By Mike Miliard 10:53 am December 16, 2013
Merge Healthcare is partnering with athenahealth to offer providers the ability to receive and view diagnostic images, exam results and other patient information within their electronic health records.
By Mike Miliard 09:27 am December 11, 2013
CommonWell Health Alliance has tapped the first three geographic locations for its roll out of interoperability services. Hospitals and ambulatory practices in Chicago, North Carolina and South Carolina will connect to exchange patient data.
By Anthony Brino 11:08 am December 09, 2013
After months of physicians, hospitals and IT groups calling for more time to complete meaningful use, the federal government has finally responded. Most in the industry have welcomed the news. But that doesn't mean everyone is pleased.
Revenue cycle ripe for radical change
By Mike Miliard 07:58 am December 09, 2013
"I'm surprised that we continue to see the status quo in revenue cycle management," says Sean Wieland, managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, adding that, "If any other industry had a revenue cycle like that, we'd all be living like the Amish."
By Bernie Monegain 11:08 am December 04, 2013
The cloud-based health IT services vendor has been named the Gold Level winner for the Greater Boston region at the Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards. The awards are given annually by MassEcon to recognize companies that have made outstanding contributions to the Massachusetts economy.
The December print issue of Healthcare IT News
By Richard Pizzi 09:49 am December 04, 2013
The December issue of Healthcare IT News has traditionally highlighted the biggest stories tackled by our staff during the previous 12 months. But the biggest news doesn't always mean good news, and it certainly didn't in 2013.
By Erin McCann 12:00 am November 10, 2013
With more electronic health record systems continuing to fall short of providers' expectations, a Black Book Rankings report released back in February posited that 2013 might indeed be the "year of the great EHR vendor switch." 
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am November 10, 2013
In March, six vendors announced an unprecedented collaboration aimed at moving the needle on interoperability.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am November 10, 2013
Healthcare IT News reported in March that athenahealth planned to expand in Atlanta. That was according to local news reports. It was not until June, though, that athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush confirmed it.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am November 10, 2013
Watertown, Mass.-based athenahealth, a provider of cloud-based EMRs, announced in January it would acquire San Mateo, Calif.-based Epocrates, a mobile health company known for its point-of-care medical apps. athenahealth will pay about $293 million in cash.

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