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Healthify came to thoughtbot through knowledge of thoughtbot’s free open source gems which supported the code that the Healthify team was using. The Healthify team also familiarized themselves with thoughtbot’s web development best practices which ultimately led the them to reach out to work together.
The mission of the project was to build a new product offering for coordinating care within a network of social services. Healthify already had customers who were using their Search product and they wished to build on their offering for managing patient health information. This work would lead to buy-in from additional customers and prepare them for their next fundraising round.
Screenshots of the Healthify prototype
The two teams first worked together to build out a more robust version of the patient health management product. The Healthify team built their early stack on Ruby on Rails, jQuery, and Aptible (HIPAA compliant web-hosting). From there, thoughtbot helped them lay the groundwork for the coordinating network product utilizing React, Postgres, and Elasticsearch.
In addition to working on the technology platforms for Healthify’s products, the thoughtbot team worked as quickly as possible to skill up Healthify’s engineering team. thoughtbot helped inform their technical infrastructure, brought new approaches to testing and design practices, and reformed the team’s approach to stand-ups, retros, and design sprints.
Over the course of three years, Healthify hired thoughtbot each time their development team reached a new growth period when expansion was needed, or a specialized skill set was added to their team. Healthify was scaling up quickly and hired thoughtbot to help them at the moments when they were most needed.
With this help from thoughtbot executed during strategic periods of growth, Healthify’s departments expanded smoothly.