Announcements and Recognition

MedCity News: “Physical therapy can create a path for reduced opioid use”


The Bardavon team works daily to fulfill our promise to improve the quality of healthcare by creating an ethos of transparency that revolutionizes the continuum of care for Workers’ Compensation patients. We believe the more injured workers that don’t start on opioids in the first place, the better. We believe the best plan of care may be conservative therapies from the outset.

In a contributed article for MedCity News, Bardavon Clinical Consultant Francis Stenek writes, “Opioid abuse is a widely recognized public health crisis in the United States and the detrimental effects are wide-ranging and severe. Individuals in pain, especially chronic pain, are more likely to use opioids.

“Physical Therapy (PT) can create a path for reduced opioid use. PT has been shown to be effective at controlling pain and decreasing opioid use by increasing muscular strength through therapeutic exercise. Studies have shown that there is a direct association between increased muscular strength and decreased pain. Similarly, and equally important, exercise can decrease an individual’s perception of pain.”

We hope you will take a few short minutes to read in detail how PT can create a path to reduced opioid use in Francis’ piece on MedCity News.

If you are a Physical or Occupational Therapist who would like to learn more about the Bardavon National Network, or if you are responsible for the health and wellness of your employees and want to learn more about Bardavon’s programs to return workers to full-duty safely and effectively after a Workers’ Compensation injury, please contact us to start the conversation.

Bardavon Announces Premier Partner Program

Physiotherapist working with female patient in clinic

OVERLAND PARK, KS—Bardavon Health Innovations, LLC is excited to launch a Premier Partner program that further supports its Quality Provider Partner Network in offering quality healthcare that delivers the best possible outcomes for all their Workers’ Compensation patients.

Bardavon Recognized as One of Tech Tribune’s 2020 Best Tech Startups in Kansas

Cornfield in Kansas

Bardavon is honored to be recognized for a second year in a row as one of The Tech Tribune’s 2020 Best Startups in Kansas!

“This recognition by The Tech Tribune confirms that Bardavon team members do amazing work. Our unique technology platform provides objective data transparently to our clients, and delivers quality patient-centered outcomes. I am privileged to work with an outstanding team,” said Matt Condon, Bardavon Founder and CEO.

The Tech Tribune, powered by crunchbase, offers latest technology industry trends and news around the world. The recognized technology startups were based on The Tech Tribunes research utilizing these metrics:

  • Revenue potential
  • Leadership team
  • Brand/product traction
  • Competitive landscape

Bardavon continues to push boundaries and broadening our scope in the Workers’ Compensation industry in 2020. View the complete list here.

Bardavon Health Innovations Announces Telerehabilitation Solution

Telerehab Solution

The healthcare landscape is changing on a daily basis as a result of COVID-19, but our commitment to you, our Partner, and to quality healthcare and outcomes remains unwavering.  

As your trusted Partner, we want to empower you with a telerehabilitation (telerehab) solution that allows you to continue to deliver quality therapy to your patients in this time of uncertainty and beyond.  

Bardavon Named to Forbes’ America’s Best Startup Employers for 2020


Bardavon Health Innovations, LLC is honored to be named in Forbes’ America’s Best Startup Employers for 2020.

According to Forbes, “Companies in the startup world are marked by differences in culture, revenue growth, diversity, core competency, and customer acquisition. Despite these differences, the quality of person hired tends to be the chief concern, both for thoughtful employers as well as enthusiastic employees.”

“It is truly an honor for Bardavon to be named by Forbes as one of the Best Startups for Employers, 2020. This was a surprise to us. However, we unapologetically expect that Bardavon will continue to be recognized as a national market force for evolving and improving healthcare. Because of our unique mission to optimize outcomes by focusing on clinical data and disintermediating the claims process through technology and transparency, we have been able to recruit some of the best talent in the country to the Bardavon team. Undoubtedly, this recognition by Forbes is a result of those efforts,” said Matt Condon, CEO. “Professionally, I am humbled. Personally, I am thankful to all Bardavon team members, and their families and supporters, for giving me an opportunity to work alongside them as we continue to build Bardavon into one of the most important companies in healthcare.”

Bardavon is excited to be the only Kansas company listed and one of three Kansas City-based employers, including Fishtech Group and BacklotCars.

