The team at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center will on Friday unveil IdeaFrame, an application that promises to tell budding entrepreneurs in less than 10 minutes if their idea is worth pursuing. The software, which was created and designed by EC boss Michael Burcham and entrepreneur-in-residence Scott Rouse, has been used by EC mentors and advisors to vet the ideas that land on their desks. Check out more here.
Local medical documentation venture Shareable Ink has been named one of 15 finalists in the Allscripts Open App Challenge, a contest that will honor new applications that dovetail with Allscripts’ various software programs. More than 200 developers submitted apps that aim to improve disease management and address value-based care. Shareable Ink and the 14 other finalists competing for a $250,000 top prize and four runner-up awards worth another $350,000 combined. Their submissions are due July 14 and Allscripts execs will announce the winner in late August.
Clinical documentation software developer M*Modal has hooked up with the health information systems group at 3M to link doctors' notes to the back-end coding and billing systems of their practices.
"M*Modal and 3M are working together to help healthcare organizations bring increased accuracy and simplicity to clinical documentation and coding processes," said Matt Jenkins, Senior Vice President, Corporate & Business Development at M*Modal. "By creating structure from the physician's narrative, we can drive downstream processes like billing and ICD-10 compliance to promote accurate reimbursements and patient outcomes data."
In the year since John Wark opened the doors to the nonprofit Nashville Software School, the developer academy has found its place in the city's creative community — and turned away some folks Wark says looked like they would leave town as quickly as they got here. Pierce Greenberg has the story in this week's City Paper, where he writes about Wark's plans to add night classes and hook up with local government and education officials.
“I’ve shown we can create employable, entry-level developers. So I think we’re at the point where we can have a serious conversation with both the city, who again is committed to development of the tech workforce, and the state,” Wark said.
Erik Carlson, the co-founder of mobile video application Streamweaver, has stepped out of an active role at the company, which just last month snagged $1.3 million in funding. Walker Duncan has more on Carlson's plans for future endeavors.
Mobile phone software developer Metova has added four developers and one quality assurance engineer to its roster, officials announced today. The developers are Benjamin “Seth” Beech, Jamie Hignite, David Mays and Kalan Lee Stowe. Taylor Jackson is the quality assurance engineer.
Beech received a bachelor’s of electrical engineering from Auburn University. Hignite previously worked with the Information Technology Support Services for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command. She also worked for four years developing web applications for Yum! Brands. Mays and Stowe graduated from Auburn with a bachelor’s in software engineering.
“All of our new developers are proficient in multiple programming languages, but more importantly, they are all great thinkers and problem solvers,” said David Lane, Metova’s vice president of technology. “Their diverse backgrounds in Web and graphic design and computer related services will complement the diverse needs of Metova’s client base.”
Jackson’s role with Metova will be to test client’s mobile applications and to improve the development of those applications. He earned his bachelor’s of science in business administration degree from Tennessee Technology University.
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