5 Updates on Athenahealth EHR

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By providing a wide range of innovative cloud-based solutions – including practice management, electronic health records, and care coordination – Athena EHR has evolved as a top-ranked health IT software vendor. The platform maintains an unrivaled success record in Medical Billing Services since the very start and enables caregivers to enhance practice efficiency.

Here are five updates on athenahealth EHR:

  1. athenahealth EHR Introduced Telehealth Solution following COVID-19

The unprecedented coronavirus pandemic resulted in necessitating social distancing throughout the US, which is why a lot of telemedicine vendors stepped up to the plate, offering remote patient-monitoring, videoconferencing, and other options for care. athenahealth being a major player in the Health IT industry, also launched a new telehealth solution, athenaTelehealth. The system is integrated into the vendor’s EHR system, ethenone. This telehealth feature allows for improved telehealth visits on a central platform. It enables users to proficiently move through numerous workflows, such as video conferencing, scheduling, EHR documentation, billing, and patient messaging. When the coronavirus pandemic rattled the world between mid-February till the end of April, the daily telehealth visits on the athenahealth EHR network were increased by 3400 percent. The built-in telemedicine interface in the athenaOne EHR aims to simplify the overall experience for both patients and providers.

Even the ones with less IT know-how can efficiently utilize the system as fewer confusions were reported with the setup compared to other telehealth options. athenaOne EHR users can access video conferencing within the interface, permitting increased visit volumes and real-time documentation. It allows healthcare experts to complete full visits via telehealth without disrupting workflow and switch between appointments. For seamless billing activities, the add-on feature is integrated with the vendor’s revenue cycle tool. This telehealth platform ensures HIPAA compliance while completely transforming the telemedicine service. 

  1. athenahealth Named as Boston Globe’s Top Place to Work for 2020

Boston Globe has labeled athenahealth as one of the Top Places to Work for 2020. The Global Magazine recognized one hundred and fifty companies as top workplaces based on their employee surveys. The list was published in the magazine and online and highlighted employers that stood for humanity during the pandemic, best in leadership, and employee-centric culture. athenahealth was featured on the Top Largest Employers in Massachusetts list that included companies with more than 1000 employees. It was ranked # 19.

Private and Public Organizations with more than 50 employees were on the list. After seeing the number of positive responses this year, the Globe decided to expand the winners’ list from companies to 150. It ranked the ones who got better during the COVID-19 crisis as the best companies.

The Boston Globe joined hand with Energage, an employee research and consulting company, to conduct anonymous employee surveys considering aspects, such as overall execution, direction, management, connection, play and benefits, work, and engagement. athenahealth is proud to be on the list for the seventh time.  

  1. athenahealth Unified with StirdeCare to Enhance Patient Care

athenahealth signed up for a technology migration during the COVID-19 crisis to improve patient outcomes and workflow efficiency. On November 17, 2020, the leading provider of network-enabled services for health systems announced its partnership with StrideCare, the largest podiatric group in Texas, to improve practice efficiency, patient care, and financial outcomes. The partnership is intended to help StrideCare streamline provider workflows, enhance care coordination, and meet quality measures by utilizing Athena health’s cloud-based solutions for medical billing, electronic health records, care coordination, and patient engagement.

Ever since the partnership, athenahealth’s system has improved StrideCare’s referral process and care coordination because physicians can now be managed within one system. It has also helped StrideCare in adhering to the MIPS quality program, improving the overall level of care the healthcare organization provides to patients.

  1. Athena health Launched 2 EHR Dashboards to Track COVID-19 Test Results

Athena health launched two COVID-19 EHR dashboards on March 31, 2020. They track the number of lab tests ordered by clinicians and identify high-risk populations. These two interactive dashboards utilize data from their providers to identify the geographic areas of patients likely to get the virus.  The data gathered by the dashboards is used by the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition, a group of technology firms, healthcare organizations, startups, nonprofits, and the academic community that aims to lessen the spread of coronavirus disease. Athena health’s clients also use it to make careful decisions on COVID-18 testing and medical delivery systems.

The first dashboard deployed by Athena health is the COVID-19 lab test dashboard. It provides users with a map that displays the number of lab tests ordered by clinicians on the Athena health network. This dashboard additionally breaks down the data on a state-by-state basis across the country. Second, there is a COVID-19 high-risk populations dashboard that identifies high-risk patients across the country. This dashboard separates patients prone to get the virus by age or health risks. Users can see the areas with the most high-risk patients.

  1. Athena health Made it to the Best in KLAS EHR Awards 2020


Athena EMR fared well in 2020 Best in KLAS EHR Awards. The EHR vendor remained above its peers and won the Small Practice Ambulatory EHR award for ten or fewer physicians. It also took home the Best in KLAS for its Ambulatory RCM Services. Best in KLAS rankings are decided on the basis of consumer feedback. athenahealth outscored Greenway Health, eClinicalWorks, NextGen Healthcare, Allscripts, Cerner, and some other EHR vendors in the Small Practice Ambulatory EHR category.

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