If all goes as planned, Milwaukee health care software startup EmOpti Inc. will double its geographic reach to eight states by the end of the year.

The company, which uses technology to increase emergency room efficiency, in December raised $1.35 million of investor funding and surpassed 250,000 remote patient consultations, said Dr. Edward Barthell, chief executive officer. The funding will be used to ramp up marketing and sales.

Founded in 2014, EmOpti created a software platform that reduces patient wait times at emergency rooms and arranges completion of preliminary tests before the patient sees a doctor in person through remote telehealth conferencing. It has previously raised $5.5 million.

EmOpti continues to iterate on its product.

“We’re adding additional capabilities, including machine learning capabilities and predictive analytics, to complement our telehealth capabilities,” Barthell said.

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