10 Software and Healthcare Technology Companies Doing Things Right
This year has changed the way we interact with one another and how many of us do business. From unforeseen growth to hard professional decisions, companies have been challenged in unpredictable ways.
But despite the changes of 2020, these companies have found a way to adapt, persevere, and even add some good to the world.
So, as we enter the year’s final quarter, we wanted to celebrate 10 companies that have inspired and impressed us this year.
10 Companies We Admire In 2020
Breaking Down Healthcare Barriers – Signify Health
Why We Admire Signify Health
Signify Health and Blue Cross (Independence) just launched CommunityLink™, a community-based organization network that serves to remove the traditional barriers between social and clinical care.
They are working to improve health outcomes for the Philadelphia community, helping people who need assistance with non-medical services, including food security, housing, financial support, and transportation.
This is part of Signify’s goal to minimize gaps in care and health inequalities while improving the quality of life of the individuals they serve.
We admire their commitment and action to making healthcare accessible for everyone.
About Signify Health – Signify Health is committed to accelerating the movement to value-based care, transforming how care is paid for and delivered, and sharing accountability for driving better outcomes for the individuals and families we all serve. Today, Signify Health’s high-performance provider and community networks—which includes the nation’s largest field-based network of doctors and nurse practitioners—reaches and engages people anywhere in the U.S. With powerful analytics and clinical expertise, we support individuals’ health journeys from the acute care facility to the ideal next site of care and all the way to a place of residence, helping them get home sooner and stay there longer.
Keeping Healthcare Current During COVID – Verisys Corporation
Why We Admire Verisys
During the pandemic, Versisys has been an invaluable resource to healthcare organizations. They are offering expedited verification and credentialing services for organizations impacted by COVID-19.
They’ve also assembled a comprehensive resources page on their website to help others stay informed and navigate the volume of information. The page includes Federal and State documents that have been released to support healthcare organizations and a weekly newsletter with the latest updates.
Verisys’s Compliance Team even compiles weekly updates on healthcare regulations to ensure organizations can easily remain compliant.
There is no doubt that these resources are simplifying the lives of healthcare organizations, helping them stay up to date and maintain ever-changing industry standards.
About Verisys Corporation: Verisys is the leading provider of the most comprehensive healthcare data, coupled with healthcare industry expertise to provide the data through agile technology used to screen, verify, monitor for credentialing, enrolling, and hiring the individuals and entities in the healthcare sector.
Using Their Data for Good – AnalyticsIQ
Why We Admire AnalyticsIQ
AnalyticsIQ has recognized the importance of data during the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential role that data can play.
People across the globe have been forced to tackle immense uncertainty during these unprecedented times, and they wanted to take action.
In response, AnalyticsIQ is currently offering free services and donating data to any non-profit, academic organization, and government working to battle COVID-19.
We love seeing fellow Atlanta companies doing so much good!
About AnalyticsIQ: AnalyticsIQ is an offline marketing data creator and predictive analytics innovator. They are the first data company to consistently blend cognitive psychology with sophisticated data science to help clients understand the who, what and why behind individuals and the decisions they make every day.
Making Prescriptions More Affordable – GoodRX
Why We Admire GoodRX
GoodRx is on a mission to help Americans find the affordable healthcare they need. They have helped save $20 Billion in prescription costs to date, and increased the percent of people able to afford and pay for their prescriptions from 50% to 70%.
With GoodRx, over 18 million people have been able to pay for a prescription that they otherwise would not have been able to afford.
If we didn’t already admire them enough, they offer assistance for essential medications and donate to charities that align with their values.
About GoodRx: GoodRx is a platform that gathers current prices, powerful saving tips, and valuable discounts for every prescription drug at almost every pharmacy in the US. Thousands of physicians and millions of Americans use GoodRX each month, making it the #1 most downloaded medical app on iTunes and Google Play app stores. They also offer GoodRx for benefits, providing technology solutions for health plans, payers, and PBM’s in a simple interface via website and mobile app.
Philanthropy in the midst of a Pandemic – Strata Decision Technology
Why We Admire Strata
Not only is Strata dedicated to healing healthcare with their cloud-based platform, they also want to help solve food insecurity.
This is a cause close to their company’s heart, and their team is working hand-in-hand with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to hold a virtual food drive. The Strata team shops online for what food they would like to and has delivered over 100,000 meals to their neighbors in need who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
In addition, they have directly contributed to Feeding America, the World Health Organization, and the American Red Cross, having a direct impact on the health and wellness of their Chicago community.
