Posted By Dayna Riddle On May 2, 2023
We are delighted to share that Patagonia Health is now recognized as a Historically Underutilized Business and received the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification in the state of North Carolina. To qualify for this designation, a business must be owned, operated, and controlled by one or more minority group members with at least 51% ownership.
The MBE was awarded by the Office of Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) of the North Carolina Department of Administration. This office aims to enhance economic opportunities for historically underutilized businesses in state government contracting and procurement, aiming to nurture their growth and profitability.
Being a minority-owned business gives us a unique perspective on the healthcare industry, and we are honored to provide innovative solutions that benefit both patients and healthcare providers.
“We are privileged to provide software to health care providers who serve the underserved in the communities we live,” says our founder and CEO, Ashok Mathur. “To further health equity, and as part of reaching the national vision of Healthy People 2030, our solution includes data capture for Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and enables whole-person care.”
Many states and organizations are looking for ways to support the economy with dollars set aside for minority or woman-owned businesses. Some RFPs, for example, give organizations the option to provide their policies to use minority-owned businesses, and we are excited to be part of the commitment to social responsibility.
We believe that our MBE certification is more than just a designation. It is an opportunity to lead by example and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our business. We take this responsibility seriously and are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of excellence, innovation, and customer service to meet the needs of public and behavioral health organizations.
About Patagonia Health, Inc.
Patagonia Health’s integrated EHR, Practice Management, and Billing solution is designed to improve departmental workflows using apps and cloud-based technology. Our company was founded with a focus on providing technology solutions with highly referenceable customer service. We collaborate with public and behavioral health organizations to develop advanced features, empowering them to improve the well-being of their communities. Our federally-certified software enables our customers to achieve their desired health outcomes. We serve those who serve others. If you’d like more information about our solutions, contact us today.