CareTrader™ was founded in 2014 by Dr. Donald C. Beringer, orthopaedic surgeon, physician leader, and Chairman of Surgery, to become the first Transparency Marketplace in health care. Dr. Beringer founded CareTrader with the vision of an online and mobile application where health care providers can post their services and prices, so consumers can make better informed healthcare choices.
Dr. Beringer has a passion for restoring value to the patient-provider relationship and leveraging free market forces to drive greater value in health care for consumers and providers. Consumers are rapidly driving a transformation in healthcare toward genuine price transparency and free market competition. In response, CareTrader offers an online marketplace of healthcare providers and services with value-based pricing and decision-support tools to encourage this transformation.
Prior to the development of CareTrader, there was no completely transparent way for consumers to reliably research health care choices. What the marketplace needed for today’s digitally engaged consumer, was a system where pricing for services was completely transparent, void of marketing or sales pitches, and readily available on mobile devices.
The demand for price transparency is transforming the provider-patient relationship.
Dr. Beringer began development of his idea in 2014, but quickly began to understand that the development team he initially engaged just wasn’t able to bring his concept to market. Through recommendations of several members of the incubator community at Georgia Tech, and others within the startup community, he began to form a shortlist of developers who could bridge the gap between the work that had already been done, and what needed to be accomplished to get to market quickly.
In researching the various development agencies that might be able to get CareTrader to market quickly, CabForward’s℠ excellent communication and project management processes and flexibility stood out. In a subsequent Discovery whiteboarding and site map exercise with CabForward’s User Interface and DevOps architects, identified User Stories were identified and pointed, and then mutually defined objectives regarding the completed solution we developed.
CareTrader is now live, and you can take a tour here, to see what the future transparency of healthcare providers might look like. You want to make the best choice for you and your family when it comes to healthcare. You’ve experienced the challenge of trying to understand the costs of your healthcare needs and which providers fit with your health plan. As the out-of-pocket costs for care soar, you know it’s time to get serious about finding the tools to confidently manage your health care budget. The link above will help you understand who we are, what we do, and how we are making a difference. Just Register, Build your Profile and Start Shopping.
Here’s what Dr. Beringer has to say about working with CabForward: If asked to describe CabForward, I would say, 1) Integrity, 2) Excellent team environment, and 3) Good infrastructure for project management. We recommend CabForward. You can expect best in class DevOps and project management for a SaaS solution.