Mediconnect Global CEO Amy Rees Lewis on Entrepreneurship
Mediconnect Global CEO, Amy Rees Lewis, speaks with Dennis Wood about how her own success as an entrepreneur, the passion to sell that successful entrepreneurs must have, and what to expect from venture financing. Lewis is a member of vSpring’s v-100 – a peer-nominated group of the top 100 venture entrepreneurs in the Rocky Mountain region.
In 1996, Lewis started her first company, PerfectPractice.MD, with only $23,000 in seed capital, and went on to build the nation’s first 100-percent Web-based medical practice management system for physician offices. She grew the company from a single employee to over 85 employees, eventually selling it in 2002. She is currently the CEO of Mediconnect, an online medical records retrieval company that utilizes Web technologies to facilitate the retrieval of patients’ medical records for the legal and the insurance industries. Lewis is also an owner and director of Globerian, a company located in Delhi, India, providing offshore business process outsourcing to US based businesses.
Amy has received numerous awards including the “Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award” from the Small Business Administration, the “Top Woman on the Move Award” from Utah Business Magazine, the “Free Enterprise Award” from Larry H. Miller, and the “UITA Million Dollar Award.”
Amy has previously served on the board of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization – Utah Chapter, as president for the HIMSS-Utah Chapter, as chairperson for the TIPAA National Biodefense Committee, and has been featured in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fast Company, Business Week, and many other national publications for her numerous accomplishments.
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