As a company that develops software for customers in the healthcare industry, it’s not too surprising that Edifecs‘ new office is all about encouraging proper health and sustainability.
From the fresh orange juice maker to the rentable electric vehicles, Edifecs’ 71,000 square-foot space in Bellevue serves home to more than 250 employees that build enterprise software for healthcare companies like BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, and many others.
Sunny Singh, founder and president of the 18-year-old company, originally started Edifecs in a garage as a startup that provided technology solutions for integration problems. But in 2001, Edifecs entered the healthcare industry, as it saw opportunities to help customers with transaction and information processing, particularly as communication documents moved from printed paper to computers.
Now, 97 percent of the company’s revenue comes from clients in the healthcare space.
“We fell in love with the industry because we saw a lot of problems we could solve,” Singh said.
Edifecs continues to generate profits despite working in a healthcare industry that has undergone massive amounts of change in the past decade, and certainly in the last few years with the introduction of Obamacare. That’s because the company is launching applications and services that enable healthcare companies to adapt to these changes.
“We’re experimenting with new models like consumerism and new payment methods,” Singh explained. “For example, how can the consumer have more visibility, and be more involved with reducing their healthcare costs? And how can you pay the doctor for how well they take care of the patient, versus how much? Our business applications help enable those models. We’ve grown quite a bit from being a full-fledged enterprise software company to providing complete solutions on both the IT and business side.”
As new healthcare options become available for the general public, Edifecs is also helping both providers and insurers effectively coordinate with each other.
“The whole idea is, how can these companies work together so at the end of the day we can reduce costs for the end consumer who is benefitting from the care,” Singh said.
Edifecs, which employs 750 worldwide and is still privately-held, moved into its new office this past July. The HQ features a living wall made up of 240 plants, 40 conference rooms, 12 lounges, a fitness center that offers yoga classes and personal training sessions, and trails that circle around the company campus.
“Just like we give our customers great differentiated solutions, we thought, why not do that for our own people with a great place to just come hang out, work, and do their best?” Singh said. “Everything you see in this office has to do with that.”
Check out the video below for a tour.