Niko Skievaski, Co-Founder of Redox, is a good friend of Health:Further. He and his team, and the Redox brand in general know how to have fun in a wild, challenging industry while solving some big big problems. The main problem they’re working on is fragmentation and lack of standardized data across healthcare. Redox allows vendors to quickly connect to different platforms, EHRs, and the like. This means vendors can rapidly deploy their applications without having to worry about how well it’ll play with other software. On the provider side, the value to being able to qui ckly tie different pieces of software together should be pretty clear. During our conversation, Skievaski notes that while “collaboration” is good, he doesn’t expect the EHR companies to all hold hands and build something together. But he does think that setting some standards for how the entire industry handles data is a pretty good idea. For example, he talked about how some healthcare systems offer two options for patient gender, while others may have ten and yet others leave an open field for users to input free text. That can complicate things when trying to hand data off from one organization to another. So, companies like Redox can layer services on top of existing EHRs and handle those types of variations.
We covered a lot of ground in the interview, but as always, there was too much to get through in 30 minutes. Because of that, the Redox team sent over a set of case studies that help illustrate the ideas Skievaski talked about during our conversation. Be sure to check them out:
- Elevating the Patient Experience
- Advancing Cancer Treatment and Survivorship
- Causes We Care About: NowPow & CommunityHealth