Jonathan Govette of Referral MD shares his founders story of how he created his health startup focused on streamlining the medical referral process.
What happens when you recognize a key pain point in physician to physician communication after watching your mother suffering from Parkinson’s disease go in and out of the hospital seeing ten to fifteen doctors within the course of a month?
As a child, Jonathan Govette recognized this problem; however, was not able to fully understand it. In 2007, he saw the rise of 100’s of medical record software applications that managed patient records, prescriptions, scheduling etc., but none had an ability to easily communicate referrals without the headache and inaccuracies of paper faxing and triplicate forms. After many years of research and speaking with 100’s of doctors, he decided he would do something about it by developing a web-based cloud application that exchanges referrals quickly and efficiently and can complement any medical records software
In this podcast interview, I speak with Jonathan Govette, Founder and CEO of ReferralMD, a collaborative health care startup focused on getting rid of paper based communication once and for all (i.e. fax and triplicate forms). Their software connects primary care physicians and specialist providers in a network that makes it easier for the two groups to work as a team while reducing each other’s liability and improving the bottom line in the process. Jonathan shares his founders’ story of journey of how he started ReferralMD including:
- Building the right team
- Importance of building relationships
- Raising angel/VC funding
- Building an advisory board
- Overcoming challenges
- Advice to health tech entrepreneurs
- ReferralMD’s 2013 Goals
- Closing thoughts and industry predictions
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ReferralMD currently accepting invitations into a pilot test, if interested please visit their website for more details. For all questions/inquiries, Jonathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org