Embrace Enters HealthTech with Acquisition of EPOWERdoc Inc

August 1, 2021

Embrace Software (“Embrace”) is delighted to announce the acquisition of EPOWERdoc, Inc (“EPD”) a leader in Emergency Department, unscheduled care, and Telehealth software solutions. Embrace welcomes the 40+ EPD team members to Team Embrace.

Founded in 1999, EPD has become the leader in specialized computerized Emergency Department Information Systems (EDIS), using a design team comprised of emergency physicians and nurses. Over the last 20 years, EPD has helped over 8,000 healthcare providers manage their entire Emergency Department end to end, replacing legacy systems not built for the dynamic and often chaotic nature of the Emergency Department, creating efficiencies, transforming operations, and converting paper-based payment processes into streamlined digital workflows. Over this time, EPD has expanded its superior software design to service Freestanding Emergency Centers, Urgent Care Centers, Micro Hospital inpatient care, and Telehealth.

“EPD was founded on the principles of integrity, excellence, and service. We believed in our product and in our people. We bent over backward to treat our clients right, and we treated each other as family—perhaps that is what I am most proud of. I believe its best days are ahead with the Embrace partnership, and I’ll be rooting every step of the way,” said Wesley (“Wes”) Grigsby, Founder of EPOWERdoc, Inc.

“EPOWERdoc has explored many potential acquisition partners over the last 10 years, and Embrace was the first one that we felt would preserve the company culture and values we have worked so hard to establish, while at the same time provide the next level infrastructure and business resources a growing company our size needs. We could not be more pleased with the transition and look forward to a very positive future,” said David (“Dave”) Ernst, President of EPOWERdoc, Inc.

“The funny thing is that the goal was never to create a company. Wes simply wanted to provide a superior way of capturing the patient visit for himself and his team—so he created a batch of paper templates. Not long after, someone suggested he should market them…and thus it began. We bent over backward to treat our clients right, and we treated each other as family—perhaps that is what I am most proud of. I believe its best days are ahead with the Embrace partnership, and I’ll be rooting every step of the way,” said Connie Grigsby, Shareholder, VP of Finance for EPOWERdoc, Inc.

Embrace fosters entrepreneurship in its businesses by giving them continued autonomy. True to that principle, Dave, Whitney, and Edsel will continue to lead the company while Embrace provides targeted investments across business functions, including EPD’s latest Telemedicine software platform, launched in Fall, 2021.

“We pay a lot of attention to how well a business treats their customers, and EPD scores are among the highest we have seen. This is a testament to the high-caliber management, clinical, technology, and operations teams. We look forward to investing in EPOWERdoc and anticipate a 2x to 3x growth in the next 3 years. I would also like to thank Wes and Connie for placing their trust in me and Embrace to take EPOWERdoc through its next phase of growth.” said Mohan Plakkot, CEO at Embrace.

About EPOWERdoc, Inc.

EPOWERdoc has been a leading provider of Emergency Department Information Systems, Paper Template Documentation Systems, Micro Hospital Inpatient Software, and Telemedicine Platforms for over 20 years throughout the US and Internationally. EPD software currently services over 3.5 million patient encounters annually.

About Embrace Software Inc.

Embrace acquires and invests in niche software companies that provide industry-specific solutions. We believe best practices followed by enterprise software are equally relevant for small software businesses. Access to capital and know-how enables our acquired companies to serve their customers better and grow their businesses faster.

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