Phoenix: Innovative technology and service solutions for confronting a pandemic

Phoenix: Innovative technology and service solutions for confronting a pandemic

By Cemile Kavountzis, for STChealth

Troy Warren for PhoenixNewsAndTalk.Com #covid-19 #business

Innovation and empowerment in company culture create a great place to work.

The lifesaving practice of vaccination is often traced back to Edward Jenner, an English country doctor who performed the first vaccine for small pox in 1796. However, there is evidence of vaccine research as far back as the 1500s.

Today, vaccines are preventative care targeting preventable diseases, such as measles and whooping cough. There have been many milestones in the battle against devastating illnesses. Looking back, the U.S. had successfully eradicated small pox by 1949, a disease which continued to affect other parts of the world until the 1970s. Looking forward, remarkable strides have brought the nation out of the darkest days of the pandemic.

In Arizona, STChealth has been at the forefront — and the frontlines — of empowering individuals through innovative technology and service solutions.

For those who work at the company, they don’t take their responsibility lightly. They are focused on delivering outcomes with the highest possible quality and continuously looking for ways to improve. Reflecting this commitment to excellence, their supportive company culture makes them a Top Workplace in Arizona.

“When SARS-CoV-2 began spreading throughout our communities in early 2020, we knew STChealth would serve a critical role in the country’s pandemic response, particularly as vaccines were deployed. Every one of our employees rose to the occasion. It is a great source of pride for us all, being able to support public health, pharmacy, and the greater immunization ecosystem; our partners deserve every recognition for their tireless work” said Dr. Kyle Freese, PhD, MPH, Chief Epidemiologist at STChealth.

Supporting a healthier future

Founded in 1988, the company collaborated with CDC in 1993 to set national standards for state immunization registries and has since played a fundamental role in fighting preventable disease in the U.S. and abroad. During the SARS outbreak in 2003, Hong Kong officials enlisted their help in strengthening disease tracking and response systems.

Stepping up the challenges of the current pandemic, they have been heavily involved in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Their work supporting public health and retail pharmacies has helped facilitate its delivery.

As a team, they were tenacious in confronting and overcoming roadblocks to a healthier future through passion and persistence.

Leading with a clear mission

Much like the sunny climate in Phoenix, they approach their work with a shine-on attitude. They respect, support, motivate and encourage each other in everything they do. They are all leaders in the company culture: they celebrate each other’s victories, offer a hand when it’s needed and approach any hurdle with a can-do outlook.

It has proved a successful path forward. They often exceed their client expectations for supplying the technology and innovation to get the job done. Another point of pride is a sense of accountability for the work they are entrusted to do.

Empowering a positive atmosphere

As individuals, and as a company, they see their work as a starting point for incredible ideas. In 2015, they launched the Immunization Ambassador program, a social media

campaign anchored by the hashtag #WhyIVax. It’s only one way they engage communities and spread positive vaccine messaging and education.

In their community-focused outlook, they seek to inspire and have a positive impact by sharing their time and talent. They want to be a force for helping communities thrive.

On a fundamental level, making the world a better place starts with a refusal to accept the status quo. It’s about looking for ways to improve — and actually doing it. For STChealth, it is the crux for intelligent solutions and progress.

“The majority of immunizations administered in the United States flow through STChealth’s systems to facilitate a critical exchange of data between Public Health, the consumer, and the greater healthcare ecosystem. This process represents an exciting shift towards personalized healthcare where patients have greater ownership of their care and can realize the benefits of a more efficient healthcare system. STChealth will continue to be at the forefront of innovations thanks to our amazing team,” said Kristina Crane, Chief Strategy Officer at STChealth.

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