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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (January 23, 2017) – DocuTAP, one of the nation’s fastest growing healthcare technology companies and provider of electronic medical records (EMR) and practice management (PM) software, recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to five college students on a mission to shape the future of healthcare technology.

The 2016 scholarship winners were:

Morgan Dean – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Monica Estrada – DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Madeline Galland – McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
Faith Lee – Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Roberto Luces – Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD

With college majors that vary as much as their interests, these five students shared their visions for the future of healthcare in a short essay as part of DocuTAP’s annual scholarship program. They have big dreams, from making an impact in patients’ lives through public health careers to pursuing a career as a trauma nurse in a large hospital, and from managing a healthcare practice to exploring the future of artificial intelligence(AI) and machine learning. All believe that technology will have a big impact on the future of healthcare.

“Technology will not replace caregivers and healthcare specialists,” said Roberto Luces in his winning essay, “but rather it will enhance their capabilities and provide unprecedented aid when it comes to delivering diagnoses, preventive medicine, and patient care. Technology will ultimately reinvent the popular notion of healthcare from physical facilities to every aspect of our daily lives.”

According to winning essayist Faith Lee, “Technology can impact healthcare for good by using less doctor/nurse-patient contact time doing menial bookkeeping tasks, so the healthcare professional is able to do something far more important, which is building a relationship with their patient.”

To enter in the essay contest, students were required to write 500 to 800 words describing how technology could change the future of healthcare. Eligible participants had to be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program in the U.S. and in good academic standing.

“We were excited by the ideas presented in this year’s essays,” said Dusty Schroeder, Director of Marketing at DocuTAP. “This scholarship program was created to encourage young people not only to think big and explore possibilities, but to imagine ways to make the world a better place, not only through healthcare technologies, but by being a positive influence in their everyday lives. It’s how we’re encouraged to think at DocuTAP.”

The company is currently accepting entries for its 2017 scholarship program, which runs through the entire year. Winners will be announced in January of 2018.


DocuTAP believes in a better urgent care experience—for doctors, billers, patients and everyone in between. Founded in 2000, we craft software products and technology-based services that make healthcare delivery more efficient and available on-demand. Our team of 300+ employees in Sioux Falls, SD serves more than 1,300 urgent care and on-demand primary care clinics across the United States. The company supports more than 40 percent of enterprise urgent care groups; one organization sees more than 8,000 patients per day on DocuTAP alone. DocuTAP’s flagship product, its EMR and PM software, fully integrates front desk, clinical documentation, and billing capabilities in one complete system. Online check-in, a secure patient portal, ePrescribing, and business intelligence tools are also available. A team of urgent care experts completes DocuTAP’s holistic solution through RCM and consulting services.

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