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Please enter an extended description of your team below (2000 characters-with spaces-or less, or roughly 500 words)Imagine that you are a doctor. You have over 80 patients, yet your hospital uses an outdated pager system to allow the attending nurses to contact you for appropriate care. Even the simplest care takes an hour, while other care is overlooked or forgotten altogether. That’s where Handoff comes in. Handoff makes patient-centric communication a reality for the first time in modern medicine. Using Handoff's real-time communication platform, doctors and nurses can coordinate patient care in a safe and efficient way, then transfer patients to other physicians at the end of a shift. Of the numerous healthcare professionals that our team surveyed, 100% expressed interest in providing better patient care through Handoff. Our prototype is functional, intuitive, and easy to use. You can invite colleagues to use Handoff with the touch of the screen. In three weeks, our fully-functional product will launch in 4 departments of leading academic medical centers across the nation (deploying to approximately 600 health care professionals). Handoff will become a household name in hospitals not only because of its ease of use, but because of its compatibility with existing pager infrastructure. Our platform fully integrates with current pager communication systems so that it can be implemented with ease at any scale. Plus and premium plans will be available to healthcare systems at cost-per-user and contract pricing. However, we plan to use our free, fully-functional basic product to turn early adopters into brand evangelists and encourage healthcare executives to adopt premium plans. Once most professionals at a hospital are using Handoff, healthcare system executives will see its indisputable value. Capturing a mere 5% of the US market of 600,000 health care professionals yields a revenue stream of nearly 3 million/yr at the plus version price of $7.99/user/mo. Welcome to Handoff: making healthcare more human.