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Software for Health and Wellness

We design and develop software that leads to greater health and wellness. Healthcare transformation is underway, reducing medical costs and improving patient outcomes. Psychological wellness is just as important and urgent. Software is advancing rapidly with Conversational Interfaces, Machine Learning, Autonomous Agents and Smart Devices. Working closely with our customers, we produce valuable and desirable solutions in the health and wellness arenas.

Improvize offers software as a service backed by consulting support when required. We combine creative design, data-driven insights and the latest technology. The results are software that’s convenient to access and meaningful to use. By applying sophisticated data science behind the scenes, we make the content and visuals you see make sense at a glance.

Conversational Interfaces

Chatbots, messaging apps, and other conversational user interfaces are gradually becoming the norm. Though it is our aspiration, we don’t typically utilize spoken dialog in our software (it’s still too costly except in special cases).

However ‘conversational’ also means to us an interface that is simple, self-evident and forgiving of human limitations. We use natural language processing (NLP) where possible to simplify the user experience.

Machine Learning

In a world flooded with data, we need help to make sense of it, find insights, and visualize relationships in a way that promotes understanding, decision-making, and real-team interactions. We utilize an array of techniques to go beyond record-keeping to software that classifies, predicts and recommends.

Text mining, word vectors, association rules, principal component analysis, correspondence analysis, k nearest neighbors, decision trees, neural networks, and regression are among the algorithms we use. Ultimately it means software that “knows the story inside the data”.

Autonomous Processing

Automation has been around for a long time, but autonomous software is fairly new. It’s software that you direct to “do it for me”. Smart Devices (aka “the Internet of Things” IoT) allow software to sense the world, reducing the need human attention. We make software that is self-regulating, sensing, interpreting, and able to take action in prescribed ways based on understood patterns.

Software Applications

Mental Health Apps

We develop software to help both clinicians (therapists) and clients monitor, evaluate and visualize their psychological state. Using models like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Appraisal Theory and Self-Efficacy, we let the software “connect the dots” and construct a holistic picture of the emotions and cognitions of an individual in order to facilitate treatment by a trained psychologist.

(All data is securely transmitted and stored using industry-standard encryption.)

Medical Facility Management

Operations at all medical facilities move at a rapid pace. Whether the ER or an elective surgery clinic, medical procedures are taking place in a continuous cycle with doctors, patients, nurses and equipment continuously in motion. EMR systems address primarily the billing needs of these complex systems. We work with sensor hardware and cloud storage systems to manage vast amounts of real-time data to create alerts, visualizations and reports in order to optimize the flow of patients through these facilities.

Technologies

We use a variety of software building blocks and web services (cloud API’s). Our typical configuration:

Front End Development: Shiny to create responsive web applications (works great on mobile, tablet or desktop)

Predictive Analytics: R and RStudio to develop sophisticated data models, analytics and visualizations

Secure, Flexible Database: MongoDB is our db of choice to manage transactions and store data repositories.

While this is not suited for every use case, we find that by sticking to this simple configuration in most cases, we can keep costs down and deliver powerful, useful Software as a Service to our customers at a great value and rapid development.

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