Developing custom software is a real passion of mine. I like nothing better than to shut my door, go dark on the world around me and just code. Unfortunately as CTO of ProModel, I rarely get to do that. However, I am getting that chance right now since we are developing, and close to releasing, the first version of a custom prescriptive analytic platform designed to help improve the flow of patients throughout a hospital.
Finding and tackling enterprise level process problems via analytic software has become a real strength of the company. We have done this for the Department of Defense over the last eight years with three very specific applications, AST, DST, NST and more recently for an industry leading ship building defense contractor, but I digress.
Hospital patient flow product development is a little different however, as the four projects above were all built for a single customer. The patient flow product is being developed for every hospital that wants to improve patient throughput. We have had an outstanding beta partner who is a cutting edge hospital when it comes to embracing technology on the process improvement side of life. All hospitals want to be cutting edge when it comes to their clinical equipment and patient procedures, but that is not always the case with work flow and process improvement.
So this project is really being developed as a “tweener”. It’s eventually going to be valuable for almost every hospital, but right now we are developing it based on the most urgent needs of our beta partner. This brings me to my request. We are now ready for two more beta partners to help influence the design of this software. Our near term vision for the next phase of the product is to have it indirectly connect with ADT and RTLS systems in order to maximize your investment in the data you are already collecting, but probably not getting much out of. At least that is what the hospitals we have been talking to over the last year or so have told us.
So, if you are a forward thinking hospital, who wants more ROI from your existing data systems and is willing to work with us to get you there, we will give our next two qualified beta partners the software free for the first year . If you want to discuss it with me just shoot me an email at email@example.com