Strategic Alliances

athenahealth strives to be the best at getting doctors paid. By combining award-winning software, services, and a proprietary rules engine, we’ve created a network that is used by over 35,000 medical providers nationwide.

We believe our innovative approach provides a better way to help medical groups realize more revenue and get paid faster – all while encountering less hassle.

To help extend our reach and ability to help physician practices, we look to our extensive network of partners, listed below.

We invite you to explore a partnership with athenahealth as well.

+ Expand All

  • Distributors

    Physician Sales and Service

    PSS World Medical, Inc. is a national distributor of medical products to physicians and elder care providers through its two business units. Since its inception in 1983, PSS has become a leader in the two market segments that it serves with a focused market approach to customer services, a consultative sales force, strategic acquisitions, strong arrangements with product manufacturers and a unique culture of performance.

  • Health Care Information Technology Vendors

    Dell Inc.

    For more than 26 years, Dell has empowered customers and people everywhere to use technology to realize their dreams. Customers trust us to deliver technology solutions that help them do and achieve more. Dell has partnered with athenahealth to provide physician practices and hospitals with access to discounted pricing on Dell products. Check out the most up to date products and pricing available exclusively to athenahealth clients.

    The Dell Logo is a trademark of Dell Inc.

    Dymo®

    DYMO® provides the healthcare industry with accurate, easy to use identification solutions that help to maximize workflow efficiencies and aid in improving patient care and safety. DYMO LabelWriter® label printers deliver easy label printing integration with athenaClinicals® providing physician practices with high quality, print on-demand general purpose and barcode labels for your document management needs. Built for ease of use, our direct thermal printers give you the ability to place dedicated machines within your workflow and without the added cost of ink or toner.

    The compact and reliable DYMO CardScan® Image Capture (IC) identification scanner quickly and easily captures true, complete images of driver's licenses, insurance cards and other patient information, aiding practices in achieving HIPAA compliance. Both the CardScan IC and the included software are compatible with athenaNet® by athenahealth.

    To purchase CardScan Image Capture for AthenaNet, click here.

    To learn more about healthcare solutions from DYMO visit www.dymo.com/solutions.

    Falcon EHRTM

    Falcon EHR is powered by DaVita and provides nephrologists with a one-stop destination for the information and capabilities needed to seamlessly follow kidney patients across the spectrum of kidney care. It promotes efficiency in nephrology practices by streamlining the workflow of the entire office staff, helping to prevent gaps in communication and response times, and supporting individual physician preferences for documentation. With Falcon EHR and athenaCollector® working together, your practice will benefit from the premier, integrated, nephrology-specific EHR and practice management solution. And through this relationship, your practice will be able to manage clinical and financial data more accurately and efficiently than ever before.

    MedOasis, Inc.

    We focus exclusively on helping anesthesia practices improve their income. We do that in both private practices and teaching environments by managing billing and collections and by providing practice management services. How do we do it? Quite simply, it's our people and their expertise. Many billing companies claim to do hospital negotiations and payer contracting, but skill sets are usually limited. Our skilled staff knows coding inside and out; we know how to work effectively with insurance companies, we recognize underpayments when they appear and we go the extra mile to make sure you earn all you deserve. You won't find more billing and collection and management expertise in this field anywhere—nor will you find nicer, more respectful people. The MedOasis mission: Improving healthcare delivery by enhancing the financial, operational and clinical performance of those we serve through the thoughtful application of creative, data-based intelligence.

    Profit Recovery by Transworld Systems

    Profit Recovery by Transworld Systems is redefining the collection industry by providing medical practices with better tools for recovery of slow paying patient accounts. Since 1970, we've been providing an alternative to traditional collection agencies; a success rate triple the industry average; recovery of $700+ million last year for 60,000+ clients. 130 locations provide a national scope with a local presence.

