Experity’s live BI dashboard transforms US urgent healthcare provision

Experity provides more than 5,700 on-demand healthcare practices across the US with a live BI dashboard that enables more efficient urgent care provision and a superior experience for an average of 64,000 patients per day.

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Healthcare

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Realtime dashboards

THE PROBLEM
Delivering live urgent care data clinicians can rely on

Experity’s BI dashboard delivers the live data urgent care providers need to reduce wait times by deploying doctors to the right clinics according to overall demand and patient needs.

Urgent care is time-sensitive so the dashboard must provide a reliable, realtime view of the availability of doctors and emerging patient demand, with data fanning out across multiple locations. Confidence in the dashboard’s reliability and accuracy is crucial because it is the basis for critical decisions that affect patient care and create potential liability risks – customers have zero tolerance for errors and outages.

However, with no native means to deliver live data to customer dashboards direct from Kafka streams, Experity had relied on batch processing - but it simply wasn’t fast enough, despite significant efforts from its developer team. It needed a HIPAA-compliant realtime solution for the last mile that matched Kafka’s guarantees, and which would help to reduce OPEX by essentially “looking after itself”.

50% of US urgent healthcare market

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64,000 patients

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Ably was a life-saver for me. Most of our customers rely on the realtime dashboard, so any failure would be a serious issue, but Ably is so solid, it’s 100% reliable. On top of that, it’s the only HIPAA-compliant realtime solution capable of integrating with Kafka streams and giving us the performance guarantees we need. The set-up was just incredibly straightforward, and Ably instantly transformed the value of the dashboard for our customers.

Andrew HanischSystem Architect, Experity
THE SOLUTION
Reliable, HIPAA-compliant realtime with native Kakfa integration

The ideal solution was close at hand, with Ably already in use and trusted within the organization. Offering seamless integration with Kafka and offering the same guarantees around realtime performance, integrity and availability, as well as HIPAA compliance, it promised to be a game changer for Experity.

Implementation couldn’t have been easier. A proof of concept was completed in one day, and the refreshed dashboard, now offering true realtime, was live just three weeks later.

Andrew said: “We don’t want to be messing around managing infrastructure, we want to focus on developing the urgent care solutions that our clients rely on. That’s why we use Kafka for the big ingress, crunching data, and Ably for the last-mile. 

“Ably was the only solution out there that ticked all the boxes and it was incredible really that we managed to deliver it so quickly. But then, realtime is easy when you have a provider like Ably. The fact that I was able to do it in three weeks, as a solo engineer, says it all. That saved us a lot of money in terms of developer time.”

50% of US urgent healthcare market

Trust Experity’s BI dashboards

Live in just 3 weeks

Saved developer time and cost

64,000 patients

Receive an enhanced healthcare experience daily

THE RESULTS
Realtime at the heart of uniquely powerful urgent care resource planning

The decision to rely on Ably to power the realtime connection between Experity’s Kafka streams and its client dashboards has enabled it to stand out from the competition. It has transformed the dashboard into a uniquely powerful realtime resource planning and optimization system for urgent care providers.

Ably’s predictable performance ensures that median global latencies and bandwidth are always within specific operating boundaries. Its system architecture guarantees message delivery and ordering, while its fault tolerant design has made Ably one of the most reliable components in Experity’s tech stack. As a result, dashboard users across multiple locations can operate in the certainty that they all have the same data at their fingertips – with updates delivered simultaneously to every dashboard, and always in the right order.

Experity’s clients love it as multiple industry awards have shown. The dashboard now enables them to make better resourcing decisions based on realtime demand. As Andrew explained: “Urgent care providers can now see, in the moment, which clinics are light, which are heavy and make immediate operational decisions about clinic staffing. In terms of efficiency and the patient experience, it is transformative for our customers.”

On top of that, Andrew’s ability to integrate Ably with Kafka streams and deliver a live realtime implementation in just three weeks represented a huge saving - compared with the months of time and effort that would be required to build an in-house solution. Ultimately, this freed up Experity’s developer teams to focus on service innovation and ensuring patients receive a superior care experience.

50% of US urgent healthcare market

Trust Experity’s BI dashboards

Live in just 3 weeks

Saved developer time and cost

64,000 patients

Receive an enhanced healthcare experience daily