Category: athenahealth

  • Taking the Pulse on eCME – What’s Next for Continued Medical Education

    Matt Titus, VP & Chief Commercial Officer at epocrates Over the past two years, we’ve witnessed the massive digital disruption in healthcare that was spurred by the pandemic. The most frequent example tends to be in the rapid adoption of technology like telemedicine, but this disruption has touched even the most seemingly small pieces of […]

  • athenahealth Improves Care for Transgender & Non-Binary Patients

    What You Should Know: – athenahealth launches new capabilities in athenaOne, the company’s cloud-based suite of electronic health records (EHR), healthcare billing, and patient engagement solutions, to help eliminate barriers that transgender and non-binary patients face when receiving healthcare. – The new functionality enables more accurate and comprehensive recording and display of patient information – […]

  • Analysis: US Ambulatory EHR Market Shake-Up at HIMSS 2022

    During, and in the run-up to, HIMSS earlier this month there were several announcements from US EHR vendors that will shake up the US EHR market, particularly in the ambulatory segment. These included:  – Allscripts’ announcement that it is to sell its Sunrise, Paragon, TouchWorks, Opal, dbMotion, STAR and HealthQuest business to Harris Computer Corp. […]

  • Matthew’s health care tidbits: Athenahealth & Private Equity

    Each week I’ve been adding a brief tidbits section to the THCB Reader, our weekly newsletter that summarizes the best of THCB that week (Sign up here!). Then I had the brainwave to add them to the blog. They’re short and usually not too sweet! –Matthew Holt For my health care tidbits this week, it’s […]

  • Cedar, athenahealth Partner to Bring Personalized, Digital-First Financial Experience to Patients

    What You Should Know: Marketplace inclusion of Cedar Pay enables athenahealth clients to enhance their patient financial engagement capabilities, optimizing patient interactions and boosting operational efficiency. Cedar, an NYC-based healthcare financial technology platform, today announced a partnership with athenahealth, Inc. through the company’s Marketplace program. As part of the athenahealth® Marketplace, Cedar Pay is now […]

  • Athenahealth to change hands again in $17B deal

    Affiliates of Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman struck a deal to buy the health IT company from its current private equity owners. Veritas Capital and an affiliate of activist investor Elliott Management took the company private through a takeover bid in 2019.

  • Is digital health giant Athenahealth heading for new ownership?

    In 2018, the takeover of Athenahealth by Veritas Capital and Elliott Management for $5.5 billion was the biggest digital health transaction of the year, but it could be dwarfed by their exit deal. It’s being rumoured that two other private equity groups – Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman LLC – are in the final […]

  • $17B athenahealth PE Firm Buyout Deal Near Closing – Health M&A

    What You Should Know: – Private-equity (PE) firms Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman LLC are now in the final stages of acquiring health IT company athenahealth for about $17B including debt, Wall Street Journal reports. – In September, it was reported PE firm Veritas Capital and hedge fund Elliot Investment were exploring options to […]

  • 100Plus, athenahealth Partner for Remote Patient Monitoring

    What You Should Know: – 100Plus partners with athenahealth’s marketplace program to provide remote patient monitoring services for clinicians. 100Plus, a Connect America company and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) platform for clinicians and patients, has partnered with athenahealth, Inc. through the company’s Marketplace program. As part of the athenahealth® Marketplace, 100Plus RPM services are now […]

  • Study: Apps integrating with EHRs grew 20% during 2020

    Though the total number of unique apps that integrate with major EHRs, like Epic and Cerner, increased from 600 at the end of 2019 to 734 in December 2020, growth in the number of apps that support the FHIR data exchange standard was stagnant.

  • athenahealth integrates Nuance’s Dragon Medical to Reduce Documentation Time

    What You Should Know: – athenahealth and Nuance® Communications announced the integration of Nuance’s cloud-based speech and virtual assistant technology, Dragon® Medical, into the athenaOne® EHR and Mobile App. – 94 percent of clinicians believe speech recognition and virtual assistant technology will improve the ability to document care. Meeting the needs of clinicians everywhere, athenaOne Dictation users can now take advantage of fully […]

  • Firefly Health Raises $40M to Expand Virtual Primary Care Platform

    What You Should Know: – Firefly Health, a virtual-first healthcare company with a mission of delivering half-priced healthcare that’s twice as good, has announced that it has recently closed $40M in Series B financing, led by Andreesen Horowitz (a16z). a16z General Partner Julie Yoo will also join the Firefly Health board. – Led by former […]

  • From Analog to Digital Neurology: 3 Steps to Better Inform Patient Care

    Dr. Nandor Pinter, Director of Neuroimaging Research, DENT Institute Dr. Murray Gillies, General Manager of Digital Cognitive Dx Venture, Philips The field of neurology is at an inflection point. With a growing aging population, neurologists are facing an increasing number of patients needing care, and the pent-up demand for services due to COVID-19 only exacerbates […]

  • KLAS: Epic, NextGen, Cerner Best at Making Outside Patient Data Usable

    What You Should Know: – New KLAS report finds acute and ambulatory care EMR vendors Cerner, Epic and NextGen are best at making outside patient data usable for clinicians (data from outside the clinician’s health system). – KLAS report examines adoption and usability among advanced users of the main acute and ambulatory care EMR vendors. […]

  • Report: Modern Revenue Integrity Solutions Driving Payment Performance

    What You Should Know: – New Chilmark Research report on revenue integrity in healthcare reveals a transitional market making strides to address the new burdens of modern care economics. – The ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency underscores the imperative need for automation and reduced administrative costs even clearer. Revenue cycle has and continues to be one of […]

  • Open APIs in Healthcare: The Future of Data Integration Report

    What You Should Know: – The latest Chilmark Research report examines how data-oriented APIs are contributing to development and integration efforts across healthcare from the perspective of the developer. – Reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and seeking more effective ways to implement new functionality, healthcare enterprises of all kinds are looking to […]

  • HHS Taps Fenway Health as Pilot Site for Precision Medicine Project

    What You Should Know: – Fenway Health has been selected as the pilot site to participate in the Advancing Standards for Precision Medicine (ASPM) project. – The ASPM project is focused on how healthcare providers can systematically identify the socio-economic factors that may impact the health of patients in order to provide more individualized care […]