athenahealth to acquire Boston startup Arsenal Health, adding machine learning, predictive analytics

Cloud-based athenahealth is expanding its portfolio to include machine learning and artificial intelligence with its acquisition of analytics startup Arsenal Health. Arsenal’s Smart Scheduling tool has already been effective with athenahealth’s providers, officials said. The acquisition, terms of which were not disclosed, will move Arsenal from a third-party vendor to a native capability available for all athenahealth’s customers through its athenaCoordinator network. athenahealth also sees value as a potential “on-ramp to the machine learning, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence space in healthcare,” said Doran Robinson, vice president of athenaCoordinator, in a press statement. In the future, athenahealth’s officials say they hope the acquisition will accelerate the company’s analytics and AI capabilities, broadening insights and enhancing offerings for its 74 million patient records. “The prospect of building on Arsenal Health’s technology…


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