April 11, 2017 – The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research (the Florida Institute) announced today that it has finalized a funding agreement with VetCV, a Pensacola-based company with technology developed at the Florida Institute for Human Machine and Cognition (IHMC). The Florida Institute supports new company creation based on publicly-funded research, and bridges early funding gaps for companies spinning out of Florida-based universities and research institutions.
VetCV is an app where Veterans and their families can track and manage their healthcare activities, make appointments, request status data, track important life events, and manage their careers. Users will also be able to safely store valuable medical, military, personal records, and store precious memories. VetCV provides a platform for Veterans to build personal support networks with other VetCV members.
“Ninety-five percent of Veteran records are in paper format and while many Veteran Affairs Medical Centers (VAMC) are transitioning to electronic records and have converted over 500,000 Veteran records, many Veterans cannot access these records,” said Niels K. Andersen, VetCV Chief Executive Officer. “VetCV puts control of information back in the Veterans’ hands by giving Veterans and/or their caregivers a secure platform to capture and store vital information.”
“VetCV addresses the current gap in service delivery to our nation’s Veterans,” saidJackson Streeter, MD, Florida Institute Chief Executive Officer. “By putting Veterans in charge of their records, VetCV is supporting the VA’s efforts to ensure efficiency and accuracy, and the Institute is pleased to support these important efforts.”