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By Nikki Cabus

ModMed Appoints Chief People Officer, Jody Beaverson

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Boca Raton-based practice technology leader ModMed® is proud to announce the appointment of Jody Beaverson as its chief people officer.

Beaverson will help strengthen the company’s commitment to its people as it continues to grow in the specialty-specific software space.

Beaverson brings more than 20 years of progressive human resources leadership experience and expertise. She has a proven track record of successfully leading organizations through pivotal times of growth and transformation.

As ModMed’s chief people officer, Beaverson will be a central member of the executive leadership team and she will have responsibility for all aspects of the working experience of ModMed’s employees, including using her strategic leadership skills to champion ModMed’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

Beaverson will report directly to the CEO and work directly with the executive team as a thought partner to shape the company’s human capital strategy.

“We are thrilled to have Jody join the ModMed family and lead our initiatives for attracting, retaining and supporting our workforce,” said Daniel Cane, ModMed co-founder and CEO.

“Her leadership skills and extensive experience will help support ModMed through rapid growth by providing inspirational leadership to all members of the organization.”

ModMed is transforming healthcare by placing doctors and patients at the center of care through an intelligent, specialty-specific cloud platform. With their electronic health records (EHR) and practice management (PM) systems, and revenue cycle management (RCM) services, ModMed’s  all-in-one solution empowers specialty medical practices by providing clinical, financial and operational software solutions.

ModMed staff physicians help to develop products and services for allergy, dermatology, gastroenterology, OBGYN, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, pain management, plastic surgery, podiatry and urology practices, as well as ambulatory surgery centers.

As the company continues to grow, making acquisitions, obtaining patents, and breaking records, they are hiring more and more technology and sales staff around the country, especially right here in South Florida. Beaverson will play an important role during their growth.

Ms. Beaverson most recently served as senior vice president, People Solutions, for Change Healthcare (CHNG). In this role, she and her team were responsible for developing, influencing and enabling the people strategy of the organization in support of achieving business objectives and creating a strong pipeline of talent to enable growth. She also led Change Healthcare’s Future of Work initiative, drove the enterprise people efforts throughout the pandemic, and was part of the core leadership team that successfully took the company public in 2019. Prior to that, she held several leadership roles with Emdeon and WebMD.

Beaverson recently relocated from Nashville to South Florida for the new position. She is an avid supporter of the American Heart Association and sat on the Greater Nashville Heart Walk Executive Leadership team for the last four years. Beaverson earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Bowling Green State University.

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By Nikki Cabus

Miami startup Modern Trials wins IDEA Showcase for investment from Seedfunders

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Modern Trials, a Miami-based startup, pitched at this year’s IDEA Showcase held on Thursday, June 23rd at the Broward County Convention Center. The startup took home first place which included an investment opportunity with Seedfunders, a Florida-based investment firm.

The HIPAA-compliant platform, Modern Trials, leverages electronic medical record data from a broad network of healthcare organizations to match patients in need of advanced treatment options with appropriate clinical trial opportunities.

IDEA Showcase is part of the #TECHSUPERSHOW at the ITEXPO which has been coming to South Florida for decades. South Florida Tech Hub has been partnering with the expo for three years now. The IDEA Showcase pitch contest has become one of the most popular and best-attended events at the ITEXPO. It features cool startup pitches and networking with open bar.

ITEXPO and the collocated events that comprise the #TECHSUPERSHOW all feature educational sessions presented by industry-leading experts. Attendees also gain valuable new insight from keynotes presented by thought-leaders from around the globe. The expo floor is filled with more than 200 companies demonstrating the latest innovations in a marketplace setting.

Startups that pitched included CERA, Envonics, flo-ops, Modern Trials, Nebulai, Unitii, and In My Team. Six of the seven startups to pitch were from South Florida and for the first time ever a prize package including an investment opportunity. Modern Trials took home the judges prize!

“Despite 20 years of experience and many friends in the [healthcare and clinical trials] industry, I was not able to find an appropriate trial for my own mother,” said Dr. Christopher Ochner, Co-Founder of Modern Trials whose mother was diagnosed with a stage IV glioma. “I came to the startling realization that there exists no way for patients in need to gain access to appropriate clinical trial opportunities.”

Immediately after his mother’s passing, he circled back with his Co-Founder, Dr. Alex Logsdon and said; “you were right; this system is broken and we need to fix it”. After countless hours working through a modernized process flow with regulatory experts, legal counsel and consultants, Modern Trials was born.

The IDEA Showcase judges panel included Tahl Milburn, former tech executive and founder from Silicon Valley turned investor, Danielle Mousseau, Manager of 35 Mules, Florida Power & Light’s Company’s (FPL) innovation hub, Akshay Sharma, former Gartner Analyst having authored or co-authored over 280 research notes and current CTO at Kovair, Ariana Pareja, startup founder with three exits and current President and Co-founder at Pareja Family Foundation which provides tech bootcamp scholarships for women and minorities, and Dave Chitester, Founder of Florida Funders, Founder of Seedfunders, and named one of Florida Trend’s 500 Most Influential Business Leaders in the state.

Dave Chister announced the judges winner and awarded Modern Trials with a minimum of $5000 investment through his firm Seedfunders. He said that after due diligence the investment could be much more significant. South Florida Tech Hub also added a free Startup level membership for Modern Trails for one full year.

Seedfunders is investing in pre-revenue scalable technology throughout the state of Florida. Led by a group of leading visionaries, Seedfunders is paving the way for technology startups throughout the state with a presence in St. Petersburg, Orlando and Miami. Dave recently moved to Miami to be able to support startups across the entire South Florida region.

With a unique focus on pre-revenue stage concepts, Seedfunders brings a different approach with mentoring and guidance for developing an MVP and bringing your concept to market.

“No question that cash is the lifeblood of every startup, particularly given the current economic environment,” said Modern Trials Co-Founder Dr. Ochner. “To us, however, an investment from SeedFunders means much more than that. Good mentorship is even more valuable than cash and the intellectual investment that Dave Chitester and his group make in the companies they chose to work with is the real prize.”

With approximately 200 people in attendance for the IDEA Showcase, there was an audience winner chosen as well. The audience used a real-time voting tool to choose their favorite pitch and the winner was CERA – Critical Emergency Response Applications.

Judge and investor, David Chister assured a handful of the startups that pitched that they were close behind, He urged each of them to apply for investment from Seedfunders as well.

Click here for more info on Seedfunders, Modern Trials, CERA and the ITEXPO.




ModMed Appoints Chief People Officer, Jody Beaverson
Miami startup Modern Trials wins IDEA Showcase for investment from Seedfunders