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Learn how this telehealth company is on target to add 200 skilled nursing facilities

The client, a telehealth company, offers  a comprehensive telemedicine solution designed specifically for nursing homes with a goal of reducing hospital readmission rates.
They offer an after-hours telehealth solution that provides access to fellowship-trained geriatricians and is designed to significantly reduce avoidable hospitalizations.
Their practices employ the latest interdisciplinary clinical research in post-acute care telemedicine, which have been thoroughly vetted through CMS- and NIH-funded studies.
Their innovative telemedicine platform  relies on three building blocks to deliver a comprehensive  solution:

  • A highly disciplined and experienced team of service providers
  • A unique set of best practices
  • A technology backbone to support  telemedicine services.

The client leveraged blueEHR-HITaaS for their technology backbone.
blueEHR® – Health IT as a Service (HITaaS)® is a cloud-based healthcare specific software development and infrastructure environment that empowers one to build and deploy customized  eHealth solutions quickly and efficiently.
blueEHR partnered with the client to find solutions to several challenges they faced in deploying their telemedicine platform.

Challenge 1
How to focus on the innovation without distraction?

The client did not just want to reinvent telehealth, they wanted to incorporate their best practices tailored for skilled nursing facilities into a telehealth platform.
While doing that they wanted to ensure the protection of the IP related to those best practices. The blueEHR-HITaaS platform helped them stay on focus.

Built Solution Quickly

By using blueEHR’s software development platform and configuration tools, the client was able to add their innovation and patented order sets to a platform that already had all the core components and ecosystem integrations for healthcare IT. They configured the prebuilt modules and built additional plugins using the SDK while connecting their telehealth cart, using the extensive Microservices and APIs from blueEHR.

Client Brand Promotion

By reconfiguring and customizing the blueEHR platform, the client created a custom clinical documentation platform. They white labeled the platform to promote brand recognition and enterprise value. This helped align the entire user experience to their brand themes and philosophy.

Protected IP

By working closely with the blueEHR team, the client could create separate and specific silos to identify and store additional development artifacts, protect their intellectual property and contractually guarantee it.

Challenge 2
How to reduce initial investment and burn-rate while reaching critical mass?

Most technology companies spend a lot of money and equity to build their technology framework. In fact, a substantial part of the seed funding and pre-series A funding is utilized to build the technology and maintain it until meaningful cashflow begins.
The client wanted to avoid dilution of equity by reducing the capital required. blueEHR enabled them to do just that.

Minimized Initial Investment

blueEHR enabled the client to customize and configure a unique eHealth application in under a month. Other options like tailoring SaaS applications or building proprietary solutions would have taken more time and consequently a higher initial investment

Agile Iterations

The flexibility of the blueEHR system empowered the client to prototype multiple iterations in order to find just the right mix of features. As opposed to costly and time consuming rebuilds and iterations using traditional systems.

Reduced Burn Rate

The consumption-based pricing and built in 24/7 support offered by blueEHR helped the client build and maintain a technology solution without the added on cost of an expensive multi-disciplinary team of professionals.

Challenge 2
How to reduce initial investment and burn-rate while reaching critical mass?

Most technology companies spend a lot of money and equity to build their technology framework. In fact, a substantial part of the seed funding and pre-series A funding is utilized to build the technology and maintain it until meaningful cashflow begins.
The client wanted to avoid dilution of equity by reducing the capital required. blueEHR enabled them to do just that.

Challenge 3
How to efficiently take the solution from vision to reality?

Technology obsolescence occurs in ever decreasing time frames. Markets are won and lost in an even shorter time. Furthermore, healthcare is the new frontier in the technology race. The client’s aim was to go to market very rapidly, thus avoiding the time delay involved in development from scratch or customizing standard systems.

Accelerated Time To Market

By using the blueEHR platform, development time for assembling the technology stack and rolling out; a customized solution took less than a month. blueEHR provided the IaaS, PaaS, security, compliance, disaster recovery and scalability along with the specific ehealth application sufficiently differentiated and unique.

Scaled To Growth

While their competitors were averaging a year or more on developing their technology platform, the client was able to launch services in under 30 days and scale to 40 SNFs in the first year.

With the help of the blueEHR:HITaaS platform, the client successfully rolled out their specialized telemedecine solution to 40 skilled nursing facilities within a year of launch and are on track to add 200 more in the coming year.