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Mobile Telehealth Company Medici Acquires DocbookMD

Global Telehealth Platform Adds Respected Doctor-Messaging Technology

Austin, Texas (November 6) – Medici today announced its acquisition of secure healthcare messaging company DocbookMD at the Exponential Medicine conference in San Diego, California. The acquisition will offer doctors and other healthcare providers access to a broad range of mobile communication and telehealth tools that will fundamentally change how doctors practice medicine. In the arrangement, Medici will assume DocbookMD’s technical assets, people and customer contracts including those with state medical associations.

Austin-based DocbookMD was founded in 2008 as an early collaboration tool and offers a secure text messaging application that allows medical professionals to communicate with one another. The DocbookMD application is endorsed by more than 42 state medical associations and 400 county medical associations. The mobile application supports more than 25,000 active doctors. Medici acquires DocbookMD from Scrypts, Inc. and financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Medici, also headquartered in Austin, provides a global HIPAA-compliant mobile app with secure text, voice and video messaging and allows doctors to provide virtual healthcare to patients. In addition to offering colleague-communication capabilities, the platform offers more than a dozen innovative features including in-app billing, e-prescribe prescriptions and e-refer referrals. Medici empowers doctors, veterinarians, psychologists and other healthcare providers to provide patient care from anywhere.

Medici plans to provide continued technology support for DocbookMD. Existing users and partners should expect uninterrupted usage of data, functionality and connectivity. Medici CEO & Founder, Clinton Phillips stated, “We are delighted to be acquiring one of the most trusted resources for doctors. Medici and DocbookMD are so well-aligned with each other, and with the interests of medical associations in helping doctors live and practice at the highest level.”

Original DocbookMD co-founder, Tracey Haas, DO, MPH, is supportive of the move, stating: “We are thrilled to see DocbookMD find a home at Medici, with its physician-centric technology that continues to push mobile health beyond secure messaging. We are excited to see how Medici and DocbookMD can help healthcare professionals better meet patient needs in this new era of medicine.”

Medici News Announcement at Exponential Medicine Conference

The Medici acquisition of DocbookMD is the company’s first major acquisition following a recent $22 million private capitalization round.

CEO & Founder Phillips was expected to speak at an innovation roundtable at Exponential Medicine (known as X-Med) this week in San Diego. The company did not disclose if additional M&A activity would be forthcoming. However, also last week, Medici announced the addition of Anne Jude Hunt, Ph.D., as vice president and head of product. Dr. Hunt comes to Medici from San Francisco with strong Artificial Intelligence (AI) and semantic sciences expertise.

“Exponential Medicine is the place where innovators come to make partnerships, build relationships, and break news,” said Dr. Daniel Kraft, Chair for Medicine & Neuroscience, Singularity University, Founder & Chair, Exponential Medicine. “We are living in a fast-moving, exponential age where the convergence of rapidly developing technologies is enabling vast new capabilities that can radically improve and disrupt the future of health, prevention, and clinical practice.”

“As a fan of Medici,” he added, “I am very pleased the leaders have chosen Exponential Medicine as the venue to announce its latest acquisition to bring more doctors on to its Medici telemedicine platform to care for the greatest number of patients.”

About Medici
Medici ( is addressing the future of healthcare by enabling patients to text, voice or video chat with their personal doctors, therapists, veterinarians and more. Considered the ‘WhatsApp of Healthcare, Medici is an effortless and secure communication tool that allows doctors to unchain themselves from their medical offices while taking great care of patients. Headquartered in Austin, Texas — Medici has offices in Johannesburg, South Africa and Washington, DC.

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Practice Fusion Connect 2011, the Health Tech Event of the Year

Leaders in ground-breaking technology, science and medicine take the San Francisco health tech scene by storm, at Practice Fusion’s second annual free conference, Connect 2011, held at the Masonic Center in San Francisco on November 11, 2011. Peter Thiel, Daniel Kraft and Alan Cooper will speak at the sold out event, but media credentials are still available. Don’t miss out! Farzad Mostshari, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology with the HHS, will be speaking via live teleconference.

The live simulcast event can be streamed at The community is invited to submit their questions for Thiel and Dr. Mostashari and follow the conversation during the event using #pfconnect on Twitter.

Record attendance is expected for Practice Fusion’s annual conference with speakers including Peter Thiel, Farzad Mostashari, Daniel Kraft and Alan Cooper.

San Francisco, CA – October 11, 2011 – Practice Fusion, the fastest growing EMR community in the US, today announced that their second annual free conference, Connect 2011, is sold out. Held at the Masonic Center in San Francisco on November 11, 2011, the event will feature keynote speakers including Ryan Howard, Peter Thiel, Alan Cooper and Daniel Kraft, MD. Farzad Mostashari, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology with the Department of Health and Human Services, will be speaking via live teleconference.

In response to the record number of registrations, Practice Fusion has arranged to simulcast the event live online at The community is invited to submit their questions for Thiel and Dr. Mostashari and follow the conversation during the event using #PFConnect on Twitter. Media should email to inquire about press passes.

“This is a pivotal moment for health technology,” said Ryan Howard, CEO of Practice Fusion. “The conversation at Connect 2011 will focus on how far we’ve come and where we go from here. Practice Fusion will set the agenda for health innovation with input from our medical community and the sector’s most creative minds.”

Just four years after launching the free, web-based Electronic Medical Record system, the company now serves over 100,000 medical professionals and 22 million patients. Practice Fusion adds around two million patients to the system each month.

Practice Fusion has scheduled the following speakers to provide insight during this time of transition in the health sector:

  • Peter Thiel – Thiel is known worldwide as a visionary for futuristic ideas in science and technology. As co-founder and CEO of PayPal, he revolutionized online commerce for 100 million people. Thiel was also an early investor in Facebook and today funds companies that are changing the world including Space Exploration Technologies and Practice Fusion. BusinessWeek named Thiel one of the top 25 most influential people on the web.
  • Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM – Dr. Mostashari serves as National Coordinator for Health Information Technology with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  He is among the first developers of real-time electronic disease surveillance systems and leads national programs promoting the adoption of health technology.
  • Daniel Kraft, MD – Dr. Kraft is a Stanford- and Harvard-trained physician-scientist with over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and innovation. Dr. Kraft chairs the Medicine track for Singularity University and is Executive Director and curator for FutureMed, a program which explores convergent, exponentially developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare. He is also a TED and TEDMED speaker.
  • Alan CooperCooper is recognized for his role in humanizing technology through his groundbreaking work in software design. Called the “Father of Visual Basic,” Cooper is the author of several books on technology. As founder of Cooper, a leading interaction design consultancy, he created the Goal-Directed® design methodology and pioneered the use of personas as practical interaction design tools.
  • Ryan Howard – Howard founded Practice Fusion in 2005. Using his background in technology, health IT and business, he created a completely new approach to Electronic Medical Records. Practice Fusion is now the fastest growing EMR in the country and Howard exemplifies a new breed of health IT leaders revolutionizing the doctor’s office.

Practice Fusion Connect brings together doctors, medical professionals, health IT experts, business leaders, investors and reporters to discuss the future of Electronic Medical Record technology. While the event is sold out, there is a waitlist available for registration at

About Practice Fusion

Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based Electronic Medical Record(EMR) system to physicians. With charting, scheduling, e-prescribing, billing, 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 100,000 users serving 22 million patients. For more information about Practice Fusion, please visit

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