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Eon Health: From Innovation to Implementation at Record Speed

In a world driven by innovation and advancements, healthcare has long been a high-tech laggard. Outdated systems, data silos, painfully slow implementation timelines, and exaggerated million-dollar price tags have all become accepted conventions in the industry. Overburdened providers work tirelessly to care for their most vulnerable patient populations with technology that just can’t keep up.

It was an antiquated, broken system, and maintaining the status quo was not something Eon, a Denver-based healthtech leader, was willing to do. Eon decided to flip the script and develop a superior solution that could be implemented in record speed at a fraction of the cost. No other healthtech company—large or small—can say the same.

Co-CEO Dr. Aki Alzubaidi recalls, “We invested heavily in our mastery of enterprise cloud infrastructure and intelligence back in 2014, when on-premise ruled healthcare, and cloud-based solutions at scale were unheard of. Our AWS prowess has allowed us to offer 7-day implementations in a sector where quite literally no one else can.”

Eon’s Essential Patient Management Platform (EPM) utilizes proprietary data science models to partner with hospital systems to identify, track, and manage the most at-risk patients. The Eon platform is a mission-critical solution that uses Computational Linguistics to identify and analyze abnormalities in radiology reports to ensure high-risk patients do not get lost in the system.

The EPM platform gives hospitals a high-tech tool to prioritize the most vulnerable patients, who can not wait months—or even years—for technology to be implemented and adopted. By utilizing AWS, Eon can integrate and be clinically viable within days, not years, and has crushed the perception that healthtech must be coupled with slow implementation. In fact, the industry standard for implementing new software is anywhere from 6 months to several years. This is unacceptable. To challenge the status quo, Eon reduced its implementation timeline from 12 weeks to seven days.

“AWS provides the machines. Then Eon quickly powers them up. With AWS, we can scale across hospitals for low-cost efficiency and high-speed innovation. It’s a powerful partnership. As an Interventional Pulmonologist focused on Lung Cancer, I have seen too much suffering from catastrophic disease. What gets me out of bed in the morning is knowing Eon always moves fast to identify more disease and save more lives,” said Dr. Al-Zubaidi.

Eon utilizes a variety of AWS services to help scale and optimize production infrastructure. Some Eon favorites include ECS with Fargate​ to scale the number of tasks based on scaling policies; CodePipeline automates the release pipeline for fast and reliable application and infrastructure updates; and Elastic Load Balancing to handle the varying load of Eon EPM traffic.

Eon stands strong in the belief that superior, disease-identifying technology should be affordable and available for all hospitals. Eon’s partnership with AWS enables the company to offer best-in-class technology at a fractional cost. Additionally, an Eon and AWS partnership provides innovative enterprise-level HIPAA and HITECH compliant tech stacks, with the trust of dual SOC2 Type II certification. Eon is more innovative and efficient because of AWS, saving more lives, sooner.

Dr. Al-Zubaidi adds, “We hope to get to the point where we leverage AWS to reach our goal of same-day implementations in healthcare. This efficiency can save our country billions of dollars annually while providing solutions that actually improve clinical outcomes.”

For Eon, there’s too much on the line to accept a broken healthcare system. With best-in-class technology and a commitment to constant innovation, the company will continue to relentlessly defy disease with the help of a powerful AWS partnership.

Learn more about the innovative technology Eon is developing and how it helps the most at-risk patients defy disease at