Practice Fusion to Make Electronic Health Record System Available on Force.com Cloud Computing Platform
SAN FRANCISCO–Practice Fusion Inc., the leader in free, web-based physician practice applications, today announced an investment from salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company. The announcement includes an investment into Practice Fusion and the expected launch in late 2009 of the company’s patient health record (PHR) application on Force.com, salesforce.com’s cloud computing development platform. The companies did not disclose the investment details.
“With this investment from salesforce.com, Practice Fusion is now backed by the enterprise cloud computing leader,” said Ryan Howard, CEO of Practice Fusion. “The technology, capital and leadership from this partnership will ensure that Practice Fusion continues to outpace our competitors who are sticking with expensive, legacy client/server software. This partnership positions Practice Fusion as the de-facto leader in the electronic health record sector.”
Practice Fusion offers a revolutionary application and delivery model – cloud computing – enabling physician practices to deliver superior care to their patients. Practice Fusion provides free, web-based electronic medical records (EMR), practice management, patient scheduling and more.
Practice Fusion is launching its patient health record on Force.com, salesforce.com’s enterprise cloud computing platform. Force.com provides everything companies need to quickly build and deliver business applications in the cloud, including the database, unlimited real-time customization, powerful analytics, real-time workflow and approvals, programmable cloud logic, integration, real-time mobile deployment, programmable user interface and Web site capabilities. Applications built on Force.com benefit from the proven security, reliability and scalability of salesforce.com’s real-time global service infrastructure.
“Bringing cloud computing to the healthcare industry will deliver enormous benefits for patients and physicians,” said Clarence So, senior vice president, strategy, salesforce.com. “Our work with Practice Fusion will accelerate that trend by democratizing access to health records.”
Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company. The company’s portfolio of Salesforce CRM applications, available at http://www.salesforce.com/products/, has revolutionized the ways that companies collaborate and communicate with their customers across sales, marketing and service. The company’s Force.com platform (http://www.salesforce.com/platform/) enables customers, partners and developers to quickly build powerful business applications to run every part of the enterprise in the cloud. Based on salesforce.com’s real-time, multi-tenant architecture, Salesforce CRM and Force.com offer the fastest path to customer success with cloud computing.
About Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion addresses the complexities and critical needs of today’s healthcare environments by providing a revolutionary, web-based, electronic health record (EHR) application and delivery model for physicians and patients at no cost. As a result, Practice Fusion is one of the fastest growing electronic health record communities in country. Practice Fusion has over 18,000 users in 50 states. For more information on Practice Fusion EHR, please visit twitter.com/practice fusion and http://www.practicefusion.com.