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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. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/medici-announces-private-capital-raise-of-over-22-million-300666007.html

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 (https://medici.md) 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.

November 6, 2018 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Scrypt, Inc. acquires DocbookMD

Scrypt, Inc. (OTC Pink: SYPT) developers of secure and compliant productivity tools for regulated industries, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Austin, Texas-based DocbookMD®, a HIPAA secure patient care team collaboration platform.

DocbookMD, in use by more the 30,000 medical professionals across the US, is a HIPAA secure messaging application for both mobile and tablet, and can be accessed via any web browser. The platform was designed for healthcare to enable physicians to collaborate with other organization members on vital information including detailed images, labs, X-rays and EKGs, and to communicate effectively with their entire care team. One of the advantages of DocbookMD is that the information shared is stored on a secure server, so once the application is closed, the data is cleared from the device; if the device is lost or falls into the wrong hands, the patient information cannot be accessed without proper credentials, ensuring complete privacy and security.

“DocbookMD was built by and for physicians initially to streamline and improve their communications by giving them access to a directory of their entire organization for easy collaboration,” said Dr. Tim Gueramy, co-founder of DocbookMD. “Today, we’re deeply involved in critical communications among the entire care team continuum – both in and outside of the hospital setting. By joining Scrypt, DocbookMD will continue to expand integrations within the entire healthcare arena.”

“With the addition of DocbookMD to our healthcare portfolio we are able to offer more ways for healthcare providers to collaborate on PHI, without compromising on security,” said Aleks Szymanski, CEO of Scrypt, Inc.

DocbookMD is currently being shown at HIMSS 2016 in Las Vegas, February 29-March 4. Visit the Scrypt stand #12219 to learn more.

About DocbookMD

DocbookMD, built by physicians for physicians, is a rapidly growing secure messaging application for smartphone and tablet devices, and now is also available on the web. DocbookMD has over 30,000 users across 42 states. By putting doctors in control of the technology, regardless of practice setting or existing medical technology solutions, DocbookMD enables the kind of immediate, secure communication that can change the face of healthcare. Learn more at docbookmd.com.

About Scrypt, Inc.

Scrypt, Inc. is a leader in helping healthcare and lending customers streamline paper-intensive processes and protect sensitive and business-critical information. Scrypt, Inc. works tirelessly every day to deliver customer value through cloud and on-premises document solutions that include Sfax, Stak, XDOC and FaxAgent. Scrypt, Inc. remains dedicated to eliminating manual process and paper so that their customers can work better, with confidence. For more information please visit Scrypt.com.

March 2, 2016 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.