Phila. medical app firm takes a Vegas visit

Brendan McCorkle, chief executive of Philadelphia-based medical-software app developer CloudMine, flew to Las Vegas because that’s where his firm’s clients and prospects are congregating.

He was bound for HIMSS, the conclave of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, which McCorkle calls “the biggest health-care technology meeting of the year,” collecting hospitals, drugmakers, drug researchers, cost accountants, and the mobile health-application developers who increasingly monitor our vital signs and medical therapies for all those groups.

CloudMine, which began life as a health-care app builder with backing from Philadelphia’s DreamIt Health and angel investors, picked the Vegas show to roll out its Connected Health Cloud, a software-building system designed to take some of the repetitive drudgery out of building apps for privacy-conscious, federally regulated, smartphone- and Fitbit-friendly medical uses.

“There is a void in the health-care technology of applications that provide meaningful and real-time, contextual patient information,” Neil Gomes, vice president for technology innovation and consumer experience at Thomas Jefferson University and its hospital system, said in a statement.

CloudMine’s Connected Health Cloud “fills this void” by giving Jefferson’s growing staff of programmers ready-made, reusable software to protect data and comply with the law, so they can focus on digging up “deep patient insights,” Gomes added.

Besides teaching hospitals such as Jeff, CloudMine counts among its clients drugmakers (Mylan Specialty, Endo Pharmaceuticals) and the Philadelphia-based drugmakers’ advertising and support service Digitas Health, as well as start-ups such as University City-based mobile genetic-testing device maker Biomeme.

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