Even though I’m from Seattle, I had never been to Alaska before, so I jumped at the chance to visit our 49th state. We landed in Anchorage to sunny and mild weather, which luckily stuck with us for the entire trip. I didn’t build in a ton of time during my stay to venture out into the Alaskan wilderness, but luckily the wildlife came to us! Upon arriving at what we thought was the location of our first meeting, we were greeted by two moose. We spent a few minutes on our phones researching how best to avoid W55.82XA, and then realized our intended destination was actually about two blocks away.
After narrowly avoiding an unwanted moose encounter, we had a series of extremely productive meetings. The medical community in Anchorage is very close-knit, and several of our customers are using pMD’s Care Coordination features to help all of the providers on a patient’s care team stay in sync with one another. We also learned about how some doctors in the area have started using pMD Secure Messaging along with charge capture in order to communicate with their colleagues in remote locations. Those locations often don’t have reliable cell service, which is needed for traditional SMS messages, but they do have WiFi, which allows pMD messages to be delivered.
As a developer, it was inspiring to see the product I work on help facilitate better patient outcomes and improved doctor communication. I always find visiting with customers to be a refreshing change of pace, but this trip in particular left me feeling more motivated than ever to build the next generation of features that pMD has in the pipeline.