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Athenahealth (ATHN) Jonathan S. Bush on Q3 2015 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Athenahealth stocks jumped 28 percent on Friday after reporting better than excepted quarterly results. The company added 4,800 new physicians to its platform this quarter, a 40 percent increase. It also now has three critical access hospitals billing inpatient claims through AthenaNet.

AMA’s Christine Sinsky, MD, Explains EHR’s Contribution to Physician Burnout

AMA vice president of professional satisfaction Christine Sinsky, MD reports that EHRs are cited as the biggest driver of physician job dissatisfaction. She suggests utilizing scribes and medical students to reduce the amount of data entry required of physicians.

Walgreens Scrutinizes Theranos Testing

Walgreens announces that it will halt the roll out of Theranos blood testing centers within its stores until the startup resolves questions about its technology. Walgreens, which has an equity stake in Theranos, clarifies “We’re trying to figure out where we are and what we do going forward. We need to understand the truth.”

Health Law’s Revamped Site, HealthCare.gov, to Debut on Sunday

A revamped Healthcare.gov goes live Sunday, with updates expected to increase speeds by 40 percent and add features to help consumers compare the cost vs. benefit of each insurance plan.

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