When it comes to talking about companies building products that physicians want, the first name that pops up is Medgre (Green Apples MedSystems, LLC) – a West Virginia based technology company inventing, producing and selling products for the Healthcare Sector. On a mission to help physicians give better care to their patients, Medgre has made itself a renowned name in the EHR landscape. The name, Medgre has two parts, Med, the first 3 letters of Medical and Gre, the first three letters of Green. Being an Electronic Health Records (EHR) software for Medical providers, Medgre promotes & facilitates the medical providers to move away from the paper, hence promoting a green environment.
Building what Physicians want
The company was founded by three highly experienced professionals, with a unique knowledge-base in end to end product life cycles, in-depth technological know-how, and extensive business and managerial expertise. With more than six decades of combined industry knowledge, the founding team has brought their visionary passion and technological innovations to the healthcare market segment, with a vision to bring transformational technology products to physicians and health care professionals.
Today, Medgre solutions include an easy to use and feature-rich Electronic Health Records (EHR) software, Practice Management and Billing Software. Medgre EHR (Medgre V3.0) is certified as ONC-HIT 2014 Complete EHR (Ambulatory). Moreover, the company also offers end-to-end Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) solution to take care of clinic’s billing service needs. Additional products from Medgre include Charge Capture & Rounding (CCR) system, Appointment Reminder System and Waiting Room Module that give the clinic an overall control over effective patient management, improved patient care and enhanced revenue.
At the core, Medgre is an easy to use software made by keeping in mind the lack of time medical providers & the other clinic users have while providing patient care. Ability to get to any area of the software quickly cuts down the time that they spend to get a task done and availability of dropdowns & templates to do the repetitive tasks easily brings in efficiency and customer satisfaction.
The Three Pillars of Success
Medgre is founded and run by the three passionate Co-founders; Sebastian Kurian, Rajendra Prasad and Mohd Rehan. The three Co-founders have made it a point to make ‘Ease of Use’ the key aspect of the company’s software products and have successfully driven it down to every member of the team.
Sebastian Kurian is the Co-founder & CEO, responsible for business strategy, program management & operations. Sebastian brings more than 28 years of experience in a number of technical and managerial roles in various fields of technology. Prior to founding Green Apples, he headed the product delivery, manufacturing & operations of Tech Mahindra’s iPolicy Networks and eDRM product lines. He was one of the four founding employees of the Silicon Valley start-up company, ‘IOSpan Wireless’ that was acquired by Intel Corp. He is a co-inventor of 25 issued US patents in the fields of data communication & wireless technologies.
Rajendra Prasad is the Co-founder & CTO, responsible for product development & technology. Rajendra has more than 21 years of experience in software development & management that spans into a complete product development lifecycle. His expertise extends into embedded systems, networking and network security systems. Prior to founding Green Apples, he headed the product engineering group at Tech Mahindra’s iPolicy Networks.
Mohd Rehan is the Co-founder & CIPO (Chief Innovation & Product Officer), responsible for product management, validation, sales engineering & customer support. Rehan brings close to 17 years of experience focused on software product management and network security products, doing security consultancy, product validation, sales engineering & customer Support. Prior to founding Green Apples, Rehan was a Senior Architect at Tech Mahindra Ltd.
Fostering, supporting and Rewarding Innovation & Integrity
The founding team has made it a point to enable a working environment that fosters, supports and rewards the virtues of integrity and innovation. “Clarity of purpose, integrity in what one does as a member of a team that delivers a world class product and solutions around it can sustain its edge only when innovative ideas are valued and given its right importance throughout the organization. The founding team considers these virtues as the pillars on which an organization can be built and grown,” asserts Sebastian Kurian, the CEO of the company.
Accurate and Dependable Solutions
The journey of Medgre, since the foundation, has seen its fair share of struggles and successes. Talking about the journey, Sebastian says, “There were ups and downs throughout the journey with that ultimate satisfaction of bringing out a product that can compete with other bigwigs of the industry. The biggest challenge has been the fact that you are pitted against the masters of the industry with many years of standing and financial backing. We were able to benchmark our product with series of Meaningful Use Certifications that were needed legally to compete and yet keep our main focus of “Ease of Use” in the product.”
Ease of Use has been Medgre’s prime focus since the very beginning. “We have been able to embrace that idea very well in bringing that successfully into Medgre. Initial years of EMR/EHRs were driven by the incentive dollars that the US government has pumped in. But once that time is passed by, Ease of Use, efficiency and time saving aspects of EMR/EHRs are paving the way,” Sebastian adds. Going ahead, Medgre is working hard towards maintaining the usability & ease of use aspects of the software while trying to find solution to the big problem of Inter-Operability.