How Chrissa McFarlane Raised $7.2 Million to Build Her App
When Chrissa McFarlane came up with Patientory, an advanced healthcare app which enables the connecting of digital medical records without the privacy risk, naturally, she needed to find a way to fund her creation. And receive funding for her app, she did.
In just a matter of three days, McFarlane was able to raise a whopping $7.2 million via online crowdfunding.
How She Did It
McFarlane launched a campaign on Kickstarter that attracted 1,728 investors. With this money, she was able to expand her company which addresses the urgent need for such an application; one that stores confidential medical data in a secure digital environment that is hack-proof.
The app also has the ability to store a patient’s entire health history and determine who can gain access to that information.
A Breakthrough in Healthcare
According to McFarlane, her app uses what is called ” blockchain technology,” i.e. the coordinating of patient information via a blockchain health information exchange.
Its privacy guarantee and convenience makes it a significant breakthrough in the approach to storing medical information.
For additional details on Patientory, visit the company’s official website.
By: Danielle Dixon
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