Epocrates, Inc. Appoints Internet Expert Jake Winebaum to Board
SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Epocrates, Inc., the leading provider of mobile drug reference tools for healthcare professionals, today announced the appointment of Jake Winebaum to its board of directors. As a board member, Winebaum will work closely with Epocrates to guide its digital media and product development strategy.
Winebaum is co-founder of Blue Waters Research, an Internet incubator and investment firm. Winebaum is a highly regarded Internet entrepreneur and executive who has made significant contributions to both start-ups and major corporations. He was the founder and chief executive officer of Business.com, prior to it being sold to RH Donnelly.
"Jake Winebaum brings valuable new insights to our board and shares our vision of accelerating the healthcare industry's migration to the digital era," said Rose Crane, president and chief executive officer for Epocrates. "He has the drive of an entrepreneur and confidence of an Internet veteran. We are honored to welcome him to our distinguished board of directors."
"The healthcare technology industry is poised for dramatic changes," said Jake Winebaum. "I am impressed with Epocrates' team and the company's accomplishments over the past decade. I look forward to working with its executives to help continue the company's market leadership and innovation."
Winebaum previously co-founded Internet incubator eCompanies, which in addition to Business.com, founded Jamdat (sold to EA), USBX (sold to Imperial Capital), BizQuest (sold to Loopnet LOOP), Boingo, and was the lead investor in Lower My Bill (sold to Experian). Winebaum's extensive digital media experience also includes senior management roles at Walt Disney Company. As chairman of the Disney Internet Group he led the team that developed and executed the expansion of the Disney brand onto the Internet. During his tenure, he oversaw and helped build profitable online mediums including Disney.com, ESPN.com, ABCNews.com, ABC.com and Family.com.
Winebaum currently serves on the board of directors of Gigya, a leading social optimization platform for online business. His contributions to the Internet industry have been recognized by the Los Angeles Venture Association with an induction into its Hall of Fame in 2010, by Time magazine as a Top 50 Cyber Elite, and Wired Magazine as one of its Wired 25. Winebaum holds a B.A. in biology from Dartmouth College.
Epocrates is a leading provider of mobile drug reference tools and interactive services to healthcare professionals and the healthcare industry. Epocrates' active user network currently has more than one million healthcare professionals, including more than 40 percent of U.S. physicians. Most commonly used on mobile devices at the point of care, the company's clinical products and services help healthcare professionals make more informed prescribing decisions, enhance patient safety and improve practice productivity. For more information about Epocrates, please visit www.epocrates.com/company.
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