Healthfinch’s Drug Refill App Graduates to Athenahealth Marketplace

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up “on-premise” computer systems, as VentureBeat reported in 2014. A recent trend, however, has been Athenahealth and other competitors that have ridden the wave of cloud computing, persuading prospective clients to opt instead for a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. With this Web-based approach, there is not a need to put racks of servers in or around hospital buildings.

Tyne says that health systems who use Athenahealth’s software can download Swoop from the vendor’s Marketplace and have the software up and running within a day.

“With the server-based systems, it is months of integration work and working with network teams and IT teams” before reaching the point where they’re ready to start using Healthfinch’s tools, Tyne says. “We really focus on how fast we can get our customers to use the software, to be able to take advantage of it.”

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