    • Preferred Pricing for athenahealth Clients: fixed fee less than $9 per account, no percentages
    • Seamless Interface with athenaNet®: minimizes internal effort and reduces billing costs
    • Start Early, Recover More: early 3rd party intervention motivates increased payments
    • MGMA AdminiServe Partner and designated profit recovery company: a testament to our medical/healthcare expertise and capabilities

    Profit Recovery by Transworld Systems. Contact Thomas Hollman for a Free A/R Analysis at 1.888.568.5857 or email thomas.hollman@transworldsystems.com.

  • Group Purchasing Organizations

    PedsPal

    Cook Children’s physician purchasing group was established in 1997 and expanded to become PedsPal in 2004. The group already enjoyed fantastic discounts on the items purchased most, but with foresight, they realized the way to maintain the greatest savings and lowest pricing was to open membership to like-minded physicians. PedsPal knew that physicians across the country were facing suppressed reimbursement and increasing costs on a daily basis. Most would be eager to find a means to succeed in this environment, and PedsPal could help make that happen. On a voluntary basis, PedsPal could teach them how to grow their success by channeling purchases through common supply resources, joining with their colleagues from pediatric, family practice and other medical specialties all across the nation.

    As a member of PedsPal you receive discounts on athenahealth’s certified electronic health record service, and athenahealth’s revenue cycle management program. Additionally, there are huge discounts on vaccines, medical supplies, books, office supplies, business machines, and furniture. Other program discounts are continuing to expand to meet the increasing needs of our medical professional partners.

    To learn more call 682-885-7257.

  • Health Care Consultants and Accountants

    Agilence

    Agilence is the nation's premier performance acceleration company serving the domestic U.S. and global health care industry. Through its branded service lines Propel, Periscope, Virtuoso and Dossier, Agilence provides new ventures and established health care organizations with advanced sales distribution, human capital and product development tools to accelerate performance and drive exceptional results. For more information about Agilence, please call 866.805.0376.

    DoctorsManagement

    DoctorsManagement, since 1956, has assisted practices in all 50 states. Our consulting division evaluates practices and makes recommendations, and our management division implements those recommendations. Together, we move your practice to the next level of profitability and efficiency. Remember, all our work is guaranteed.

    eHealth

    LBMC eHealth Solutions provides strategic technology solutions for healthcare organizations. LBMC eHealth provides turnkey IT outsourcing for physician practices using the LBMC Hosting facilities. LBMC eHealth is a strategic reseller of the athenahealth practice management, EMR, and billing support solutions. LBMC eHealth is an affiliate company of LBMC, the largest private financial services firm in Tennessee and one of the largest in the Southeast.

    FGMK, Inc.

    FGMK, LLC is a progressive full-service Chicagoland certified public accounting and consulting firm dedicated to helping our clients grow their business. We accomplish this by taking a holistic approach that enables us to provide superior service throughout the organization. We have a high concentration of clients in the health care industry and have three partners who have earned the designation Certified Healthcare Business Consultants.

    Halley Consulting Group

    A physician practice management and consulting firm offering: financial turnarounds, physician compensation models, practice evaluations, network development, retail analysis, billing office reviews, strategic medical staff development planning and much more.

  • Health Care Service Organizations

    Lone Star MSO

    Lone Star MSO is a strategically focused practice management services organization, committed to provide our clients with the best service, performance and integration available, allowing them the ability to focus on what they do best, patient care.

    We work with providers covering a broad spectrum of services including start up practices, 501(a) hospital entities, university health systems, and over 35 different physician specialties.

    We offer a comprehensive suite of support services which include; practice management, managed care contracting, billing and accounts receivable management, human resources management, cutting-edge information technology solutions, and financial analysis and reporting.

    To learn more about our services, please contact us at (214) 345-1423 or info@lonestarmso.com.

    Paragon Health

    Paragon Health offers expert assistance with a comprehensive range of professional cardiovascular management and consulting services for cardiology practices and health care systems, including physician-hospital integration models. By drawing on our national scale of experience and offering a level of involvement that is unique in our industry, we are able to develop customized solutions that deliver results, improve quality and reduce cost.

