Digital Health Innovations: Featuring New Box Partners and Customers
I recently got to visit with several leading hospital executives at our annual user conference, Boxworks2016, including moderating a panel with Box customers from HCSC, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Midland Memorial Hospital, Eli Lilly and Jazz Pharmaceuticals. A large part of our conversations centered around how customers use Box to securely collaborate across the care continuum. We also talked about new trends and changes that the cloud is driving in the healthcare industry.
These innovation conversations will continue this week, as I moderate the Traction Startup Contest at the Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara and kick off the digital health panel from the TechStars Healthcare Accelerator in partnership with Cedars Sinai-Medical Center. At Box, we have the opportunity to work with a variety of cutting edge ISVs (independent software vendors) and startups who leverage our APIs and the Box platform. Below are just a few digital health startups that we work with at Box that will be highlighted at the Health 2.0 conference this week.
Silversheet is a SaaS-based digital health company that makes medical credentialing paperless and easy. Silversheet leverages the Box API to allow both physicians and knowledge workers at hospitals or in medical practices easily transfer and share credentialing documents from their Box account into the Silversheet application. For doctors, Silversheet, allows physicians to store their medical credentials securely in the cloud, update them all in one place and share them anywhere they have privileges. For hospitals, Silversheet offers a fully paperless credentialing process that sets up digitalized provider files for all of their doctors and nurses. Hospitals can log in and archive every single credentialing document as well as upload primary sources of verification. This offers an archived paper trail of documents required to pass any accreditation survey.
We often hear from our hospital customers that the current paper-based credentialing workflow is a barrier to attract top clinical talent as well as generate faster revenue. Getting doctors approved to round at a facility or perform a procedure often involves curating a ton of paper per each physician application, including a copy of a state medical license, board certification, driver's license, resume, and proof of medical school and residency to name just a few of the documents involved. We think credentialing is a great workflow for Box to assist with and we are super pleased to be working with Silversheet to help our provider customers work more efficiently and effectively for on-boarding new physicians.
Another company that Box is excited to be working with is Augmedix, the first and largest smart glass platform in healthcare. Their solution enables healthcare providers to chart more efficiently and increases provider productivity by more than 30%. I first met Augmedix when the Google Glass platform was established for developers. I was excited to see all of the use cases for how this new wearable solution could be leveraged in patient care. Augmedix specifically focuses on documenting the entire patient visit without interacting with a computer. Before entering the exam room, a doctor wears the Augmedix provided Google Glass and then proceeds to talk with patients instead of having to document notes in the electronic health record (EHR). Forms, health history, lab orders, prescriptions and more are completed effortlessly in real-time using a remote scribe. The service is HIPAA-compliant, compatible with all EHRs and deployed in some of the largest health systems across the nation. Box is proud to be working with Augmedix to help store, share and transfer dictated notes via their auto-scribing functionality.
LabArchives is a leading cloud-based Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) that replaces traditional paper notebooks in professional research labs and higher education laboratory courses. The LabArchives solution is used by more than 120,000 scientists and professors to store, organize, share and publish laboratory research and data. Because Box serves many research institutions like Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, there is a need to work with solution partners who can help researchers better collaborate in the lab and with outside academics. The integration enables LabArchives and Box customers storing files over 250MB to be automatically stored in a Box account, providing an extra layer of cloud-based secure storage, search and content sharing accessible through the LabArchives platform. Box and LabArchives are both Internet2 program participants, a non-profit organization that brings technology to Higher Ed institutions across the U.S. where a ton of research is conducted.
Follow along at the Health 2.0 event his week at @health2con and look for more news on Box Healthcare and Life Sciences in the coming months as we continue to grow our partner ecosystem.