Founder and CEO, PatientoryChrissa McFarlane is the current CEO and founder of startup company Patientory. The company was founded in 2015 and is providing health management software to patients to better secure their data.
McFarlane has held a number of positions in the healthcare sector prior to founding Patientory. From 2007 to 2009, she was a laboratory/research assistant at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She was then a hospital community outreach program director from 2009 to 2011 at The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County/Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, N.Y. Other healthcare related positions she has held include health insurance navigator manager for Sherpaa and healthcare transformer for StartUp Health.
She received her bachelor degree from Cornell University where she double majored in Africana studies and Spanish and double minored in Latin American studies and global health. McFarlane got her master of arts in business management from Wake Forest University School of Business where she concentrated on marketing research and healthcare.
McFarlane recently mentioned how the blockchains that Patientory is offering could help secure health data and empower patients. One of the biggest issues she saw in healthcare that needed to be addressed was access to patient data. The idea of blockchains is to give patients access to their data through a secure, virtual wallet.