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03 December, 2015
athenahealth, 311 Arsenal Street Watertown, MA 02472 Eventbrite RSVP

Join us:


6:30-7 PM – Registration, Meet & Greet, Refreshments
7-7:15 PM – Welcome and Introduction
7:20-7:45 PM – “All Aboard! Keeping UX on Track at athenahealth”  (Brian Manning)
7:50 – 8:20 PM – “How to drive alignment and enhance collaboration within project teams” (Eric Schoeberlein)

As UX becomes a more valued resource within an organization, what are the tools that we need to successfully begin and drive a project? Many organizations are seeing the benefits of including User Experience professionals in the software development lifecycle. How do we engage our organizational counterparts such as software engineers and business analysts to adopt a user centered design approach? How can UX professionals reach alignment with stakeholders and help drive successful projects forward, without sacrificing the needs of the user?

Presentation: “All Aboard! Keeping UX on Track at athenahealth”
Brian Manning, Senior Manager, User Experience Design at athenahealth

The evening will begin by looking at a project focused on improving athenahealth’s client onboarding experience. You’ll hear about 3 common UX challenges – setting a vision, aligning on a solution, and course correcting during execution – and the techniques used to overcome them.

Brian Manning is a Senior Manager on the User Experience Design team at athenahealth, where he applies his 15 years of experience in interface design, usability, and strategy to creating solutions that seamlessly meet both business and user goals. Brian has spent the last year focusing on improving athenahealth’s client onboarding experience. Prior to joining athenahealth, Brian held senior positions on the User Experience teams at RSA, Fidelity, and Roundarch Isobar (formerly Molecular). An avid Boston sports fan, Brian started his career in television, working for Fox Sports.

Rapid Fire Workshops: “How to drive alignment and enhance collaboration within project teams”
Eric Schoeberlein, Senior Manager, User Experience Design at athenahealth

Engaging both members of our UX team as well as organizational counterparts can be difficult as we are kicking off a project or trying to bring a team to consensus. This highly interactive and rapid paced portion of the evening will demonstrate various techniques and exercises that can help UX drive alignment and enhance collaboration within project teams. Attendees will leave with enduring materials to bring back and test in their own organizations.

About UX @ athenahealth:

athenahealth, Inc. is a leading povider of cloud-based business services for physician practices. athenahealth’s service offerings are based on proprietary web-native practice management and electronic health record (EHR) software, a continuously updated payer knowledge base, integrated back-office service operations, and care coordination services.

athenahealth’s mission is to transform the healthcare industry by providing doctors and other medical professionals with the tools they need to better manage their practices, their patients, and their cash flow. Our User Experience team is at at the forefront of this effort.

Our UX team is a collaborative, forward-thinking group, led by our Vice President of User Experience and comprising experts in visual and interaction design, user research, copywriting, and patient safety. We work closely with our colleagues in Development and Product Innovation to solve the complex problems facing the healthcare industry today. We’ve made great strides, and we’re looking for more smart, resourceful, passionate people of all levels to join us in our efforts.

Free Parking:

  • Visitor spots are located alongside the 400 building. Please be sure to notify Reception if you park in one of these spots. You will be given a temporary permit for your vehicle.
  • There is also a free parking garage located across from the Boston Sports Club on the Arsenal campus. A permit is not needed to park in the garage.


The company’s headquarters are located at 311 Arsenal Street in Watertown, MA (part of the Arsenal on the Charles campus). Please reference the link for a map of our campus.



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