Helium is a Healthtech startup that focuses on providing an advanced and beautiful platform for managing hospitals, doctors and patients in emerging markets, especially Africa. Helium is making paper medical records a thing of the past, so doctors can focus on saving lives, rather than on filling forms.Check online
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Providing system usage as an online or hosted solution
Both online and hosted solutions have their pros and cons. With an online solution, the hospital has access to the newest code and full support. With the on-premise solution, a hospital can be independent from the Internet. Our first step was to use Docker to handle app image, so it can be easily installed on an independent server. Then, we had to create a custom architecture and an admin panel, where on-premise instances could be monitored, configured and updated.
24/7 access to the patient's data
A hospital cannot afford downtimes. Lack of access to patients’ data results in longer patient queues, and could badly affect doctor’s decisions and even cause death. To make sure that the application is available for up to 100% of the time, we used Kubernetes. To make sure that the platform is capable of providing patients data even if something goes wrong, we are working at multiple levels of redundancy. For example hosting a second, parallel instance of our app that is hosted on independent servers. And this is all to make us prepared for a situation like a datacenter downtime.
Providing the most user-firendly interface possible
The user interface is continuously improved as we are constantly learning how doctors and hospital staff is using the product. Even though the main design was done well, we iterate on it and provide quarterly design improvements, to keep the product more intuitive with each iteration.
Over the years we were able to establish a strong partnership with the client and we are an external tech team that looks after Helium Health.
In May 2020 common effort of our and client's team resulted in acquiring a $10 million Series A fund round for Helium Health.