John (Jay) Crawford, MD is the founder of Hot Transfer Network, an online, HIPAA-secure marketplace that allows regional networks of credentialed doctors to actively facilitate hospital-to-hospital transfers. An orthopedic surgeon, Crawford is familiar with the problems that can arise when a hospital needs to transfer a patient to a different facility to receive treatment. It is not uncommon for patients to wait hours or even days before a doctor accepts their transfer. With Hot Transfer Network, subscribing hospitals upload a transfer request to the marketplace, which then sends a notification to doctors in the region about a patient and his or her needs. A doctor with the right expertise and skill set can claim the patient and facilitate his or her transfer to the appropriate facility for treatment. Using this system, hospitals can save time and money, reduce conflict, and improve patient outcomes through faster treatment.
Watch John’s presentation at Startup Day 2016: