Health IT startup RegisterPatient has raised $4.1 million in a series A round and has added the former CEO of a healthcare IT company as president and CEO of its company.
Jana Skewes previously served as founding CEO of Shared Health, which helped set up the healthcare information exchange in Tennessee and has provided web application software to aid healthcare systems and their physicians with reimbursement, according to a company statement. Under Skewes, the system provided tools such as eprescribing, clinical decision support, population management analytics, chronic condition management registries, immunization records and child wellness.
The series A round for the Gainesville, Florida company was led by Harbert Venture Partners III, along with the Florida Opportunity Fund. RegisterPatient plans to use the funding to expand product development capabilities and its sales, marketing and support infrastructure, according to a company statement. To date, the company has raised about $5.1 million.
Skewes’ background with a company that developed services for a healthcare information exchange will come in handy as RegisterPatient expands product development.
Its personal health record, Patient PHR, helps users locate new providers, list appointments, medications, allergies and insurance information. If the physician uses an integrated version of the company’s enterprise solution, the patient data flows into and is shared with any provider the patient approves, like a patient-centric healthcare information exchange.
The company’s enterprise system for EMR vendors helps them more easily integrate content into their systems and provides services that would be too costly for many EMR vendors to develop themselves.
David Williams, who worked as an RN before he started RegisterPatient in 2006, will continue to serve as vice president of product development.