The power of networked knowledge
Capture quality measures and revenue without slowing providers down. Our constantly updated Quality Management EngineSM inserts quality measures right into your EHR workflow, where they can easily be met.
You can bank new sources of revenue from easy participation in Meaningful Use, Pay-for-Performance and other quality-based incentive programs. Our Quality Management Engine inserts quality measures into your clinical workflow—where your staff can act on them, without slowing you down. In addition, our EHR provides you with access to our Quality Management (QM) program library at any time. Our QM library continues to expand to include additional programs, at no extra charge to you.
Your practice operates in an information silo without the benefit of connection to a continuously updated, shared database of clinical and Pay-for-Performance rules. This means it could take longer for you to learn about new programs, changing requirements, and other information critical to your bottom line.
Our cloud-based, full-service EHR solution relieves you of cumbersome work, such as Meaningful Use registration, attestation with government agencies, securing incentives, and performance tracking.
The work of managing, tracking and reporting on Meaningful Use and other quality measures may fall on your staff, making program participation challenging and distracting them from patient care.
You avoid the costly slowdowns and disruptions often associated with EHR implementation. athenaClinicals has a 97% physician adoption rate and, as a cloud-based EHR, can easily be rolled out to additional caregivers in your practice or group.2
EHR solutions can slow doctors down, which can compromise practice productivity, and inhibit physician adoption and satisfaction.
An efficient and optimized workflow
Bring new control and efficiency to your practice with our 5-Stage patient workflow.
Our Document Management Service team saves you time and money and relieves your staff of busy work. We handle the scanning, routing, and filing of documents in appropriate clinical records, as well as tracking orders and alerting you when results are missing.
You bear the added expense and hassle of hiring additional staff or using limited staff resources to manage all of your clinical documents and help track orders.
Your practice gains greater flexibility and control with our EHR, through:
- Our 5-Stage patient visit workflow that ensures the right staff is doing the right work at the right point during the visit.
- A flexible approach that allows physicians to document the patient exam as they wish.
- A workflow that helps optimize Pay-for-Performance revenue collection, without slowing down patient exams.
You may lack the flexibility and best practice patient workflows needed to ensure efficiency. Pay-for-Performance, and other clinical measures, are not available within the patient workflow where you can act on them.
You don't have to do all the work of registering and attesting for Meaningful Use and Pay-for-Performance programs—we take on the bulk of the work for you.
Your practice could be burdened with running Meaningful Use reports and manually entering attestation for each provider, since some vendors do not provide support for registering and submitting Meaningful Use and Pay-for-Performance data through their EHR.
There are no extra costs for building, testing and maintaining outbound lab test results interfaces.
You typically have to pay extra for building interfaces to labs and state immunization registries. (You may also have to pay extra costs if your practice requires more than one lab interface to meet the Meaningful Use Stage 1 requirements.)
With athenahealth’s cloud-based EHR solution, you have the convenience of web access—at your practice, at the hospital, or at home—anytime and anywhere.
You may not have the convenience of accessing your EHR from an internet connection.
The service and support you need
Rely on our staff to identify new Pay for Performance opportunities for your practice and to provide expert coaching in Meaningful Use and other incentive programs.
Updates to our EHR are free and happen automatically across the network. To save you more time and money, athenahealth manages all government and payer changes, including quality management and Pay-for-Performance program requirements.
You are responsible for the handling and costs of new upgrades and modules that result from new requirements, including ICD-10 and Meaningful Use.
athenahealth is constantly looking for new Pay-for-Performance revenue opportunities and building them into your workflow.
It is up to your practice to identify, register for, and manage new Pay-for-Performance revenue opportunities.
You benefit from the expertise of athenahealth’s Clinical Intelligence and Account Management teams, which provide you with free performance coaching including Meaningful Use compliance coaching, physician productivity reviews, and U.S.-based phone support.
While you might have access to post-live support, it may only be available for a limited period following launch. Ongoing EHR support and performance consulting services may involve additional fees.
You have free and direct access to online and eLearning tools, including our Meaningful Use Resource Center.
You may have to pay for access to online training.
Low upfront costs, low financial risk
Upfront costs are low, and there are no ongoing maintenance or upgrade costs. And with our shared revenue, mutual reward performance-based model, we only get paid when you get paid.
Our low-cost cloud-based EHR software is continuously updated—you don't have to pay for software licenses, maintenance or upgrades. We even build your lab interfaces at no additional cost.
Prepare to make a large upfront investment for software licenses, hardware, maintenance and upgrades.
athenahealth provides you with a secure, encrypted data environment that’s backed by a 99.7% uptime commitment, as well as back-up and disaster recovery.
You could be required to cover the expense of hardware and managing security protocols or may need to purchase services to assist with data archiving and disaster recovery activities.
Your EHR might not integrate well with separate practice management and patient communication systems, which could lead to redundant work for your practice as well as missed revenue-generating opportunities.
With our shared revenue, mutual reward performance-based model, we only get paid when you get paid–ensuring that we’re invested in your success. Also, we guarantee Medicare Meaningful Use payments for eligible providers.5
Vendors only guarantee that their software is Meaningful Use certified. They won’t guarantee incentive payments for eligible providers.
Free, easy, continuous upgrades
Save time and eliminate the work and hassle of managing updates on your own. Your practice has immediate access to new features and functionality that are regularly added to the system.
Your practice has immediate access to new fixes, features, and functionality that are regularly added to our EHR at no additional charge. In addition, free online eLearning training is provided with every new rollout and is available to your staff at anytime.
The time-consuming work of managing updates falls on your staff. As an alternative, you can hire a consultant to manage the process and pay a vendor to implement updates or to add a new service.