ShareNote is changing the health care industry–at least in the way it compiles medical records.
ShareNote is a web-based healthcare organization management system that is HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant and a 100 percent web-based software. It is just one of the products developed by Winston-Salem, NC-based OnceLogix, LLC, a solutions provider specializing in custom, enterprise level, web-based applications. OnceLogix was founded in 2005.
Trinity Manning, Chief Executive Officer of OnceLogix, LLC, and his two business partners–Rod Brown, OnceLogix’s COO, and Ty McLaughlin, OnceLogix’s CFO– built Sharenote.com.
It was actually ShareNote.com that launched OnceLogix–and that product started out of need. “ShareNote.com was born out of necessity,” explains Brown. “In 2004, our CEO, Trinity Manning, was doing a website for a woman who owned group homes for troubled youth. One day, she complained about all of the paperwork she was required to maintain by the different governing bodies that paid her for the services her group homes rendered. It all started with the woman saying, ‘I wish I had…’”
Manning knew exactly what she needed–a software program to keep all the various required documents organized. “Trinity spent that night creating the very first version of ShareNote.com to ease several of her pains. The woman offered up suggestions and even introduced Trinity to a couple of other group homeowners that were interested in using the system. Those group homeowners had suggestions as well,” adds Brown.
The feedback on ShareNote was good and Manning continued to fine-tune the product. “The initial contact and the group homeowners became paying beta users. Although there were a few people paying for the service, the product wasn’t ready to take to market,” says Brown.
Obviously, Manning was onto something great. As word got around, a suitor came knocking. “ShareNote.com almost didn’t happen. As the product got closer to being a product that could be taken to market, Trinity was offered a healthy dollar amount to sell ShareNote.com, as is, and walk away,” says Brown.
Not sure what to do, Manning turned to those he trusted. “Trinity talked to his dad about selling versus turning this product into a business. His dad suggested he talk to the pastor of the church we both attended. Trinity did so. The pastor assembled several business leaders in the church for a meeting to listen to Trinity’s quandary and render their opinion,” says Brown, who was one of the businessmen invited.
“After listening to the story, we went around the room, one person at a time and briefly gave our advice and our opinion as to what Trinity should do. Everyone in the room said to take the deal,” says Brown. “My turn came and I simply asked a few more questions about the market potential, the existing few paying customers, and Trinity’s desire. After I was satisfied with his answers, I suggested he not sell and make a go at it himself.”
So Manning decided to team up with Brown. “After the meeting, Trinity and I had several conversations. The first indication that this could be special was when we both were comfortable discussing our weaknesses,” notes Brown. “Trinity, could code, but had never run a business. I had a successful financial advisory practice, but couldn’t code a lick. So when talking about how we could pull this off, Trinity said, ‘Man, let’s do this and get in where you fit in’.”
Manning always had an entrepreneurial spirit. He started his own design firm from his dorm room at Wake Forest University and offered his services to numerous local businesses, schools, and churches, and even landed larger contracts with banking institutions and logistics companies.
Brown had worked in operations and in the financial services industry, after graduating with a B.A. in Information Systems from Winston-Salem State University.
Still, they needed one more component. “I knew we still needed help. We then went to see our friend and seasoned business vet, Ty Mclaughlin, a financial advisor as well. We shared the vision and made it plain to him. Ty was immediately in,” remember Brown.
A serial entrepreneur, after attending NorthCarolina A&T University Mclaughlin opened his own insurance and financial services firm and worked as a real estate broker. He also became a licensed financial advisor with American Express Financial Advisors and opened his own franchise with the global company. He launched Wealth Strategies, a boutique firm that catered to high wealth individuals.
With the three partners now in place–ShareNote debuted and OnceLogix was born.