The MD Anderson Cancer Center has 29 outpatient clinics, performs 1 million procedures annually, and employs over 18,000 trained professionals. Their mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research, and prevention.
MD Anderson was looking to create an electronic medical records system that could store digital imagery (i.e.: x-rays) and more. Each software vendor they reached out to just wasn’t quite what they needed. The vendors were trying to develop products they could resell to other clients, but MD Anderson needed a custom solution.
Without a traditional product development team, MD Anderson called on its own nurses to come up with the requirements and work as Business Analysts. “We needed tools that would expedite how we could gather requirements quickly,” a nurse said. “Something that would convey the idea and get feedback quickly.” This is where iRise came in, creating a simulation for medical reconciliation, which amazed the nurses. “As soon as we saw how it applied to our business, it was an immediate sell. From then on, everyone on the team said ‘Oh yeah! We can do this!’” They were able to develop two modules in half the time expected (4 months instead of 9).
Each day the MD Anderson Cancer Center gets closer and closer to ending cancer and we’re proud to say that iRise has had a helping hand in fighting that fight!