Innovation in EMS technology
In the early 1900s Dayton, Ohio, had more patents per capita than anywhere else in the United States. Since 2000, there have been more than 3,500 patents. While these numbers are impressive, they are particularly inspiring for us at Payor Logic, because Dayton-based inventors didn’t just create patents and sit back.
They challenged existing processes and create new things that may have seemed confusing at the time but are now standard in our everyday lives. Janet Bednarek, a history professor at the University of Dayton, said it well: “It seems if you get a lot of creative people within close proximity to one another it has a synergistic effect and a lot of things happen; and that’s what happened in Dayton…”
Payor Logic is proud to be headquartered in Dayton among these creative thinkers. Here are three examples from Dayton’s innovation history books.
- The Wright Brothers wanted to build a flying vessel that could be controlled in flight – and they changed the way we think about transportation entirely. Instead of limiting travel two dimensionally (by foot, bike, train and boat), the Wright Brothers opened up the idea of air and space travel. This resulted in inventions and ideas that changed society as we know it, including the formation of the Air Force, NASA and robotics.
- Ermal Fraze wanted a drink at a family picnic – and he helped eliminate tons of future waste from tin and aluminum cans. Before easy pull-top cans, people had to open drinks with a separate tool called a church key. Through his frustration, Ermal focused his efforts on a new way to have cans open in a self-contained way – no key required. Now millions of tons of aluminum are recycled instead of discarded.
- John H. Patterson wanted the clerks of his supply store to stop shortchanging the money drawer – and he changed the way the world does business. When the opportunity came up to purchase the rights to the cash register as a young coal dealer, John knew the tool was the short-term answer to improve accuracy in cash transactions. He also knew it would be a long-term solution to improve the consumer shopping experience. Through the National Cash Register Company, John changed business in the United States entirely.
For me, my family wanted an easy way to pay the NICU bills after my son was born – just one of the innovations brought to the market from the Payor Logic team you know today. We’ve re-invented and simplified the revenue cycle for our healthcare clients. And we’ll continue to change the way healthcare data is accessed, managed and exchanged between systems in the future.
Innovation in EMS Technology—a Long and Winding Road
There are a lot of issues in the healthcare system based on inefficient or ineffective software and data integration. This results in key healthcare platforms not working with other applications. Healthcare workers are forced to open 15-20 webpages to perform a few tasks. Multiple, disjointed applications extend time and cost needed to complete a project – not to mention the frustration of employees.
I’ve mentioned this before, but the majority of our strategic planning brainstorms are based on one question: How can we make life better for our customers?
Similar to the Dayton-based inventors before us, we are going to change the way healthcare works. We are going big, swinging for the fences and working to provide patients, providers and partners with access to the information they need regardless of system, application or credentials.
We will share more information about our ideas, changes and plans in the upcoming months, so stay tuned. If you are in the inventive area of Dayton or at an upcoming tradeshow, stop by: you can see a full list of where we’ll be here or contact us here and we can chat more. Looking forward share more with you soon.