Patientory Inc., a global population healthcare solution company, is the newest member of Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio, a program designed to support startups that drive blockchain innovation and solve critical business challenges. R/GA Ventures operates the Studio and is contributing to a $5.3 million series A raise for Patientory, the first cohort for the investment.
The Studio brings together six companies in dynamic industries from healthcare to education to increase local and global enterprise adoption of blockchain. The program members will work with the specialized R/GA team to receive mentorship and access to R/GA and Studio partners that are dedicated to the startup’s growth. The project will be headquartered at R/GA’s Portland office.
“Since blockchain in healthcare is not yet fully mature, this partnership will enable Patientory to grow and better serve users across the globe to have secure health data,” says Chrissa MacFarlane, Founder and CEO of Patientory.
“Over the last few years, we have seen blockchain technology evolve from early and sometimes experimental uses to increased adoption at the enterprise level,” says Stephen Plumlee, Vice Chairman of R/GA and Managing Partner of R/GA Ventures.
The Studio partnership follows Patientory being named in the Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia by The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the academic partnership with Georgia State University Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions. The Georgia State program allows health informatics students to learn the design and implementation of IT-related in health care from Patientory’s developers and staff. These accolades and partnerships position Patientory to better innovate and revolutionize the healthcare industry.