MedWave was founded in 2012 as a spin-off from OffSiteCare , a telemedicine company founded by Dr. James Gude. OffSiteCare hired Nick Smith, the author of the HarmoniMD™ platform, to build a cloud-based Electronic Health Record (EHR) system that would serve the telemedicine physicians employed by OffSiteCare.
When Dan Smith joined the OffSiteCare board, he and the company researched the potential of building a full hospital-based EHR platform for developing-world hospitals. After visits to hospitals in countries including India, Tanzania, the Philippines, and Haiti, it was determined that there was a large and growing market for a hospital-based EHR and that it was time for HarmoniMD to branch off as the flagship product of MedWave was then formed as a California ‘C’ corporation and the rights to HarmoniMD were transferred to the new entity. This enabled MedWave to focus on software development while OffSiteCare focused on providing physician telemedicine services.