An exclusive Tech Tribune Q&A with Jim Jamieson (co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer) of EvidenceCare, which was honored in our:
Tell us the origin story of EvidenceCare – what problem were you trying to solve and why?
I started my healthcare career in the revenue cycle and thought doctors were the main source of healthcare spend. When I started working with Brian (co-founder), an ER physician, it became clear that we needed to get doctors back to doing what they loved most, taking care of patients, and out of the “business” of healthcare. We saw an impactful opportunity in minimizing the time doctors spent searching for clinical answers and automating evidence-based guidance in the doctor’s EHR workflow.
What was the biggest hurdle you encountered in your journey?
When we were first raising capital, it was difficult to get people to understand the day-to-day issues doctors were facing with technology because we couldn’t showcase a product that existed in the EHR systems. It was a niche product that would have a big impact, but we had to work hard to find the right people who knew that this was an issue that was impacting doctors, patients, and the finances of health systems.
What does the future hold for EvidenceCare?
The last couple years have been incredible for EvidenceCare, and we’re in a great position to continue growing our team, revenue, and clients both organically and through channel partners. We’re also launching new products while ensuring all products can perform on one platform that’s integrated into EHR systems.
What are your thoughts on the local tech startup scene in Brentwood?
Historically, it’s been heavy in healthcare services, but we’ve seen the transition in the last few years to be more focused on technology, which is great for finding developer talent. But we, like other tech companies, have to work hard to retain local tech talent when many are pulled away by larger companies not local to the greater Nashville area. Overall, it’s a growing and supportive group of local tech companies that do their part to make Nashville/Brentwood a great city to live and work in.
What’s your best advice for aspiring entrepreneurs?
Don’t raise more money than you have to, but ALWAYS raise enough. It’s a fine line to walk, but it’s good to maintain control of the board and operating decisions for as long as possible until you’re ready for the next stage. I had a co-founder who was strong where I was weak and vice versa – I can’t recommend that enough. And lastly, have mentors in all aspects of business, not just one, because the breadth of wisdom is important when starting a business.