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Next Healthcare Technologies was incorporated in 2013 as a Canadian-owned, founder bootstrapped, Ontario-based company. The company was founded by physician Dr. Ketan Patel and two IT specialists – Adam Davis, who founded Next Dimension and Chris Burgess, who is the founder and CEO of Net Direct. The company recently launched CareCDS, which is a cloud-based medical office software system that addresses a massive blind spot in healthcare – the over two million healthcare waiting rooms in North America. Here’s Dr. Patel to tell us more about this exciting new venture.
DR. PATEL: CareCDS is now commercially available, and we now have a major channel partner in Dood Consulting – marketing and selling our solution using a software as a service (SaaS) model in the US and abroad. www.clinicaldecisionsoftware.com Our first cross-border enterprise contract represents $2M in USD sales alone in 2018.
DR. PATEL: Because of the different reimbursement programs in Canada, we are building strong B2B applications that live between the clinical data world and health vendor ecosystems. This will provide many opportunities for our partners to benefit by being a part of CareCDS, and will help maximize revenue potential in Canada for our partners as well as for Next Healthcare.
DR. PATEL: We joined WEtech in 2015 when we were in our conceptual stage of development. Deborah Livneh – who is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence – opened opportunities where we could connect with the right people – which was very helpful. In addition, Yvonne Pilon and Irek Kusmierczyk assisted us along the way as supporters, advisors and connectors including participating, mentoring and judging at Hacking Health the last few years. WEtech has become a valuable asset in Essex County and we would encourage other companies to connect with WEtech Alliance.
DR. PATEL: We’ve participated in every Hacking Health the last three years as mentors. Just the concept of bringing together creative professionals from healthcare, tech and business to work on challenges is phenomenal. You never know where an idea will come from, or where you’ll find a great employee or build that cross-border relationship which can open a door. Hacking Health is fertile ground for all three, so we plan on being there April 13 & 14 at St. Clair College for Hacking Health Windsor + Detroit IV.We are also planning to attend the MedHealth Summit the following week in Detroit in order to keep developing those business relationships and network with other entrepreneurs, innovative businesses, healthcare organizations and venture-backed health portfolio investors. You could say we are taking full advantage of the great potential of this rich and diverse cross-border med-health community.