ChartSpan Medical Technologies announced that it has raised more than $1 million dollars in a seed funding, in a round led by investor and healthcare leader Don Byrne. As part of the deal, Byrne will bring its extensive healthcare experience to the ChartSpan team. The investment will be used to build the engineering, distribution, and marketing teams at ChartSpan.
ChartSpan converts paper healthcare records to digital data, with no manual data entry.The company, which emerged from the Iron Yard accelerator, also unveiled its free ChartSpan app for iPhone. Said application, that will soon be available for Android users, converts paper healthcare records to digital data, with no manual data entry. ChartSpan works by simply taking a picture of a healthcare record or importing it from email or electronic fax. Then, the app extracts the data and populates each user’s electronic, personal database, allowing users to manage records on a phone for the entire family.
According to ChartSpan CEO & co-founder Jon-Michial Carter, this app was built for patients, not doctors. “We, at ChartSpan, got tired of waiting and decided to build technology that would empower patients to manage their own electronic healthcare records. We are excited to disrupt healthcare, moving the balance of patient data into the hands of consumers,” he said.