Practice Fusion Announces Investment from Salesforce.com and Cloud Computing Initiative


Practice Fusion to make electronic health record system available on Force.com cloud computing platform.

SAN FRANCISCO – August 05, 2009 – 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.

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About Practice Fusion

Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based Electronic Health Record (EHR) system to primary care physicians. With charting, scheduling, e-prescribing, billing, lab integrations, referral letters, 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 EHR community in the country with more than 18,000 users in 50 states. For more information on Practice Fusion, please visit practicefusion.com.

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