When COVID-19 hit in March, Physician and Tactical Healthcare Services (PATHS LLC) was already well-positioned to spin up a hundred extra remote desktop environments since they had recently migrated to a private-cloud based on Nutanix infrastructure. This was possible thanks to the foresight of Principal Tony Machiewicz, a healthcare financial services veteran with 40 years under his belt.
Founded in 2000 as a financial healthcare services company, PATHS is deeply intertwined with over 30 hospitals and healthcare systems in the tristate area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. It represents a large number of physician practices in multiple specialties.
“We’re a healthcare revenue cycle management company that implemented the Nutanix platform in March of this year,” explained Mackiewicz. “Our services are managed on a variety of diverse client receivable management systems.”
The move to Nutanix infrastructure was not initially driven as a reaction to the coronavirus but by a desire to modernize their IT infrastructure by moving to a private cloud for benefits such as simplicity, automation and scale, enhanced security and simplified disaster recovery technology, according to Machiewicz.
“We have our own internally developed software, including Microsoft and SQL databases for our entitlement programs, and we also have Informix platforms to support our many diverse billing programs that we've been operating for 20 years now,” he said.
“So while the software is extremely functional, the older technology needs to be upgraded to take advantage of newer enhanced software solutions. Our hospital clients are using a variety of different software solutions for their revenue cycle and financial systems.”