Twelve years ago, Dr. Everett Forman had developed a computer program that he thought his colleagues in the medical industry would line up to purchase.
The program allowed doctors to write prescriptions and manage patient records electronically, saving valuable time and preventing potentially costly and dangerous errors.
But Forman did not see his business take off. “It flopped,” he said one recent morning, a few hours before patients would start trickling in to his suburban Albany practice. “Back then, nobody had computers in the office.”
These days, though, computerized doctors’ offices are standard, and Forman is ready to take advantage of the situation. Earlier this year, Forman’s family-run company, Daw Systems Inc., began marketing a revamped version of his program.