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When several family members fell ill in quick succession and required care coordination through multiple care providers, Kyle Armbrester became frustrated with the state of the U.S. health IT infrastructure.
So he joined athenahealth Inc., a cloud-based EHR, billing and practice-management services vendor that caters to solo physician offices and group practices, in order to effect change on that system. He's convinced physician-hosted applications and servers will soon be obsolete in healthcare because providers will need to shed costs associated with maintaining them.
In this podcast, Armbrester details that personal experience and discusses new initiatives aimed at creating an app store-style mobile environment for customers to add services such as speech recognition to his company's products. He also discusses meaningful use, ICD-10 implementation, the state of health information exchange and why athenahealth joined the vendor-driven CommonWell Health Alliance health data interoperability project.