Posted By Abhi Muthiyan On June 26, 2014

Patagonia Health to sponsor Triangle Startup Weekend: Health DataJam

Competition focuses on driving health innovation through open data

CARY, N.C. (May 15, 2014) – Patagonia Health, a leading provider of cloud and apps-based healthcare software, announced today it will be sponsoring the Triangle Startup Weekend: Health DataJam, held May 16-18. The event brings together passionate health professionals, students, entrepreneurs, developers and designers on a mission to revolutionize the health sector through relevant open data.

“As a startup, we are very supportive of the entrepreneurial community in the Triangle area,” said Ashok Mathur, co-founder and CEO of Patagonia Health. “This particular event is one we are especially excited about because of its emphasis on using health data to drive innovation, which is something we are always striving to do.”

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs from more than 110 countries around the world. During this particular Startup Weekend, attendees will pitch ideas, collaborate with others and produce startups that solve important health problems using open data. The weekend also serves as a lead-in to the second annual NC DataPalooza, hosted by HQ Raleigh and Forward Impact. The 54-hour sprint officially kicks off the team business competition, which lasts from May to August.

Last year, HQ Raleigh (formerly HUB Raleigh) and Forward Impact brought the nation’s first-ever regional DataPalooza event to the Triangle, with the goal of transforming the area into a center for open data, collaboration and entrepreneurial innovation. The open data is used to develop applications and solutions that catalyze positive community and economic impact.

About Patagonia Health Inc.
Patagonia Health Inc. is a healthcare software supplier that has built a cloud and apps-based software solution. The solution includes an integrated, federally-certified, Electronic Health Record (EHR), Practice Management (PM) and Billing software. The company’s mission is to solve two major barriers to EHR adoption, usability and cost, and address customers’ number one problem: billing. Patagonia Health’s one-of-a-kind apps-based system represents a paradigm shift in the EHR software industry, and its highly-intelligent solution uses sophisticated technology that is extremely easy-to-use. Innovative and unique apps provide timely data for organizations to improve workflow, streamline their operations and take their organizations to the next level. For more information, visit or email

About Forward Impact
With a focus on educational opportunities and entrepreneurial environments, Forward Impact works to support community-based strategies to develop and scale high-impact entrepreneurs. The organization develops change-making leaders through work with initiatives like the Center for Creative Leadership, Leadership exCHANGE, DataPalooza, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation and Life Entrepreneurs. It also enables entrepreneurial communities through partnerships with HQ Raleigh, Think House, Bull City Forward, Queen City Forward, Moore Forward and the National Learning Collaborative. For more information, visit

About HQ Raleigh
HQ Raleigh is a physical space/coworking space that is designed to provide an environment that empowers, fosters, and cultivates companies that produce long-term job growth and positive social impact. HQ Raleigh addresses two challenges that entrepreneurs face: building a trusted support community and gaining access to flexible, affordable office space. The organization boasts many amenities for startups wanting to grow. For more information, visit