Peterson Center on Healthcare

11 - 25 employees
< 10 engineers
$100m+ funding
Pre-series a

We build software and services (practice coaches) to change the way healthcare is delivered, reflecting the best performing parts of the US healthcare system.

We are first focused on addressing the issues of burnout and inefficiency in primary care. The software as it is currently built helps primary care practice managers change their workflows to more efficient and effective workflows (team-based care, patient tracking, etc.), and helps practice coaches to better track, support and motivate these practices to higher performance. If these workflows are adopted, practices will drive significant reduction in patient total cost of care and improvements in quality of care, while driving higher work satisfaction/engagement rates for the healthcare professionals delivering care.

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Why join us?

  • We have support from some of the top names in healthcare and technology including Bill Gates, Toby Cosgrove (former CEO Cleveland Clinic), Zeke Emanuel (architect of Affordable Care Act), Atul Gawande (Ariadne Labs, Checklist Manifesto), among others.

  • We've successfully driven results in primary care practices at 3 health systems that we have worked with.

  • We have top people from healthcare and technology worlds who have done transformation before and scaled healthcare companies, including Teladoc, the NHS, Stanford Biodesign, and more.

Engineering at Peterson Center on Healthcare

Engineering team and processes

Currently we have 2 Full-stack Engineers and 1 Data Engineer. Other team members on the product development side include an Interaction Designer, and the Director of Product Development leading the team and filling in on product duties. We operate on one week iterations, and have weekly iteration planning meetings to lay out priorities for the week ahead and engineers determine story point complexity on Pivotal Tracker. We make sure all stories have validated needs, clear acceptance criteria and designs before a developers start working on the code and ensure that developers are part of defining stories when needed. We use pull requests from GitHub for code review / PRs and have regular technical retros to ensure we are on track. We conduct weekly retrospectives to constantly find opportunities to improve our work.

Technical Challenges

We are building the infrastructure to ingest millions of records of electronic health record and clinical system data, and the mechanism to integrate directly with a variety of these systems. We are looking to build a fully mobile experience for practice coaching that enables support of hundreds of practices from the palm of a coach's hand.

Projects you might work on
  • Building out features for practice coaches to identify and risk stratify practices that they work with using a series of data points that have been sourced from practice activity and sorted in rank order.

  • Building out a data engineering infrastructure to take in data from electronic health records and automate visualization of this data back to end users to drive behavior change

  • Long term project to investigate creating mobile and other contextual interfaces for practices to adopt behavior changes to their workflows without significant cognitive burden (e.g. smartphones, Apple Watch, Alexa, etc.)

Tech stack
Ruby on Rails
AWS Lambda

Working at Peterson Center on Healthcare

We value communication and collaboration over strict processes, constant improvement, fun (we have a standing game lunch), learning and growth all in the pursuit of radically transforming the US healthcare system.

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    3 weeks any time during the year, 1 week between Christmas and New Year's, 10 paid holidays, summer Fridays (leave at 3 pm on Fridays between Memorial and Labor Day)

  • Workshops/Conferences

    We encourage engineers to learn and grow from attending workshops, trainings and conferences and are building out a larger community of engineers in New York working in healthcare as a way to get peer support and development as we are all working towards improving the healthcare system.

  • Transportation

    You can contribute pre-tax dollars to transportation costs.

  • Health Insurance

    We cover all dental & vision insurance, and 85% of premiums of health insurance.

  • Other

    We provide a $80/month reimbursement for smartphone data plans

  • 401(k) Contribution

    5% match after 3 months, 10% match after 2 years

Our Team by the Numbers

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