athenahealth Used by Majority of Physician MU2 Attesters

Of the 485 eligible physicians who have attested to meaningful use stage 2 so far this reporting year, 59.2 percent are athenahealth customers.

Epic is the second-most popular electronic health record system among physician attesters, followed by free EHR vendor Practice Fusion, according to a report in Forbes.

In the company announcement, athenahealth chairman and CEO Jonathan Bush took aim at other EHR vendors that lagged in releasing updated 2014 Edition products, delays that frustrated providers and compelled CMS to propose giving providers affected by vendor delays the option of using 2011 Edition software to attest to meaningful use.

"The loosened requirements and delays for the meaningful use program have been too heavily influenced by the many software vendors who have not been able to upgrade their EHR products, receive certification or adequately support their healthcare provider clients," said Jonathan Bush, chairman and CEO of athenahealth. "Providers across the country deserve full transparency around vendors' ability to perform in line with government incentive programs and in comparison to other vendors in the market. Such transparency and accountability is the only way to fully serve the provider and hospital community and to earnestly advance digitization and connectivity in healthcare."

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