When Greg Waldstreicher was looking for an e-prescribing application to help his father keep better track of his medications, he said he found the available systems to be “convoluted and expensive.”
So he developed his own.
Waldstreicher, a senior accounting major in the university’s Hinman CEOs program, is now one of five finalists for Entrepreneur Magazine’s College Entrepreneur of 2010 award for the DoseSpot company he co-founded with a friend last year.
In theory, e-prescribing makes it possible for doctors to send clear, type-written prescription orders directly to a patient’s pharmacy over the Internet, Waldstreicher said. But, he said, many existing programs are riddled with long lists of drugs and require too many steps, making them inconvenient and time-consuming to fill out.
Waldstreicher — with New York University senior Gideon Platt, a high school friend — envisioned a “lower cost, friendly user-interface” in which users simply “type the first few letters of a drug, for example, ‘Lip’ for ‘Lipitor’ and all the drugs with ‘Lip’ will come up,” he said.
“Our company slogan is ‘click, click, prescribe,’” Waldstreicher said.