Mobile EHR Startup Continues Growth Going Into Its Fourth Year
For athletic trainers and physical therapists, the old approach to caring for young athletes and their injuries largely consisted of a pen and paper. Relying on existing hospital electronic health record systems means trainers waste time and resources logging every athlete with even the most minor of injuries, and aren’t able to access critical information to perform their jobs in real time.
Healthy Roster, founded in 2015, exists to give athletic trainers and physical therapists a mobile way to assist athletes and even communicate with their parents about injuries.
The platform is customized for the type of work each employee does, says Healthy Roster CEO Nathan Heerdt, and allows them to communicate with hospital electronic health record systems like Epic and AthenaHealth.
“They’re dealing with lots of kids at high schools, who are not yet patients … So they’re folks that don’t have records,” says Heerdt. “They need a way to keep track of their kids, take notes on their kids, log treatments — all things that are happening outside of the hospital system.”
When Columbus Underground briefly covered Healthy Roster in 2017, the company was just getting ready to expand. In the years since, Healthy Roster has opened up the platform to home health aids, whose daily tasks are similar to those of sports medicine professionals.
Heerdt says Healthy Roster continues to grow, but the company had no problem getting local healthcare organizations to adopt the software. “We started off really strong here in Ohio,” says Heerdt.
Almost all of the large healthcare systems in Central Ohio were early adopters, including Memorial Health and Orthopedic One. The company had its start with OSU Wexner Medical Center and Ohio Health, which helped develop the app.
“We’ve doubled sales from ‘17. At the end of ‘18 we had doubled sales and doubled revenue,” he says. “We’re now in 45 states with over 150 customers. Our numbers keep growing, and we’re up to 14 full-time employees here in Dublin.”
Healthy Roster’s Dublin office sits right across from Bridge Park and sits at the base of the development’s nearly completed pedestrian and bicycle bridge. Heerdt says having that connection has been fantastic for the company.
“Mainly because it gives our employees connectivity to some of the things that you’d be used to in Grandview or Downtown, which is kind of a thriving entertainment district,” he says. “And so that’s been really important. I think our employees love it, and we love it here as well.”
For more information on Healthy Roster, visit healthyroster.com.
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