Video: Practice Fusion's Ryan Howard at Splash Health

Kristin Karaoglu · February 26, 2015 · Short URL:

At Vator's healthcare event, Howard sits down with Bambi Francisco

At Vator Splash Health 2015, held last month, Practice Fusion CEO Ryan Howard sat down with Bambi Francisco to talk about how his company is altering the healthcare landscape. 

Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based EHR (electronic health record) for physicians and health providers. At this point, the 10-yr-old company has 112,000 active health practitioners and adding 800 to 900 a week. The service counts 100 million patient records, meaning about a third of the US population. It's partnered with 70,000 pharmacies and 400 labs.

In this conversation, Howard talks about everything from why there are yet to be health scores (like credit scores) but how that will be a reality in the future and the risks and costs of sharing health data. 

Thank you KPMG, Rackspace, Scrubbed, Stratpoint, California Healthcare Foundation and Bread & Butter for sponsoring!

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Practice Fusion


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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 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 40 million patients. The company closed a $23 million Series B round of financing led by Founders Fund in 2011. For more information about Practice Fusion, please visit


Bambi Francisco Roizen

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Author of "Unequally Yoked"; Co-founder Vator and Invent Health; Former Columnist/correspondent Dow Jones MarketWatch; Business anchor CBS affiliate KPIX

Ryan Howard

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Ryan is the founder, chairman and CEO of Practice Fusion. He founded the company in 2005 and has grown it into the largest physician-patient community in the US.