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Small startups are like families, especially when you found said company with your sibling. For this week’s Founder Stories, I met with Kyna Fong, co-founder of ElationEMR, who has done just that.
Since the passing of the HITECH Act in 2009, the American healthcare industry has witnessed an explosion in the number of health IT startups. Many of these companies provide services related to the creation, management and analysis of electronic health records (EHRs).
Kyna and Conan Fong were at dinner trying to convince their father, who ran a medical practice, to try something different than just keeping paper records.
Elation Health (formerly known as ElationEMR) , a SF-based health tech startup has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by DFJ, with participation from angel investors including former president and CEO of Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Martha Marsh; and co-founder of Quora and creator of the Facebook Platform and Facebook Connect, Charlie Cheever.
Focus on founders’ deep understanding and human appreciation of the healthcare space
On Oct. 14, CMS unveiled the final Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act rule, which will outline physician Medicare payment fees following the sustainable growth rate formula repeal.