MADISON, Wis. – March 2, 2018 – healthfinch, a healthcare IT company that is committed to reducing
provider burnout through the automation of routine, repetitive clinical tasks, is honored to be the recipient
of an Innovation Award by athenahealth. Presentation of the award will take place at the 2018 HIMSS
Annual Conference and Exhibition (HIMSS18). healthfinch was nominated due to its development of the
Charlie Practice Automation Platform, which streamlines refill management and visit planning tasks in
EMRs. Its solution is available in some of the industry’s leading EMRs and can be implemented at
organizations of all sizes.
“We are honored to be recognized as an innovator in the healthcare IT landscape,” said Jonathan Baran,
co-founder and CEO of healthfinch. “Our vision is that through technology solutions like Charlie, clinical
staff can spend more time on direct patient care and less on administrative tasks. We're grateful that
athenahealth and our other EMR partners have opened up their platforms to allow us to execute on this
“At athenahealth, we are constantly striving to celebrate the players who are disrupting and transforming
healthcare,” said Jonathan Bush, CEO of athenahealth. “We know there is real opportunity to share
tangible, effective innovations that can be replicated at other organizations, regardless of scope, size, or
location. This year at HIMSS, we’re thrilled to launch the Innovation Awards and recognize programs that
are driving meaningful change in care delivery and organizational outcomes across the country.”
A series of fireside chats with athenahealth’s Innovation Award winners will culminate with the awards
ceremony on March 7 at 4:30 p.m. PST at the athenahealth booth (#119). Baran will speak on behalf of
healthfinch at 3:00 pm.
athenahealth is a network-enabled, results-oriented services company that offers medical record, revenue
cycle, patient engagement, care coordination, and population health services for hospital and ambulatory
clients. The company’s vision is to build a national health information backbone to help make healthcare
work as it should.
To learn about the Charlie Practice Automation Platform, visit healthfinch’s website. To learn more about
the Innovation Awards, please visit athenahealth’s website.
healthfinch, a healthcare IT company, develops and manages the Charlie Practice Automation Platform,
which aims to reduce provider burnout, improve quality metrics and enhance patient satisfaction. Through
seamless EMR integrations, Charlie’s Refill Management and Visit Planning Applications enable
healthcare systems across the country to automate, delegate and simplify their workflows. Learn more at