Indianapolis-based care solution platform Preventia won the award for Tech Team of the year during TechPoint’s 24th annual Mira Awards gala honoring the best of tech in Indiana.

WATCH VIDEO: Preventia CTO John Martin and Software Engineer Cassandra Bautista accept the award for Tech Team of the year.

Colleges and universities have long struggled to meet students’ need for mental health services. Recent studies suggest the pandemic has only exacerbated the challenge, finding that more than 50 percent of American students suffer from one or more mental health issues.   

Preventia’s two-person technical team stepped in to address this challenge last year, launching a scalable, virtual-first care solution that enables any organization’s members to immediately connect with credentialed caregivers who focus on lifestyle, mental, and behavioral health.  

Preventia’s approach, and 100 percent success rate, makes it the 2023 MiraAward Tech Team of the Year. The award recognizes teams within companies or service providers that have achieved a significant milestone in product development, design, discovery, engineering, company advancement or other through demonstrated problem-solving and/or innovation with measured outcomes.  

Preventia works with organizations that focus on innovation and evidence‐based practices to advance population health. The technical team includes two full-time developers and a few subcontractors, who delivered product enhancements and platform integrations that increased 2022 revenue by sevenfold, had a significant impact on customers and provided enterprise-level, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-secure products for both patients and care providers.  

As a result of the product improvements, several new enterprise customers were secured, and two new market segments, universities and health systems, were added. The team’s work includes a platform adaptation to include a more robust mental health program to augment Butler University’s counseling center services, a health coaching solution with UMass Chan Medical School for both faculty and staff, and an expansion of the platform’s administrative and practice management portal to create an enterprise solution at St. John’s Health.

The platform was expanded to include Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner education for new employers. Enhanced data security and data portability were achieved by moving customers’ protected health information data into a secure, isolated Health Cloud solution that stores data in Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources format. A new client user interface enables a cross platform mobile application, a stand-alone web application or a configurable user interface component to be seamlessly integrated into partner platforms. 

The Mira Awards judges said they were impressed that such a small team was able to increase revenue by sevenfold at the same time that they received 5-star reviews by 100 percent of their customers. 

See All Award Winners from the 2023 Mira Awards Gala.

TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s digital innovation economy, honored the state’s top successes and innovations during the 24th annual Mira Awards gala with presenting sponsors UKG, Salesforce and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

A total of 18 award winners and honorees were chosen from the 141 outstanding people, companies and products that were selected as nominees for their achievements during the 2022 calendar year.

Fifty-two independent, volunteer judges spent more than 850 total hours evaluating applications, interviewing nominees, and selecting this year’s winners. Judges included an impressive roster of company founders, CEOs and presidents, CTOs, CIOs, engineers and other industry professionals.

TechPoint’s Mira Awards are named after the first of the brilliant variable stars to be discovered—the Mira Star. It is also the Latin root meaning “worthy of admiration, wonderful, marvelous.” The awards represent the best of tech in Indiana each year.