To engage senior populations with hearing loss, who are at higher risk for cognitive decline, falls, and depression, in effective programming provided through care partners and act as a healthy aging guide to our members, providing tools, education, and engagement services on behalf of providers and payors.
"Combining hearing care with these virtual care services to increase access and improve coordination of care for older adults is the kind of innovation our healthcare system needs. AlliedVirtualCare’s three Co-Founders, Brian Bischoff, Kelly Prchal and Adrian Lister, are a well-poised team to lead AlliedVirtualCare into the next phases of its growth, offering one of the most innovative and comprehensive digital healthcare programs in the senior care sector.”
“AlliedVirtualCare’s holistic focus on providing one platform to address key issues associated with hearing loss is an important development in the use of technology to support aging in place. These interventions create opportunities for greater senior engagement and reduced caregiver stress. I strongly support their efforts to reduce barriers to care for these innovative services.”
An engineer and entrepreneur at heart, Brian believes in utilizing technology to enable people to remain active, engaged and independent.
Brian has had the privilege of being the principal investigator on four National Institute of Health (NIH) and two Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) grants directed at technology enabled care. These projects attracted more than $20 million in venture investments, created 50+ new positions and annual sales approaching $10 million. Brian holds 18 patents across a diverse range of fields and has been involved in researching and commercializing telehealth, remote patient monitoring and virtual care services for more than 15-years.
Kelly's broad experience developing solutions and driving growth and consumer engagement serves to improve the member experience and accelerate AlliedVirtualCare's business model and growth engine. With a focus on innovation, marketing, and business development, Kelly's Master of Healthcare Administration degree and leadership experience across the healthcare continuum drive the development and execution of innovative marketing, activation, and consumer engagement strategies and tactics at AlliedVirtualCare.
With a strong passion for helping people live healthier and more complete lives, Kelly’s signature strength is her ability to build meaningful connections with customers and teams to build trust, problem-solve, and drive execution and engagement to further strategic growth initiatives. (Photo Credit: Scott Streble)
A clinically-trained audiologist and engineer, Adrian has studied improvements to the quality of life of individuals, and society through the thoughtful implementation of technology. His work in the areas of clinical processes, outcome modeling, and prediction from behavioral and sensor data has demonstrated the importance of interpreting health outcomes of technological interventions in functional contexts. Adrian brings extensive experience from the medical device industry where his work has focused on understanding the effects of technology interventions on the patient, the clinical process, and the business.
Medical Executive Advisor,
Digital Health, AI & Machine Learning
Dr. Smith is a medical technology expert, a physician, an experienced CEO, investor, and board member with a distinguished 25+ year career in healthcare, spanning applied research, clinical practice, medical technology innovation, national and international thought leadership, large and small company leadership, and healthcare policy.
Currently serving as the Chief Scientific Officer at Becton Dickinson, Dr. Smith's corporate career also includes leading J&J's Emerging Technologies organization, Chief Medical and Science Officer for the West Health Institute, and other West Health leadership positions including President and CEO of Reflexion Health, Inc, and Board Chair and interim CEO of The Learning Corp, Inc. After the successful sale of these two digital health companies, Dr. Smith has been advising multinational medical technology companies in strategies for more effective digital transformation.
Dr. Smith holds degrees from Johns Hopkins, MIT, and Harvard Medical School and has dozens of publications and 11 patents in the field of medical technology. He is an advisor and adjunct faculty to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.
Strategy and Product Development
Nancy Green is an award-winning global healthcare and strategic business development executive with background in stimulating growth, bringing new and disruptive innovative digital technologies to the market as well as strong thought leadership and creator of strategic alliances.
With over 25 years experience in the healthcare and digital technology industries as well as leading global strategy for Verizon, she helps organizations design, accelerate and implement growth strategies.
Nancy's consulting company, The SAA Group, a comprehensive business consulting firm, specializes in the digital healthcare industry with a specific area of focus on strategic growth and go-to-market planning, and new strategic business partnership development.
Nancy began working with AVC very early on in her role as a Business Advisor, where she serves as an advocate and spokesperson for AVC in a variety of relevant settings focused on healthcare technology and innovation.
