July 18, 2013

Small Business Incubator adds medical scribe firm

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A medical scribe company created by Southern Illinois University Carbondale alumnus Erich Rempel and Dr. Dan Doolittle is the newest tenant in the University’s Small Business Incubator. 

ScribeConnect, LLC offers physicians and health administrators medical record documentation and electronic health record integration through the implementation of medical scribe programs and scribe training courses. 

ScribeConnect formed in 2012 and is the beneficiary of various services and support through the University.  Rempel, a graduate of the University’s aviation management program, has more than five years experience in medical scribing, scribe program implementation, and scribe training and management.  He serves as CEO of the business.

Doolittle is a board-certified physician in family and emergency medicine with more than 20 years experience.  He serves as the chief medical officer for ScribeConnect. For the past 17 years he has practiced exclusively in emergency medicine, including 10 years as the medical director for various emergency departments.  He is currently emergency department medical director and chief of staff at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.

The Small Business Development Center assisted the company with its business plan, and the SIU Small Business Incubator is the site of company’s first office location.  The incubator and center are components of the University’s Office of Economic and Regional Development.

The Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center (http://www.growsi.com/sbip/index.htm or http://researchpark.siu.edu/about.html) is SIU’s economic development unit and hosts the Small Business Incubator.  The center offers office space, a wet laboratory and light industrial space and has attracted a wide variety of growing enterprises as tenants. 

The incubator serves as a site where companies can test their innovative and entrepreneurial concepts and launch successful businesses.  Since its inception, nearly 60 businesses, including six during the past year, have graduated from the incubator.  In addition, 11 new tenants have been accepted into the incubator’s programs within the last year, with ScribeConnect becoming the most recent.

For more information about ScribeConnect, LLC, visit www.scribeconnect.com.

To learn more about the Office of Economic and Regional Development and the many programs and services it offers to businesses, visit http://researchpark.siu.edu/about.html or call 618/536-4451.