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Computers still the tool of choice for EHR access

Personal computers remain the tool of choice for electronic health record users, despite the rise in tablets and smartphones, according to the latest report from Epocrates, an athenahealth company.

CommonWell interoperability available this summer

Fifteen months after banding together in the name of electronic health record interoperability, the CommonWell Health Alliance--which includes EHR vendors Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, CPSI, Greenway and McKesson--plans to officially begin delivering on that promise this summer.

EHR vendors want more realistic timelines, better clarity in MU Stage 3

Health IT vendor representatives, lamenting about the challenges of Stage 2 of Meaningful Use, called for more realistic timelines and better clarity and consistency on specifications for Stage 3 at a listening session hosted this week by ONC's Health IT Policy Committee.

athenahealth resigns from 'outdated' EHRA

Cloud-based electronic health record vendor athenahealth has resigned from HIMSS' Electronic Health Records Association, citing philosophical differences and concerns that the benefits were outweighed by other considerations.

KLAS: athenahealth topples Epic as best EHR vendor

Athenahealth has unseated Epic to become the top overall rated electronic health record software, according to the 2013 Best in KLAS report.

KLAS: Three EHR vendors lead the pack

Epic, athenahealth and Greenway all stand out as EHR vendors, according to the latest KLAS Research report.

athenahealth, with Quantros, to add patient safety reporting

The Watertown, Mass.-based cloud-based health technology company athenahealth has announced it will add patient safety reporting to its workflow, according to Healthcare IT News. athenahealthwill...

Practice Fusion: We'll meet MU deadline--or pay for switch

San Francisco-based electronic health record vendor Practice Fusion is financially backing a promise that doctors who use its system will be 2014 Meaningful use-ready by the end of this year.

Study: Not all portal vendors adequately support Meaningful Use Stage 2

Patient engagement is a major component of Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use program, but patient portal vendors vary in their ability to meet the requirements, according to a new study released Sept. 17 by Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research.

Physicians: EHR costs outweigh financial benefits

Electronic health record provider athenahealth's recently published Physician Sentiment Index report finds that although most physicians believe EHRs can improve outcomes, more than half also say that the cost of such tools outweighs their benefit.