Named as one of the top women, “leaving their mark on the MedTech field in health IT,” by Becker’s Hospital Review, Chrissa McFarlane is the Founder and CEO of Patientory, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta. McFarlane founded Patientory in December 2015 after seeing the need in the market for more personalized and secure consumer-driven health information management solutions.
With more than ten years’ experience in healthcare conducting research and managing teams, McFarlane has published international healthcare research and helped to create breakthrough digital health companies that have provided services to companies such as Tumblr, Blue Apron, Casper, and Meetup.
Her passion for healthcare began in high school, where she conducted microbiology research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and won top honors. Later at Cornell University, she worked with organizations such as the US Department of Agriculture. She earned her Masters from Wake Forest University School of Business.
Today, as McFarlane leads Patientory, Inc. in its product development, and works on behalf of the Patientory Association, a global not-for-profit dedicated to advancing new technologies in healthcare, she also serves as co-chair of the HIMSS18 Blockchain Workgroup, serves on HIMSS Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Committee, and speaks at industry conferences globally to educate about new technologies and to inspire other businesswomen and entrepreneurs.
Named as a Finalist for the Medtech Insight Award for Entrepreneur of the Year 2018, under McFarlane’s leadership, Patientory Inc. has received accolades including: Top 5 digital health solution in the world for empowering patients, alongside multi-million dollar revenue companies; and it is named a 2018 Globe Award Winner in International Trade by the U.S. State of Georgia.