Health Price Compare
When Jay Williamson approached me for a meeting at a local Starbucks about possibly developing a health application I was pleased to provide consultation about what technologies would eventually be involved, and even more pleased when, the next year, Jay selected me to complete the task. The web application, HealthPriceCompare.com, is an essential tool for the U.S. public. Anyone can enter their zip code, insurance provider and medical procedure name to compare prices at different hospitals within a given radius, potentially saving thousands of dollars.
Before truly starting on this project I provided some proof of concepts. We needed to ensure we could quickly search and provide geospatial results for healthcare providers in a radius around a zip code. We needed to compile a massive database of publicly available provider and insurance data, and we needed to plug it all into an easy to use google-map enabled website.
I am pleased to say that I was successful in developing all the required technology and algorithms, along with the website itself, and now HealthPriceCompare.com has launched in Texas, soon to be available throughout the U.S.