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World Economic Forum Names Practice Fusion a 2013 Technology Pioneer

Free, web-based EMR receives global recognition for life-saving technology and healthcare innovation

Aug 28, 2012, 09:00 ET from Practice Fusion

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Practice Fusion, the nation's largest doctor-patient community, announced today that it has been selected as a 2013 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. The award recognizes 23 of the world's most innovative technology start-ups, whose achievements will be honored at the Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China, from Sept. 11-13, 2012. Technology Pioneers are also invited to attend the Davos annual meeting in Switzerland taking place in January 2013.

This prestigious award puts Practice Fusion in the company of previous Technology Pioneers Mozilla Corporation (2007), (2009) and Dropbox (2012). The free, web-based electronic medical record (EMR) company, now the fastest growing EMR platform in the U.S., continues to hit major milestones, serving over 150,000 medical professionals reaching 50 million patients.

"We're honored to be recognized as a pioneer by an organization as globally influential as the World Economic Forum," said Ryan Howard, CEO of Practice Fusion. "Our mission of empowering physicians with access to patient information, anytime, anywhere, deeply impacts the way healthcare operates by cutting costs and saving lives. The Forum's award is a huge acknowledgement of all the work we've done - from being just several employees trying to keep the lights on in 2007 to becoming one of the most disruptive forces in healthcare today."

As part of Practice Fusion's selection as a Technology Pioneer, Howard will be sharing his experiences and struggles building the young company in a panel during the Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions. The panel, "Cultural Dimensions of Failure," will examine how perceptions of failure differ across cultures.

The World Economic Forum selected the 23 companies for their visionary leadership and proven technology in the areas of information technology, telecommunications and new media, life sciences and health, and energy and environment. This year's Technology Pioneers include Enphase Energy, Liquid Robotics and Promethean Power Systems.

To learn more about Practice Fusion and the other nominees, please contact Stephanie Schlegel The video of Howard discussing Practice Fusion's mission can be viewed here. To learn more about his vision for healthcare, visit his profile in the San Francisco Chronicle.

About Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based EMR system to physicians. With medical chartingschedulinge-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 50 million patients. The company closed a $34 million Series C financing led by Artis Ventures in June. For more information about Practice Fusion, please visit

Press Contact
Stephanie Schlegel
Location: San Francisco
Phone: 415.692.7186

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