The clinical documentation software developed by Nashville-based Shareable Ink has been chosen by anesthesiologists who are part of University of Louisville Physicians. About 45 doctors across 20 operating rooms will use Shareable Ink's products as they transition to a pay-for-performance world.
University of Louisville Physicians anesthesiologists and their care teams will now use Shareable Ink’s pen to document data digitally by entering information directly onto electronic versions of forms they already are using. The data will then be immediately available to any of their providers who need access to treat a patient. University of Louisville Physicians will also participate in ShareMU, Shareable Ink’s Meaningful Use program for anesthesiologists.
The organizers of the Bonnaroo festival also are again organizing Hackeroo, a local hackathon where participants will build apps, services and technology that serve live events, in conjunction with sponsor Emma. The hackathon will take place at Emma's Bistro on Rolling Mill Hill on May 10 and 11. The winner will receive VIP access to Bonnaroo, where the winning product will be marketed to the festival's audience of 80,000 and to the Southland technology and entrepreneurship conference being held in Nashville just prior.
Travis Laurendine, who started Hackeroo last year, will once again host and mentor developers throughout Hackeroo. Also participating in Hackeroo will be Sarah Lacy, founder and CEO of PandoDaily, which is co-producing Southland with Launch Tennessee.
"Last year, we were empowered by Bonnaroo to test the concept of a hackathon that takes the technology developed and integrates it into the festival," Laurendine said. "Now, with the backing of Southland in addition to Bonnaroo producers Superfly and AC Entertainment, we are going to scale this event into the premier yearly music hackathon in Music City USA."
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Developers of the Nashville-based personal health management app Healthspek have been invited to pitch their product at AARP's national expo in May.
The expo, to be held in Boston, will showcase 10 startups in the "50 and over" health technology market, with access to consumers, venture capitalists and other investors. Healthspek is a free iPad tool that safely tracks, collects and disseminates personal health care information.
"Today's health care environment is putting the power back in the hands of the people, and we see that as very positive," Randy Farr, Healthspek CEO, said in a release. "Consumers now have an opportunity to manage their own care, working with their doctors to streamline the flow of information. The benefits in cost reduction, efficiency, disease prevention and peace of mind are significant, and we believe we're just scratching the surface of how this technology could revolutionize American health care."
Marketing agency The A Group, which specializes in working with churches and nonprofits, has launched a sister company to help those groups improve their fundraising efforts via text messages. To launch Textify Mobile, 13 A Group employees contributed their time working on product development, branding and social media strategies, and graphic and web design in exchange for a share in Textify's profits.
“We saw an incredible need in the market as businesses and organizations were realizing how critical it was to have a text strategy, but weren’t finding solutions to meet their needs,” said A Group founder and CEO Maurilio Amorim. “Rather than try to fit our them into existing solutions we weren’t happy with, we decided to dream up our own.”