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Alpha Anywhere Builds Enterprise-Strength Medicare App in Record Time

When some people, including even developers, think of low-code/no-code platforms, they imagine the tools may be only suitable for simple, straight-ahead projects, such as creating forms and workflows. They may not think the platforms can handle enterprise-level work.

ADLogoBut Lee Vasic, CTO of Agency Data LLC, begs to differ. Vasic has been writing powerful, complex full-blown applications, including enterprise-strength security, using low-code/no-code tools from Alpha Software for many years. And he wouldn’t choose any other platform for doing it.

“I’ve been writing applications and web applications since the early 1980s, and I’ve found Alpha ideal for all my work, no matter the level of complexity,” he says. “Whether it’s something straightforward like a program to manage pool maintenance, or as difficult and complex as a Medicare-compliant system for home health care and hospice care it has everything I need.”

Vasic points to the Medicare-compliant home health care system he wrote as a perfect example of the power of Alpha Software. For a start, it had to have the highest level of security, because it must comply with the government’s HIPAA privacy regulations.

Beyond that, the application is an extremely complex one – so complex Vasic has been constantly updating it for years as his clients need more power and components, and as technology continually evolves.

“Alpha Software has been with me through it all,” he says. “As my clients’ needs have evolved, Alpha adds new capabilities and components to its software.”

The application can run an entire nursing operation devoted to home health care and hospice care, and it meets all of Medicare’s complex regulations and standards. It includes a mobile component so that nurses can chart information directly at patients’ bedsides. Its desktop component is powerful enough to run an entire office, he says.

“It was written as an SaaS application from the ground up, so multitenancy is built into it,” he explains. “The entire database is encrypted so that it’s HIPAA-compliant.”

It’s a cloud-based application that looks and performs like a client-server application.

“There are a lot of moving parts in it,” he explains. “People are surprised when I tell them that one person, me, wrote them all.”

He lauds the power of Alpha’s low-code tools. When writing applications using Alpha, he says, ninety percent of the time he uses Alpha’s components, and the other ten percent of the time he uses custom code, which easily integrates into Alpha.

“Alpha’s components are pre-tested and ready to deploy, so it’s extremely easy to put together complex applications quickly,” he explains. “It’s been a tremendous time-saver for me. And with it, I know I can tackle any job, no matter how complex. I’d recommend it to anybody for any kind of development work.”

The main menu of the HIPAA-compliant Medicare application for a nursing operation devoted to home health care and hospice care:

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The application’s calendar:

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Amy Groden-Morrison
Amy Groden-Morrison

Amy Groden-Morrison has served more than 15 years in marketing communications leadership roles at companies such as TIBCO Software, RSA Security and Ziff-Davis. Most recently she was responsible for developing marketing programs that helped achieve 30%+ annual growth rate for analytics products at a $1Bil, NASDAQ-listed business integration Software Company. Her past accomplishments include establishing the first co-branded technology program with CNN, launching an events company on the NYSE, rebranding a NASDAQ-listed company amid a crisis, and positioning and marketing a Boston-area startup for successful acquisition. Amy currently serves as a Healthbox Accelerator Program Mentor, Marketing Committee Lead for the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Launch Smart Clinics, and on the organizing team for Boston TechJam. She holds an MBA from Northeastern University.

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The Alpha platform is the only unified mobile and web app development and deployment environment with distinct “no-code” and “low-code” components. Using the Alpha TransForm no-code product, business users and developers can take full advantage of all the capabilities of the smartphone to turn any form into a mobile app in minutes, and power users can add advanced app functionality with Alpha TransForm's built-in programming language. IT developers can use the Alpha Anywhere low-code environment to develop complex web or mobile business apps from scratch, integrate data with existing systems of record and workflows (including data collected via Alpha TransForm), and add additional security or authentication requirements to protect corporate data.

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