Trayt aims to improve lives of people with autism and ADHD
We're thrilled to announce that our new client, Trayt, has just launched a track-and-map application that improves diagnosis, treatments, and quality of life for patients with autism, ADHD, and other brain disorders by applying big data and analytics technologies. Read the news here.
Trayt is for parents, caregivers and physicians who care for people with neurodevelopmental and other brain and behavioral disorders. Its unique and proprietary approach uncovers connections between the brain, body and behavior of these patients, and enables more accurate patient assessment, targeted treatments, and improved outcomes that can significantly reduce healthcare costs across the entire system of care.
Starting today, Trayt is accepting applications from parents who wish to participate in a pilot study.
Based in Silicon Valley, Trayt was founded by people with first-hand experience of the challenges and frustrations of caring for people with these disorders. Malekeh Amini, Trayt's founder, explains why she founded the company in this video:
“We are all different, yet the conventions of healthcare often mean that we are treated the same. Trayt unearths what’s unique about each of us by tracking and aggregating observations from parents, other caregivers and physicians, and then analyzing this data to identify specific underlying diseases, reveal causal relationships between two or more chronic conditions, and inform the best treatment for that person,” said Malekeh Amini, CEO and founder of Trayt. “We’ve assembled a team of experts, and partnered with leading clinics to optimize our analytic models. Over larger data sets, we hope to predict how a patient will react to a treatment before it’s even prescribed.”
Feinstein, Trayt’s chief medical officer, sees parents of these kids as valuable allies in ensuring patient-centered outcomes. “As a physician, I have experienced the frustration of parents with the fragmentation of care they receive from a variety of specialists, the failure to integrate the medical with the behavioral aspects of their children’s problems, and the frequent failure of care providers to target for treatment the symptoms that parents identify as the most urgent. Parents should be in the driver’s seat in championing the personalized care of their children. It is our job to support them in doing this, with all the means at our disposal.”
The Trayt system comprises three elements:
- Patients and caregivers use the Trayt track-and-map mobile app to record daily treatments and observations. Trayt’s analytic engine uses this data to provide caregivers with tips, pointers and a daily roadmap to improve the long-term health of their child or patient.
- A clinical decision support portal that gives physicians and therapists real-time access to daily patient data and outcomes to enable early intervention and better diagnostics, improved clinical efficiency, and higher physician revenues.
- Down the road, the Trayt platform will enable faster, better, and cheaper data collection during clinical trials, significantly reducing data errors and trial costs for pharmaceutical companies while increasing patient retention and improving trial data quality.
There's a good interview with Malekeh by Dr. Tim Sandle in this Digital Journal article: