ClearDATA Co-founder, CEO and President Darin Brannan says his father, uncles and brother are all physicians. “I’m sort of the black sheep out in Silicon Valley,” Brannan tells Steve Krupa in this week’s Breaking Health podcast. But he found honorable work, first as a venture capitalist at firms like Norwest Venture Partners, and then as an entrepreneur.
Brannan earned a place in his family’s good graces when he helped start ClearDATA. “For the past six years I have been immersed in the evolution of healthcare IT, which is fantastically exciting, not only because I am welcomed back into the family fold,” he said.
Brannan says many forces, including the passage of the HITECH act, allowed him to finally answer the call of his physician family members who were asking him to bring Silicon Valley advances into healthcare.
In this podcast, Brannan introduces ClearDATA, provider of a secure, HITRUST-certified healthcare managed cloud system that serves more than 350,000 healthcare professionals looking to safeguard healthcare data. The company counts The Cleveland Clinic and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey among its success stories.
Brannan also shares the challenges of running a SaaS (software as a service) business in health care and getting healthcare data into the cloud.
ClearDATA counts Norwest, Flare Capital Partners, Merck, Excel Venture Management, Heritage Group and HLM Venture Partners among its investors.