The EHR that lets doctors be doctors
An EHR that keeps you efficient
An EHR that improves the physician experience
If your EHR is interfering with patient care, it’s time for a change. The athenahealth EHR puts the provider’s focus back on care through smart work delegation, an intuitive workflow, and our remote service teams that take work on for you.
An EHR that puts the focus on the patient
A recent study showed 67% of physicians disliked the functionality of their EHR; and almost half said the software interfered with patient care.* We took feedback from more than 5,000 physicians to build a better EHR, one that works the way providers think. With athenahealth, patients come before clicks.
The foundations of the athenahealth EHR
We believe that an EHR is never complete. Because we operate in the cloud, we are continually making adjustments that improve our electronic health records. To create an experience that satisfies physicians and benefits patients, we center around these four foundations:
- Smart workflow delegation
- Encounters that center on the patient
- Easier documentation that makes sense
- Accelerators to speed documentation
Smart workflow delegation
The athenahealth cloud-based EHR lets providers do what they do best: care for their patients. Most electronic health record software available today disrupts the patient exam often creating more work that isn’t the best use of a physician’s time. Our cloud-based system delegates work intelligently, moving tasks out of the office to our service teams. The work that stays in-office is delegated to the right staff at the right time, and out of the exam room so providers can focus on delivering care.
The exam begins with a patient facesheet that highlights the most critical patient information and makes it easy to take in the patient story at glance. As providers move through the encounter, our EHR keeps everything in a clear, sequential order and reduces the disruption of data entry so you can focus on discussing what matters.
Documentation that tells the patient story
athenahealth’s electronic health record makes documentation easy and intuitive for providers. By focusing on clearly summarizing and telling the patient story, not checking boxes, relevant clinical information is communicated to other providers, to the patient (through the patient portal), and even to themselves throughout the EHR, in a way that’s quickly and easily understood.
Accelerators that speed documentation.
Our EHR makes documentation as rapid as possible. Throughout the exam, built-in shortcuts and search memory automatically remember your most common order sets and search history, keeping documentation work to a minimum and giving the physician more quality time with the patient.
* Verdon, D. R. 2014, February 10, 2014. Physician outcry on EHR functionality, cost will shake the health information technology sector. Retrieved June 24, 2015, from http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com/medical-economics/content/tags/ehr/physician-outcry-ehr-functionality-cost-will-shake-health-informa?page=full
† AmericanEHR and the American Medical Association (AMA). Physicians Use of EHR Systems 2014. Retrieved August 16, 2015 from http://www.americanehr.com/research/reports/Physicians-Use-of-EHR-Systems-2014.aspx.
‡ Beck, M. 2014, September 16, 2014. AMA Urges Overhaul of Electronic Medical Records. Wall Street Journal.
- Low start-up costs
- Minimal disruption, easy adoption
- New streamlined workflow
- Cloud-based and continuously updated