Scrypt acquires physician comms startup DocbookMD

By Aditi Pai

Scrypt, a document management company, has acquired physician communication platform DocbookMD. Both companies are based in Austin, Texas. DocbookMD raised a seed round of $2.2 million back in early 2012.

DocbookMD was founded by husband and wife practicing physicians: Dr. Tim Gueramy, an orthopedic surgeon, and Dr. Trace Haas, a family physician. Gueramy is CEO of the company while Haas serves as the Chief Medical Officer.

The company’s unified comms offering, available via app or web, is used by more than 30,000 medical professionals across 42 states. Physicians can use the program to exchange texts, photos, charts, x-rays and similar information.

"DocbookMD was built by and for physicians initially to streamline and improve their communications by giving them access to a directory of their entire organization for easy collaboration," Gueramy said in a statement. "Today, we’re deeply involved in critical communications among the entire care team continuum – both in and outside of the hospital setting. By joining Scrypt, DocbookMD will continue to expand integrations within the entire healthcare arena.”

A few days before announcing that it acquired DocbookMD, Scrypt launched a new document management program built specifically for the healthcare industry, called Stak. Healthcare organizations can use Stak to store, share, fax, annotate, and sign health documents.

“With the addition of DocbookMD to our healthcare portfolio we are able to offer more ways for healthcare providers to collaborate on PHI, without compromising on security.” Scrypt CEO Aleks Szymanski said in a statement.