UTMC partners with athenahealth for electronic health record services

March 8, 2016 | News, UTMC
By Meghan Cunningham

The University of Toledo Medical Center is expanding its partnership with athenahealth to provide electronic health record services at all clinical locations.

The new relationship with athenahealth will enable both inpatient and outpatient settings to benefit from the cloud-based system that will allow a seamless user experience for all physicians and nurses.

athenahealth.svg copyUT, which has been using athenahealth in its outpatient clinics since January 2015, will work closely with the company as it develops its athenaClinicals for Hospitals and Health Systems.

“We are embracing this opportunity to fully implement the cloud across our inpatient and outpatient environments to streamline patient care, reduce duplication of services, and improve patient safety and continuity of care,” UTMC CEO David Morlock said, adding that the project kicked off in February. “UTMC’s dedicated physicians, nurses, residents, students and staff will be an integral part in the success of this project.”

“athenahealth and The University of Toledo both believe that health-care delivery must transform to improve value for patients while providing a first-class provider experience,” said Jonathan Bush, CEO of athenahealth. “athenahealth is excited to extend our service relationship with The University of Toledo into the realm of development and work together to build a disruptive alternative to legacy health IT solutions that supports health-care providers along the entire continuum of care.”

UTMC’s existing electronic medical record system for inpatient operations, McKesson Horizon Clinicals, is being phased out as the company transitions to a different system, which prompted the search for a new partner.

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