Jonah Comstock grills Ryan Howard on patient engagement and Practice Fusion’s role as an EHR in driving population health.
Ryan Howard, CEO, Practice Fusion & Matt Douglas, VP, Practive Fusion
Practice Fusion provides free web-based EHRs that allows doctors to be live and online within just a few minutes. Salesforce is one of their investors, and are helping them control their data. Ryan gives us an overview of the company, and Matt gives a great demonstration on signing up for the product.
We’ll take a look physician adoption of clinical groupware, including online encounters and patient communication, and examine what type of technology use will qualify as part of “meaningful use.” Moderated by: Julie Murchinson from Health 2.0 Accelerator, and featuring Howard Steinberg (Chief Executive Officer, dLife), Ellen Badinelli (Chief Enthusiast and Owner, ScanAvert), Alexandra Drane (President, Eliza), Mike Kirkwood (Chief Executive Officer, Polka), Erick Von Schweber (Executive Co-Chair, SurveyorHEALTH), and Matt Parker (Vice President, DestinationRx).
Ryan Howard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion offers a free ad-supported SaaS-based EMR and practice management system for docs. Ryan founded the company four years ago and they’ve grown to nearly 40,000 users (including 20,000 physicians). In 2010 cloud-computing giant Salesforce.com invested, and PracticeFusion has rolled out sharing and patient-facing applications.
Ryan Howard, CEO, Practice Fusion
It’s tough to remember the doubt that greeted Ryan four years ago when he announced that Practice Fusion would offer a free ad-supported SaaS-based EMR. With backing from Salesforce.com and a partnership with Dell, they’re now at 40,000+ users, and have just opened their API to other developers—including in a very successful challenge to the Health 2.0 community. You’ll see some of that integration in this session. No-one’s laughing any more, except Ryan and his team!
Health 2.0 is not just about technology. In this panel we will be showing the latest advances in Health 2.0 tools for clinicians–and how they’re working together–and we’ll also be looking at examples of programs that have incorporated Health 2.0 technology into clinical and business operations. What results have they shown and how have those partnerships begun to reform care delivery?