November 20, 2012
When Epocrates officially filed its plans for a $75 million IPO in mid-2010, the point of care medical reference company said it had more than 1 million users across the globe. At the time it said about 40 percent of the physicians in the US used its applications. Two years later Epocrates still has about 1 million total users but about 50 percent of US doctors now use its apps. Epocrates' user...
February 29, 2012
In its quarterly investor call yesterday, Epocrates interim president and CEO Peter Brandt announced that the company has decided to back away from its EHR initiative to re-focus on its core products, namely pharma-supported, mobile clinical apps that physicians use at the point of care. Epocrates' physician user base stands at 340,000 users, according to the company. Brandt said the company "...
November 2, 2011
Epocrates announced a major update to their chart topping drug reference app this week, including a customizable app directory and faster access to medical content.
The updated app includes a customizable home screen for faster access to frequently used features, a new notification system, and, most notably, an App Directory. The App Directory allows users to download medical apps from within...
October 11, 2011
Epocrates made an interesting move over the summer, naming Facebook's mobile chief, Erick Tseng, to its board of directors. Tseng is a hot commodity in IT, having jumped to Facebook last year from Google, where he served as senior product manager for the booming Android smartphone operating system.
Tseng has worked for plenty of heavy hitters in the high-tech industry, including Microsoft, Yahoo...
July 27, 2011
By Brian Dolan and Neil Versel
Epocrates announced this morning the first phase of availability for its EHR offering, which includes an iPhone app. The offering is targeting primary care practices with ten or fewer physicians. Epocrates’ EHR offering was first announced in March 2010.
Epocrates built the EHR essentially from the ground up, taking a few, small pieces from the iChart EHR the...
July 19, 2010
Earlier this year at the HIMSS event, Epocrates announced its plans to offer an affordable, easy to implement electronic health record specifically for the solo practitioner or small physician group. At the time it was a bit of an open secret that Epocrates had acquired some of Caretools' iChart assets since Epocrates named Dr. Tom Giannulli an "essential member of the Epocrates EHR development...