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Ed Park

Ed Park

COO

Ed Park is the Chief Operating Officer at athenahealth. 

Ed Park

Introducing, athenaInsight

by Ed Park, COO

athenahealth’s data-driven news site and editorial hub reports from the heart of the healthcare Internet.  


September 21, 2016|Categories: Cloud Services, Healthcare Policy and Reform, Medical Billing and Payers, mHealth, Models of Care, Patient Engagement, Practice Management

Ed Park

Whitespace

by Ed Park, COO

In 1997, I got a phone call to help a fledgling birthing clinic crack the code on making healthcare work the way it should. It was meant to be a summer a gig – a favor even – that turned into nearly two amazing decades.

July 21, 2016|Categories: Corporate Citizenship

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A Prognosis for Health Care in 2016

by Ed Park, COO

“2016 will be an enormous and pivotal year for progress, and it’s starting off with a bang.”  So said Andy Slavitt, Acting CMS Administrator, this month.  2016 is indeed shaping up to be a year of great change. 

January 25, 2016|Categories: Healthcare Policy and Reform

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What Does Interoperability Have To Do With Letting Doctors Be Doctors?

by Ed Park, COO

A long time ago, a doctor leaned over to me and said earnestly, “Every patient is a story. When my colleagues refer a patient to me, I care mostly about how the story begins and ends – what’s wrong with the patient and what’s your assessment?”

That message has resonated in my head for the last decade and I’ve watched in horror as an entire of generation of EHRs have made an incomprehensible mess of the patient story. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry when I watch this video about two doctors trying to discuss a patient case and needing the hospital cafeteria worker to be the intermediary between them.

November 09, 2015|Categories: Interoperability

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Community Hospitals: What It Will Take to Thrive

by Ed Park, COO

Community hospitals across the U.S. have been receiving a lot of press lately — and not all of it has been positive. Just this past summer there was the story from Belhaven, NC of Vidant Pungo Hospital closing its doors, leaving the community an hour or more from the nearest ER.

September 16, 2014|Categories: Care Coordination

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A Walk-Back, and Setback, for Sustainable HIE

by Ed Park, COO

Here at athenahealth, we’ve always held the view that the exchange of information is a two-way street and that the cost of information exchange should be shouldered by both sides.


April 08, 2014|Categories: Care Coordination, Interoperability, Healthcare Policy and Reform

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Behind the Scenes: Getting Clients Live and Keeping Them Healthy

by Ed Park, COO

Visitors to athenahealth headquarters during the second half of 2013 probably noticed an ambitious construction project spanning the entire first floor of our 311 Arsenal Street building—the same space where wartime artillery was once manufactured as far back as the Civil War. Facilities teams were developing our five new client “nerve centers,” interconnected work areas dedicated to helping our clients go live on athenahealth and stay successful in the months and years to come.


December 27, 2013|Categories: Cloud Services

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