An exclusive interview with Chrissa McFarlane, CEO of Patientory, a global cryptocurrency and population health management service that regulates and secures patient data, Named as one of the top women “leaving their mark on the medtech field” by Becker’s Hospital Review, Chrissa launched Patientory in December 2015 after seeing the need in the market for a more personalized and secure population health management solution.
Tell us about yourself?
I am an entrepreneur passionate about improving the state of healthcare in our society. Through the adoption of technology, I believe we can lead healthier lifestyles.
How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
After working for a telemedicine company, I was constantly met with the challenges of getting access to patient data from multiple sources. This is when I ventured out to solve this problem by starting Patientory.
How much potential market share can you achieve in next 3 years?
Great question. Here at Patientory, we are embarking on new technology and business models, so the opportunities are endless.
What was the best book or series that you’ve ever read?
What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?
Best Purchase- A car
Worst Purchase- Renting an apartment
What takes up too much of your time?
What three pieces of advice would you give to college students/new startup business owners who want to become entrepreneurs?
Definitely, have a plan and do not be afraid to take chances.
Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?
Tell us about something you are proud of – about your greatest challenge.
I am proud of my parents. As first generation immigrants, they are able to succeed despite setbacks and challenges without having parents in this country.
How people should connect with you?
Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @chrissatanelia