Video: Catalia Health at Vator Splash Health 2017

Mitos Suson · April 18, 2017 · Short URL:

Check out Cory Kidds' winning presentation on stage and the judges' feedback

At Vator Splash Health 2017, here's the video of Cory Kidd,Founder, Catalia Health, LLC, giving his presentation.

Catalia Health charge on a per patient per month fee for the use of the Mabu wellness robot to healthcare companies to increase adherence to a treatment program and to provide rich data on patient interactions and outcomes. Pharmaceutical companies, integrated health systems, and CROs all agree that this business model makes sense.

Among the judges were Risa Stack (General Manager, GE Ventures), Emily Melton (Partner, DFJ Venture), Paul Willard (Partner, Subtraction Capital), Hubert Zajicek (CEO, Health Wildcatters)

Thanks to Splash Health 2017 sponsors: AdvsrAARPAvison Young, Bread and Butter WineSilicon Valley BankSurf AirStratpointSilicon Valley Bank and Scrubbed. Remember! If you want to invest in startups selected by Vator, join the Vator Investment Club.


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Catalia Health


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Catalia Health is a patient care management company that provides an effective, scalable, AI-powered patient engagement platform for individuals managing chronic disease or taking medications on an ongoing basis.  

Imagine if every patient with chronic disease could have their own personalized wellness coach available around the clock to support them with their healthcare journey. This is now possible with the Mabu wellness coach platform. Mabu is an affordable companion robot that can have conversations with patients in their home regarding their healthcare & well being.

Mabu is unique in that she incorporates psychology, evidenced-based medicine, & artificial intelligence to create engaging daily conversations that are tailored for each patient’s personality & needs. An individual talks with Mabu similarly to how they interact with other voice or screen activated virtual assistants like Siri or Amazon Echo. However, unlike these assistants, Mabu remembers information, learns about the patient & personalizes conversations accordingly. Her conversations incorporate the patient’s condition & treatment as well as the psycho-social aspects of their disease. Conversations may address how they're feeling, their medication schedule, or mitigating treatment side effects. In addition, Mabu also offers tips for managing anxiety, depression, nutrition & daily activities.

These conversations happen largely through voice-based interactions, but are also through text, mobile, and web interfaces when patients are on the go. Together, these conversations delivered through a physical robot create a deeper relationship and are available any time patients need support. The data reported back through the system gives Catalia Health’s customers valuable information in order to better understand the daily activities & needs of their patients.

Mabu’s ability to transmit data via APIs allows Catalia Health to work with healthcare systems, payers, pharmacies, and pharmaceutical companies to enhance the reach of existing care management programs and close the gaps in care. The result is a better quality of life for the patient, lower costs for the patient and healthcare system, and more positive health outcomes overall.

We will be commercially launching our platform for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and kidney cancer by early summer 2017 and a platform for congestive heart failure by late fall 2017. 


Hubert Zajicek, MD, MBA

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Co-founded Health Wildcatters, which I also run. I specialize in healthcare companies / startups (digital health/ mHealth / medical device companies) where I have spent most of my time.

Paul Willard

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Partner at Subtraction Capital, investing in early stage enterprise software companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Cory Kidd

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Dr. Cory Kidd is the founder and CEO of Catalia Health, a healthcare technology company that delivers effective patient engagement and behavior change. He's a serial entrepreneur who has been working in healthcare technology for nearly two decades.

Emily Melton

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Ninette Tan

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Ninette Tan is the Patient Experience Lead at Catalia Health. She is responsible for creating the rollout platform for Mabu. She works with the team to ensure safety and accuracy in delivery of care for patients who interact with Mabu.

Thais Miller

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Thaïs Miller is a writer at Catalia Health, who helps research, organize, and create variations for the content that Mabu uses to interact with patients.

Brien Voorhees

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Brien Voorhees is a Senior Software Engineer at Catalia Health. He is in charge of backend development to enable data collection and analysis as well as device management.