Athenahealth named top small-practice EHR vendor by research firm

December 20, 2012

Health information technology (IT) research firm KLAS has identified athenahealth as 2012's top software vendor for small-practice electronic health record (EHR) systems.

Health information technology (IT) research firm KLAS has identified athenahealth as 2012's top software vendor for small-practice electronic health record (EHR) systems.KLAS said its rankings are based on interviews with nearly 20,000 health providers, according to a statement from the Utah-based company.

The athenaClinicals software took the top spot in the ambulatory EHR category for practices with one to 10 physicians.

For practices with 11 to 75 physicians, as well as practices with more than 75 doctors, Epic's EpicCare Ambulatory EHR received the top honors.

KLAS' report ranked the top health IT vendors in about 100 market segments, with Epic taking home the most "Best in KLAS" awards, whereas athenahealth won the second-most, according to the statement.

Epic was also honored as the top overall software vendor.

The full report is available for purchase for $500 to health providers.