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Meet Jeff Blackwood of New Frontier Mobile Diagnostics

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jeff Blackwood.

New Frontier Mobile Diagnostics was founded by Jeff Blackwood, a Kansas City native and life-long resident. Throughout his career, Jeff blended work with service, and NFMD’s mission of “Imaging for Everyone” stems from Jeff’s desire to serve the community.

Previously, Jeff founded Pathfinder, a national provider of software for tracking autism therapy, and has been honored with the Microsoft Health Innovation Award, named a Healthcare Transformer by Startup Health, recognized as a Kauffman Foundation Top EdTech Connector, and as a member of HEMP and PIPELINE entrepreneurial organizations.

Jeff has served on the national committee of the Autism Society of America as a board member for various organizations, projects with the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute and has participated in autism research projects with Children’s Mercy Hospital and the University of Missouri.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
With any startup company, there are challenges on the road to success.

In New Frontier’s case, it was a global pandemic that affected our primary target market of long-term care facilities just as we were launching.

The good thing is, this allowed us to look for more innovative ways to deploy our services, and New Frontier has pivoted to now offer diagnostic imaging services in doctor’s offices, clinics, and corporate facilities, as well.

We’ve been impressed with New Frontier Mobile Diagnostics, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
New Frontier Mobile Diagnostics brings quality, affordable diagnostic imaging to patients in doctor’s offices, clinics, and care facilities across Kansas and Missouri.

Imaging provides the first “look” at a medical issue, so accessing quality imaging is a critical step in a patient’s health journey. Unfortunately, high health care costs, consolidating hospitals, and concerns over COVID exposure mean that fewer people are getting imaging procedures.

New Frontier believes everyone deserves to get their medical questions answered affordably, safely and reliably. Our mission is to get quality imaging to people where they need it, in a familiar setting, and without it costing thousands of dollars.

We believe in “Imaging for Everyone.”

Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc?
Sir Richard Branson’s blog on his Virgin website provides a lot of inspiration for the work we do at New Frontier, focusing on accomplishing good rather than just talking about it.

We have the tools to make an impact on access to care, and we’re making it happen.


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  • Thyroid Exam $150
  • Vascular Exam of Legs $300

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