BioIQ moves to new 18,000 sq ft headquarters in Atlanta
Healthcare technology company BioIQ announced this week the relocation of its headquarters from Santa Barbara, California to new premises in Cobb County, Atlanta. BioIQ has owned and operated offices in Atlanta since 2015, using the location as a launchpad for a national expansion of its customer-analytics-driven health management platform.
The company’s national expansion has resulted in the need for larger premises. BioIQ has subsequently moved into new Atlanta premises, located on Windy Ridge Parkway, that are approximately three times larger than its previous offices. The new, 18,000-square foot office, now BioIQ's headquarters, currently houses over 100 employees--with room to grow as the company expands its footprint in Atlanta.
BioIQ CEO Justin Bellante said on Tuesday that “"We see this move as a great opportunity to tap into the healthcare and technology talent that Atlanta has to offer. And we're very pleased to be in a position to bring to the city some 500 new technology jobs as well as more than $5 million in investments in Cobb County to help fuel the city's growth and solidify its reputation as a tech mecca.”
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"Our new Cobb County headquarters is a reflection of BioIQ's investment in its employees and commitment to bringing together talent, technology and innovation. Now, with a new influx of talent from the Atlanta area, we are on course to achieve our mission of positively impacting 100 million lives," said Bellante.
BioIQ works with more than 35 leading health plans, including 7 of the top 10 plans--representing about 70 percent of insured lives in the U.S. BioIQ enables individuals to conveniently access care at over 16,000 locations, including leading retail pharmacies and lab testing centers throughout the country.
Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking
“We’ve been engaged with the APTIM team since early 2019 providing SiteSense, our mobile construction SaaS solution, for their maintenance and construction projects, allowing them to track materials and equipment, and manage inventory.
We have been working with the APTIM team to standardize material tracking processes and procedures, ultimately with the goal of reducing the amount of time spent looking for materials. Industry studies show that better management of materials can lead to a 16% increase in craft labour productivity.
Everyone knows construction is one of the oldest industries but it’s one of the least tech driven comparatively. About 95% of Engineering and Construction data captured goes unused, 13% of working hours are spent looking for data and around 30% of companies have applications that don’t integrate.
With APTIM, we’re looking at early risk detection, through predictive analysis and forecasting of material constraints, integrating with the ecosystem of software platforms and reporting on real-time data with a ‘field-first’ focus – through initiatives like the Digital Foreman. The APTIM team has seen great wins in the field, utilising bar-code technology, to check in thousands of material items quickly compared to manual methods.
There are three key areas when it comes to successful Materials Management in the software sector – culture, technology, and vendor engagement.
Given the state of world affairs, access to data needs to be off site via the cloud to support remote working conditions, providing a ‘single source of truth’ accessed by many parties; the tech sector is always growing, so companies need faster and more reliable access to this cloud data; digital supply chain initiatives engage vendors a lot earlier in the process to drive collaboration and to engage with their clients, which gives more assurance as there is more emphasis on automating data capture.
It’s been a challenging period with the pandemic, particularly for the supply chain. Look what happened in the Suez Canal – things can suddenly impact material costs and availability, and you really have to be more efficient to survive and succeed. Virtual system access can solve some issues and you need to look at data access in a wider net.
Solving problems comes down to better visibility, and proactively solving issues with vendors and enabling construction teams to execute their work. The biggest cause of delays is not being able to provide teams with what they need.
On average 2% of materials are lost or re-ordered, which only factors in the material cost, what is not captured is the duplicated effort of procurement, vendor and shipping costs, all of which have an environmental impact.
As things start to stabilise, APTIM continues to utilize SiteSense to boost efficiencies and solve productivity issues proactively. Integrating with 3D/4D modelling is just the precipice of what we can do. Access to data can help you firm up bids to win work, to make better cost estimates, and AI and ML are the next phase, providing an eco-system of tools.
A key focus for Intelliwave and APTIM is to increase the availability of data, whether it’s creating a data warehouse for visualisations or increasing integrations to provide additional value. We want to move to a more of an enterprise usage phase – up to now it’s been project based – so more people can access data in real time.