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athenahealth Launches Free Texting Service

July 21, 2015
by Rajiv Leventhal
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The Watertown, Mass.-based vendor athenahealth has launched a free text messaging service that is fully integrated with its cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) platform.

The service, athenaText, is available through both the standalone athenaText app and the Epocrates app, and is free to all healthcare professionals on the athenahealth network, the company has said. What’s more, all healthcare professionals in the U.S. can now join the growing athenahealth network by accessing athenaText for free via mobile.

“We designed athenaText so doctors and staff can communicate with each other wherever and whenever they need on a unified, easy-to-use platform,” Abbe Don, vice president of strategic design at athenahealth, said in a statement. “We’re excited to offer healthcare professionals one of the first end-to-end experiences that bridges communication gaps and keeps critical health information flowing between providers—through the EHR and mobile.”

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