Kareo Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based medical office software and services for small medical practices, announced today that it has been named as a 2014 Red Herring Top 100 North America award winner. Each year since 1996, Red Herring recognizes the leading private companies from North America and celebrates their innovations, technologies, and contributions to their respective industries. Red Herring selects 100 award winners from among thousands of the most promising privately held technology companies in the United States and Canada. Past Red Herring 100 companies have included Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, Marin Software, Palo Alto Networks and eBay.
“It’s an honor to be recognized as a Red Herring Top 100 company,” said Dan Rodrigues, CEO and founder of Kareo. “This award validates our vision that cloud-based software and services can fundamentally improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery in medical practices. We appreciate Red Herring for highlighting our successes in making our vision a reality with the medical providers we serve today.”
Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technological innovation and intellectual property, management quality, business model, customer footprint and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their peers. This allows Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in North America.
“In 2014, selecting the top 100 achievers was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “In fact, we had the toughest time in years because so many entrepreneurs had crossed significant milestones so early. But after much thought, rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the top 100 winners. We believe Kareo embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Kareo should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.”
Kareo is the only cloud-based medical office software and services platform purpose-built for small practices. At Kareo, we believe that, with the right tools and support, small practices can do big things. We offer an integrated solution of products and services designed to help physicians get paid faster, run their business smarter, and provide better care. Our practice management software, billing services, and free, award-winning fully certified EHR help more than 20,000 medical providers more efficiently manage the business and clinical sides of their practice. Kareo has received extensive industry recognition, including the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Inc. 500/5000, Forbes Top 100 Most Promising Companies, and Black Book #1 Integrated EHR, Practice Management and Billing Vendor. Headquartered in Irvine, California, the Kareo mission is to help providers spend their time focused on patients, not paperwork. For more information, visit www.kareo.com.