A couple of weeks ago, we were fortunate enough to be included in a Chicago Tribune article discussing some of the presenters at the Midwest Venture Summit, a showcase of the hottest start-ups in the Midwest. In the article, we were featured along with PatientImpact, LLC, a company that aims to improve the patient experience. It really was an honor to be included as one of the top start-ups in the Midwest, considering that 95% of the presenters had been in business for several years, even some with funding.
One major take away from the Chicago Tribune article is that there is quite a bit of improvement that is needed in the health space and there continues to be a disconnect between doctors and patients. Innovative tools such as SavvyDoc and Patient Impact are necessary to bring about change in this space, a space that has been slow to adopt many of the same basic tools that many other industries utilize. With quite a bit of money flowing into this space, we will see quite a bit of innovation, but it has to start from the basic foundation of providing tangible tools that benefit both the patient and the physician. There are tons of software providers out there that aim to provide software for private practices. In speaking with the people that use this software, whether it be the physician or their office manager, the learning curve to adequately use the software is too high, because the software is too bloated with too many features and minimal automation.
With SavvyDoc as we built the software, we aimed to make it as seamless as possible, and as easy as possible. We don’t want to wow anyone with a million features, because too many features equals too complicated. For any user that utilizes the power of SavvyDoc, we want you to always be 3 clicks away from meeting with your physician. We also want any physician to register with the SavvyDoc platform in less than five minutes, and we have purposely patterned our back-end administrative tool to be as easy to set up as a facebook profile. Web 2.0 and the social networking phenomenon of LinkedIN and Facebook has enabled us to expand our boundaries of what social software can do. With SavvyDoc, we’ve mashed together Software-as-a-Service and social software, to make a streamlined tool that makes it easy for patients and physicians to get the job done easily and quickly.