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Better Day™ Health

Better Day™ Health combines speech-to-text, mobile devices & web-based technologies to automate clinical documentation & engage patients.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Healthcare Services
  • Location New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2010
  • Employees 15
  • Website

Company Summary

Better Day™ Health is a an add-on, web-based clinical documentation solution that improves patient-provider face-to-face communications in the exam room by nearly eliminating manual data entry. Better Day™ automates data collection to transform the way providers document patient encounters & interact with patients. The Better Day™ app seamlessly integrates and functions as an add-on to any legacy EMR/EHR systems.


  • Peter 20ragusa
    CEO, Co-Founder

    Peter Ragusa, MD, MPH is the CEO & Co-Founder of Better Day™ Health. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University, the University of Minnesota Medical School & the Yale University School of Public Health. Peter spent 3 years on the USMLE Step One Committee & served on the Comprehensive Review of the USMLE, which overhauled physician licensing in the US. He also has 10 years of start-up, health policy, technology, and healthcare experience.

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    Roman Khmaladze
    Chief Architect

    Roman Khmaladze serves as Chief Architect and Founding Partner. He has 16 years experience in Health Information Technology project management, enterprise-scale software architecture, data mining & modeling, development, deployment & support. Roman has a sharp focus on patient privacy & data security, in accordance with latest HIPAA regulations.

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    Howard Luks, MD
    Social Strategy

    Howard Luks, MD serves as a Physician Advisor & Founding Partner. He is the Chief of Arthroscopy, & Sports Medicine & Orthopedics at New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Luks is also a national speaker & principal at two companies, HJL20 & Symplur, that aid healthcare professionals in transitioning to a meaningful digital & social media presence.

  • Rand 20ragusa 20photo
    SVP Business Development, Co-Founder

    Rand Ragusa is the Senior VP of Business Development & Co-Founder. He has held senior executive roles with four Silicon Valley start-ups (, Freestyle Interactive,, Sony Broadband) & has 16 years of technology & software sales, marketing, & business development experience.

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    Jeff Miller
    Senior Director of Account Services

    Jeff Miller is the Senior Director of Account Services & a Founding Partner. Jeff helped to train & implement restaurant computer-based ordering systems before moving into healthcare in late 2009. He has over 10 years of customer service experience in multiple service-related industries.

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    Don Lazzari, MBA
    Senior Vice President of Sales

    Don has spent the last 25 years in sales & marketing roles for a variety of high-tech companies in healthcare, supply chain, & manufacturing. As VP of Sales & Business Development at Vocollect Healthcare, Don grew annual sales from $250,000 to $22.5 million in 4 years. Don attended the University of Pittsburgh where he earned a BA in Writing & an MBA from the Katz School of Business.


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    David Fisher, JD
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    Matt Roger, CPA, CFF

Previous Investors

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    17 Seed Investors, including Andre duPlessis, MHA, COO of Presbyterian/St. Luke's Hospital
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    10 Physician Investors Led By Dr. John Noble of Imperial Health & Pilot Tester Dr. Keith DeSonier