Dayton startup pilots app for physicians


A Dayton startup is piloting new medical record software at local doctors offices with plans to fully launch in 2019.

Pomiet’s software, called Healthii, is an app intended to be a better way for primary care physicians to gather health record data when caring for patients with chronic conditions.

Challenges with electronic health care record keeping are often cited by providers as a top reason for feeling burnt out.

MORE: UD, Sinclair proposing combined nursing program

Healthii is intended to make interactions more personable so record keeping doesn’t take away time with the patient. The software gives questions that guide a face-to-face conversation between the provider and patient.

“Many times you are looking at a health care provider that may even have their back to you as they are typing in their data in their input and it turns into more of an interview or an interrogation than a meaningful conversation,” said Stacy Sheldon, president and co-founder of Pomiet and Healthii.

Pomiet started in 2011 and moved toward health care in 2014. The company is switching from doing custom work to being a product company, with Healthii as its inaugural product.

Pomiet, now with three employees, was also just named a Top 10 Healthcare Start-up for 2018 by Healthcare Tech Outlook, a trade magazine.

The startup signed a deal with Athenahealth, an electronic health record, to sell the Healthii app on the company’s marketplace when the app launches in 2019.

Pomiet is working on a pilot program with Providence Medical Group, an independent physician network in the Dayton region.

Patty Staiger, clinical care manager with Providence, said the program will help with patient engagement and it lowers the burden of all the documentation that the providers have to do.

MORE: Med tech firm plans to move to Kettering from West Chester Twp.

Most provider groups have at least some of their pay tied to performance. Government and commercial insurers have been building models that give bonuses for quality or penalize for bad outcomes, but these payment models require more data keeping than models where straight fees are paid for services.

But surveys have found physicians are increasingly tethered to computers, with some studies finding physicians spending over half of their day logging data.

Providence is part of a value-based primary care model Comprehensive Primary Care Plus, which rewards better patient outcomes, but to meet those benchmarks, data is needed to identify health risks, coordinate care and track outcomes. Staiger said Healthii will help the practice track data in an easier manner.

“There’s certain criteria we have to meet in doing care management and some of the things we are required to do have been difficult to try to figure out how to implement,” she said. “The product they are developing is really going to help us do what we need to do with less burden on us.”

MORE: Men-only club in Dayton weighs allowing women



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Business

Making doughnuts is a 24/7 job, but they love it
Making doughnuts is a 24/7 job, but they love it

Operating a doughnut shop — especially one that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week — can be an all-consuming career. Bill and Faye Elam, and founders and former owners of Bill’s Donut Shop 268 N. Main St. in Centerville, were keenly aware of that, so they insisted their children try out jobs and careers outside of the doughnut...
Recalled toilet flushing device has caused $710K in property damage, 23 injuries
Recalled toilet flushing device has caused $710K in property damage, 23 injuries

A dangerous toilet flushing device, baby carriers, and wireless chargers are among the latest recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  An accessory that turns your toilet into a high efficiency flusher is under recall by Flushmate.  More than one million Flushmate II 501-B pressure-assisted flushing systems manufactured...
Ohio leaders want to be at the forefront of driverless tech. Here’s what they’re doing.
Ohio leaders want to be at the forefront of driverless tech. Here’s what they’re doing.

Ohio wants to be in the thick of the race toward autonomous and connected vehicles, and state officials were in town Thursday to hear from local stakeholders about concerns they have when it comes to these emerging technologies. Among those concerns: Getting RTA buses and drivers real-time weather updates, making sure driverless cars can sense bicyclists...
Even with new offices coming, CareSource decides to keep space in another downtown building
Even with new offices coming, CareSource decides to keep space in another downtown building

CareSource will remain at 40 W. Second St. through 2020, extending a lease at a downtown Dayton office building that it had previously planned to let lapse. The Dayton insurance company, which primarily manages private Medicaid plans, will continue to lease space in the 40 W. Second St. office building through December 2020. MORE: CareSource hires...
Feds: Ohio Medicaid paid $51M for dead enrollees
Feds: Ohio Medicaid paid $51M for dead enrollees

Ohio paid insurance companies millions of dollars to manage benefits for Medicaid enrollees who had died, according to a federal watchdog who says the state should recover the money from those companies. However, the state is appealing the finding, and questions the accuracy of the total. An inspector general with the U.S. Department for Health and...
More Stories