By Peter White | January 4, 2016
Silicon Valley move over; make way for the Silicon Prairie. The area around Kearney, Grand Island and Hastings, NE is incubating, giving birth to and nurturing multiple high-tech companies that span a large number of industries. Kearney, the birth place of Phynd Technologies, Inc., seems to have the lion’s share of technology-based companies.
The presence of the University of Nebraska-Kearney (UNK) is cited as a major asset by entrepreneurs from Kearney as well as in Grand Island and Hastings. Companies like Phynd, Intellicom, Xpanxion, Black Brick Software and others have strong ties to UNK which creates a pipeline of trained IT professionals, interns and employees.
Phynd’s genesis and rapid growth can be attributed to its Silicon Prairie roots. The entrepreneurs who created Phynd saw a need in the healthcare industry for a technology platform that would allow healthcare organizations to create from internal and external sources a single, verified, custom profile on each of their providers and share that information, regardless of where the data existed, with anyone who needed it, enterprise-wide.
Phynd’s single, accurate, source for provider information streamlines workflow, enhances physician marketing opportunities, speeds the billing process, optimizes the revenue cycle and enhances care team collaboration across the care continuum.
The Silicon Prairie provided the nurturing environment which allowed the technology concept behind the Phynd platform to grow and expand into a company that today serves some of the nation’s largest and most prestigious hospitals and health systems.