About Strata Decision Technology: Strata Decision Technology provides an innovative cloud-based financial analytics and performance platform that is used by healthcare providers for financial planning, decision support, and continuous cost improvement. Founded in 1996, the Company’s customer base includes 1,000+ hospitals and many of the largest and most influential healthcare delivery systems in the U.S.
Creating More Equitable and Inclusive Spaces for Students – Civitas Learning
Why We Admire Civitas
Civitas Learning hosted its summer Leadership Summit to address how higher education leaders can create more equitable and inclusive spaces for their students. The topics responded to recent and current events surrounding COVID-19, systemic racism, and economic inequity.
“There are no playbooks, shortcuts or best practices in this new era. Though — necessity, as the mother of invention, is creating new, better practices to improve outcomes and equity for the students we serve.”
We admire Civitas Learning for creating a space for educators to discuss and tackle these complex problems facing students and society at large.
About Civitas Learning: Civitas Learning provides an education and analytics platform for colleges and universities. The student success intelligence platform serves nearly 8 million students and helps educators coordinate student success strategies, offer more comprehensive advising, and understand what is and isn’t working for their students.
Pioneering Solution for Chronic Back & Joint Pain – Hinge Health
Why We Admire Hinge Health
Hinge Health is a pioneer in their industry. Recognizing a need for a digital solution for those suffering from musculoskeletal pain, their innovative platform combines wearable-sensors with guided exercise therapy and one-on-one coaching and education.
The result is a more accessible, non-invasive alternative to surgery that reduces patients’ chronic pain, opioid use, anxiety, and depression.
Anyone who has had back or joint pain knows how limiting it can be, we admire Hinge Health’s innovative approach to creating a life-changing, restorative service.
About Hinge Health: Hinge Health is the #1 musculoskeletal solution for employers and health plans. Their Digital Clinic combines technology and medicine to reduce chronic back and joint pain and resulting surgeries.
Prioritizing Diverse Voices in the C-Suite – Vyne
Why We Admire Vyne
Vyne’s CEO Lindy Benton is a role model for women in technology, recognized by Health Data Management as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT” and the “Woman in Tech Leader of the Year’ by the 2020 Tech Ascension Awards.
Women are often underrepresented in the technology industry, particularly in leadership roles, so she serves as a figure of success. But she takes her role a step further and not only leads by example but actively also opens doors for other diverse voices at Vyne, prioritizing building a diverse executive team.
In a recent article on Medium she said, “Our industry represents a blend of many backgrounds, religions, cultures, and demographics. If our leaders represented just one segment, our decisions would reflect only the priorities and perspectives of that group. This would hold us back and be a disservice to the healthcare clients we serve.”
About Vyne: Vyne is an industry leader in secure health information exchange and communication management. Their technology platforms close documentation gaps and improve care with more complete patient records. The secure platforms store, capture, and transmit healthcare data in any form to improve outcomes for dental and medical providers.
Unwavering Service in Response to Remarkable Growth – MDLive
Why We Admire MDLive
MDLive is one of the largest and fastest-growing virtual medicine solutions on the market.
We admire how they have been able to scale and meet increased demand (300% booking growth this year!) while keeping their wait times short (averaging less than 8 minutes) and consumer costs low. That adaptability takes impressive management, engineering, and unwavering focus on their customers and mission.
We are not the only ones that think so, the company recently closed on a $50 million crossover equity investment from Sixth Street Growth. The investment is going back into making their Virtual Primary Care platform even better and expanding services for their customers.
About MDLive: With over 45 million members across the country, MDLive provides convenient and affordable telemedicine solutions. The company uses AI to simplify the process, giving customers short wait times to quickly connect them with care.
Prioritizing Solutions in Response to Covid-19 – Modernizing Medicine
Why We Admire Modernizing Medicine
Modernizing medicine lived up to their core value to “innovate boldly, then make things happen” when they fast-tracked a telehealth solution in response to COVID-19.
Seeing doctors’ offices and medical practices close their doors as the pandemic grew, Modernizing Medicine stepped in, taking a 16-week project and expediting it to just 4 weeks. And so, their fully integrated audio and video solutions, modmed Telehealth and gTelehealth were born.
As a fellow technology company, we know the kind of collaboration and cross-team effort this took and admire the way the Modernizing Medicine team came together to offer an adaptive solution and continued care when it was needed most.
About Modernizing Medicine: Modernizing Medicine offers mobile solutions that empower healthcare providers to provide quality care, without the burden of clunky software. Their products are speciality-specific, so they are customized to meet the unique needs of their customers, which include dermatology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, pain management, plastic surgery and urology practices.
Following Their Example in 2021
As the year comes to a close, we hope to carry on their example and continue to offer innovative, market-disrupting, and impactful solutions to our clients and their customers.
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