Practice Fusion veterans announce iBeat wearable-as-a-service startup

The forthcoming cloud service will monitor a user’s heart activity around the clock, according to CEO Ryan Howard.
By Tom Sullivan
10:02 AM
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Practice Fusion veterans, including former chief executive Ryan Howard, on Tuesday announced a new company called iBeat.

The startup is working to create a device that will continuously monitor a user’s heart activity, the company said. Howard called the emerging offering a wearable-as-a-service.

The tangible device resembles a wrist-worn smartwatch capable of alerting the user as well as caregivers and emergency responders should a heart event or irregularity occur.

iBeat also consists of Larry Stone as Lead Front-end Architect, Brian Boarini as Director of Product, and Kristin Tinsley as Director of Marketing and Communications.

All four previously worked at Practice Fusion, which Howard founded in 2005. Stone has worked on products for Lenovo, Tesla, Disney, AT&T, Verizon and other companies, while Boarini worked on projects at Google and Tinsley worked with MySpace and TigerText.

The company said it intends to double its staff by year’s end with a focus on engineering, design, growth marketing and operations. 

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