A-FIB INC

aka A-Fib, Inc.   |   Malibu, CA   |  http://a-fib.com

Mission

A-Fib, Inc. offers hope and guidance to empower Atrial Fibrillation patients to find their A-Fib cure or best outcome.

Our patient education website, A-Fib.com, is the A-Fib patient's unbiased source of well-researched information on current and emerging Atrial Fibrillation treatments, all written in plain language for patients and their families.

In addition, A-Fib, Inc. advocates for patients through online and print publications including our book, 'Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure', through our one-to-one consultation service (The A-Fib Coach) and through speaking engagements with patients and doctors.

Notes from the nonprofit

Steve Ryan found his Atrial Fibrillation cure. So can You!
A-Fib can be Cured!
Don't settle for a lifetime on medication
Seek your Cure!

Ruling year info

2014

Principal Officer

Dr Steve S Ryan Ph.D.

Co Principal Officer

Patti J Ryan

Main address

30765 Pacific Coast Hwy. Ste 259

Malibu, CA 90265 USA

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EIN

26-0825653

NTEE code info

Heart and Circulatory System (G43)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib) patients are adviced to merely take medication for the rest of their lives and learn to live with their A-Fib. But A-Fib can be cured! Patients need to education themselves on the various treatment options, find encouragement and hope from other patients and learn to be their own best patient advocate in order to make informed decisions about their treatment plan.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Atrial Fibrillation: Resources for Patients website, A-Fib.com

Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) seen by physicians. It is one of the most under-treated heart rhythm disorders in America and accounts for about one-third of hospital admissions.

Since 2002, A-Fib.com has been the layman’s unbiased guide to current A-Fib treatments and cures. Through information, education and the latest research developments in Atrial Fibrillation combined with encouragement and hope, we empower A-Fib patients (and their families) to find their A-Fib cure or best outcome.

Published by a former A-Fib patient, Steve S. Ryan, PhD, who was cured in 1998.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Our A-Fib Alerts newsletter is a free email service providing news briefs about emerging and evolving treatments for A-Fib, updates on drug therapies, and summaries of significant scientific research and technical innovations.

Sent once or twice a month in a short, condensed format, Steve Ryan's A-Fib Alerts is the easy way to keep informed about advancements in the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. And just like his website, A-Fib.com, it's all is written in plain language for patients and their families.

It’s Risk Free - readers can unsubscribe at any time!

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Awards

HON-Code Certification - renewed 2014

Health on the Net Foundation

HON-Code Certification - renewed 2011

Health on the Net Foundation

HON-Code Certification 2009

Health on the Net Foundation

A-Fib.com Named to list of "Best Atrial Fibrillation Blogs of 2014" 2014

Healthline.com

HON-Code Certification - renewed 2016

Health on the Net Foundation

HON-Code Certification - renewed 2017

Health on the Net Foundation

A-Fib.com Named to list of Best Atrial Fibrillation Blogs of 2015 2015

Healthline.com

A-Fib.com Named to list of Best Atrial Fibrillation Blogs of 2016 2016

Healthline.com

Upgraded to Platinum Level 2017

GuideStar Exchange Seal

HON-Code Certification - renewed 2018

Health on the Net Foundation

HON-Code Certification - renewed 2019

Health on the Net Foundation

A-Fib.com Named to list of Best Atrial Fibrillation Blogs of 2017 2017

Healthline.com

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of list subscribers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Steve Ryan's A-Fib Alerts Newsletter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

A-Fib Alerts email newsletter: Started in Nov 2013, we deliver A-Fib-related news direct to the subscriber's desktop twice a month.

Number of unique website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Atrial Fibrillation: Resources for Patients website, A-Fib.com

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

A-Fib.com: Each month thousands of readers visit our non-profit patient education website seeking hope and guidance. Healthcare professionals refer their patients to A-Fib.com.

Dollars donated to support advocacy efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Atrial Fibrillation: Resources for Patients website, A-Fib.com

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Cash donations made by A-Fib.com readers via PayPal account; Plus, A-Fib, Inc. earned commissions from the Amazon Associates program when A-Fib.com readers use our portal link to make purchases.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to help patients and their families look beyond the common drug therapies that 'manage' Atrial Fibrillation but do not cure it. We inspire and educate patients to not settle for a lifetime on medication. We empower patients to see their A-Fib cure (or best outcome!

We will continue to:
- research and publish unbiased information on current and emerging Atrial Fibrillation treatments―all written in plain language for patients and their families.
- Educate, inspire and empower A-Fib patients to seek their cure.

Specific efforts include:
- Increase visitors and traffic to our website, A-Fib.com
- Encourage reader donations and earn passive income (via Amazon Associates commissions) to cover monthly publishing costs of A-Fib.com
- Remain FREE of third-party advertising (I.e. Google ads, etc.) that would clutter and disrupt our content and flow of our web pages
- Grow our subscribers list of our A-Fib Alerts monthly newsletter
- Complete and publish the 2nd edition of "Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure" by Steve S. Ryan, PhD
- Add more videos to our YouTube channel 'A-Fib Can be Cured!'
- Social media posting to our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn pages and Pinterest boards
- Presentations to patient and doctor groups
- Attend medical conferences, i.e., annual AF Symposium, to learn from the world's leading cardiologists researching and treating Atrial Fibrillation.
- Add A-Fib.com Advisory Board members when appropriate
- Grow our one-to-one consultation service with A-Fib patients seeking their cure (The A-Fib Coach).

Our greatest assets:
- Steve S. Ryan, PhD: research, distillation and writing skills; empathy and compassion with fellow patients; Industry contacts and reputation as A-Fib patient advocate and educator;
- Patti J. Ryan: editor, researcher and writer, graphic designer and photographer; book designer and self-publisher; and WordPress webmaster;
- Our A-Fib.com Advisory Board of world-class cardiac electrophysiologists (EP) and surgeons researching and treating A-Fib patients;
- Our A-Fib Support Volunteers who offer one-to-one support to other A-Fib patients.

Have accomplished:
• Yearly over 400,000 readers visit A-Fib.com.
• A-Fib.com has received HON-Code Certification as a trustworthy healthcare site since 2009 by Health On the Net Foundation.
• Our A-Fib Alerts monthly newsletter subscriptions continue to grow (from 300 in 2012 to 1500 in 2018).
• A-Fib.com has been recognized as a "Best Atrial Fibrillation Blog" yearly in since 2014 by Healthline.com.
• A-Fib, Inc. and Steve S. Ryan, PhD have received ten book publishing industry awards for Beat Your A-Fib.
• Financials toward operating costs: Through joining the Amazon Associate program a few years ago, we earn a small, passive income when readers use our portal link (http://tinyurl.com/Shop-Amazon-for-A-Fib) to shop at Amazon.com (at no extra cost to the buyer)

Have not accomplished:
• We have only attracted a few guest writers in our effort to offer a variety of opinions and points-of-views to our own.
• A-Fib.com is not yet a financially self-sustaining website. Since 2002, Patti and Steve Ryan have personally published the website with an occasional reader donation and small income through the Amazon Associates program.
• A-Fib.com Spreadshirt.com shop (http://462663.spreadshirt.com) with A-Fib-related graphic products has yet to develop as another source of passive income
• Salaries: We have been unable to generate enough passive income to pay ourselves salaries for our writing and publishing efforts, or to hire freelance writer/research help.

Financials

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Operations

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A-FIB INC

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Steve Ryan

Steve Ryan

Patti Ryan

Karen James

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable