SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Practice Fusion, the fastest growing Electronic Medical Record (EMR) community in the US, announced today the addition of Jonathan Malek as Senior Vice President of Technology and John Hluboky as Vice President of Technical Operations. Both positions are newly created at the company. With Practice Fusion's patient community increasing 400% in 2011 and the free EMR developing mobile platforms in 2012, aggressive hiring is essential to meeting physician demand.
"We currently have over 30 million patients on the platform and are continuing to scale rapidly," said Ryan Howard, CEO and founder of Practice Fusion. "A world-class technology team brings more than just more room to grow. With Jonathan's invaluable insight into platform architecture and John's expertise at managing infrastructure, there's big news to come from Practice Fusion in 2012."
Key facts about Jonathan Malek:
Jonathan Malek joins as Senior Vice President of Technology
With over 16 years in the technology sector, Malek was an original co-founder of Practice Fusion and will now focus full-time on expanding Practice Fusion's healthcare platform
Previously, Malek was the Chief Architect and Director of Research at the Associated Press and architected core systems handling billions of transactions monthly
Key facts about John Hluboky:
John Hluboky joins as Vice President of Technical Operations
Hluboky brings over 14 years of experience to Practice Fusion and will lead the recently created technology operations team, ensuring that users continue receiving the highest levels of service
Most recently with McAfee, Hluboky led virtualization projects and upgrades to critical ecommerce platforms servicing 40 million McAfee customers
About Jonathan Malek
As Chief Architect and Director of Research at The Associated Press, Malek oversaw the IT architecture of the world's oldest and largest news network. AP news is seen by more than half the world's population each day, translating to billions of transactions every month. Malek ensured the reliability and scalability of the AP's IT architecture while working to expand its digital presence. At Practice Fusion, Malek will be guiding the company's continued growth while finding new opportunities for innovation in areas like mobile technology and device connectivity.
"I've seen some major changes in my years in IT. But the potential of Practice Fusion can't be overestimated," said Malek. "From our ability to draw real-time medical conclusions from clinical information across the country to the power of portability offered by our upcoming iPad application, the possibilities are endless."
About John Hluboky
Hluboky comes to Practice Fusion from McAfee, the world's largest dedicated security company. As the Senior Director of IT Customer Operations, Hluboky ensured the performance and availability of McAfee's critical sites and services. This included the management of new product releases and expanding capacity in IT infrastructure, as well as overseeing global SaaS database operations support. He also led the company's IT infrastructure through major changes of direction, including virtualization of McAfee's global web services and an upgrade of their $1 billion a year ecommerce platform. Hluboky will guide datacenter and infrastructure support at Practice Fusion, where upgrades are released directly on the private-cloud-based platform and millions of patients are added each month.
"The momentum at Practice Fusion is energizing," said Hluboky. "We are going to be seeing remarkable changes over the next year, and I expect health IT as we know it is going to be a very different place as a result."
Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based Electronic Medical Record (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 addresses the complex needs of today's healthcare providers and disrupts the health IT status quo. Practice Fusion is the fastest growing EMR community in the country with more than 130,000 users serving 30 million patients. The company closed a $23 million Series B round of financing led by Founders Fund in 2011. For more information about Practice Fusion, please visit http://www.practicefusion.com.
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