Founder and former CEO of Practice Fusion, Ryan Howard, is launching iBeat, a wearable technology company that aims to empower people to live longer lives.
The idea to start iBeat stemmed from a close friend of Howard’s passing at the age of 40. Howard took this as his cue to start a company that helps save lives, but in a more personal manner, by speeding the delivery of care.
“Over the past decade building the largest cloud-based physician-patient platform in the U.S., I’m applying many of my learnings, including incorporating the DNA that established our award-winning culture and product, as well as reconciling many of the mistakes I made at Practice Fusion,” Howard said in a statement. “We’re incredibly excited to be bringing a Wearable-as-a-Service to market that we believe will be massively impactful to the community and will also have the potential to save lives.”
Beyond Howard, the iBeat team also includes other Practice Fusion veterans, such as Larry Stone (Lead Front-End Architect), Brian Boarini (product and business development), and Kristin Tinsley (PR and marketing). The company plans to double its staff by the end of this year, hiring in engineering, design, growth marketing, and operations.