Jay Fruin

Despite turmoil, software startup banking on ACA

By GREGORY ZELLER // Wholesale changes to the Affordable Care Act may loom, but a Long Island software startup has gone all-in on a potentially enormous healthcare vertical that hinges on Obamacare’s basic principles. Not only that, but EcoSoft Health PRM – an artificially intelligent partner relationship-management platform exclusively for healthcare providers, published by Wantagh-based EcoSoft Health and Florida-based DSHI Systems – doubles down on the three main tenets of the national healthcare law. Besides…


Gorilla Toolz: Not quite 800 pounds, but just wait

By GREGORY ZELLER // Today’s lesson from the high-speed, high-tech world: If it ain’t broke, fix it anyway. That’s the emerging game plan of software developer Gorilla Toolz, which was doing just fine, thank you, customizing marketing- and sales-management platforms for a range of top-tier corporate clients, but is now angling to capitalize on the technological revolution taking place in a previously unconsidered sector. The pivot comes courtesy of an unexpected healthcare-sector client that inquired about…