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HelioMetrics – Our Story

HelioMetrics – Our Story

HelioMetrics’ Analytics Solutions for Healthcare allow for actionable intelligence based on behavioral analysis.  We are not your typical healthcare software company.  We did not come from healthcare and HelioMetrics did not start out to be a commercial healthcare software application. HelioMetrics was initially developed to help us identify healthcare data breaches, as we conducted our computer forensics investigations.

As more and more hospitals moved to electronic health records (EHR), our healthcare data breach investigations became increasingly more complex due to the vast amounts of data needing to be analyzed. We needed to be able to answer client’s questions quickly.  What happened, when did it happen, what patients were affected, who did it and how do we stop it from happening again?

There was no commercially available software that pulled all of the data together and present it in a form that was visually friendly and easy for executive leadership, lawyers, judges and juries to understand. Using our background in Computer Forensics and Data Breach Investigations and utilizing data from multiple healthcare systems, we built behavior analytics modules to help us detect and identify misuse and abuse of Personal Health Information (PHI).  This made it easier to identify anomalous activity, respond and report patient privacy issues during our data breach investigations.

HelioMetrics was never intended to be a commercial product.  It was developed to be used strictly for conducting computer forensics investigations within our internal lab.  Amazed at the results the tool produced, our healthcare clients encouraged us to commercialize the solution.  With our belief that audit reports should be easy to understand, accurate, and informative no matter the platform an organization uses, we decided to give the product a name and launch it in the marketplace.

HelioMetrics’ first modules included analytics for Healthcare Patient Privacy and Health Information Exchange Analytics.

In 2014 fate intervened in the form of conversations with executives from several healthcare systems regarding our privacy solution.  At their encouragement, we started adapting our privacy solution to address the growing concern surrounding drug diversion in hospitals, pharmacies and other health care facilities.  After learning more about drug diversion, hearing about the complexities of drug diversion investigations and using our data breach and investigation background, we developed HelioMetrics Rx Drug Diversion Analytics and began offering it to the healthcare community in 2015.

December 2015, HelioMetrics was spun off and became a standalone company.

Our Healthcare Rx Drug Diversion Analytics offering has now expanded to include Pharmacy Drug Diversion Analytics and Drug Diversion Investigation Analytics modules. Our diversion modules provide a comprehensive way to monitor, detect, and investigate diversion. Automating pharmaceutical monitoring provides healthcare organizations and pharmacies enhanced reporting capabilities, reduces the organization’s workload, strengthens corporate compliance, limits organizational exposure, and allows for operational efficiency for quality and patient safety.

HelioMetrics is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN and continues to focus on both Drug Diversion and Patient Privacy.  You can learn more about our Drug Diversion Software Solution at and our Patient Privacy Software Solution at

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