TC Cribs: Practice Fusion, Where Keeping Fit And Healthy Is Part Of The Job

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Welcome back to a brand new episode of TechCrunch Cribs, the show that takes you inside the doors of the tech industry’s hottest companies to get a look at what the workaday life there is like.

This time we headed over to the Union Square neighborhood of San Francisco to the headquarters of Practice Fusion, the web-based electronic medical records company. Practice Fusion is based in a beautiful art deco style building that used to house NBC’s West Coast headquarters back in the mid 20th century, so there are a lot of nice older architectural elements mixing in with the more modern tech vibe of the company.

It also turns out that Practice Fusion isn’t just concerned with the health of the people whose medical records it helps organize and protect — the company also wants to help its staffers be in the best shape they can be. So Practice Fusion gives each of its employees their own FitBit, and provides some pretty solid incentives to whoever racks up the most activity each month.

At the start of my visit, Practice Fusion’s co-founder Matthew Douglass gave me a FitBit to wear for the Cribs tour, so I did my best to clock as many steps as possible (taking the stairs up and down the several floors that the company is spread out over certainly helped.) Check out the video above to see how many calories I burned while exploring Practice Fusion’s fun and very dog-friendly digs.