OnceLogix Provides Tech Solutions for the Healthcare Industry
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

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Who does that? Who fails a computer science class in college only to turn around and build a million dollar tech company? I mean really, who recruits more than 100 clients within the company’s first two years when competitors 10 years their senior barely have 20. Really? Who trounces the competition by using software as a service (years before it became a solid business tactic) by charging thousands of dollars less than their peers? OnceLogix that’s who.

The Winston-Salem, NC-based company provides custom, enterprise-level, web-based applications with a particular emphasis on building white-label solutions for the healthcare industry…right now. In the future, the company plans to expand their portfolio of B2B managed services software for the entertainment, sports, music, and meetings and conventions industries to name a few. Their breakout product, Sharenote, provides HIPPA-compliant security to simplify client care for behavioral health organizations. It fosters communication between doctors, uses pin numbers to add signatures to documentation in bulk, and helps create audit trails that could have never been done on paper.

The team, which consists of Trinity Manning, Rod Brown, and Tyrone McLaughlin was assembled by their pastor when Manning, a web designer and software developer, was offered $3 million for a web-based application he built in his spare time. The pastor held a meeting with some of the congregations top business men and women and asked them to help Manning decide if he should sell the product or start a business. In 2004, Manning, who despite earning a less than passing computer science grade at Wake Forest University, stumbled upon the idea to help a group home manage the notes that clinicians had to keep on patients.

“In the group home they had to keep standard notes that they had to write on their clients. They had to do it every day, three times of day,” says Manning. “All of that paper was stacking up. People had to review, sign it, and make sure it was correct. The system helps them have access to that information pretty quickly.”

Already golf buddies with Manning, Brown, a 17-year veteran at Wachovia Securities, was the only one to follow up after the meeting designed to help Manning build a sustainable business and not just a part time hustle. Brown asked McLaughlin, a financial advisor with American Express Financial Advisors, to join the team.

Now, Sharenote is being used by some 200 practices; some that have 400 plus patients where doctors and administrators need to keep track of patient routines along with standard information like demographics, race, age, sex, and the zip codes of the communities that they serve.

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Marcia Wade Talbert

Marcia is a multimedia content producer focusing on technology at Black Enterprise Magazine. In this capacity she writes and assigns stories to educate readers about social media; digital integration; gadgets, apps, and software for business and professional development; minority tech startups; and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). In 2012, she received two Salute to Excellence Awards from the National Association of Black Journalists and was recognized by Blacks in Technology (BiT) as one of the Top 10 Black achievers in the tech arena for 2011 at SXSW in Austin, Texas. She has spoken about technology on panels for New York Social Media Week, at The 2012 Rainbow/PUSH Wall Street Summit, as well as at Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Conference and Women of Power Summit. In 2011, SocialWayne.com chose her as one of 28 People of Color Impacting the Social Web, and through crowdsourcing she was listed as one of BlackWeb2.0's/HP's 50 Most Notable African American Tastemakers in Social Media and Technology for 2010. Since taking on the role of Tech editor in September 2010, she has conceived and produced five cover stories on Technology and/or STEM and countless articles, videos, and slideshows online. Before joining BlackEnterprise.com as an interactive general assignment reporter in 2008, she freelanced with Black Enterprise beginning in 2003 while working as the technical editor at Prepared Foods magazine. There she further honed her writing skills and became an authority on food ingredients, including ingredients used in food fortification and enrichment. Meanwhile, her freelancing with Black Enterprise and BlackEnterprise.com helped her stay current on issues pertaining to the financial and business welfare of African Americans. As a general reporter for Black Enterprise she attended and reported on the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, where she interviewed Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor and assistant to President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Marcia has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture with an emphasis in food science from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Science degree in journalism from Roosevelt University in Chicago. En route to her secondary degree, she served as the editor-in-chief of the Roosevelt University Torch, a weekly, student-run newspaper. An avid photographer and videographer, Marcia is one of several employees at BLACK ENTERPRISE who interned for the publishing company as a college student. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, a food scientist; her seventeen-month-old daughter; and “The Cat”, but still considers Chicago home.

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