Companies were selected for this recognition based on the following methodology:

  • Employee Satisfaction: research on average length of employment and online employer reviews
  • Employer Reputation: company-specific information algorithmically extracted from social media channels like news sites, micro-blogs, blogs, and social networks
  • Company Growth: comprehensive evaluations of website traffic, headcount growth rates, and industry-referenced job openings

Companies also had to be headquartered in the U.S. and founded between 2010 and 2017 to be considered. The final list recognizes the top 500 companies out of 2,500 qualified companies based on over 7 million data points.

You can view the full ranking here.

Bardavon® Hires New Chief Marketing Officer

James Rogers

Bardavon Health Innovations, LLC is excited to announce the addition of James Rogers as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). James, a seasoned marketing expert, was most recently Vice President Product Marketing and Management at DigitalGlobe, a leader in Geospatial Information based in Denver.

As CMO at Bardavon, James will be tasked with driving the overall go-to-market strategy for Bardavon. This includes leadership responsibilities for marketing, corporate strategy, strategic partnerships and alliances, product management, and product marketing.

“James is a respected, data-driven go-to-market expert who has consistently proven his ability to drive scale and growth programs, and build strong, high-performing teams,” stated Bardavon founder and CEO, Mathew Condon. “His go-to-market expertise and successes map perfectly to our business development goals, and he’s going to be an invaluable addition to Bardavon as we enter the next chapter of our business”

“I am excited to be joining a company committed to revolutionizing the Workers’ Compensation industry through its focus on data-driven quality outcomes,” said James. “Bardavon offers exciting new opportunities to develop business strategies, incubate new business models, negotiate strategic partnerships, and lead marketing efforts to change Workers’ Compensation for the better.”

James has been at the forefront of leading software, data, and geospatial companies for more than 20 years. He’s spent the past four years driving go-to-market growth for the commercial line of business at DigitalGlobe leading their Global Commercial Product Management, Product Marketing, Marketing, and Information Partner Program. He is recognized for his expertise in building high-profile strategic partnerships with Fortune 500 companies to address new markets and drive incremental revenue.

Bardavon Health Innovations is an industry-leading, data analytics company focused on redefining Workers’ Compensation. Bardavon’s mission is to promote a culture of transparency in revolutionizing the employee continuum of care through innovative, quality outcome driven solutions.

Bardavon® Announces New Chief Clinical Officer

Dorothy Riviere

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – At the very heart of Bardavon Health Innovations, LLC, is a laser focus on the collection and analysis of quality clinical data for Workers’ Compensation patients. This data is collected when Providers use bNOTES, Bardavon’s proprietary cloud-based software. The analysis and use of this data by our Provider Partners and Payor Partners impacts Bardavon’s mission to revolutionize the Workers’ Compensation marketplace. To reach this goal, Bardavon is excited to announce Dorothy Riviere’s promotion to the newly created position of Chief Clinical Officer (CCO).

“The creation of this role advances Bardavon’s mission of revolutionizing the Workers’ Compensation industry. Dorothy draws on over 20 years of personal experience treating patients, gathering and analyzing data and using clinical quality best practices to change patient outcomes. This background makes Dorothy uniquely qualified to fill this new role,” stated Bardavon founder and CEO, Matthew Condon.

“Bardavon’s vision is to empower our Provider Partners in delivering quality healthcare through technology, transparency and communication. Clinical insight and innovation are the foundation of how we execute on this vision,” conveyed Dorothy. “My ability to bring a clinical perspective helps our team to focus on ensuring each patient receives a superior care experience.”

Prior to this promotion, Dorothy was the Senior Vice President of Business Services and managed the Clinical Consulting team. Prior to joining Bardavon, Dorothy served as the Director of Organizational Development for ARC Physical Therapy+, one of the largest physical therapy clinics in the Midwest. She is a Certified Chronic Pain Specialist, a Certified McKenzie Diagnosis and Treatment Provider, a Fellow of Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute, a Certified Workers’ Compensation Healthcare Professional, a Certified Post Offer Employment Testing Specialist, and a Level 2 TRX provider.

Bardavon Health Innovations is an industry-leading, data analytics company focused on redefining Workers’ Compensation. Bardavon’s mission is to promote a culture of transparency in revolutionizing the employee continuum of care through innovative, quality outcome-driven solutions.