Brian Cliburn, CEO and Chris Pantaleon, Director of Business Development
Post the legalization of medical marijuana across many states, the rules and regulations surrounding it are constantly changing. This rate of flux posed a challenge to one of the largest medical cannabis programs in the country as they had to ensure consumer compliance and process taxing patient data. This is where Five Points Technology Group came in with its state-of-the-art integration technology and built a medical marijuana registry.
"Our technology, consulting services, and approach were a perfect fit for the program, and we built a solution that allowed it to quickly change with the industry and the rules and regulations," says Brian Cliburn, CEO of Five Points Technology.
Five Points, a software developer, focuses on building technology for the government, specifically in health and human services. It leverages various technological capabilities like integration to design bespoke solutions for entities like child welfare and behavioral health; in this case, the medical marijuana registry for the program.
Five Points developed the Medical Marijuana Use Registry (MMUR) collaboratively with the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU). It built the MMUR with a consultative approach, which helped it recognize OMMU's requirements like workflow, regulation, and patient services. Constant communication with the state’s Department of Health helped Five Points set the right priorities, recalibrate its work, and maintain constant support throughout. Providing customizable solutions instead of an off-the-shelf solution enables it to build easily accessible high-value products and services.
Our technology, consulting services, and approach were a perfect fit for the program in that we were able to build a solution that allowed it to quickly change with the industry and the rules and regulations
As part of its custom abilities, Five Points is a master of data integration accomplished through various technologies, from cloud integration to traditional point-to-point integration services, helping it manage complex data systems. For example, Five Points integrated the MMUR with a state’s drivers license data system to acquire data for its patient registry, which supports the application process to determine eligibility for medical marijuana consumption post a physician's initial assessment. Through this integration, Five Points verifies a consumer's residency and other information, streamlining the application and verification process.
Five Points also integrates the MMUR with data solutions, vital statistics, and physicians' registries apart from law enforcement systems. It harvests the necessary information to build systems through its ability to bring industry-leading knowledge and capability in business intelligence.
Having catered to health and human service organizations for the past 20 years, Five Points comprehends the sensitivity of the information it handles—personal identification, health, and behavioral information—and its infrastructure is built to support the required level of security. Its SOC audit team maintains these control objectives and trains staff for security compliance. Five Points also has external third-party industrial audits, certifications, and reviews to maintain the security standards that allow it to build, host, and maintain client data related to medical cannabis.
To provide the best services, Five Points embeds itself with the client and builds a solution to address their requirements through a collaboratively iterative process. The initial onboarding involves understanding the client's operating model and implementing the software accordingly, post which it maintains contact and tweaks the software to adapt to their needs, ensuring the implementation process is complete without any missing links.
Five Points is more than a software application or service provider as it becomes a trusted advisor to clients to build an agile, efficient and compliant solution.