athenahealth Makes Big Move Into Rural Hospital Market
athenhealth has announced their acquisition of Razorsights, a cloud-based EHR and financial management vendor focused on critical access hospitals.
The move positions athenahealth, which has focused on ambulatory care during its rise in popularity, as a potential bidder for a segment in transition from novice first-time buyers to organizations looking to replace, refine, and optimize their health IT.
Compared to other EHR types, cloud-based EHRs such as Razorsight have been successful solutions to many organizations as they let the vendors do the work.
The acquisition will give athenahealth an established customer base to work with as it fully integrates the two vendors’ capabilities, drawing on the ancillary expertise of RazorInsights and the strong documentation workflows athenahealth has developed in its outpatient products.