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Leader Spotlight: Amber Nigam, CEO & Co-Founder, Basys.ai


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  • INSIGHTS CORNER: Leader Spotlight: Amber Nigam, CEO & Co-Founder, Basys.ai

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What initially inspired the creation of Basys.ai, and how has that vision adapted as the company has expanded?

Amber Nigam and Jie Sun established Basys while they were students at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. The inspiration for founding Basys stemmed from Nigam's personal experience of caring for his father, who had grappled with unmanaged diabetes for nearly 25 years. Their vision was to create a solution that would help individuals like Nigam's father access healthcare resources tailored to their unique needs. As their time at Harvard concluded, Nigam and Sun not only secured their first client but also bootstrapped the company until they successfully raised over $2.4 million in pre-seed funding in the summer of 2023.

Today, Basys actively collaborates with both national and regional health plans as it works toward its mission of streamlining the prior authorization process within the U.S. healthcare system. Prior authorization entails insurance companies evaluating coverage based on medical necessity, and Basys has streamlined this process with its cutting-edge generative AI platform

How does Basys set its offerings apart in a competitive marketplace?

Basys sets itself apart in the prior authorization industry by using cutting-edge technology and cultivating strong relationships. The founders of Basys have more than two decades of expertise in healthcare machine learning, gained from institutions like Harvard and MIT. They have demonstrated strong performance on key performance indicators (KPIs) in their partnership with a regional health plan and have trained on a diverse dataset of over 10 million medical and claims records, which gives Basys unique value propositions. Furthermore, strategic investments from Mayo Clinic and Eli Lilly & Co. provide Basys with a strong network to leverage when forming relationships with healthcare organizations.

Given AI's potential, how does Basys maintain ethical standards in its AI deployments?

Basys has implemented training guardrails on its engine that reduce inaccuracies, account for social determinants of health, and ensure compliance with government regulations and industry quality control standards

What feedback have clients provided on the effects of Basys solutions on their business processes?

They have described the impact as overwhelmingly positive, and our largest client was satisfied with the 73% reduction in administrative expenses and 85% automation of prior authorizations that was achieved within four months of implementing our solution, with 98% clinical accuracy.

What are the critical factors payers should focus on when assessing AI solutions for automated prior authorization to make a strategic and beneficial selection?

When evaluating AI for automated prior authorization, payers should consider whether solutions have robust training guardrails in place to prioritize patient safety. Solutions should also have stringent data security measures to prevent any potential data leaks or breaches, safeguarding sensitive patient information. Lastly, a scalable infrastructure is crucial to accommodate the evolving needs of the health plan and effectively handle a growing volume of prior authorization requests. For health plan leaders interested in choosing the right AI solution for their prior authorization needs, feel free to reach out at [email protected] for an introductory call or product demo.

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More about Amber Nigam

Amber is an entrepreneur with over twelve years of experience in healthcare and AI. Currently leading sales and strategy for basys.ai, he previously co-founded kydots.ai and served as its CTO before its acquisition. He has also been featured as a guest speaker at public events on healthcare and technology organized by Mayo Clinic, TEDx, MIT, and DuPont.

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Key highlights

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  • Ease of access to healthcare services, availability, and their contribution to community health improvement are identified as the leading factors influencing healthcare service quality, as per consumer opinions.

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