Canadian Healthcare Technology has done a feature piece on the vision behind InputHealth in the October edition of its print magazine. Here’s an excerpt:
Millennials are starting to re-design the EMR systems that doctors have used over the past decade, and they’re giving them a new twist. Vancouver-based InputHealth is a prime example of a fresh approach to collecting and sharing patient information.
InputHealth was founded in 2011 by the company’s CEO Dr. Damon Ramsey and CTO Shawn Jung, who were then in their early twenties and working out of Damon’s uncle’s basement. Dr. Puneet Seth, another millennial doctor, joined in 2013 as CMO to create a dream team that has moved rapidly to develop a modular patient engagement system that offers genuinely useful features and functions that go beyond the typical EMR system.
Many major medical organizations are using the company’s systems. The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., has adopted one of InputHealth’s modules, and many prominent organizations are following suit: the University of Texas at Austin, Sunnybrook Hospital, Jewish General Hospital, University of British Columbia’s Student Health Service, and more.
Dr. Ramsey and Dr. Seth are members of a much-needed group that is growing steadily: doctors with deep IT experience. Ramsey was a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer at the tender age of nine, and Seth worked at Nortel Telecommunications before entering medical school.
“We built this company from the ground up to address a massive oversight in the existing paradigm of electronic medical records – that the patient does not exist in any meaningful way. From there came a fundamental shift in approach: every patient encounter becomes a data capture opportunity where that data is generated by the patient themselves,” says Dr. Ramsey.
Read more in the online version.