What if your personal tech had the power to help you lead a longer richer life instead of just connecting you to pictures and stories from friends?
iBeat, a wearable technology startup launched by Practice Fusion founder Ryan Howard and a team of Practice Fusion veterans intends to do exactly that, with a mission to empower people with the freedom to be fearless, explore and live longer, fuller lives.
The idea to start iBeat came after a childhood friend of Howard’s, Marc Duntley, suddenly passed away in his sleep. He was only 40 years old. Howard took this as his cue to start a company that, like Practice Fusion, 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,” said Ryan Howard, founder and CEO of iBeat. “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.”
The iBeat Team
The iBeat team is led by a handful of Practice Fusion veterans including Larry Stone, Brian Boarini, and Kristin Tinsley. As iBeat’s Lead Front-End Architect, Stone oversees software architecture and engineering. He draws on nearly a decade of design experience working on projects and builds for several marquee brands including Lenovo, Tesla, Disney, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and more. Boarini is focused on iBeat’s product and business development. Prior to iBeat, he worked on projects for Google and accounting software firm Xero and was a product manager for the charting and clinical teams at Practice Fusion. Tinsley, Practice Fusion’s former Senior Manager of Communications, is overseeing iBeat’s PR and marketing front. She brings more than seven years experience in communications, having worked with several early-stage and late-stage startups including MySpace, backup software provider NovaStor, digital advertising agency SteelHouse, and secure healthcare texting app TigerText.
iBeat plans to double its staff by the end of this year, adding staff in the fields of engineering, design, growth marketing, and operations. To see current openings on the iBeat team, please visit ibeat.com/careers.