Estenda collaborates with patients, healthcare providers, research professionals, and industry to create innovative solutions for our clients. Estenda’s goals are to continuously provide solutions to enable better patient care and management while decreasing costs and optimizing work flow. We develop software that makes a difference in the lives of the people who use it.
Working with large and small organizations as well as the individual researcher, we enjoy the challenge of helping our clients’ initiatives grow. Estenda has a rich history of work in disease management/chronic care coordination, registries, screening programs, data warehousing, population health, PCMH and ACO, business intelligence, clinical research program conception and grant writing, clinical study management, telemedicine, and data integration (HL7 and DICOM).
Estenda is not the organization that you just hand requirements to for development, implementation, testing and deployment. Throughout the project lifecycle Estenda adds value by engaging with you to better understand your requirements and produce the optimal solution to meet your business or clinical needs.
Big Data is a relatively new term used to denote working with large and/or complex datasets. These datasets are often found in healthcare and are challenging to work with using conventional tools and technologies. The information can be disparate and include structured information such as billing or procedure/diagnosis codes along with unstructured data such as freeform text and images. From LOINC and ICD9/10, to SNOMED, to HL7, DICOM and everything between, Estenda has worked with large population health datasets through our work with large government organizations and Fortune 100 companies.
Estenda specializes in custom software development exclusively working in the healthcare and medical domain. We are familiar with the nuances and special requirements of creating solutions in the domain from HIPAA to various regulatory compliance issues. We are intimately familiar with IHE, HL7 and DICOM standards gained through successful project deliveries. Estenda provides full life cycle services (requirements analysis, design, development, quality assurance, deployment, and support) building new or enhancing applications.
We are committed to quality and have received ISO 13485 certification to meet our customer’s demands for a high performing agile software development process that is compliant with the rigorous standards that are required in health and medical software development.
Security is a major concern in healthcare development and Estenda has produced software that has successfully been awarded the Authority to Operate under DIACAP.
The DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) is the United States Department of Defense (DoD) process to ensure that risk management is applied on information systems (IS). DIACAP defines a DoD-wide formal and standard set of activities, general tasks and a management structure process for the certification and accreditation (C&A) of a DoD IS that will maintain the information assurance (IA) posture throughout the system's life cycle
Estenda has experience and capabilities with many platforms, technologies and methodologies.
In order to deliver the highest quality custom software, Estenda created a Quality Management System that enables flexibility to meet customer demands, enable agile development, and incorporates the level of rigor required in healthcare and medical software development.
Estenda has broad experience in manual and automated testing at the developer, integration, and system testing levels. Estenda has experience in desktop, web, and mobile software platform testing, as well as testing hardware.
Testing doesn’t start once the custom software has been completed. It starts at the beginning of the project and is incorporated throughout the project lifecycles.
Any number of people throughout the ages has said something to the effect of “if you aren’t measuring it, you can’t manage it.” This is true in all walks of life and true in healthcare at multiple levels. The practice of healthcare generates large volumes of data and the pace of accumulating data is only going to increase as EMRs proliferate, patients provide self-tracking data, and we expand the use of genomic and proteomic data.
Business intelligence solutions have long been used in other industries and are quickly becoming a must have in healthcare. An individual doctor, practice, hospital, and ACO all need to understand how they are doing. Developing custom dashboards and reporting for the patient population can become a powerful resource in advancing healthcare and improving patient health and well-being, along with improving the care delivery organization.
Estenda has diverse experience in clinical research data collection and reporting, data warehousing, population health reporting, quality reporting, patient stratification, disease registries, meaningful use, regulatory reporting for PCMH/ACO organizations as well as other industry reporting requirements.
Estenda’s capabilities go well beyond just software development and quality assurance. We have the expertise to work through all aspects of a research program from pre-proposal to journal publication. Our team routinely contributes to research protocol design, ongoing progress reporting, and study execution. We have significant experience in data de-identification, aggregation, warehousing and analysis. Estenda's team members often contribute to and are included in the journal publications, posters, and conference presentations generated from the research project.
After research has proven a particular solution or intervention improves patient care, or savings are realized, Estenda has the practical experience implementing solutions within a medical setting. From technical deployment issues in the cloud or onsite implementations to training and ongoing support and customizations, Estenda Solutions is positioned to be your long term partner in success.