DocStation · Mar 4th 2019
Headquarters: Austin, TX URL: http://docstation.co
It’s no surprise that the American healthcare system is broken. Pharmacists are in a unique position to make an impact by becoming an even larger part of the patient care team. Not to mention that the traditional business model of dispensing pills to get paid is going the way of the dodo (thanks Amazon/PillPack). This episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj does a great job of explaining some of what we're up against.
The path forward for pharmacists is Value Based Pharmacy and allowing pharmacists to provide an additional level of clinical care to patients. The Medicare population & spend is set to double in the next 5-10 years, we’ll be 100k primary care physicians short of what’s required, and patients are already seeing their pharmacist up to 32x a year. We could go on.
Enter DocStation, a platform that makes it easy for pharmacists to transition away from dispensing pills to providing clinical care for patients. We built the platform with their workflow in mind as opposed to billing requirements, which plagues most of the industry/market. We’re also in a unique position because the majority of the tech innovation has happened at the Hospital/Health System level while pharmacy has been left in the stone age; which is a huge market opportunity as pharmacy starts to catch up.
We receive data from insurance claims on a daily, weekly, monthly cadence that we transform into patient profiles, medication lists, and insights in order to augment the clinical work that pharmacists are already doing. We have lots of data at our fingertips and we need you to help us make it even more actionable. It sounds cliché but this type of opportunity doesn’t come along very often.
As an early data engineer, you'll help us improve our processes for data intake, sanitization, and standardization within DocStation. Your vision will contribute to our architecture (node.js, python, react) and help us best utilize the data. You'll be responsible for helping maintain and advance core practices, from operational tasks like logging, monitoring, and alerting to how we collaborate as a team with pull-requests and code management.
If digging through mountains of data and making it actionable in order to keep people healthy sounds exciting, please get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.