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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.

Health IT M&A highly 'active' through first half of 2013

For the first half of 2013, health information technology saw more action in mergers and acquisitions than segments like healthcare business services, consumer health and pharma IT, according to a new report from New York-based investment bank Berkery Noyes.

VC funding for health IT in 2013 already almost equal to 2012 total

A new report from Mercom Capitol Group reveals that venture capital funding in the healthcare IT sector continued to grow rapidly this quarter, with $623 million raised.

Epic, athenahealth tops for EHR usability, KLAS says

Physicians, take heed: The usability of ambulatory electronic health record systems varies significantly, according to a new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research.

Athenahealth's Bush unimpressed by current VC funding for health IT

Jonathan Bush, CEO of Watertown, Mass.-based electronic health record vendor Athenahealth, is not impressed with the current levels of venture capital funding flowing into health information technology startups.