Health Tech: Tracy Mills on How MedSitter’s Technology Makes an Important Impact on Our Overall Wellness
Listen to your end user. We design technology utilized by nurses, but I am not a nurse. We knew we needed to bring that expertise in-house to ensure long-term success. We organized a clinical team of RNs to provide insight and experience. Without input from this clinical team, our product would be quite different and be much less impactful than it is today.
In recent years, Big Tech has gotten a bad rap. But of course, many tech companies are doing important work making monumental positive changes to society, health, and the environment. To highlight these stories, we started a new interview series about “Technology Making an Important Positive Social Impact.” We are interviewing leaders of tech companies who are creating or have created a tech product that is helping to make a positive change in people’s lives or the environment.
As a part of this series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Tracy Mills.
Tracy is the founder and CEO of MedSitter, a remote patient observation solution that works to keep patients safe without straining onsite hospital staff. Tracy is a passionate, customer-focused technology visionary. For over a decade, he has been committed to bringing technology solutions into the healthcare space.
Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series. Before we dive in, our readers would love to learn a bit more about you. Can you tell us a bit about your childhood backstory and how you grew up?
I was born in French Lick, Indiana, and I am a lifelong Midwesterner. French Lick is a very rural area, and I am fortunate to come from a supportive family. My father was a teacher and my mother worked in retail.
At a youthful age, I began working at the French Lick Resort golf course, which led to a life-changing opportunity. I started work at age 14 picking up balls on the driving range. That lead to other jobs including caddying. While I was caddying for a friend at a state…