Physical Therapy and Telehealth
Dr. Chokshi is a digital healthcare expert and entrepreneur focused on supporting innovative technologies and evidence-based clinical pathways to digitally transform the healthcare industry and improve access to care, while focusing on both the patient and clinical experience
Dr. Chokshi's experience and skills include evidence-based clinical care in the areas of orthopedic and sports-based physical therapy, digital healthcare and telehealth, remote patient monitoring, value-based care, product vision and development, FDA and regulatory experience, and clinical research and trial design.
His focused expertise in customer-facing sales support for remote physical therapy and telemedicine technology implementation, clinical practice workflow design, and product development for digital healthcare technologies aligns with AVC's inclusion of fall prevention in Songbird Health Program's virtual care solution.
Finance and Value-Based Care
With over 25 years in the healthcare industry, Brian’s provider experience and focus on advancing new care and business models, serves to help AVC evaluate and actualize a progressive revenue model strategy. For over 18 years, Brian held various leadership roles at Allina Health, in Minneapolis, MN. Most recently as the Vice President Network / ACO Integration, Brian led the Allina Integrated Medical Network, delivering improved population health and triple aim outcomes for value-based care contracts.
In Brian's current role as Regional Vice President at Caravan Health, he is developing a long-term Population Health strategy that supports patient outcomes and financial stability toward a transition to greater value-based care models for the Medicare population. Brian also recently served as the Executive Director, Value Based Programs for Bluestone Physician Services, a leading provider of innovative care specifically designed to improve the lives of high-risk senior patient populations in non-traditional healthcare settings. He also supports the Akadimi Foundation, a non-profit established to encourage knowledge sharing of health system design and governance best practices.
Prior to joining the Allina Health system, he spent nearly six years in the health care consulting division of Ernst & Young. Brian received his master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Minnesota and his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University, Minnesota.
Regulators and Carriers
Tim Luedtke, a Morgan State University faculty adviser and an assistant professor for the St. Joseph’s University Risk Management and Insurance program. He is also the founder and CEO of Navigator Benefit Solutions, a consulting firm which helps insurers, employers, healthcare providers, and brokers navigate the complex world of healthcare reform, employee benefits, insurance design with consulting, technical, management and expert witness services.
With over 25 years of experience with leading Fortune 100 insurance and banking organizations, as well as the Big Four auditors, Luedtke has worked in the areas of new business development, investment management, product development, strategic growth, insurance securitizations, life settlements, international, long-term care, and corporate development. He has written and presented on numerous health and employee benefit topics, including captive insurance, comparative effectiveness, consumer-driven healthcare, and pay for performance.
Current research and development focus on helping regulators and carriers address the growing financial threat to today’s long-term care market. Mr. Luedtke holds a BS in Actuarial Science from the University of Nebraska; is both Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and Chartered Financial Analyst; and has held a Pennsylvania Life and Health Producer License.
David is a Biomedical Engineer turned Attorney and Entrepreneur. With a focus on healthcare and business law, David founded Holt Law, LLC in order to be an active part of the future of healthcare and new business in Minnesota. David’s direct, authentic and innovative style of practice allows healthcare innovators to focus on strategic growth, while supported by effective, efficient, fact-based counsel.
David graduated from Mitchell Hamline School of Law where he focused his studies on healthcare and business law and was a member of the Health Law Society, Minnesota Justice Foundation, and Phi Alpha Delta, among others. He is also the Author of “The E-Patient Healthcare Guide: An Attorney’s Guide to Beat the Healthcare System,” a concise, actionable text of advice to help patients save on healthcare bills by being a proactive and engaged patient.
AlliedVirtualCare does not, through the Service, directly or indirectly render medical advice. Nothing contained in the Service is intended to constitute medical advice, instruction on medical diagnosis, or instruction for treatment. Information provided through the Service should not be considered complete, nor be relied on when making decisions regarding the personal, medical, technical, financial, or treatment decisions for a particular individual. The Service is not intended to be a substitute for the consultation or advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider.