UNIVAL didn't start out as a tech firm. The Ann Arbor-based company got its start providing home-care services 25 years ago. Today it still provides those services with a force of 400 nurses across the U.S. but has expanded into medical evaluations and health-care data analytics.
"We're becoming more IT as we go," says Mike Gallagher, president of UNIVAL
. "We started off very labor intensive but the more we grow the more IT we become."
UNIVAL's home-care nursing services went national eight years ago, expanding its staff to 20 people, including an IT hire in the last year, and adding another 400 independent contractor nurses. There is currently a job opening for a marketing position.
That expansion allowed UNIVAL to start providing independent medical evaluations to the patients its nurses were serving. Since then, the company's portfolio of services has grown into electronic medical records and data analytics.
"We have gotten very much involved in electronic medical records," Gallagher says. "In the last three years we have concentrated there and it has worked out well."
Source: Mike Gallagher, president of UNIVAL; Amber Stubleski, project manager for UNIVAL and Kathryn Fortier, manager of disability services for UNIVAL
Writer: Jon Zemke