William Febbo, CEO and Director of OptimizeRx, joins the Augmedix Board of Directors
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – March 29, 2022 – Augmedix, Inc. (Nasdaq: AUGX), a leading provider of automated medical documentation and data services, today announced that William Febbo, Chief Executive Officer and Director of OptimizeRx, has joined its board of directors, effective March 28, 2022.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Will to our board and leverage his depth of experience in building and managing technology and healthcare companies,” said Manny Krakaris, Chief Executive Officer at Augmedix. “We believe his experience in successfully leading OptimizeRx’s growth and expansion will bring a valuable perspective as we continue on our clear path to unlock the large market opportunity ahead.”
For the last 20 years, Mr. Febbo has led health service, technology and finance companies. He is currently Chief Executive Officer and Director of OptimizeRx (Nasdaq: OPRX), and continues to drive innovation in healthcare, leading the transformation of OptimizeRx into a leading digital health company that facilitates communication at the point-of-care for better health outcomes. Mr. Febbo previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Investment Banking at Merriman Capital and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Capital Network (“DCN”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings. Prior to Merriman, Mr. Febbo was the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of MedPanel, a market intelligence and communications provider to the life sciences and financial industries, which later was acquired by Merriman Capital. Mr. Febbo serves as a faculty member for Massachusetts Institute of Technology linQ program, a collaborative initiative increasing the potential of innovative biomedical research to benefit society and the economy and also serves on the board of the United Nations of Greater Boston.
“I am honored to join the Augmedix board. Augmedix has an impressive track record advancing unique solutions for clinical documentation and addressing a significant burden for physicians and health systems,” said Mr. Febbo. “I am also impressed by Augmedix’s technology and progress toward generating a fully-automated medical note. I look forward to collaborating with this team to continue building on the company’s strong momentum and help to achieve its next chapter of growth.”
Augmedix, Inc. (Nasdaq: AUGX) provides automated medical documentation and data services to large healthcare systems and physician practices, supporting medical offices, clinics, hospitals, emergency departments, and telemedicine nationwide. The Company’s Ambient Automation Platform converts the natural conversation between physicians and patients into timely and comprehensive medical notes and performs a suite of related data services. These services relieve physicians of administrative burdens to enable more time for patient care. Augmedix’s proprietary platform uses automatic speech recognition, natural language processing and clinical datasets to capture the ambient visit conversation and generate a structured medical note. The structured medical note data is then used to deliver additional data services. Quality is assured by trained medical documentation specialists. To learn more about Augmedix, visit augmedix.com.
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