CASE STUDY

Creating Mobile Apps for the new Telemedicine Industry
Creating a Mobile Back-Office Solution for a nationwide team of health advocates.

HealthNation Connect is America’s leading telemedicine service, providing easy and immediate access to medical care. Through a variety of different plans, members are able to consult with Medical Doctors for information, diagnosis and prescriptions anywhere, for any reason by phone, email or video. The services include a nationwide network of doctors, discounted prescription drugs, online wellness programs, and a patient advocacy service. Certified Health Advocates build lucrative home-based businesses by selling monthly subscriptions to HealthNation Connect. The nationwide team had an existing process for signing up customers, advocates, viewing commissions, volumes, recent news, and viewing downline.

Stone Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) initially began working with Health Nation on IT service and support projects. The SEI team brought a wealth of expertise around web sites, systems integration, marketing support, plus diverse knowledge and expertise in the direct selling industry and multi-level marketing strategies. SEI consultants soon saw an opportunity for a mobile back-office solution to better support to advocates, giving them anytime, anywhere access to help grow and maintain their business.

To kick off a mobile app, SEI developers detailed a thorough scope and requirements document so it would best match HealthNation’s needs. Beyond just the functionality itself, the solution was also designed to leverage the existing feel of HealthNation’s brand image. User-acceptance testing and a beta phase ensured the advocates could easily use and benefit from the solution. In addition to the new mobile access, SEI also added an offline enrollment function, which HealthNation was previously unable to do.

From Jim Prendergast, HealthNation CEO, regarding the partnership with Stone Enterprises while building their mobile app: "Stone Enterprises took the initiative in proposing a solution we needed, it was a win/win for us all. They are professional and great to work with. Their team offers true industry expertise, including years of direct selling experience in this new space."

From Scott Sanford, HealthNation VP Marketing and Sales: "We are excited to offer our advocates an innovative mobile app that increases their productivity and offers anywhere, anytime access to manage their downline, customers and sales."

About HealthNation
HealthNation is a community of diverse individuals with a focused passion for improving the healthcare system and the lives of fellow Americans. Founded by a small team of entrepreneurs, HealthNation combined decades of business success to form an enduring enterprise that is built on the power of person-to-person sharing.

HealthNation Connect is America’s leading telemedicine service, available to everyone for a small monthly subscription. The service offers round-the-clock access to medical doctors 24/7 by phone, email or video, plus advice and information from licensed naturopathic doctors, secure online access to medical records and pharmacy discounts.

About Stone Enterprises
Stone Enterprises, Inc. is an established IT company with enterprise-wide experience in delivering the latest solutions and platforms to drive efficiency and productivity. We build technology solutions that create value for our clients and their expanded network of vendors, distributors and customers. This includes mobile applications, corporate portals and back-office systems. No matter what the platform, our focus is on pushing critical data from multiple existing solutions into the hands of key stakeholders when and where they need it.

Founded in 1998, we address the needs of businesses in today’s internet protocol (IP) information economy. Our company is an embodiment of the personal and professional principals shared by its founders, which believe a small, talented group of dedicated employees can react more quickly to today’s fast-paced IT industry.