|athenahealth and Epocrates Announce Two Point-of-Care Innovations|
Epocrates' Drug Monographs Embedded Into athenaClinicals EHR Workflow; First Time #1 Drug
Epocrates' Mobile App Further Enhances Drug Interaction Tool
WATERTOWN, Mass., Feb. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- athenahealth, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination, and Epocrates, the developer of the #1 medical application among U.S. physicians, today announced two point-of-care innovations to improve providers' access to information in moments of care. Health care providers can leverage the power of Epocrates in the following ways:
"For years, health care providers have gone back and forth between their Epocrates mobile app and their EHR screen. Now, the power of Epocrates lives right inside athenaClinicals. Here's a tangible example of the synergy between Epocrates and athenahealth," said Anne Meneghetti, MD, executive director of medical information at Epocrates. "Nearly 50 percent of physicians tell us that they save 20 minutes or more a day by using Epocrates, and on average, 60 percent avoid adverse drug events once or more a week. The value of Epocrates among providers is tremendous, and we're working to extend that value in two fundamental ways—by enriching the quality of content we deliver and by expanding providers' access to critical information. Together, the Epocrates and athenahealth teams are focused on connecting providers with high-value resources during moments of care."
Dr. Mamle Anim, an internist at Wright State Physicians, sees the advantages of integrated resources. "I often juggle multiple screens to get the information I need at the point of care. With Epocrates' monographs embedded into my EHR, I no longer need to pull out my smartphone to look up accurate clinical pearls, dosing, and safety information. The convenience and time savings are invaluable. athenahealth has set the gold standard for all other EHR's to follow!"
For more information on the integration of select Epocrates' drug monograph content into athenaClinicals and other innovations, please visit: www.athenahealth.com/innovation.
About athenahealth, Inc.
athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination. athenahealth's mission is to be caregivers' most trusted service, helping them do well doing the right thing. For more information, please visit www.athenahealth.com.
About Epocrates, Inc.
Epocrates, Inc., an athenahealth company, is recognized for developing the #1 medical application among U.S. physicians for clinical content, practice tools, and health industry engagement at the point of care. Epocrates has established a loyal network of more than one million health care professionals, including 50 percent of U.S. physicians, who routinely use its intuitive solutions to help streamline workflow and improve patient care. For more information, please visit www.epocrates.com/company