LocalMed, an online scheduling and management platform for doctors, dentists, and patients will move to Baton Rouge and create 100 direct and indirect jobs. The company, founded in 2011, has recently attracted investors and top talent, including now CEO Keith English.
In August, Louisiana Economic Development began discussing its incentive program for the company, including providing the state workforce training program, LED FastStart™, at no cost.
The city and state are pleased LocalMed chose to come to Baton Rouge. Gov. Bobby Jindal said, “LocalMed is an extremely attractive, high-tech venture that could have chosen other states to build its headquarters – the company even looked at establishing its offices in Texas or Florida before choosing Louisiana. The company’s decision to come to Baton Rouge is the latest example that our state is becoming a beacon for the digital media and technology industries.”
According to LED, LocalMed’s strategic partnerships include a deal to place its scheduling software in more than 2,000 Stayhealthy kiosks nationwide. The current software allows for 24/7 access to appointments online and on mobile devices, in addition to exploring new doctor and dentist options. The doctors and dentists will pay a fee for this, but it is a free service for patients.
“We are extremely pleased and excited that the State of Louisiana, Governor Jindal and Louisiana Economic Development have seen the value in investing the time and resources in LocalMed,” English said. “Programs like FastStart and the Digital Interactive Media and Software Development Incentive have convinced us to stay in Louisiana and develop our company in Baton Rouge.”