What was the scope of their involvement?
OneByte created an app which turned out better than anything I’d seen available. We’ve continued the relationship since then. The first products were calculator apps for iOS and Android. OneByte embedded algorithms into an easy-to-use app in which users can input different data variables and receive a probability of malignancy tied to a recommendation. It’s an arduous process for a physician to do, which the apps automate and simplify.
We proceeded to go to a bigger project, a web-based application called Lung Direct. It entails connecting into multiple systems within the hospital IT infrastructure, creating HL7 [Health Level Seven] and FHIR [Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources] interfaces, as well as data mapping and parsing on our side. It allows users to interact with the software, creating a registry connected to the American College of Radiology. There are multiple bidirectional interfaces and data mapping which are both required for a complex claims process, and which also allows for flagging and reminders to the end-users (the hospital).
We have a continuous integration practice and push code daily. It’s peer-reviewed, merged into staging, and thoroughly tested during QA. OneByte is my team. They can take an idea which doesn’t have too much detail, and start a process for wireframing things, ensuring that what will be produced is actually what the customer wants.
How did you come to work with OneByte?
I interviewed a ton of developers and found that OneByte understood the language, in terms of clinical applications, better than any other group. I could tell the other developers what I wanted, but they would work in a vacuum for long periods, so the end-product didn’t end up being what I wanted. The end-deliverables from OneByte were better than anyone else’s.
How much have you invested with them?
Over the past three years, the cost has been anywhere between $200,000 and $300,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
I started working with OneByte in 2014. They continue to develop new products for us, maintain our DevOps, and help with tech support. I plan to continue the collaboration for as long as OneByte will work with me