    Physicians Professional Billing LLC

    Physicians Professional Billing is a Texas based billing company providing in and out of network billing solutions to small and mid-sized medical practices, anesthesia groups, and surgical facilities. We also provide practice management and strategic planning services to our clients.

  • Societies, Associations and Physician Organizations

    Arkansas Medical Society

    The Arkansas Medical Society (AMS) is the nonprofit organization representing organized medicine in the state of Arkansas. AMS is a constituent of the American Medical Association and is a leader in developing and promoting legislation beneficial to the health care community. AMS membership consists of more than 4,300 doctors in all fields of medicine.

    Colorado Medical Society

    The Colorado Medical Society is the largest organization of physicians in the state of Colorado. This membership organization, comprised of physicians, residents, and medical students, was founded in 1871 to promote the art and science of medicine and to improve the public health.

    Connecticut State Medical Society

    Founded in 1792 by physician-patriots of the American revolution, the Connecticut State Medical Society has pioneered physician licensure (1793), medical education (1812), institutional psychiatric care (1822), general hospital care (1826), a state death registry (1841), the founding of the AMA (1847), a state health department (1878), a medical practice act (1893), the first population-based cancer registry (1935), patient medical insurance (1947), CME accreditation (1973), physician-owned professional liability insurance (1984), a statewide IPA (1986), a successful countersuit (1988), and landmark class action lawsuits against seven HMO’s (2001). Now in its third century of achievement, CSMS continues to represent its 7,000 members in their own state and national legislative priorities, in their practice management marketplace, and in their own professional and personal needs. Our CSMS physicians will always vigorously exercise rightful leadership in these areas of their own expertise and training, to safeguard their patients and their profession alike.

    HIMSS Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association

    The HIMSS Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association is a trade association of Electronic Health Record (EHR) companies, addressing national efforts to create interoperable EHRs in hospital and ambulatory care settings. The EHR Association operates on the premise that the rapid, widespread adoption of EHRs will help improve the quality of patient care as well as the productivity and sustainability of the healthcare system.

    Illinois State Medical Society

    The Illinois State Medical Society is a professional organization that represents and unifies its physician members as they practice the science and art of medicine representing over 12,000 physicians practicing in all medical specialties statewide. The Society represents the interests of member physicians, advocates for patients and promotes the doctor/patient relationship, the ethical practice of medicine, and the betterment of the public health.

    Indiana State Medical Association

    Representing approximately 8,400 of the state’s physicians, the ISMA has worked for 158 years to promote sound health care policy in the public, private and governmental sectors and to support continuing medical education for the state’s doctors.

    Iowa Medical Society

    The Iowa Medical Society (IMS) is the professional association for Iowa MDs and DOs. Established in 1850, the core purpose of the IMS is to assure the highest quality of health care in Iowa through its role as physician and patient advocate. Its members include over 4,600 physicians in Iowa.

    Maine Medical Association

    The Maine Medical Association is a voluntary association of Maine physicians serving the profession and the public. Its mission is to support Maine physicians, advance the quality of medicine in Maine, and promote the health of all Maine citizens. The Association is headquartered in Manchester, Maine and has over 3000 members who are physicians and medical students.

    The Massachusetts Medical Society

    The Massachusetts Medical Society, with over 18,000 physician and student members, is dedicated to educating and advocating for the physicians and patients of Massachusetts. Founded in 1781, the MMS is the oldest continuously operating medical society in the country. The Society owns and publishes The New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal Watch family of professional newsletters, AIDS Clinical Care, and produces HealthNews, a consumer health publication.

    The Medical Society of the District of Columbia

    The Medical Society of the District of Columbia is the largest organization of physicians practicing in the District of Columbia, with over 2,800 physician members. This membership organization, founded in 1817, dedicates its efforts to the well- being of physicians in metropolitan Washington and their patients.

