Description of project
illumisoft built the NeuroGen solution to help professionals involved in neurosurgery to collaborate during and after a person’s surgery using video and text to document the entire interaction for research or evidence. The solution was a secure, HIPAA-compliant telemedicine solution utilizing a software platform to perform neuromonitoring and through which neurologists and technicians would be able to deliver their services. The platform provides business insights, dashboard reports, easy case searches, billing, and scheduling within a secure and compliant environment.
Client: Neurogen Network
Technology used: Azure Storage, ReactJS, MaterialUI, GraphQL, Axios, MobX, Electron
NeuroGen Network was founded by Catherine Quinn and Rachel O’Dwyer, both of whom are passionate about solving the complexity of the neurology industry through data collection, cases, scheduling, billing, technician time tracking, and patient reporting for neurologists, technicians, and managers. They have built a solution to streamline the entire process of the neuromonitoring industry.
NeuroGen Network’s mission is to provide the neuromonitoring industry with the next level of quality software that combines an unmatched user experience and advanced back-end processing. Their solution, NeuroGen, offers users of all technical skill levels a window into their data through reporting software that can change everyday business decisions into data-founded executive strategies.
Neurosurgery and, in general, management of cases involving neurosurgery, take an incredible amount of effort to complete. These cases require collaboration between many professionals and processes that need to be followed and documented through a variety of mediums. This makes the procedures costly and the case management prone to error and therefore hard to get paid for through insurance.
illumisoft built NeuroGen Networks a custom, Azure-based solution using state-of-the-art technology. The solution was built using an Agile approach with one project manager and four developers over a period of four months with final feature additions rounding the project out at just about 1300 hours.
The solution was built cloud-native to support the capture of video from anywhere around the world and the belief that ensuring the solution could be scaled to any location was a good choice of architecture.
This was a proof-of-concept project; therefore, we didn’t have any real-world benefits. However, some of the projected benefits the solution was designed to create were:
- Reduced overhead expenses for hospitals by having neurologists performing neurological monitoring remotely
- Ability to offer neurological procedures to more rural healthcare organizations/facilities
- Enable neurologists and neurology practices to increase their revenue streams by allowing them to practice in different states*
- Reducing risk for hospitals in terms infection rates correlated to surgical procedures
*Note: One change that the federal government made during the Covid-19 pandemic was to relax some of these rules around delivering telemedicine. Specifically, this allows for physicians and hospitals to bill more visits and procedures to a broader range of codes accepted by Medicare and Medicaid.