|By Business Wire
|March 17, 2014 12:01 PM EDT
Box today announced it has brought on Aneesh Chopra, the first Chief
Technology Officer of the United States, and Glen Tullman, former CEO of
Allscripts, to serve as special advisors for the company’s healthcare
and life sciences practice. As advisors, Chopra and Tullman will help
Box deepen its expertise in the healthcare industry and support the
growing number of hospitals, health insurance firms, and medical and
pharmaceutical companies on its platform. In the past year, sales in
healthcare and life sciences has grown six-fold, with new customers like
MD Anderson Cancer Center, St. Joseph Health, UnityPoint Health,
Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) and Mount Sinai
"Healthcare is Box's fastest growing vertical, and it’s clear that
there’s a remarkable opportunity to improve the way information is
captured, managed and shared between doctors, researchers, patients, and
institutions,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. “We're
excited to work with Aneesh and Glen, whose years of experience working
at the intersection of technology, healthcare, and regulatory reform
will be instrumental to our success in this space."
"We have made great progress digitizing healthcare, opening up new data
sources and shifting the payment incentives in healthcare to reward
value over volume," said Aneesh Chopra, co-founder, Hunch Analytics and
former U.S. CTO under President Obama. "I see great possibilities for
services like Box, which already have mass consumer and enterprise
adoption, to usher in much-needed innovative and cost-effective
approaches for data sharing between providers, payers and patients."
"I am excited to be working with Box as they continue to build out their
healthcare and life sciences practice," said Glen Tullman, managing
partner, 7Wire Ventures and former CEO of Allscripts. "Box is a great
example of a highly successful cloud-based service that is used by large
and small businesses alike for next generation collaboration. It's not
enough to put existing healthcare IT solutions into the cloud, we need
solutions that will help providers re-engineer their workflow processes
and make data sharing in healthcare easier and more user intuitive."
New Healthcare Advisors
Chopra is a long-time healthcare industry veteran spending many years at
The Advisory Board Company, a global and research consulting firm for
hospitals, before moving into politics. He served as the first CTO of
the United States, appointed by President Barack Obama, and brings
policy knowledge on health IT and government sponsored interoperability
initiatives. Chopra is currently the co-founder of Hunch Analytics, a
data analytics startup.
Tullman is one of the early pioneers of the healthcare IT industry,
building Allscripts, a leading global provider of electronic health
records (EHRs). He took the company public in 1999 and grew the company
from $30M in 1997 to $1.4B in 2012. Tullman is now managing partner of
7wire ventures and is focused on companies that promote his firm’s
vision of the Intelligent
Connected Health Consumer, providing consumers with information and
tools to allow for more engagement and better health and healthcare
Since announcing its move into healthcare with initial platform
partners and HIPAA compliance in April 2013, Box has experienced
tremendous growth in the healthcare vertical. New healthcare customers
include MD Anderson Cancer Center, St. Joseph Health, Mount Sinai Health
System, BRI, Palomar Health, University of Mississippi Medical Center,
UnityPoint Health, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, AMN
Healthcare Service, Inc and ZirMed. These new customers join hundreds of
other innovative organizations -- such as Johns Hopkins HealthCare
Solutions and GlaxoSmithKline -- in using Box to manage and secure
critical information, coordinate care, and streamline research and
hospital protocols in the cloud.
Box also announced today that its integration with CareCloud, a
cloud-based EHR with a companion personal health record (PHR), practice
management and medical billing platform will be available on March 21,
2014 to CareCloud’s nearly seven million patients who are live in their
system. With this new integration, physicians using the CareCloud PHR
can easily transfer patient records to Box, where patients can securely
download them or transfer them to other doctors. This gives patients
with multiple providers the ability to download and aggregate all their
records in one place rather than accessing their records on multiple
portals attached to EHRs in different practices and hospitals.
For more information on today's announcement, please visit the Box
To learn more about Box for healthcare, please visit www.box.com/healthcare.
Box’s mission is to make businesses of all sizes more productive,
competitive, and powerful by connecting people and their most important
information. Content on Box can be securely shared and easily accessed
on the web, through iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications, and
extended to partner applications, such as Google Apps, NetSuite and
Salesforce. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is privately held and
backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher
Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, General Atlantic, Meritech
Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture
Partners, as well as by strategic investors salesforce.com, SAP Ventures
and Intel Ventures. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.
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