E-medical record firm gloStream makes 50 hires over last year

Troy-based gloStream is five years old, and the electronic medical records business has recorded 100 percent growth in either its customer base or employee count in each of the last four years.

The company has hired 50 people over the last year, rounding out its staff to 130 employees, 15 independent contractors, and the occasional intern. It expects to continue that pace of expansion into the next year.

"I see us continuing very aggressive growth," says Mike Sappington, CEO of gloStream. "I see us doubling the number of doctors we serve, and I see us hiring more people."

The principal product for gloStream is gloEMR, software that allows doctors to digitize their medical records and other paperwork in their offices. That software, along with its sister-product practice management system gloPM, is embedded with Microsoft Office. Farmington Hill-based Beringea, Michigan's largest venture capital firm, has invested in gloStream and expects big things in the future as more and more medical records become electronic.

"There is a revolution happening in the health-care industry now," Sappington says. "Medical practices are modernizing their records by making them electronic."

Source: Mike Sappington, CEO of gloStream
Writer: Jon Zemke

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