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Bridging the Gap between Patients and Healthcare Providers: My Return to OceanMD (formerly CognisantMD).

April 21, 2023


As I sit down to write this blog post, I can’t help but reflect on how much I’ve learned since my first co-op internship at OceanMD. Once again, I’m grateful to be part of the Developer team, working alongside the recently promoted VP of R&D, Jonathan Fishbein, as a Software Engineer.

About OceanMD

As a returning intern, I’ve been able to delve even deeper into OceanMD’s flagship product, Ocean. This cloud-based platform continues to impress me with its ability to improve healthcare delivery by enabling secure sharing of health information for clinical use, administration, referrals, and research. With Ocean Tablets, Ocean Online Messages, and an extensive library of forms and questionnaires, the platform is a powerful tool for connecting patients, primary care providers, specialists, and other healthcare stakeholders.


Job Details

Further to my return working as a Software Engineer, I focused on developing full-stack features for the Ocean Platform utilizing Vue and Java Spring. This involved designing, collaborating, developing, and testing the feature within three-week sprints. Furthermore, I also had the opportunity to work on security and privacy aspects of the product: debugging network requests and data partitioning based on authorization to name a few.

Coming back to OceanMD reminded me of how impactful Ocean’s technology really is: empowering patients to share health information with their physicians on a whim, the ability to book appointments without the need for phone calls, I could go on and on! Along with this, the culture here is incredible: a team of passionate, intelligent, and supportive developers full of banter is all you need for an entertaining time at work.


Winter 2023 Goals

Improve my ability to work in a team environment

Build a decent understanding of system design

Become acquainted with security measures in technology


To reiterate, OceanMD is not just a company, it is also a close-knit community of individuals who are committed to improving patient charting and clinical decision support through EMR-integrated solutions. During my time collaborating with a team of talented professionals, I learned that software design is not just about technical specifications, but also about the underlying purpose and intent behind it. My experience with OceanMD was truly amazing and it’s hard to put into words how much I valued working with them.


Of the many acknowledgements, I thank OceanMD’s VP of R&D, Jonathan Fishbein, for taking a chance with me again as their winter semester intern, as well as the co-workers I had the pleasure of working with along the way. 👋😄