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SA Ignite

Enterprise-grade TurboTax® for EHR Meaningful Use reporting, attestation, and audit prep. Fierce Healthcare Innovation Award 2013.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Software
  • Location Chicago, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2009
  • Employees 15
  • Website saignite.com

Company Summary

We automate healthcare data collection and analytics to deliver transformative improvements in healthcare efficiency. Our flagship product, MU Assistant®, automates Meaningful Use reporting, attestation, and audit prep - like how TurboTax® automates tax filing, maximizes payments, and reduces errors. We serve 6000+ providers across 40+ organizations such as Intermountain Healthcare, Mt. Sinai of New York, and Northshore - Long Island Jewish.

Team

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    Tim Hansen
    VP, Technology

    Designed and built a global data aggregation for medical analyzers (Sysmex). Led development of medical laboratory information systems. Ex-director of software development at Intel and Proxicom building and running distributed engineering teams.

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    Tom Lee, Ph.D.
    CEO, Founder, Member of Board of Directors

    Ex-Member, federal Steering Committee for EHR Meaningful Use, REC Network, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).
    Founding CTO of IT startup successfully sold to Disney. Helped raise $10M VC from Carlyle Group, Qualcomm, and Acer Technology Ventures.
    Kellogg MBA.
    Berkeley Physics Ph.D.
    Stanford undergrad.

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    Beth Houck
    VP, Client Services

    Ex-VP, Press Ganey, #1 in patient satisfaction analytics for hospitals & physician practices.
    1st employee and COO, Patient Impact, successfully sold to Press Ganey. 17 years in healthcare operations and sales.
    Duke Fuqua MBA.
    Northwestern undergrad.

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    Ben Ellis
    VP, Business Development & Strategy

    ex-COO of medical supply distribution company.
    Consulting and investment banking at Morgan Stanley, William Blair, and Accenture.
    Chicago Booth MBA.
    Michigan undergrad.

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    Tom Smith
    Member, Advisory Board

    Ex-CIO of Northshore University HealthSystem (IL). Recipient of 2004 HIMSS Davies Award for Excellence.

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    Jeff Galowich
    President, Member of Board of Directors

    Co-founder and ex-EVP of Initiate Systems, health IT company sold to IBM for nine figures.
    UCLA J.D.
    Univ of IL Urbana-Champaign undergrad.

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    Jodi Jahic
    Member of Board of Directors

    General Partner, Aligned Partners.
    Ex-Managing Director of Sherman Capital Group. Led wireless sector at Voyager Capital. Kauffman Fellow at Battery Ventures.
    Kellogg MBA,
    Pomona College undergrad.

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    Philip Settimi, M.D.
    Member, Advisory Board

    Ex-Chief Marketing Officer of Hill-Rom Corporation, ex- VP Global Marketing at Hospira, and ex-GM, Clinical Data Services at GE Healthcare.

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    Gary Mecklenberg
    Member, Advisory Board

    Executive Partner at Waud Capital. Member of the Board of Directors of BD. Ex-CEO of Northwestern Memorial Healthcare. Ex-Chairman of the American Hospital Association.

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    Dan Malven
    Member, Advisory Board

    Founder, Analyte Health. Ex-VC.

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    Richard Gustafson
    Member, Advisory Board

    Vice Chairman of the Senior Advisory Board of MedAssets and ex-Chairman of the Global Healthcare Practice at Heidrick and Struggles.

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    Ron Spaeth
    Member, Advisory Board

    Member of the Board of Directors of Stericycle, ex-CEO of Highland Park Hospital (NorthShore University Health System), and ex-Chairman of the Illinois Hospital Association.

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    Mike Previti
    Member, Advisory Board

    EVP Sales, Rise Health. Ex-VP Sales, Merge Healthcare. Ex-VP Sales, Initiate Systems (acquired by IBM).

Previous Investors

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    Melvin Hall, ex-CEO Press Ganey
    Unconfirmed
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    Gary Mecklenburg, ex-Chairman, American Hospital Association
    Unconfirmed
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    Aligned Partners (Series A)
    Unconfirmed