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Taming the "Dragons" at BC Tech's first ever Pitch Night!

Updated: Oct 27, 2022

Innovative EMR company Arya Health was chosen as a Finalist for “Company of the Year – Startup” award.

On September 16th, Dr. Richard Vandegriend, Co-founder of Arya EHR, stood in front of four "Dragons" at the BC Tech Pitch Night in downtown Vancouver. In under one minute he needed to communicate who we are, what our mission is, and to highlight the technology and business that we have built. During the presentation Rich made it clear that the issues in the healthcare industry have direct correlation to the support and technology that the healthcare professionals are provided. Without the right tools physicians and healthcare workers cannot provide proper and timely care to their patients. At the heart of those tools is the clinic's EMR (electronic medical records), the software that manages patient appointments, prescriptions, history and more. Unfortunately most of the EMRs are dated, expensive and tough to use. Rich highlighted how Arya EHR is modern, affordable, simple and has great adoption with physicians Coast to Coast.

Check out the highlights from the pitch night In this video!

After the pitch night, Arya Health Co- founder, Dr. Sam Gharbi mentioned to the Dragons, "With everything that has happened over the past few years, it's more important than ever to ensure that healthcare professionals have the resources and support they need to succeed in such demanding roles. Saving them headaches and money by improving the EMR's they use will be a huge part of our success."

Arya Health was honored to be selected as one of BC Tech's Start Up of the Year Finalists and participating in the Pitch Night was an opportunity for us to present our product and business to a new audience. We were able to make new connections, showcase our technology and have a platform to reach new users. We look forward to more opportunities like this in the future and will be sure to share them here on our blog.

Check out more about the nomination here.


About Electronic Medical Records


It is evident that the EMR's that doctors are currently using do not meet the needs and expectations for them to succeed. According to research the Doctors of BC conducted, 56% of respondents to a survey said they are not satisfied with their EMR Vendor as a whole. The study showed that, “costs related to EMRs were a primary concern, as well as admin burden, and data portability.” Further it was found that “EMR features and functionalities, the EMR vendor sunsetting/ discontinuing their product, and overall product cost increases” also contributed to the satisfaction levels. It is very clear that doctors are unhappy with the current landscape within the EMR market, and are now vocalizing their need for change.

This is where Arya comes in! We are here to simplify your practice while decreasing your costs and increasing your revenue. With Arya, you'll see you administrative time decrease, and you won't be left with headaches clicking hundreds of times on outdated platforms to complete simple tasks. Come discover the Arya effect, and let us show you how we can improve your practice!

About Arya Health


Arya Health is an electronic health record system built by physicians for physicians. Used across Canada, it helps clinics manage their patient records simply, intuitively, and efficiently. The technology used in providing healthcare is antiquated, slow, overly complex, and overpriced. Arya’s philosophy is to build technology for physicians that is beautiful, intuitive, easy to use, saves you headaches and saves you money. Contact us now!


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