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VentureOhio Names Updox 2017 Growth Stage Company of the Year

Healthcare IT leader honored for exceptional growth and market expansion

Updox, the industry leader for care coordination and healthcare connectivity solutions, was selected by VentureOhio, a non-profit advocacy group composed of angel investors, venture capital firms and other businesses serving Ohio's startup ecosystem, as the 2017 “Growth Stage Company of the Year.” Updox was honored as part of VentureOhio’s annual VentureDinner, that brought together more than 500 investors, entrepreneurs and community leaders to celebrate Ohio startups and plan for the state’s economic future.

“This has been an incredible year for Updox and it’s an honor to be recognized by such a prestigious group of fellow entrepreneurs and investors from across Ohio,” said Michael Morgan, chief executive officer, Updox. “Healthcare is complicated. The business of healthcare doesn’t have to be. Updox is focused on simplifying time-consuming processes and streamlining communications to impact quality of care.”

Updox targets independent healthcare providers, a group often overlooked and underserved by technology providers who focus more on hospital-owned facilities. By providing cost-effective communications solutions, Updox helps independent providers operate their businesses in a more efficient manner so the care they provide is more effective. Updox solutions open channels that connect providers with care team members to coordinate care, engage patients, drive new revenue streams, lower overhead costs and offer easy-to-use, secure communications channels for more effective care.

“From our start in 2009, Updox has grown to include more than 300,000 users and 72 million patients,” said Morgan. “We’re proud to grow a business that meets the needs of our customers and provides the means to build upon that success to change the way healthcare connects and communicates.”

The VentureOhio Awards honor the best of the state’s start-ups and entrepreneurs who are leaders in innovation. Awards were presented to Seed/Startup Stage, Early Stage and Growth Stage companies, as well as Catalyst of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year.

About Updox  

Updox is the industry-leading healthcare care coordination solution. Named for the past three consecutive years to the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing private companies, Updox is integrated with more than 100 electronic health records (EHR) and serves more than 300,000 users and 72 million patients.

Through an extensive Direct messaging network and platform of apps, Updox connects various healthcare providers, including physicians, patients, payers, pharmacies, labs and healthcare partners. Once part of the Updox network, users or partners can access a full suite of applications including secure messaging, patient portal, appointment scheduling & reminders, credit card payments, and health alerts, all with the goal of driving improved outcomes through more efficient communications and better care coordination. Connect with Updox at www.updox.com.

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