College of Critical Care Medicine.
“Aventura doesn’t change the complexity of healthcare, but it does make it possible to do what needs to be done more efficiently,” states Dr. Dagi. “While technological advances have contributed many innovative systems to healthcare, it’s their coordination that’s been the challenge. With Aventura, doctors no longer need to chase data. The right data comes to them when and how they need it. This solution benefits workflow management tremendously and benefits providers also, but ultimately, its real advantage is in benefiting patients. I am honored to join the Aventura team.”
Howard Diamond, Aventura CEO, commented, “Teo has the experience, achievement, integrity, and passion to help us as we strive to improve patient care, and stop wasting time fighting technology. He can give us the perspective of the clinician: needs, frustrations and aspirations, so that we can continue to optimize healthcare workflow.”
Aventura recently raised more than $13 million in its first round of institutional venture funding. The round was led by HLM Venture Partners and Excel Venture Management, with participation by Siemens Venture Capital, all veteran firms with major healthcare expertise.
About Aventura: Doctors and nurses move; computers don’t. Aventura solves that problem. Our software simplifies computing for caregivers, allowing them to spend more time with patients. It transforms clinician workflow, not how care is provided. Aventura quickly allows caregivers to access EMR and other data, and tailor it based on who and where they are. Aventura is a private company based in Denver, CO. To learn more, please visit www.aventurahq.com.