With the expansion, the company has moved into Union Street Station downtown and has begun filling of an expected 32 new jobs offering an average annual wage of approximately $45,000.
Harbert Venture Partners III and the Florida Opportunity Fund provided the new funding. In addition, the company received a $320,000 Healthcare Biomanufacturing Occupational and Technology Training (HBOTT) grant awarded through FloridaWorks.
Registered nurse David Williams founded RegisterPatient in 2006 to develop software that helps physicians schedule medical appointments and communicate better with patients.
When the company announced the new funding, it also appointed Jana Skewes as its new president and CEO. She has more than 26 years of experience in health care.
The Council for Economic Outreach and the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted Skewes when she was considering moving to the community.
“I was excited about the support that the community has given David (Williams) and the way people here get things done,” she says.
Bob Crutchfield, Harbert’s venture partner, says he sees great potential for the company because it provides what he regards as the best to help patients, physicians, hospitals and insurance companies gather and share information.
When it started, RegisterPatient focused on providing patients with an easy way to complete their medical history and helping medical offices use that information to track their office visits and verify insurance coverage.
RegisterPatient has added ways that patients can input information about how they’re following up on instructions from their doctors and the results of things such as tests of their blood sugar levels.
“They’re adding a mobile app so that you can enter all your information from your phone,” Crutchfield says. “RegisterPatient is elegant and feature-rich, and it continues to improve all the time.”