athenahealth and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Announce Collaboration on Cloud-Based Electronic Health Record
athenahealth has announced its purchase of webOMR, a web-based clinical applications and electronic health record platform developed by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
In conjunction with the technology purchase, the two organizations have entered into an agreement to collaborate on the development of athenahealth’s acute care service offering that will support the needs of large hospitals and health systems across the U.S. Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, a 58-bed community hospital, will serve as the alpha development site for this new inpatient service. As part of this initiative, Needham health care providers will use newly developed athenahealth inpatient functionality alongside their existing software portfolio.
Additionally, Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare (BIDHC), which is comprised of 185 providers across 38 Massachusetts locations, will begin a phased implementation of athenahealth’s athenaOne® suite of EHR, revenue cycle management, and patient engagement services.