Tech Impact Awards 2012: Health

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Edifecs
2600 116th Ave. NE, Bellevue
Employees: 170
edifecs.com

Performing surgery and building a deck may not seem to have much in common, but this Bellevue company recognizes that running a hospital and a Home Depot certainly do. For 16 years, Edifecs has helped modernize the delivery of health care via information tools for supply-chain management, a system that also helps big-box retailers thrive. By improving the exchange of information between providers, insurers and state agencies, Edifecs helps its clients control the spiraling cost of health care through greater electronic processing of enrollment, claims and payments between a dizzying array of fiscal agents and trading partners, a process it estimates could ultimately save $6 billion or more across the industry. As new federal mandates take effect for these transactions, Edifecs is in a good position to lead, and lower the blood pressure of many health systems administrators.

 

Silver Award
Mammography Reporting System
9709 Third Ave. NE, Seattle
Employees: 60
Website: mrsys.com

From Mammography Reporting System’s founding in 1990, its MRS electronic health record system has become the most widely used software system in the world for all surgical and radiological breast-related procedures. Patients can enter their own histories into a system that holds their appointments, results and follow-ups, proving an effective tool in battling breast cancer, providing efficient flow of imaging records and case tracking to health care teams to ensure high-quality patient care.

 

Silver Award
RealSelf

2505 Second Ave., Seattle

Employees: 6

realself.com

Consumer reviews have transformed the restaurant and retail trades. And a Seattle company has brought the concept to the world of cosmetic surgery and procedures. RealSelf provides practical, real-world information to more than two million unique visitors each month, offering information on more than 250 cosmetic treatments, from tummy tucks to teeth whitening, with pricing information, listings of board-certified doctors, “Worth It” ratings, thousands of before-and-after photographs, and peer-to-peer advice.

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