On Full Metal Health: Insights from the inaugural independent Graph Day Conference

By John Riney,


We've got a piping hot new technical post over on our technical blog, Full Metal Health. Today, Dr. Denise Gosnell recaps our visit to Graph Day in Austin, TX. See why people are calling 2016 "The Year Of The Graph", and see how Hank, the dog car, is helping keep Austin weird - check out  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Dev, Enterprise

On Full Metal Health: HealthGraph Domain Specific Language

By John Riney,


Tuesday's the day when we feature a post over on PokitDok's tech-oriented blog, Full Metal Health. This week, Dr. Amit Jain and the Data Science team discuss creating a Domain Specific Language or DSL for querying our graph of health data. They've created a semantic model to easily traverse the enormous amounts of data which  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Dev, Enterprise

2016: The Year of the Business of Health

By Lisa Maki,


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law in 2010, put healthcare under a microscope with its relentless focus on higher quality care at a lower cost. In response, this past year saw a rise in healthcare companies, old and new, creating applications to address everything from big data analytics to interoperability. Building applications  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Dev, Enterprise

On Full Metal Health: Dirty data ETL in healthcare

By PokitDok Team,


In the beginning there were four bags of data. We had members, claim lines, providers, and employers. Data format: IBM EBCDIC. And even worse, in each separate type of entity, we had multiple files and disparate sources with no naming conventions. This is the day-to-day of modern healthcare ETL. Over on PokitDok's technical blog, the  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Dev, Enterprise

2015: A Year In PokitReview

By Nicole Fletcher,


In the spirit of the season, we thought we'd pass along a quick PokitRecap of 2015 along with a big thank you to everyone played a part in our amazing year. A Look Back: We liberated X12 API transactions by offering them free of charge We secured an oversubscribed $34 Million in Series B funding in  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Dev, Enterprise

On Full Metal Health: Tinkerpop, Titan, and Python

By John Riney,


Tech blog time! The PokitDok data science team delivers another post over on Full Metal Health, our engineering blog. This time, they're talking about using the Tinkerpop stack, along with the Titan graph library, in a Python programming environment. There's code, a Docker container so you can get started quickly, and an awesome graph visualization  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Dev, Enterprise

On Full Metal Health - Contributing A Custom Build Of Titan

By John Riney,


Did you know we have a tech blog? It's called Full Metal Health, and it's where we post serious, down-to-the-metal content from our engineering teams. In our latest post, Dr. Matthew Aldridge discusses some open-source code we've contributed to the Titan graph database. Recently, we released an update to the Titan 0.5.3 build which enabled  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Dev, Enterprise

Clarity Through Color - Data Visualizations by the PokitDok Data Science Team

By Nicole Fletcher,


Recently, we debuted a number of data visualizations turned art, created by our one-of-a-kind data science team. Their data-driven significance and gallery-worthy beauty proved to be a huge hit at their temporary installation at Health 2.0. The pieces have found their permanent home (aside from the occasional road show) at the new PokitDok offices in downtown Charleston. Since not everyone could witness the  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Dev, Enterprise

Senior Home Healthcare: New Technology Empowering Millions of Americans

By PokitDok Team,


Americans, specifically boomers, are getting older and this shines an increasingly brighter spotlight on, you guessed it, senior care. The U.S. Census Bureau reported in 2014 that seniors — which are defined as anyone 65 and older — will account for a fifth of all Americans by the year 2030. Seniors currently make up about  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Dev, Health Innovation, Healthcare consumerism

Data and Career Opportunities: The Emerging Role of the Health IT Professional

By PokitDok Team,


Unprecedented access to data and growing demand for democratized healthcare in the United States make health information technology an increasingly important — and popular — field. Investments are pouring into health IT, which means new jobs for skilled pros are becoming more and more widely available every day. For example, Ohio's largest health system, Mercy  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: API, Dev