Global Enterprise System for Ocular Transplants
The Lion’s Eye Institute for Transplant & Research is a non-profit leader in the field of recovery, preparation, banking, and distribution of ocular tissue for transplant. With an ever-growing workload, Lion’s Eye wanted to modernize and integrate disparate systems to streamline their workload while improving the experience for their international customer base.
To combine two distinct distribution systems serving domestic and international markets. While the two legacy systems have unique features and independent data stores, the resulting combined system had to both work seamlessly as a unified system AND integrate with an enterprise clinical database platform.
Simple Solutions to Global Problems
The standards are punishingly high for reliable and responsive healthcare systems, especially those that operate on a global scale. OWSA’s global infrastructure provides high-availability and optimized performance for users located across the world. Live failovers ensure that infrastructure failures don’t interfere with patients receiving the vision-saving tissue they need, all in the cloud.
The OWSA application is tailored to the needs of five different audiences with five different needs. Domestic and international surgeons have drastically different needs and OWSA flexes to each role to meet users where they live. OWSA also facilitates self-service access for eye banks to offer and request tissue in real time to surgeons.
One Application to Rule Them All
With the updated OWSA in place, Lion’s Eye has a single application for personnel, partner eye banks and surgeons. With convergence into the new OWSA, two legacy apps have been decommissioned, all user focus is in one central location and legacy infrastructure has been shut down.
For iPhone app construction using native Swift and Cocoa coding. Full native Xcode development provides a higher level of fidelity and code tuning that hybrid solutions like Cordova cannot match. Proximity notification and mapping are two key capabilities the Shine app needed to optimize.
We developed the Lion’s Eye application using these core technologies:
Microsoft’s .NET Framework was implemented as the system’s overall and server-side framework for API endpoints including secure interchange, business logic execution and is coupled with OpenAPI/Swagger for service tier documentation.
Seeing Is Believing
It is not often that Mercury gets the opportunity to work on a system that makes such a worthwhile social impact and to be able to do that a global scale was a huge motivator to the team. As Lion’s Eye moves onto OWSA expansion and feature addition, Mercury has a strong technical base to build it on.