CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Sept. 20, 2002
Resource Development Associates locates at UI's Technology Innovation
Resource Development Associates (RDA) is the newest tenant of the Technology
Innovation Center (TIC), the University of Iowas incubator for new business
ventures on the Oakdale Campus.
The company provides Internet and computer software for healthcare management
systems. At its meeting Sept. 18-19, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa approved
the RDA's lease of Suite 31 in the TIC.
RDA will offer software for inventory management, surgical instrumentation
repair tracking, and infusion pump monitoring and tracking. RDA owners say
their products and services can help hospitals, clinics, surgery centers,
home health care providers and alternative health care organizations contain
costs and operate more efficiently. RDA will bundle its services, giving its
customers multiple services at a cost savings.
One of RDA's newest products being tested is a new order entry system for
medical supplies. Customers can use a Palm OS to scan barcodes on medical
products they wish to order and then post the order to RDA via the Internet.
RDA's owners have over 75 years combined experience in the health care services
field and in business ownership. The co-owners are: Jerry Hoage of Olathe
Kan., president; and shareholders Mike and Kristina Barber of Coralville,
Kirk Messier of Iowa City, and Dan Miller of West
With the addition of Resource Development Associates, the TIC will have
15 tenant companies. Twenty TIC "graduate" firms have expanded their
business or met other business goals after leaving the incubator. More than
60 technology companies have been accepted as TIC tenants since the incubator
was established in 1984.
For additional information about RDA, contact Kirk Messier at (319) 335-4962.
For information about the TIC incubator, contact Tom Bauer, associate director,
at (319) 335-4067.