BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PatientKeeper, Inc., the leading provider of Physician Information Technology, today announced that it has closed a $13 million round of funding comprised of equity and debt. The equity round was led by current investors Flybridge Capital Partners, New Enterprise Associates and Whitney & Company. The venture debt was provided by Lighthouse Capital Partners. The funding will enable PatientKeeper to accelerate the development of its physician documentation and computerized physician order entry (CPOE) applications required for “Meaningful Use”- one of the critical requirements of ARRA - and to build out the service and support capabilities to support its rapid and accelerating growth. PatientKeeper presently has over 15,000 physicians using PatientKeeper’s applications every day to help them take care of patients. By the middle of next year, based on current deployments, PatientKeeper expects this number to more than double, to over 30,000 physicians.
As part of the new financing, PatientKeeper will also be adding Chip Hazard of Flybridge Capital Partners to its Board of Directors. As General Partner at Flybridge Capital, a leading investment firm with a broad portfolio in the energy, healthcare and information technology sectors, Chip represents the firm on the boards of numerous other portfolio companies. Prior to joining the firm in 2002, Chip was a General Partner at Greylock Partners.
“Since our initial investment in PatientKeeper last year, we have been extremely pleased with the company’s progress and see great opportunity for them as more and more providers look to secure economic stimulus funds to help healthcare organizations achieve Meaningful Use,” said Chip Hazard. “I am looking forward to joining PatientKeeper’s Board of Directors and to becoming more involved in helping expand PatientKeeper’s footprint across the healthcare ecosystem.”
“Our physician information technology is helping hospitals and physicians improve patient care by providing them with software that physicians readily adopt. We are very excited to secure new financing to support our continued growth and application development efforts,” said Paul Brient, CEO of PatientKeeper. “We have chosen to make this additional investment to capitalize on what we see as a significantly increased demand for applications that drive physician adoption of technology. At the end of the day, without physician adoption there cannot be any Meaningful Use.”
As an innovator, creator and leading supplier of integrated physician information systems, PatientKeeper's applications provide a single point of anytime, anywhere access to clinical and financial data from multiple, disparate systems. PatientKeeper's technology automates a physician’s day to save them time, help them practice better medicine and increase their practice’s cash flow. The company’s technology also serves as the infrastructure for community-based health information exchange in many communities around the country. For more information, visit http://www.patientkeeper.com.