RegisterPatient.com Receives $4.1M as it Prepares to ExpandOctober 10th, 2012 by gainesvillechamber
Two venture capital firms have supplied RegisterPatient.com, a Gainesville-based company, with $4.1 million as it prepares to expand. As a result of the funding from Harbert Venture Partners III and the Florida Opportunity Fund, RegisterPatient plans to hire 32 employees over the next 18 to 24 months in sales, marketing, support and programmer positions. RegisterPatient is a software that is designed to share electronic medical records between the patient and medical practices. The software was created after David Williams, a nurse of 22 years, saw the frustration of patients having to fill out lengthy paperwork before appointments. As of October 2012, three to six new medical practices a day and 500 to 700 patients a month are signing up for the retail version of RegisterPatient that was made available in 2010.
Additional funding comes from FloridaWorks who awarded the company a $320,000 grant that was funded by the U.S. Department of Labor to reimburse some of the new employees’ salaries during training. RegisterPatient was approved for a tax refund by the Alachua County Commission through the Qualified Target Industry program. The refund is waiting final approval from the Gainesville City Commission at the Oct. 18 meeting.
RegisterPatient also recently hired a new CEO who will continue to move the company forward. Jana Skewes, who comes from 26 years of experience in health care, was also named the president and CEO of the company. David Williams, the founder of RegisterPatient, will continue to work with the company to oversee RegisterPatient’s growth efforts.
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