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Salesforce and Practice Fusion join forces on EMR


Salesforce.com has acquired a stake in Practice Fusion, a developer of free, Web-based physician applications, the two companies said Thursday. The size of the investment wasn’t disclosed.Later this year Practice Fusion is expected to launch a new patient health record application that’s based on Salesforce’s Force.com cloud computing platform.

“With this investment from Salesforce.com, Practice Fusion is now backed by the enterprise cloud computing leader,” said Practice Fusion CEO Ryan Howard, in a statement. “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.”

The forces of IT innovation in healthcare make inroads into Electronic Medical Records Management with Salesforce.com and Practice Fusion.

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