Presenting Sponsor: CoverMyMeds
What’s the story behind CoverMyMeds?
CoverMyMeds was founded in 2008 with the goal of making it easier for patients to get the medication they need by streamlining the prior authorization (PA) process. Our co-founders set about creating a website that would automate the strenuous paper process and make it electronic. Eight years later, we are now directly integrated with payers, pharmacies and electronic health records (EHRs), providing software that has helped millions of patients get their medication faster and more efficiently. We are the first and remain the only all drug, all payer PA solution.
CoverMyMeds is very invested in Ohio, especially the Cleveland area; what makes this region attractive to your company?
We love Ohio, and our Cleveland roots run deep!
Really, the Cleveland cultural experience is second to none. The art, music and film scene in NEO provides an awesome environment for people to call home. We are stoked to be able to give back to a community that has been such a huge part of CoverMyMeds since the very beginning. Not to mention, the rad tech culture that continues to rise in CLE is pretty appealing.
What made you chose to expand your company in Greater Cleveland?
Since our inception, we have held operations in a small office in Twinsburg. We’re finally expanding! Our entire team recently relocated to awesome new office space in the Highland Hills area.
Our new location will give us the opportunity to leverage the fantastic tech talent that Cleveland harbors. The city has long been known as one of the top places for health care in the U.S. and we are excited to amp up our presence and grow along with it.
It makes sense to grow in our home-base of Ohio, and lucky for us, part of that base is Cleveland.
CoverMyMeds is growing and that means hiring more talented professionals. What makes your company appealing to those people?
CoverMyMeds is unique in that it provides an environment that gives the control back to the employee. We hire the best and brightest in both technology and business, give them the tools they need to succeed, then back away and let them get the job done.
Our work environment is casual, smart and collaborative; the new space in Highland Hills is currently being designed around employees’ input and ideas.
What’s the future look like for CoverMyMeds?
The future looks bright (and brite)! We’re currently building up our Cleveland-based dev team and adding a number of different business-related positons as well. We recently moved in to our new office in Highland Hills and our Columbus office continues to expand.
Most importantly, though, are the patients. Thanks to the ceaseless effort of our amazing team, we helped more than 13 million patients get the medications they’ve needed just in the past year. It’s a remarkable reason to come to work every day, to be able to say we’re actually helping people lead healthier lives.
How much does all of the recent national media attention and positive press in Cleveland affect a company such as yours?
Of course, positive press is always welcome, but the best benefit is creating awareness around the work we do – how we help patients get the medications they need to live healthier lives – press offers a way for us to tell our story. It’s like a beacon to awesome, like-minded people who want to join our team after hearing about us.
Why is Brite such a good fit for CoverMyMeds?
We’re both all about community! Brite and CoverMyMeds have a lot more in common than just fun too. At CoverMyMeds we’re huge supporters of local music, arts and fun, but it goes beyond that. Brite captures the essence of Cleveland’s “can do” spirit – why wait for summer to hold a festival? CoverMyMeds approaches life in the same way, if we see a way to accomplish something, we do it. We don’t wait for permission, we embrace creativity and hard work and we have a ton of fun doing it. We just moved our offices in the beginning of January – I mean, WHO does that?! We do. Cleveland does. The timing was right and we love wintery weather; CoverMyMeds and Brite are kindred spirits.
What are you most excited about for Brite?
Wow. Tough question. We’re so excited about Brite that we are holding daily employee gladiator battles where the victor walks away with tickets. Just kidding. Kind of…
We’re talking 60+ bands (special shout out to Columbus band, Nick D’ & The Believers), compelling art and yummy beer on the rejuvenated West Bank of the flats – who wouldn’t want to be a part of Brite? It’s the perfect spirit-lift everyone needs in the winter.
And, really we’re just pumped to be a part of Brite’s creative goodness. Thank you for having us, we’re looking forward to an inspired festival!