Potentia Analytics was founded in 2013, originally as R&B Soft, by a computer scientist, Dr. Shahram Rahimi, and a medical doctor, Dr. Sean Bozorgzad. Shahram is a technologist with a passion for healthcare and Sean is a doctor with a passion for technology. Both had one ambition: to advance the level of patient care by applying cutting-edge research to solve healthcare problems.
From our headquarters in Carbondale, Illinois, located in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest, Sean and Shahram built a team to turn their ambition into reality by reducing the time to market for new technology from academia to the mainstream.
Initially, they played with many advanced ideas but the first complete product was focused on optimizing the process of scheduling doctors for Emergency Departments. Experts are predicting that within the next 20 years, there will be a gap or shortage of fifty to one hundred thousand doctors! Given this upcoming shortage, attracting and retaining doctors will be key and that starts with how you schedule them.
Our mission is to harness the power of cutting-edge data science to drive decision making, efficiency, and profitability for our clients. We are expanding our portfolio to include workflow and staffing optimization (Bernoulli) and enhanced decision making (PotentiaGT). Sean and Shahram’s vision is an end to end solution for planning and managing healthcare workflow and workforce – we have just begun to deliver on that vision.