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Salesforce Acquires Stake in Practice Fusion

Practice Fusion to launch new web based patient health record application

From ChannelWeb at CRN.com comes the following news:

"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.

There is a lot of focus on encouraging physicians to adopt electronic medical record applications right now given that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus bill contains funding for EMR technology. The Obama Administration has sought to expand the use of EMR software as a way of lowering healthcare costs."

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