Pathagility’s SaaS Solution Gets Security and Scalability from BlueLock’s Virtual Cloud Enterprise
Pathagility’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application facilitates the generation, management and reporting of critical clinical data between healthcare providers and healthcare institutions. Early on they identified the need to forge a relationship with a trusted cloud hosting partner - one that would be able to provide the scalability, security and pay-as-you-grow pricing that would be critical to their high-growth startup. Pathagility knew that their success hinged on their ability to focus on developing its SaaS platform without getting bogged down in having to build an internal IT infrastructure, or hire their own specialists to run it.
- Security to ensure safety of sensitive clinical data
- A scalable and high-performance solution to allow for growing and at times unpredictable client workloads
- A VMware-based cloud solution with a provider who could be a partner, not just a vendor
Why Pathagility chose BlueLock:
- The solution cost less than half of the other competitive options
- Enterprise class VMware-based cloud solution
- Proven security and compliance
- Customer service
- Redundancy and backup
Founded in 2007, Pathagility was created to facilitate the generation, management and reporting of clinical data between laboratories, providers and healthcare institutions. Pathagility designed and architected its platform to be offered as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, enabling laboratories to generate custom reports, distribute clinical data and health records, collaborate with physicians and partner groups in real time, and integrate with hospital, laboratory and specialty physician systems through a secure, Web-based platform.
As healthcare providers increased the adoption of electronic medical record (EMR) systems, Pathagility’s SaaS solution was primed for the market need, as it offered all of the technology and interoperability required. However, as a start-up with limited resources, it was not in their best interest to host their own servers or take on the day-to-day headaches of managing and maintaining their own servers. The company began to look into cloud computing, as it offered them the pay-as-you-grow pricing and scalability needed with growing client workloads.
“Pathagility’s SaaS model is a game-changer in the lab workflow automation and lab-to-provider integration markets, but we needed a cloud hosting partner that could provide the level of scalability, security and value that is needed to support such a robust healthcare software platform,” said Mark McCuin, President, Pathagility.
Finding the Best Solution
The Pathagility team evaluated several large hosting companies that would provide the security, compliance and flexibility for their needs. They evaluated managed hosting and cloud providers, including Rackspace, but found that most options were too costly for their budget and/or required additional expert personnel to manage their environment. After discovering BlueLock’s VMware-based Virtual Cloud Enterprise, the choice quickly narrowed to one partner.