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The Tech Tribune recently recognized EvidenceCare as a “Best Tech Startup” in Brentwood, TN

The Tech Tribune considered several factors in its selection, including revenue potential, leadership team, brand/product traction, and competitive landscape. Additionally, all companies must be independent (unacquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

As part of the feature, Co-Founders, Dr. Brian Fengler and Jim Jamieson, were interviewed about their experiences creating EvidenceCare.

Below is an excerpt from the interviews. You can read the full versions here: Dr. Brian Fengler Interview | Jim Jamieson Interview

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Tell us the origin story of EvidenceCare – what problem were you trying to solve and why?

The genesis of EvidenceCare came one night when I was working in the emergency room and a young woman presented with extreme shortness of breath and fast heart rate. It turned out she had a massive blood clot between her heart and her lungs and was also 36 weeks pregnant.

I found myself (as a national expert on her condition) struggling to determine the best treatment approach for her with consideration for her unborn child. I did what 86% of physicians do when they have a clinical question – I turned to Google!

The patient and her baby did well, but the case highlighted for me the reality that physicians are making life-changing decisions on a daily basis with a complete vacuum of tools to assist them.

We created EvidenceCare with the vision of creating software that accelerate physicians workflows in their EHR, while helping them with recommendations, evidence, and nudges at the time that they are making these important decisions.

What was the biggest hurdle you encountered in your journey?

Our healthcare system is 20 years behind every other industry in regard to innovation and digital advancement. There are multiple reasons for this (regulatory, liability, compliance, security, etc.) that entire books have been written about.

True innovation in healthcare is still on the horizon. It’s going to require payers, health systems, physicians, patients, and vendors to “think different” (to steal an old slogan from Apple) on how they approach problems and untether themselves from the way things have been done traditionally.

What does the future hold for EvidenceCare?

The future is bright! We are coming out of the pandemic, and healthcare operators are now able to devote energy, attention, and resources towards digital innovation.

Our products are evolving rapidly and being deployed in multiple EHRs. Our roster of clients and success stories is growing, which starts to catalyze more and more opportunities.

Our team is growing and it’s exciting to be collaborating and learning from folks with new approaches and insights on how to attack traditional healthcare challenges.

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Tell us the origin story of EvidenceCare – what problem were you trying to solve and why?

I started my healthcare career in the revenue cycle and thought doctors were the main source of healthcare spend. When I started working with Brian (co-founder), an ER physician, it became clear that we needed to get doctors back to doing what they loved most, taking care of patients, and out of the “business” of healthcare. We saw an impactful opportunity in minimizing the time doctors spent searching for clinical answers and automating evidence-based guidance in the doctor’s EHR workflow.

What was the biggest hurdle you encountered in your journey?

When we were first raising capital, it was difficult to get people to understand the day-to-day issues doctors were facing with technology because we couldn’t showcase a product that existed in the EHR systems. It was a niche product that would have a big impact, but we had to work hard to find the right people who knew that this was an issue that was impacting doctors, patients, and the finances of health systems.

What does the future hold for EvidenceCare?

The last couple years have been incredible for EvidenceCare, and we’re in a great position to continue growing our team, revenue, and clients both organically and through channel partners. We’re also launching new products while ensuring all products can perform on one platform that’s integrated into EHR systems.