SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Practice Fusion, the fastest growing electronic medical records (EMR) community in the country, has adopted a new role as an accelerator and incubator for emerging startups. Building on the success of its free, web-based EMR used by more than 150,000 medical professionals, Practice Fusion is seeking to foster the growth and development of new healthcare innovators— Ringadoc, which brings instant medical visits to any phone or computer and 100Plus, a personalized health prediction startup that uses data analytics and game mechanics to show how small changes in behavior can lead to a longer and better life.
"It's necessary for entrepreneurs to share what we've learned with the next generation of industry leaders. The successes and failures I experienced since founding Practice Fusion have shaped our journey to becoming the nation's largest doctor-patient community," said Ryan Howard, CEO of Practice Fusion, co-founder of 100Plus and a member of Ringadoc's board of directors. "It's this platform that lets Practice Fusion act as a 'startup residency' for 100Plus and Ringadoc, sharing tools they need—including our powerful patient data set—to shake things up and address the fundamental flaws in the current healthcare system."
Practice Fusion has come a long way since its own incubation with another health company in 2009. The company's new, four-story headquarters, located in the heart of San Francisco's Enterprise Zone, made the addition of these two companies possible, giving them easy access to the mentorship and expertise of the Practice Fusion team and the space necessary to reach their full potential. The office has become a hub of disruptive health care innovation, featuring events such as the recent Demo Day for this year's graduates of the health tech accelerator Rock Health.
"I have been honored to work closely with Ryan Howard and the Practice Fusion team over the course of founding and developing Ringadoc. Ryan is a friend, mentor and personal investor in the company, and our relationship has been crucial to Ringadoc's success," said Jordan Michaels, founder and CEO of Ringadoc. "We're grateful to Practice Fusion for the support and guidance that allows us to focus on making medical access easier for patients."
To become a part of the health technology innovations happening at 100Plus and Ringadoc, visit www.100plus.com/jobs and angel.co/ringadoc/recruiting. For information about jobs at Practice Fusion's headquarters in San Francisco, visit www.practicefusion.com/careers.
About Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based EMR system to physicians. With medical charting, scheduling, e-prescribing (eRx), lab integrations, referral letters, Meaningful Use certification, unlimited support and a Personal Health Record for patients, Practice Fusion's EMR software addresses the complex needs of today's healthcare providers and disrupts the health IT status quo. Practice Fusion is the fastest growing Electronic Medical Record community in the country with more than 150,000 users serving 40 million patients. The company closed a $34 million Series C round of financing led by Artis Ventures in June. For more information about Practice Fusion, please visit www.practicefusion.com
Ringadoc offers instant audio and video consultations with doctors over any basic phone, smartphone, or computer. The company's proprietary technology provides patients the easiest and most convenient way to provide care to patients. Ringadoc has thousands of registered members already being connected to doctors every day. With an average wait time of less than three minutes, the company offers the fastest connection to a licensed doctor on the market. Ringadoc is led by Founder and CEO Jordan Michaels and by a board of directors that includes healthcare innovator Ryan Howard, Founder and CEO of Practice Fusion.
100Plus is a personalized health prediction startup using data analytics and game mechanics to show how small changes in behavior can lead to a longer and better life. 100Plus is led by Chris Hogg, who has over a decade of experience in healthcare and health data analytics, and is co-founded by healthcare innovator Ryan Howard, Founder and CEO of Practice Fusion.
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