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Luminello

by Ken Braslow, MD

Faster Access. Better Practice.

San Francisco, CA Mental Health

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The problem we solve:
Founded by practicing psychiatrist Ken Braslow, MD, Luminello addresses the challenges the mental health industry faces with current practice administration solutions. From his direct experience and inspired by his patients, Ken has understood the painful process of arranging for an evaluation, therapy or obtaining much needed medication. Phone calls and voicemail have been the prevailing mode of communication and screening in the field, often resulting in never-ending cycles of phone tag. Providers often will not return calls, nor accept new patients. Insurance company listings are often out of date. These inefficiencies have had a detrimental effect on his clients. Furthermore, he has loathed not having a one-stop solution for the rest of his management needs. Rooted from this frustration, Ken set out to improve these processes so that the real work of relieving suffering and optimizing psychological health could be accomplished.
About our solution:
Designed specifically for outpatient mental health professionals, Luminello is a better way to connect and empower mental health providers and patients. Luminello offers a freemium EMR and practice management platform, now in beta-testing, that delivers more efficient patient care, and plans to offer free patient referrals and fill last-minute schedule openings. It will even be able to connect primary care groups and insurance companies, resulting in a seamless business operation.
Progress to date: The Luminello EMR is live, and in beta-testing. We have about 50 active (daily) users thus far, about half are paying. We have a prototype for our next-generation patient/provider matching service as well. See https://luminello.com/testimonials for how our current users are raving about Luminello so far!

About Our Team


Ken Braslow, MD
Psychiatry , Practicing Physician
Location: San Francisco, California
Medical school: University of Southern California
Bio: I am a dual board-certified child/adolescent and adult psychiatrist who has an affinity for bringing technology to the mental health field. From guiding providers to running more efficient practices, to connecting them with prospective patients, to improving treatment outcomes, I am driven by a vision of improving the quality of the experience on both sides of the couch.
Practice: Ken Braslow, MD
Hospital Affiliation: University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
Title: Founder
Twitter: @luminellofellow
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/luminello

About Our Company


Luminello
Location: San Francisco, California
Website: http://www.luminello.com
Blog: http://www.luminello.com/blog
Twitter: @LuminelloEMR
Product stage: ready
Sales: Less than $250,000
Employees: 3-5

How We Help Patients

The unique Luminello patient/provider matching service will streamline the laborious screening process that is unique to mental health outpatient practices; the Luminello EMR allows for streamlined communication between patients and providers; and our anonymized data analysis will ultimately lead to understanding and treating mental illness better.

How We Help Education

In conjunction with The Carlat Psychiatry Report and Current Psychiatry, Luminello will provide point-of-care decision making support. We also plan to partner with CME providers to bring cutting-edge research into the EMR, incorporate board re-certification milestones to keep providers on track, and offer peer review capabilities.

How We Help Physicians

Most EMRs/EHRs are clunky, ugly, slow, expensive and/or largely get in the way of an efficient practice. Luminello was built from the opposite perspective, by a team of providers: we designed a tool that would blend in gracefully and efficiently into practice; one that is functional, yet intuitive and aesthetically pleasing. The right features, at the right time. We also plan to help physicians grow professionally with CME and board recertification.

Challenge Mission

Mission: Luminello makes the administrative practice of mental health far less draining, leading to less provider burnout, increased satisfaction, and more patient care availability.
Use of funds: Funds will be used to fuel the development of the product and for targeted marketing campaigns.
Intellectual Property Status: The code base and user interface is original and copyrighted.
FDA Status: n/a
Personal Message: Luminello is a win-win-win - improving access to care for patients, improving practice for providers and furthering their professional growth, and good for the profession in improving treatment outcomes. We hope you'll join us on our mission.

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Ken Braslow, MD
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University of Southern California

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