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Epic, athenahealth Most Effectively Enable EHR Interoperability

March 2, 2018 - Epic and athenahealth most successfully integrate their EHR product offerings with a single network to enable EHR interoperability for seamless health data exchange between users, according to a 2018 KLAS interoperability report. “Traditionally, patient-record sharing has been accomplished with expensive, custom-made point-to-point connections between healthcare organizations as well...

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Former GE Exec Jeff Immelt Appointed New athenahealth Chairman

by Kate Monica

athenahealth has appointed former GE CEO and Chairman Jeff Immelt as its new chairman of the board as part of the health IT company’s strategy to strengthen its governance profile, the health IT company announced midweek. “We are...

Cerner, athenahealth Report Success in Changing EHR Market

by Kate Monica

Cerner Corporation and athenahealth reported significant growth in the fourth financial quarter of 2017 after expanding their respective client bases in both the ambulatory and community hospital EHR markets. For its part, Cerner experienced...

MT Hospital Swaps NextGen EHR for athenahealth EHR Replacement

by Kate Monica

After going into considerable debt under the financial stress of a NextGen implementation, Mineral Community Hospital (MCH) in Montana has decided to swap the system for an athenahealth EHR replacement.  The MCH Board of Directors assisted...

athenahealth Overtakes Cerner in KLAS Physician Practice Rankings

by Kate Monica

athenahealth beat out Cerner, Allscripts, and eClinicalWorks in the 2018 KLAS overall physician practice vendor rankings in KLAS’s Software & Services report. While athenahealth held its own, enterprise EHR giant Epic received Best...

athenahealth, eClinicalWorks, Epic to Launch Virtual Assistants

by Kate Monica

Health IT companies including eClinicalWorks, Epic, and athenahealth are developing EHR-integrated virtual assistants akin to Amazon’s Alexa to reduce provider burden and secure a competitive advantage in the crowded EHR marketplace. ...

6 EHR Implementations, Go-Lives Slated for Completion in 2018

by Kate Monica

In 2017, several hospitals and health systems signed EHR implementation deals with large enterprise health IT companies — some clocking in at over $1 billion — as these healthcare organizations undergo EHR replacements. Whether their...

athenahealth Layoffs Impact 500 Employees in Attempt to Cut Costs

by Kate Monica

athenahealth is eliminating around 500 of its 5,600 employees as part of a plan to cut costs under pressure from an activist investor, according to a report in The Boston Globe. The athenahealth layoffs affected about 9 percent of its workforce,...

athenahealth EHR Users Report Financial Gains 5% Over Baseline

by Kate Monica

athenahealth recently announced a period of continued growth and improvement, reporting its EHR users have experienced average financial gains of 5 percent over baseline. Specifically, the health IT company stated users in the community hospital...

Unsustainable Workloads Could Lead to Physician Burnout

by Kate Monica

An athenahealth survey found almost half of practicing physicians believe they will have trouble maintaining their workload in the long term, which could potentially lead to physician burnout if left unaddressed by senior leadership. The...

Kansas Hospital Swaps Paragon for athenahealth EHR Replacement

by Kate Monica

The Board of Trustees for Hiawatha Hospital Association unanimously voted to move from a Paragon EHR system to an athenahealth platform in an EHR replacement expected to start immediately. The athenahealth EHR replacement will be an effort to...

HHS Called on to Eliminate Health Information Blocking

by Kate Monica

A coalition of healthcare stakeholders convened by Health IT Now called HHS and its departments to eliminate information blocking so that providers can effectively aggregate patient EHRs and advance interoperability. The letter from organizations...

Cerner Ranks Highest for EHR Capabilities in Chilmark Report

by Kate Monica

A recent report from Chilmark Research named Cerner Corporation’s EHR system as the best offering for health data analytics-based EHR capabilities over Allscripts, Athenahealth, eClinicalWorks, and Epic Systems. The report evaluated the...

Interoperability, Usability, Outcomes to Drive Health IT Changes

by Kate Monica

A recent post by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, MS, addressed the trajectory of health IT in the age of value-based care and stated health IT interoperability and usability and patient outcomes will push the industry...

Main Characteristics of Successful EHR Vendors, Technologies

by Kate Monica

EHR vendors are experiencing an upsurge in client acquisitions as EHR adoption and implementation continue throughout the healthcare industry, most notably in the form of EHR replacement. While hundreds of technology vendors and solutions remain...

Siemens Partnership Connects Test Results to EHR Systems

by Kate Monica

Siemens Healthineers today announced a partnership with Relaymed aimed at delivering test results to physician EHR systems through point-of-care instruments. The new alliance with Relaymed will give users access to secure, cloud-based services...

athenahealth Guarantee Takes Aim at Stage 3 Meaningful Use

by Kate Monica

athenahealth announced plans midweek to expand its Guarantee Program to include a Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements for eligible hospitals. This most recent guarantee follows similar federal incentive support programs such as one for the...

Epic, Cerner Beat Out MEDITECH in Small Hospital EHR Adoption

by Kate Monica

A new KLAS report on the small hospital EHR adoption landscape shows that organizations under 200 beds are scooping up electronic health records from Epic, Cerner, and athenahealth at a rapid rate.   According to the report, hospitals with...

Top 10 Ambulatory EHR Vendors by Physician Practice EHR Implementations

by Kate Monica

While the market for inpatient EHR/EMR systems is mostly dominated by a select group of well-known EHR companies such as Epic Systems and Cerner, the wide range of specialties and practice sizes comprising ambulatory care has allowed for more...

Top Inpatient EHR Companies by Hospitals

by Kate Monica

The EHR selection and implementation decisions of health systems and hospitals have a downstream effect on the EHR ecosystem in their surrounding areas. While the EHR Incentive Programs contributed to a significant increase in the number of EHR...



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