Kareo Is #16 Fastest Growing Midsize Company in Orange County

September 25th, 2014 by Kareo

Today’s independent medical practices need a partner they can rely on to help them succeed. Kareo’s incredible growth in the past few years is a direct result of staying focused on the small, independent practice. And, the world is taking notice!

Kareo is one of the fastest growing companies in Orange County. The Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) just released its list of the fastest growing companies in Orange County, grouped by size, and Kareo ranked number 16 in the midsize category. But that’s not all … On the list, Kareo is the fastest growing software company in Orange County of all the large and midsize companies, and of the midsize companies, it is the in the top five in the healthcare industry.

The report is based on data gathered on revenue for the 12 months that ended June 30 for the past three years (2014, 2013, and 2012) and the total employees at the end of same period each year. Kareo’s revenue has grown over two and half times from $13.8 million in 2012 to over $35 million in 2014. The company had also nearly doubled its employees from 130 in 2012 to 232 in 2014. The number of employees currently stands at over 350, serving more than 25,000 customers.

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OCBJ List Fastest Growing Companies

Kareo is on a roll with this latest ranking and other accolades in recent months. The company was also listed on the Inc. 5000 for the third year in a row as the fifth fastest growing private software company in America with revenue between $20 million and $50 million. As if that wasn’t enough, Kareo was also on the Forbes list of American’s Top 100 Most Promising Companies and was ranked fifth fastest growing healthcare technology company on the Deloitte Fast 500.

“Our growth highlights the success of Kareo in helping physicians deliver outstanding patient care while avoiding becoming overwhelmed with the complex administrative and compliance burdens of running a medical practice,” said Dan Rodrigues, Founder and CEO of Kareo, in a press release about the Inc. 5000 listing. “Our mission is to enable small practice success, and our growth rate is one measure of progress against this mission.”

The Orange County Business Journal is the weekly read that connects the Orange County business community. This is where the community doers in the most vibrant slice of the Southern California economy keep tabs on each other. With one of the highest circulations of all the Business Journals in the country, it continues to grow as a highly impactful and influential publication.


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Kareo Welcomes Technology Executive Brett Caine to the Board

September 24th, 2014 by Kareo

Brett Caine Joins Kareo Board

Veteran software leader, Brett Caine, has joined the expanding Kareo board of directors. He will leverage his 22 years of executive experience in the technology industry to provide consultative guidance around Kareo’s market and product strategy, further enhancing Kareo’s role as the independent physicians’ trusted partner.

Kareo’s second independent board member, Brett comes with a strong background in scaling Software as a Service (SaaS) and e-commerce online businesses, and is one of the high-tech industry’s leading advocates for transforming business by delivering simpler, better ways to connect and collaborate online. “Kareo’s unique business model and innovative solutions are already a disruptive force in the market and the company is well positioned for future growth,” he says. “I look forward to working with Kareo’s talented management team to further extend the company’s leadership in the healthcare IT space.”

Brett previously served as president of Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems, Inc., where he was responsible for growing the company’s SaaS business to record revenues and profits. While at Citrix Online, Caine grew revenues from $40 million in 2004 to $600 million.

To find out more about Brett, read the full press release.

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Kareo PM Now Offers Copy Encounter Option

September 22nd, 2014 by Kareo

On Friday, September 19, Kareo Practice Management (PM) was upgraded to the latest version. This month, you’ll find a new Copy Encounter feature that saves time on data entry. For more information on this feature, see below.

Copy Existing Encounter
Recently, Kareo added a Copy Existing Encounter feature, which allows previous encounters to be easily copied into the most recent encounter with a single-click on the Copy button. This new SALT (Same as Last Time) feature, allows a new encounter to be created faster and more easily than before. When creating a new encounter, simply enter the patient appointment, date of service, and any pertinent information, and you are good to go! For details on using this features, read the full release notes.

Kareo copy encounter feature

Give Your Feedback
At Kareo, we continue working hard to make medical billing easy for you. Customer feedback drives our service and ensures we build the features that matter most to you, so your input is critical to us. Please submit your suggestions, challenges and ideas for our next release here – Give Feedback.

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Free Webinar: Best Practices to Start Your Own Medical Practice

September 15th, 2014 by Kareo

Register NowTaking the Leap: Best Practices to Start Your Own Medical Practice
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
1:00 PM Eastern, 10:00 AM Pacific



Are you ready to take the leap and step out on your own? Whether you are a newly minted physician or looking to leave a group practice, how do you know if going it alone is the right choice? In this webinar, startup practice expert Audrey Christie McLaughlin will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you decide if opening your own medical practice is the right choice. During this free event, Audrey will offer practical recommendations on:

  1. How to decide if you should open your medical practice
  2. The initial steps to take prior to leaving your current position
  3. Business models, budgets, timelines, marketing and staffing considerations

Find out everything you need to know to decide if independence is right for you and how to start a new practice successfully.

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About the Speaker

Audrey MAudrey “Christie” McLaughlin empowers physicians to grow their practices and better the lives of the patients they serve. Audrey is the CEO of McLaughlin Sales Group LLC, creator of the series Customer Service from the HEART, and creator of physicianspracticeexpert.com, a sales and consulting firm that specializes in the business of medicine. Audrey has more than 12 years of experience in helping physicians and hospitals provide the best medical care while growing revenue and keeping costs down. She is an expert, entrepreneur, author, speaker, and is active volunteer in her community.



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Faster Charting Features Now Available in Kareo EHR

September 11th, 2014 by Kareo

On Wednesday, September 10, Kareo EHR was upgraded to the latest version. This release includes enhancements to speed up your charting workflow, including the ability to view documents directly from within the Note, along with the ability to create customized Quick Text Shortcuts. For more information on the specific features, see below.

Quick-View Documents Addition
Now you can quickly view labs, studies, and documents while working on a Note. A new viewing area in the lower left-hand side of your screen provides an instant view of documents. There is no need to leave your Note to access your documents. Simply hover your mouse over the Documents area, then with one click you can either View or Download. For more details, read the full release notes.

Kareo EHR quick view documents

Quick Text Shortcuts
Faster charting can now be done by creating your own customized Quick Text Shortcuts. Create shortcuts for all your frequently used phrases from both inside the Note or in My Settings. Then apply the Shortcuts across any Note section of your choice. For instructions on how to use this feature, see the full release notes.

Kareo EHR quick text shortcuts

Share Your Thoughts
At Kareo, we continue working hard to make electronic health records easy for you. Streamlining your workflow with fewer clicks is our priority. Customer feedback drives our service and ensures we build the features that matter most to you, so your input is critical to us. Please submit your feedback here.


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