SkySong, Scottsdale is home to consumer-facing Medicity spin-out
SCOTTSDALE (August 29, 2008) – The leader in healthcare industry technology platforms for health systems and regional health information exchanges, Salt Lake City-based Medicity, Inc., has just spun out a specialized operating group in SkySong, the Scottsdale Innovation Center. The new venture, Allviant, has begun product development of a new product called CarePass™.
Allviant’s mission is to put control in the hands of healthcare consumers. Although still top-secret, the CarePass product does just that, providing a means for consumers to conveniently and easily interact with healthcare providers through a variety of methods, streamlining processes to eliminate time spent in waiting rooms, on the telephone, and filling out forms.
Allviant is headed by technology start-up veteran Lilian Myers, who came to Scottsdale from Orlando, Fla. Myers researched several other markets when deciding where to locate the Allviant offices.
About choosing Scottsdale, and SkySong in particular, Myers said, “Of all the areas I evaluated around the country, the City of Scottsdale economic development department was, hands-down, the most responsive and complete in its understanding of what I was looking for and what was locally available to do it.”
Among Myers’ chief criteria was a strong university relationship, a pool of applicable technology talent from which to hire, and a community with strong entrepreneurial roots. “SkySong’s physical location, array of available services and, of course, the connection to ASU resources was an incredible draw for what we have set out to do – answer very real needs for consumers and grow quickly,” says Myers.
Allviant follows a string of other consumer-facing technology companies that have recently made ASU SkySong their base of operations.
“It’s great to see yet another high-tech, high-growth-potential company come to Scottsdale, choosing to locate at SkySong over other U.S. markets because of the visionary partnership between the City and Arizona State University,” said Scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross.
For more information about Medicity. Inc. go to www.medicity.com.
For more details on the SkySong project, visit the Web site http://skysong.asu.edu
Alison Bendler, ASU-SkySong
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