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athenahealth Acquires RazorInsights

by Jonathan Bush, President & CEO

We’re making good on our new brand promise – to connect care – right out of the gates in 2015 with today’s announcement that we’ve acquired RazorInsights, LLC, a leader in cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) and financial solutions for rural, critical access and community hospitals.

What we want – and what providers need – is to be able to follow the bouncing ball from the doctor’s office to wherever care goes and capture and coordinate that care. With the acquisition of RazorInsights, we are following that ball into the inpatient hospital space – one we have not entered to date.

We have watched and respected RazorInsights over the years as they built an electronic health record and sold it into more than 20 small hospitals across the country. Like us, they started off as a company with roots and a mission tied to supporting the needs of independent physician practices and medical groups by serving a struggling subset of the health care industry. Together, we will expand that focus and advance connectivity across the continuum of care.

So, you’re probably wondering what exactly we are going to do together. 

Well, first we’re going to move about 25 members of the RazorInsights team from their office in Kennesaw to our neighboring office at Ponce City Market in Atlanta, Georgia. Then we’re going to get to work building physician inpatient workflows into our cloud-based network and plug our athenaClinicals EHR workflow into RazorInsights. Just like documenting an office visit, physicians on the athenahealth network will soon be able to document a bedside visit, too. RazorInsights clients can look forward to a streamlined workflow and access to knowledge that helps them better make care decisions. And all of our clients can look forward to increased network knowledge, improved ability to streamline operations and enhanced care coordination. By extending the reach of our cloud-based platform to support inpatient care, we hope to advance our capability to fully enable health information to follow patients across all care settings.

Today’s hospital market is woefully underserved when it comes to IT systems and IT partners that are accountable for reducing costs, increasing quality, and enabling a better patient experience. With this initial entrance into the inpatient space, we’re out to change that. 

Jonathan Bush is the President and CEO of athenahealth.

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