This CloudMine-Jefferson collabo will give you faith in Philly’s health IT aspirations


The venture-backed company recently announced that it would double down on healthcare customers. They’re doing it with the help of a local champion.

On February 7, 2013, two months after CloudMine announced it would focus on enterprise customers, CEO Brendan McCorkle shared some tips about working with corporations, during a panel hosted by PACT andPhilly Startup Leaders.

Find a champion, he said.

Three years later, as the company doubles down on enterprise customers in the healthcare space, he’s found a champion in Neil Gomes, Jefferson’s head of innovation and customer experience.

It’s an example of how CloudMine has taken advantage of Philadelphia’s strong healthcare sector — and how the industry has also shaped CloudMine.

Gomes, whom we introduced you to via his team’s work to build an Airbnb-like staffing app for Pope weekend, has spoken at two conferences about Jefferson’s work with CloudMine: Gartner’s Application Architecture, Development & Integration Conferencein Las Vegas last November and more recently at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference, also in Vegas.

Gomes has a been a vocal supporter, McCorkle said, and “that’s a powerful thing.”

Jefferson uses CloudMine to develop web and mobile apps, including an Apple ResearchKit app that collects data for a prostate cancer study run by oncologist Dr. Adam DickerHackers at Jefferson’s hackathon last fall also got to use CloudMine, hearkening back to CloudMine’s early days as a hackathon tool. (While some CloudMine staff engaged with Jefferson on the hackathon side, CloudMine’s sales staff also worked to close the deal. “That’s how it is with big companies,” McCorkle said. “You gotta go after them from a couple different sides.”)

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