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150,000 Medical Professionals Stay Paperless with Practice Fusion
Date:4/22/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Practice Fusion, the country's largest doctor-patient community, celebrated the environmental benefits of its paperless electronic health record (EHR) platform, which has brought life-saving technology to doctors serving 60 million patients across the US. Since its founding in 2005, Practice Fusion's technology has eliminated the need for a total of 9,000 trees by offering digitized health records.

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EHR technology in the US has been estimated to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.7 million tons—from reductions in paper and X-ray film to lowered gasoline consumption. Practice Fusion's free EHR system allows doctors to lighten their carbon footprint and free up space in their offices, while making significant reductions in paper use:

  • Replacing 60 million paper patient records saves the equivalent of nearly 13 acres of forest
  • According to a GfK Roper survey conducted for Practice Fusion, the average US patient's health record uses over 200 pieces of paper
  • Combined, the 60 million patient records on Practice Fusion's platform would be equivalent to almost twice as much paper used in all the books in the Library of Congress
  • Practice Fusion users have sent nearly 6.5 million prescriptions electronically since January 2013— equivalent to more than 1,000 copies of Victor Hugo 's Les Miserables

Importantly, EHR technology offers health benefits to patients. Practice Fusion recently released Patient Fusion, a destination for patients to find and book appointments with doctors and includes personal health record (PHR) access, another traditionally paper-based resource.

"Environmental responsibility is in Practice Fusion's DNA," said Sheila Ryan , vice president of People and Culture at Practice Fusion. "Our technology frees doctors from wasteful reliance on paper, which keeps us constantly aware of our own environmental impact. Most of our team walks, bikes or uses public transportation to get to work and we regularly have company-wide environmental volunteer events like cleaning up San Francisco's Ocean Beach—we all believe in the importance of keeping green."

Job seekers interested in joining the Practice Fusion team should visit
www.practicefusion.com/careers.

About Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based EHR 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 EHR software addresses the complex needs of today's healthcare providers and disrupts the health IT status quo. Practice Fusion is the fastest growing electronic health record community in the country with more than 150,000 users serving 60 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

Media Contact:
Margaret Farrell
mfarrell@practicefusion.com
(415) 992-7534


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