Healthcare Strategic Growth Blog

Launch Pathway Storyboards: Drawing Inspiration from Pinterest

Posted by Scott Burns on Jun 20, 2017 7:30:00 AM

By Scott Burns

When our product team originally conceived Launch Pathway, the benefits stemming from the feature now  known as Storyboards was at the forefront. As we have learned in our 6 years at Stratasan, often times product design is improved when starting with the end in mind. Our basic goals for Storyboards were to be able to save snapshots of data and visualizations, edit your story or presentation, and have each storyboard presentation automatically refresh with each new data release.

More specifically, the main model of Storyboards is an ordered collections of snapshots, each of which can exist in multiple storyboards at a time (referred to as a many-to-many relationship). As we worked through a variety of design and functionality ideas, we came to the point where we knew if the end user could not save a snapshot quickly and efficiently all other functions would be moot. A breakthrough occurred when our Product Captain, Morgan Atkins, suggested Pinterest as a place for inspiration for this functionality.

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Tags: strategic growth planning, data visualization, Engineering, Pathway, product development, launch pathway, data presentation

Know Your Customer Like Never Before, Part 3: Tapestry Segmentation and Wealthy Urban and Suburban Populations

Posted by Jason Haley on Jan 16, 2017 4:15:13 PM

Note: this post is part 3 of a six part series. You can read the firstsecondfourthfifth, and sixth posts here.

As learned in the first and second installments of this blog series, it can be quite useful to use Esri's Tapestry Segmentation to target specific populations that your hospital, system, or physicians serve. Tapestry Segmentation was designed specifically to understand your customer’s lifestyle choices – what they buy and how they spend their free time. This information gives Stratasan, and our clients, insights that help identify facility’s patient types, optimal sites for hospitals, physician offices, FSERS, and urgent care locations. We use the Tapestry Segmentation dataset to help our clients get higher response rates, focus on the most profitable growth opportunities, and invest their resources in the best ways possible.

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Tags: Blog, physician relations, Stratasan, strategic growth, strategic planning, consumer outreach, data, Engineering, Esri, esri tapestry segmentation, GIS, health care, healthcare, healthcare data, Market Share, marketing, Tapestry, tapestry segmentation

Confident Asset Deployments with Webpack & Django, part 4

Posted by Scott Burns on Sep 29, 2016 3:06:41 PM

  

In the previous post in this series, we've described how at Stratasan, we integrate our Webpack builds into our main Django application. By moving the specific links to our Javascript and CSS out of our Django templates and instead using django-webpack-loader to render these tags, our deployments become more stable and less error-prone.

We want to finish this series with a few niceties that we've built for ourselves to improve our process of delivering valuable software to our clients.

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Tags: app, application, Blog, code, coding, developer, developers, Django, DjangoCon, engineer, Engineering, health care, healthcare, Javascript, tech, technology, web

Confident Asset Deployments with Webpack & Django, part 3

Posted by Scott Burns on Sep 16, 2016 1:58:29 PM

In the previous posts in this series, we've explored why we've switched to delivering front-end assets with Webpack and how we configure our Webpack builds.

Here, we're going to cover how to integrate our Webpack builds into Django so that our site serves links to the newest version of our front-end assets.

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Tags: app, application, Blog, code, coding, developer, devolopers, Django, DjangoCon, engineer, Engineering, health care, healthcare, Javascript, tech, technology, web

An Intern's Insights: My Summer at Stratasan

Posted by Nhung Hoang on Sep 2, 2016 1:46:40 PM

Contrary to popular belief, software developers don’t hide behind their computers all day long and create ruthless memes. While I never subscribed to this line of thinking, to begin with, I got official confirmation of its inaccuracy this summer while interning at Stratasan.

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Tags: Blog, software development, computer science, develop, developer, engineer, Engineering, intern, interns of nashville, internship, nashville, software, tech, technology

Confident Asset Deployments with Webpack & Django, part 2

Posted by Scott Burns on Aug 19, 2016 2:27:58 PM

Project Layout and Webpack Configuration 

In the previous post, we introduced concepts around deploying front-end assets. If you haven't read it and are not knowledgeable in this area, we suggest you read it now.

In this post, we'll describe the basic file structure of our project and dive into our Webpack configuration.

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Tags: app, application, Blog, code, coding, CSS, developer, devolopers, Django, DjangoCon, engineer, Engineering, health care, healthcare, interactive, Javascript, technology, web

Confident Asset Deployments with Webpack & Django, Part 1

Posted by Scott Burns on Aug 4, 2016 11:43:17 AM

 

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to present to DjangoCon US 2016 about how the technology team at Stratasan delivers front-end assets. We've honed this process over the course of a year and are happy with the flexibility and simplicity it allows us. We believe providing concrete examples taken from our codebase will benefit the community.

You can find my slides here.

 

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Tags: app, application, Blog, code, coding, CSS, developer, devolopers, Django, DjangoCon, engineer, Engineering, health care, healthcare, interactive, Javascript, technology, web

Load-Balancing in a PHI World

Posted by Scott Burns on May 13, 2015 10:22:47 AM

This is the first in a series of engineering posts where we take a deep look at the technical underpinnings of Stratasan's analytics platform. We hope you enjoy and perhaps learn something! This does assume a technical background—consider yourself warned :)

We've built Stratasan's analytics platform atop of Amazon Web Services and are big fans of the offerings AWS provides. Our application and worker servers are EC2 instances, application data is stored in an RDS Postgres database, Blackbird results and Canvas PDFs are stored in S3 and our considerable collection of healthcare data is stored and queried from a Redshift cluster.

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Tags: architecture, aws, Engineering, phi

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