Healthcare Interoperability

Why Box.Com makes sense for medical apps

Next week I will be heading out to the Box Dev conference in San Francisco where eHealth Technologies‘ new referral pathways solution will be announced.

We’ve had a great experience with Box, particularly with their Head of Healthcare Missy Krasner (@missykras) and also Julien Bassan who worked closely with us to structure deals and connect us with partners.  They’ve made a huge impact on our ability to offer advanced product features that we couldn’t have developed ourselves.

So why did we pick Box?

First, let’s discuss the tablestakes that I believe must be present in any medical solution.

The more important part of the decision was based on Box’s rich ecosystem of medical apps and services. We are particularly interested in the following capabilities;

It’s clear that Box is doing their level best to support all the medical imaging formats that are in common use. Without these services my engineering teams would be spending at least a year building basic capabilities and our time to market would be severely impacted.