We’re In The Cloud
Ten years ago, when most electronic medical records or EMRs were built, there was a server at the facility. Users outside of the original facility, where the server resides, used a virtual private network (VPN), or something called a “Citrix Server.”
Chances are, those programs are written in old computer programming languages, like “Cobol” or “C,” and they are rigid beyond belief. One client told us their old EMR charged them $800. company to change a word on a screen.
What’s worse, programmers built those programs in a vacuum. They made the flow the way they saw it, not the way treatment centers operate. So training and use were difficult.
And, we’re written in a modern technology stack, including Ruby on Rails and dot-Net. That means changes are fast and easy. Learning to use Kipu is quick and easy. Better yet, implementing Kipu is also fast and easy. Since we’re truly in the cloud, we play well with others with quick, easy application program interfaces (APIs) to other programs like SalesForce, plus the full suite of labs, and others found at Kipu Marketplace.
We just read that the biggest EMR Company in the world launched its first agile implementation in 2014 and cut their implementation time from about two and a half years to about 16 months. That’s pretty amazing for a Big City Hospital and a thirty-something-year-old EMR vendor.
But we’re Kipu, and we’re different.