Tech startup TrekIT Health is moving forward in efforts to get its Penn-grown, patient-focused workflow software into other health systems, securing fresh funding and naming a new CEO.
The Philadelphia-based company said co-founder Dr. Subha Airan Javia is taking over as its top executive from former CEO Brendan McCorkle. The C-suite shift comes as the company said it raised $450,000 in a pre-seed fundraising round.
The funding comes from IP Group, a U.K. firm focused on commercializing research, and Dreamit Ventures, the local early stage venture fund that runs accelerators.
TrekIT participated in Dreamit’s Healthtech program last year, shortly after it was formed to take software developed at Penn into the market. TrekIT’s mobile-friendly platform allows all clinicians who interact with a patient to be able to access and update all of their information in one place to prevent errors in patient handoffs.
The product has its roots deep in Airan-Javia’s work as associate chief medical information officer at Penn Medicine. There, she tackled a problem she says happens too often — doctors or nurses relying on printed-out hard copies or handwritten notes inevitably miscommunicate about patient care, such as what medication a patient needs, or what needs to happen before their discharged, putting patients at risk.
Airan-Javia developed multiple versions of a platform to fix that while at Penn, tapped colleagues for user feedback and adjusted it along the way to create what’s now TrekIT’s main product.
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