Initially, iTether began working with development partners to create their platform. However, the partners that iTether spoke with suggested building the platform from the ground up, which would have taken 12-18 months to complete and cost upward of $600,000.
After further evaluating different options, iTether discovered Progress® Health Cloud. Based on the Progress Kinvey™ high productivity app development platform, Progress Health Cloud provided iTether with a proven serverless backend that enabled the company to get the patient engagement platform up and running quickly, and for less money.
“Getting to market quickly was a necessity and Progress helped us go from design to the general release of an enterprise application in less than five months,” said Sean Gunderson, CEO & Co-Founder, iTether.
Additionally, Progress Health Cloud comes with integration accelerators designed specifically for the healthcare space. Because these accelerators are configuration based, they eliminate the need to write new code for each deployment, which means iTether could quickly integrate new services.
“With Progress Health Cloud, we are uniquely positioned to rapidly integrate with telehealth, EHRs, HIEs, lab systems and wearables as the demand for integrated solutions drives the digital health market,” said Gunderson.
Built-in HIPAA compliance was another advantage of using Progress Health Cloud. iTether estimates that this saved the company hundreds of hours in development as well as thousands of dollars in associated compliance costs.