Practice Fusion launches the nation’s largest doctor appointment booking site, Patient Fusion


Over 27,000 doctors on the country’s biggest health platform offer patients instant online booking and easy access to their health records

SAN FRANCISCO – April 9, 2013 – Today, more than 27,000 doctors in the United States have opened their calendars to patients online with the launch of Patient Fusion, the easiest place to find a doctor in the US. Visitors can find a verified doctor based on specialty and location, read reviews from actual patient visits and instantly request appointments. As users of Practice Fusion’s free electronic health record (EHR) system, these doctors can also give patients instant access to their personal health records online.

“It’s crazy that you can find quality restaurants easier than quality doctors. We’re changing that today,” said Ryan Howard, CEO of Practice Fusion. “Patient Fusion means unprecedented transparency into health care for patients—the power to choose your doctor based on quality and the power to access and control your own health records. This easy access should be—and will be—a basic right.”

Every doctor available through Patient Fusion is using Practice Fusion’s EHR to manage their patients’ health, including new patient appointment requests. Approved requests will appear in the EHR schedule and generate confirmation emails with instructions for the visit, freeing up staff time for more important work and eliminating issues like double-booking. By granting patients access to their records, practices can make it easier for patients to keep an eye on key data such as immunizations and allergies and to follow post-visit instructions.

Key Information:

  • Patient Fusion’s network includes more than 27,000 verified doctors across the United States
  • 3 million open appointments are available on Patient Fusion for April 2013 alone
  • Patient Fusion includes more than 1.5 million doctor reviews—an average of fourteen per profile—from real patients verified as having seen the doctor
  • All doctors on Patient Fusion use Practice Fusion’s cutting edge health technology to deliver safe, efficient care
  • Doctors using Practice Fusion’s free EHR platform serve 60 million patients across the US

To learn more or book an appointment today, please visit www.patientfusion.com.

About Patient Fusion

Patient Fusion is the best place to find and book an appointment with a doctor and instantly access your health records, with more than 27,000 verified providers in the US. Patient Fusion addresses the needs of today’s patients, empowering them to take control of their personal health through revolutionary technology, completely free of charge. Patient Fusion is the next step in the evolution of Practice Fusion’s free, web-based electronic health record (EHR) platform, the nation’s largest doctor-patient community. For more information about Patient Fusion, please visit www.patientfusion.com.

About Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based 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 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 56 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 www.practicefusion.com

 

Press Contact – Margaret Farrell