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August 2013

Alumnus Blends Passions for Business and Healthcare

Niyi "John" Olajide BSTE’04

As a student, Niyi "John" Olajide BSTE'04 worked as a consultant in the health care industry to pay for his education in telecommunications engineering. It was during a visit to his aunt, who worked at a home healthcare agency, that Olajide's professional career really came into focus. He took notice of the agency’s multiple un-networked computers and connected them, allowing the agency to work more efficiently.

Sensing a business opportunity, Olajide founded Axxess Technology Solutions, a technology and consulting company that streamlines operations for home healthcare agencies. As a consultant, he identified areas of growth for the industry, such as clinical documentation, billing, regulatory compliance, patient communication and data entry. As a businessman, Olajide saw the big picture, recognizing that the healthcare industry was in the midst of transition.

"Rapid developments in technology are transforming healthcare, and home-based care faces a unique technological challenge since patients are remote," said Olajide. "Our software solves this problem for home health agencies by increasing efficiency and helping nurses and clinicians be even better at what they do."

Olajide credits his education at UT Dallas with helping him uncover his entrepreneurial spirit and putting him on the path to creating Axxess. "The experience and education I received from UT Dallas elevated my desire to make an impact through my professional career," said Olajide. "I think I’m on my way to doing that."

Story written and reported by K.C. Schanbaum BA'11

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