Entrepreneur Spotlight: Mary Kay O’Connor, PATIENTSVOICES

Taken from “We Create: Making KC America’s Most Entrepreneurial City: Year 2”

Mary Kay O’Connor
Kansas City, Missouri

In the fall of 2014, Mary Kay O’Connor
had taken PatientsVoices™ as far as she
could. Aimed at helping convert patient
feedback into health care data that
hospitals could then use to improve
patient satisfaction and increase Medicare
reimbursement, PatientsVoices needed
funds to develop and commercialize
its technology.
With help from the UMKC Small Business
and Technology Development Center
and the KU Bioscience and Technology
Business Center, Mary Kay landed a
coveted Small Business Innovation
Research (SBIR) Phase I grant for $150K.
Currently, PatientsVoices’ technical team
is refining the prototype and will apply
for SBIR Phase II funding, which could
bring up to $1MM to help hospitals
improve patient care.

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