Winners will be announced at awards dinner on October 15, recognizing rising stars and established luminaries among the Orange County tech community


IRVINE, California – August 20, 2013 – Kareo Inc., the cloud-based medical office software and services provider for small medical practices, announced today that the company’s electronic health record application, Kareo EHR, been named as a finalist in the Most Innovative Cloud Solution category of the Orange County Technology Alliance annual High-Tech Innovation Awards.

Now in its 20th year, this premier awards program event celebrates achievement among the regional tech industry by honoring local companies, individuals and products that drive innovation in Orange County. OC Tech Alliance will announce all winners at a gala dinner on October 15th at the Hilton Costa Mesa.

“We are honored to have been selected as a finalist in this year’s awards,” said Dan Rodrigues, founder and CEO of Kareo. “Being recognized by OC Tech Alliance is validation that our focus on the small medical practice has been a driving force for development of innovative new products specifically suited to their unique needs.”

Kareo has built a market leading position in delivering intuitive, integrated, affordable technology and services to support the business needs of small medical practices. Today, Kareo has over 25,000 physicians using its integrated EHR, practice management, and billing solutions. Kareo’s success in creating customer value has driven rapid growth of the company, with its employee base doubling every year since 2008 and recognition, in 2013, as one of Forbes 100 America’s Most Promising Companies, coming in at #1 in Orange County, California and #58 nationwide.

Kareo EHR is available free of charge as a stand-alone application or integrated with Kareo Practice Management and Kareo Billing Services, providing a seamless user experience and instant data exchange across applications. Created by a small practice physician and innovator, Kareo EHR offers an intuitive and intelligent way to deliver care and engage patients through native iPad and iPhone applications or with a web browser.

“We received nominations from all of Orange County’s most important technology companies,” said Sigmund Fidyke III, president, Custom Software, and High-Tech Innovation Awards Judging Committee Chair. “We congratulate Kareo for ascending to the finalist ranks. This region boasts many noteworthy companies that continue to influence technology development throughout the rest of the world, and we’re excited to help highlight them.”

In addition to the product awards, OC Tech Alliance will recognize excellence among chief executives leading Orange County-based tech companies as well as local tech companies innovating in the areas of product development, financial accountability and industry leadership.

About Kareo

Kareo is the only cloud-based medical office software and services platform dedicated to small practices. At Kareo, we believe that, with the right tools and support, small practices can do big things. We offer an integrated suite of products and services designed to help small practice physicians get paid faster, run their business smarter, and provide better care. Our Practice Management software, Billing Services, and free, full-featured EHR help more than 25,000 medical providers more efficiently manage the business and clinical sides of their practice. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kareo’s mission is to help providers spend their time focused on patients, not paperwork. For more information, visit www.kareo.com.

About Orange County Technology Alliance

Orange County Technology Alliance is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association committed to fast-forwarding the local innovation economy. It is the successor organization to the Orange County Council of TechAmerica and AeA. It is the only technology association addressing the needs of small-to-midsize technology companies and their leaders based in Orange County, Calif. The alliance serves members through local networking, professional development, state and federal advocacy, savings on business services and industry recognition. To learn more about membership, contact OC Tech Alliance at [email protected] or www.octechalliance.com. Follow alliance activities on Twitter at www.twitter.com/octechalliance.