In late December Clinician Nexus, a startup focused on connecting students in healthcare fields with clinical rotations, picked up $1.5 million in a seed funding round. The round was led by Hyde Park Venture Partners with participation from Great North Labs, Sofia Fund and Cedars-Sinai. This new funding brings the company’s total investment number to $2.3 million.
WHAT THEY DO
The Minneapolis-based startup created a platform that lets health systems, schools and students connect. Providers are able to post their rotation schedules and students can use the platform to book training.
Students training for a variety of professions including, nursing, physician assistant, and medical doctor can use the system. The platform also helps to centralize paperwork for schools, providers and students.
“Clinician Nexus allows clinical sites, such as hospitals and clinics, and students to directly connect with one another, find the right fit, clarify expectations, and eliminate surprises. Historically, that process has been very cumbersome, inefficient and time-consuming,” Katrina Anderson, Clinician Nexus CEO, said in a statement. “By offering access to a shared platform for students, health care facilities and schools, the process is vastly improved, much more intuitive and lowers the margin for error in onboarding students.”
WHAT IT’S FOR
The company didn’t specify what the new funds would be used for but hinted at growth in the platform.
“Our first customer has realized over 50 percent time savings in onboarding students coming from over 150 schools across the globe,” Anderson said in a statement. “What excites me the most is that while we’re able to help with real operational efficiency, we also create a meaningful way to foster the clinical education community across over 50 clinical disciplines. When we invest in training our future clinicians, we can only expect to see those returns in patient care.”
THE LARGER TREND
Increasingly innovators are looking to employ digital tools to improve medical education. Several are looking to address training management.
AMOpportunities is a startup aiming to link medical students and doctors with clinical experience. The company teams up with US medical schools and teaching hospitals. Additionally, Thalamus and Medtrics are both startups focused on helping to streamline residency programs for new physicians.
ON THE RECORD
“We are thrilled with the interest Clinician Nexus is generating among investors and could not be more delighted with our investor partners,” Anderson said in a statement. “We look forward to working with them to further build upon the success that Clinician Nexus has achieved.”