We’ve built Xapimed for nurses.
That’s a long story.
Let’s go with the short (ish) version.
Our origin story begins with an Australian learning management system company. We made learning software for large organizations; some of those organizations were hospitals.
This all happened way back before iPhones, iPad, and virtual reality.
Our customers were happy, and we were happy.
Everyone thought this new elearning stuff was neat. We could get employees out of classrooms and into learning online. We worked diligently to remove face-to-face learning in the name of efficiency.
We thought we were smart. Our customers thought we were smart. It was lucrative, but it was ********.
Don’t get us wrong, elearning has its place, and it’s super effective for that pesky annual training and keeping the corporate compliance folk happy. Elearning is good for disseminating and testing knowledge, but that’s where it stops.
Then the iPhone and, subsequently, the iPad came into the world. As a geeky company, we started to play with this technology and look for ways to use it. We didn’t just want to do more elearning, we wanted to do something different, so we started building solutions that were looking for problems.
We stumbled upon this idea of verifying skills in the workplace–going beyond checking knowledge through quizzes and actually demonstrating that employees could perform specific tasks safely and within the guidelines. This, of course, was already done with paper in many industries, but what if it could be digital?
We got good at digital skill verification; the problem is that no one cared, other than organizations that mined coal and fried chicken. So there we were, with this nifty software but in industries we didn’t feel good about.
And then something great happened One of our healthcare customers walked through the door and said, ‘We want to use that iPad stuff.’ They used our software to help Attending Physicians develop and support their Residents and verify their competency. The project was awesome; we loved the complexity, we loved the work, and we felt we were making a difference. It felt good.
Ironically our new software was built to bring people together, to learn together, and support each other. We automated the mundane shuffling of paper, the reminders, and the notifications. We freed up the time of the people we served.
After that pivotal point, we started to get approached by all sorts of healthcare organizations around the globe. Our attention turned to nursing and, more precisely, nursing professional development.
We’d finally found our people.
The nursing world had everything we were looking for: the complexity of a large, skilled, passionate, and mobile workforce. It was ideal for our ever-curious software developers.
Nursing also had plenty of trailblazers. Dedicated professionals who could see a better way for their nursing colleagues. These trailblazers told us what our software needed to do or do better. They’ve guided us, advocated for their colleagues, and strived to make their profession better.
That’s the Xapimed story to date. We’re working with our wonderful customers to write the next chapter, and we hope you can join us.
Director of Clinical Education & Innovation
Director of Product Management
Director of Sales