About athenaInsight

Healthcare is staring down some big, hairy challenges. How to cross the chasm to value-based care. How to keep physicians on-board and happy. How to enlist patients in their own care. How to advance mission without risking margin. But industry leaders often lack basic guideposts: data-driven performance insight and proven, replicable best practices to get from here to there.

athenaInsight’s mission is to bridge the gap.

We are a daily news hub reporting from the heart of the healthcare internet, with access to a comprehensive data set of healthcare transactions from athenahealth’s nationwide network. It’s a real-time view of over 85,000 providers and 80 million de-identified patients, whose demographics closely match the nation’s. As their data moves across the continuum – from patients to providers to labs, hospitals, and other facilities – it offers unprecedented visibility into American healthcare.

From research into this and other data sets, we’ll extract insight on the key drivers and habits of high performing health systems. We’ll distill the strategies, best practices, tips and tricks that are proving to drive results. We’ll offer lessons from within and beyond healthcare to nurture effective leadership. And we’ll be a source of near real-time knowledge of clinical trends, from the flu to the opioid crisis, that shape public health discourse and the practice of healthcare on every level.

The result? Proven ideas and sparks of inspiration for making healthcare work as it should.

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Editorial Director
John Fox

Executive Editor
Joanna Weiss

Managing Editor
James Furbush

Senior Writer
Gale Pryor

Staff Writer
Chelsea Rice

Design Director
Liz Kellogg

Senior Designer
Leah VanWhy

Nikki Zais

Video Producers
Laura Longsworth, Courtney Hayes

Operations Manager
Brandon Dobro