Avant-garde Health

Avant-garde Health enables hospitals and clinicians to identify and pursue opportunities for delivering the highest quality and most cost effective care. We are transforming health care delivery.

Founded 2014
1-15 employees
  • Health Care Technology & Nursing
  • Headquarters address
    114 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134, USA

    Avant-garde Health launched in the spring of 2015 and we are already working with over a dozen hospitals, including many of the top ones in the country. Health care is in the midst of a significant transition as hospitals and physicians become more accountable for the quality and cost of their care. Unfortunately, today they lack good information on both and insight into how they could be improving. We help them solve this problem by combining together lots of different types of data from each hospital to help them understand their performance and where they have the biggest opportunities for improvement.

    Avant-garde Health grows out of the value-based health care delivery work at Harvard Business School (HBS) that is led by Professors Michael Porter and Bob Kaplan, who are our advisers. In the last 1.5 years since being founded we have written 6 Harvard Business Review articles related to our work establishing ourselves as the thought leaders in this space. We are located across the street from HBS.

    We are looking for incredibly talented people who are passionate about solving the health care cost crisis and tackling difficult technical challenges. We were recently profiled in the Huffington Post.

    Harvard Business Review articles:
    How Not to Cut Health Care Costs
    Getting Bundled Payments Right in Health Care
    The Mayo Clinic Model for Running a Value Improvement Project
    Measuring and Communicating Health Care Value with Charts
    Health Care Providers Need a Value Management Office
    Delivering Higher Value Care Means Spending More Time with Patients

    Tech stack

    Python, Django, MySQL, JavaScript


    Compensation and retirement

    401k plan

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance