The money will be used to ramp up sales and support for an aggressive marketing push nationwide. The firm previously received about
"We're getting a lot of interest from private medical providers, retail clinics, pharmacies and health systems to use our product," Perez said. "This money will help us grow our team to meet all that growing demand."
The system replaces the time-honored clipboard full of forms people are asked to fill out.
Receptionists at clinics that use the system will provide iPads loaded with Seamless Medical's "SNAP Practice" software for patients to enter their personal information, including consent and insurance forms with digital signatures. The information is then automatically added to patients' electronic medical records.
After finishing the electronic check-in, educational information pops up on the screen about medical conditions or health and wellness issues in general that patients can browse while waiting to see doctors. Much of the information is personalized to educate about things the individual may have indicated during check-in, such as diabetes.
The system represents one of the first attempts to digitize front-office interface with patients, said
"There's been a pronounced movement in recent years to automate back-office systems, but this is the first time on the patient-facing end, and we've seen a tremendous number of inquiries that Seamless is getting," Birk said.
The system currently is used in 12 private practices in
In addition, in April, the company signed a three-year contract with a national-level "retail clinic," a fairly new type of health provider that offers walk-in care for people in places such as
"It's a big, national, well-known retailer with 80 clinics now where they're rolling out the SNAP Practice system," Perez said. "The company expects to grow its chain of clinics to more than 500 in the next three years, and we'll grow with them."
Seamless Medical is a Falcon Award winner on this year's Flying 40 list of fast-growing technology companies in
The company currently employs 27 people in
"Patients love it, because it saves time for them without having to fill out 15 or 20 forms every time they come in," Montano said. "And it eliminates redundancy and excessive data entry, because the staff doesn't have to do things over and over."
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