Mile Two a finalist in national healthcare app-creation challenge

September 25, 2018

Dayton startup software developer Mile Two, LLC is a finalist in a national healthcare app-creation challenge.

Cardiac Consultant, developed in partnership with Maryland-based Asymmetrik Ltd., pulls data used to calculate an individual’s cardiac risk & displays it visually via interactive graphs. The doctor can shift a contributing factor, such as weight or whether the patient smokes, and the app will immediately reflect the projected change in the patient’s risk number based on the proposed health behavior change, such as losing five pounds or quitting smoking.

Cardiac Consultant, developed by Mile Two and Asymmetrik, is a finalist in Cerner’s healthcare app-creation challenge. The app visually maps a patient’s cardiac risk.

There’s a lot of research & math behind the Framingham and Reynolds risk models, which are included in the app & based on decades-long studies, Mile Two cofounder & president Jeff Graley said.

“But what do those numbers actually mean? With this app, the doctor and patient can quickly identify the risks and explore potential impacts of treatments,” he said.

The app is one of four finalist in the national Cerner’s Code App Challenge. It will launch in October at Cerner’s annual conference in Kansas City, where attendees will vote on the winner.

After the conference, the app will go live in Cerner’s app store, to be integrated into its electronic health record system.

The project was Mile Two’s chance to delve into the healthcare domain, Graley said. It helped confirm the founders’ hypothesis that software developed using the cognitive systems engineering process applies to many spaces, he said.

“When we started, we said we wanted to do interesting stuff,” he said. “This confirmed our hypothesis. We’re having an impact, not just in defense, but in the commercial world.”

Also in September, Mile Two launched its Evolutionary Health Systems program at the national PCMH (Patient-Centered Medical Home) Congress, to a fantastic response. Developed in partnership with a healthcare consultant and two project managers, Evolutionary Health Systems allows consultants and administrators to build a plan and track the steps for their medical organizations to be certified, which increases their reimbursables.

The program reduces the high coordination costs of trying to organize people and tasks across multiple programs like email, spreadsheets and interactive docs by simplifying the process and providing the ability to communicate and track tasks in one web-based platform.

Mile Two combined its work with consultants who had a very specialized need, Graley said. Again, it’s validation that Mile Two’s process applies to a range of spaces, he added.

And the healthcare and legal industries are both “ripe for disruptive innovation,” Graley said.

“The goal is to keep doing things like this,” he said. “We’re doing cool work around the world and around Dayton that can have an impact locally and globally. The approach we take offers great opportunity to be disruptive in that way.”

Mile Two has worked in the legal & medical spheres, with commercial Fortune 100 companies and with government programs, from national departments to local municipalities. It has built software on web, mobile and augmented reality platforms.

Also keep an eye out in Fairborn — Mile Two is the developer behind the city’s new augmented reality game “Escape from Fairborn” that will launch in October.