Mission: To improve healthcare by matching patients with the right expert at the right time for the right treatment, no matter where they may be.
Best Places to Work: 2016 (#2)
Our Reno team participated in a blood drive yesterday--collecting enough blood to save 31 lives!
During our monthly blog editorial meeting we recognize the Grand Rounds bloggers (GRoggers) whose blogs were most read and most shared over the last month. Here’s the trophy for this month’s most shared!
The Grand Rounds vision is a path to optimal health and healthcare, accessible to everyone, everywhere.
Founded in 2011, Grand Rounds orchestrates the analytics, expertise, and technology needed to deliver positive outcomes and cost savings through its Outcomes Management platform. In addition, employers are able to power their network strategy with Grand Rounds proprietary Quality Algorithm that scores physician quality on metrics that are predictive of future outcomes. By delivering better outcomes to patients around the world and cost-savings to groups ranging from 1,000 employees to Fortune 50 employers, Grand Rounds is uniquely positioned to enhance medical care for millions of covered lives.
Grand Rounds boosts the speed with which they receive accurate clinical diagnoses–from weeks to only days–and provides measurably better outcomes.
Grand Rounds dramatically reduces companies’ healthcare expenses and gets employees back to work sooner by providing accurate clinical diagnoses and proper options for treatments from the start.
Grand Rounds connects physicians to the patients who need them most—and whose cases directly align with their experience and training—while providing an ancillary revenue stream.
Backed by Greylock Partners, Venrock and Harrison Metal, Grand Rounds has over 1,000,000 covered lives that benefit from our end-to-end care support and priority access to world-class medicine.
People are often treated well by their standard physicians—that is, as long as the medical issues they experience are general in nature. The problem occurs when people need to see a specialist. What if they have a particular form of pancreatic cancer, or a highly unusual back problem? When this happens, people may get the right diagnosis—but are they getting the right treatment, the kind informed by state-of-the-art care and technology?
They will if they happen to be a politician or a celebrity. But when those resources aren’t available to everyone, that’s when incorrect treatment (and the medical complications that result) end up wasting billions of dollars a year, all of which work to drive up healthcare costs. The impact on people’s health and quality of life is even worse.
At Grand Rounds, we think there’s a better way. We think we can build a physician network that’s so strong and so deep that all people in the world, when they need to, can find the exact specialist who can diagnose and treat their particular condition. And when they need to see someone in person, we think we can provide a path to the most qualified physician in the patient’s geographic area.
Our vision is that a path to positive healthcare outcomes is available to everyone, at any time.
That’s huge. Because by putting the odds in the patient’s favor and ensuring that the right treatment is recommended, we help save lives. We guide patients to better outcomes.
Our vision is that quality healthcare access isn’t limited to the wealthy or the privileged. Our vision is that a path to positive healthcare outcomes is available to everyone, at any time. And every day, with each new case we treat and every new physician we add to our network, we’re making that vision a reality.
Everyone gets sick, but not all of us have equal access to state-of-the-art care. Grand Rounds levels the playing field. We connect patients to world-class doctors, giving them extraordinary outcomes. As part of our team, you will literally witness lives being saved. The work here matters.
Check out our management page, advisory boards, and our investors—these people are experienced, they know how to create success, and they’re hyper-focused on making Grand Rounds the new name in healthcare.
Our team members genuinely enjoy working with each other—whether it’s helping our latest patient find the right physician, going out to happy hour, or collaborating on our latest product innovation. We work hard to support one another.
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Ken Berland, Head of Engineering
As software engineers at Grand Rounds, we build a product that changes—and sometimes even saves—lives. Making software that impacts lives requires great engineers, meaningful collaboration and a supportive environment. None of this is a secret but, in my experience, most technology companies fail at building this foundation because they can't provide one or all of those three prerequisites.
With that in mind, Grand Rounds built its Engineering team around these guiding principles:
At Grand Rounds, we foster an environment of collaboration where our business team and developers work together, all the time, to get the job done. Our engineering group is composed of small, self-organizing teams that avoid combinatorial explosion; we encourage development; we design processes that guide us from planning to deployment, making measuring progress a key part of the process; and we limit the size of our projects so that we can demo something every week and get things done.
We run on Rails and write Ruby. We practice TDD and have over 10,000 specs running with each commit. We love having this safety net because it allows us to be bold and refactor all the time. We fight and make up over code reviews. We emphasize full-stack development. And we deploy in the Cloud and favor managed services. Of course, every engineer has a specialty and expertise that we harness, but we don't over-index. Rather, we spread that expertise among projects and services and prize expertise in software development over a narrow technical focus. The result is that engineers can focus on their work and benefit from great uptime and infrequent fires.
We set the bar high when it comes to hiring, and we’ve kept it there. As we've scaled through 30 engineers, it becomes increasingly tempting to hire contributors who can pull tickets and commit passable code. However, we're looking for more than that. We want engineers who are driven to automate and who believe that a smaller group of highly effective and focused individuals can easily accomplish more than a group twice their size. If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!
I have been working at Grand Rounds full-time (More than a year)
The company has a fantastic mission, a strong executive team, amazing product vision and a very promising future!
I love the people I work with, and love the impact we have on patients.
The company has gone through some healthy attrition as we prepare for scale, I am very happy to see the leadership team taking action on employees that are not scaling well with the company.
Things are moving fast here. We are on a rocket ship. You do need to work very hard at times.
I applied online. I interviewed at Grand Rounds (San Francisco, CA).
I applied through their website. The recruiter contacted me via email. I was given an assignment (not sure why this wasn't after the phone screen), and then did an initial phone screen with the recruiter, followed by a meeting with the hiring manager.
I understand this is a startup, but it was rather disorganized when working with the recruiter. I also was not sure why I was given an assignment (took about 2 hours) prior to the initial phone screen. Typically, the screen comes first because it ends up potentially wasting time for the pool of candidates (I don't think the recruiter will save much or any time doing it the other way around).
One thing that worried me was when I was discussing the position with the hiring manager. He was unfamiliar with the different software used in this field and I had to explain the pros and cons for using each. I thought that maybe he was trying to check for my understanding, but it was clear he's unaware. After I realized this company is not knowledgable in the specific feild I'm applying for, I almost immediately gave up on the interview and this company. I was looking for a position and a company where I can learn and develop my skills. This position and company might not be there yet and still figuring out this industry.
At this time, this company might be better suited for those with little to no work experience.