    Medical Society of New Jersey

    Founded in 1766, the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) is the oldest professional society in the United States. MSNJ promotes the betterment of the public health and the science and the art of medicine, to enlighten public opinion in regard to the problems of medicine, and to safeguard the rights of the practitioners of medicine. The organization and its members are dedicated to a healthy New Jersey, working to ensure the sanctity of the physician-patient relationship. In representing all medical disciplines, MSNJ advocates for the rights of patients and physicians alike, for the delivery of the highest quality medical care. For more information visit www.msnj.org.

    The Medical Society of the State of New York

    The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) is an organization of approximately 30,000 licensed physicians, medical residents, and medical students in New York State. Members participate in both the state society and in their local county medical societies. MSSNY serves as a resource for its members and assists them in addressing the many issues and needs they face in providing quality healthcare to their patients. MSSNY is a non-profit organization committed to representing the medical profession as a whole and advocating health-related rights, responsibilities and issues. MSSNY endeavors to promote and maintain high standards in medical education and in the practice of medicine, in an effort to ensure that quality medical care is available to all people in the most economical manner. MSSNY further seeks to educate the public regarding important healthcare issues, including identification and discussion of their implications for patients and physicians in the current changing medical practice environment.

    North Carolina Medical Society

    The North Carolina Medical Society is the largest and oldest professional member organization in North Carolina, representing approximately 11,500 physicians and physician assistants who practice in the state. Founded in 1849, the Medical Society seeks to promote access to quality health care for all citizens in North Carolina and champions initiatives that seek to improve quality of care and promote patient safety.

    The Ohio State Medical Association

    The Ohio State Medical Association serves as an advocate for its members by responding to the challenges of the changing health care environment with representation, information, education and programs through the combined efforts of dedicated volunteers and association personnel.

    Oregon Medical Association

    The Oregon Medical Association (OMA), representing 7,400 physicians in the state of Oregon, has been serving and supporting physicians in their efforts to improve the health of Oregonians since 1874.

    Professional Association of Health Care Office Management

    The Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM) is a national organization dedicated to providing a strong professional communications network for health care office managers. PAHCOM strives to increase the productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness of its members through networking, education, research and certification. For more information call 800.451.9311.

    Washington State Medical Association

    The WSMA represents over 9,000 physicians and physician-assistants throughout Washington State. Our mission: to deliver strong advocacy that is physician driven and patient focused, working to help Washington's physicians deliver complete care that patients can trust.

  • Health Care Content Partners

    First Databank

    First Databank (FDB) provides drug knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise medication-related decisions. With thousands of customers worldwide, FDB enables our information system developer partners to deliver a wide range of valuable, useful, and differentiated solutions. As the company that virtually launched the medication decision support category, we offer more than three decades of experience in transforming drug knowledge into actionable, targeted, and effective solutions that improve patient safety and healthcare outcomes. For a complete look at our solutions and services please visit www.fdbhealth.com.

    Health Language

    Health Language®, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, provides healthcare terminology management solutions and professional services that normalize data into standardized code sets such as ICD-10, SNOMED CT® and LOINC®. By establishing a data infrastructure in which disparate information is fully integrated, the advanced Language Engine and supporting tools enable healthcare providers and payers to simplify the management and analysis of critical patient, financial and operational information. This, backed by a team of HIM experts that support the integration process, helps hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations to overcome industry challenges such as Meaningful Use, ICD-10 and health information exchange.

    Healthwise

    Healthwise and athenahealth patient education integrated solutions offer complete, consistent, connected information delivered through athenaClinicalsSM and athenaCommunicatorSM. Healthwise® Ix® Patient Instructions provide clear, concise patient care instructions within athenaClinicals. When athenahealth clients leverage both athenaClinicals and athenaCommunicator, the take-home handouts link to more in-depth, condition-specific information in the Healthwise Knowledgebase, a patient-friendly, evidence-based, comprehensive health information resource delivered within the athenaCommunicator patient portal. For 35 years, Healthwise, a nonprofit organization, has been helping people make better health decisions.

    MedAssets

    MedAssets is dedicated to protecting the healthcare system by simplifying information and improving communication through the integration of products, knowledge and technology. With online, one-stop coding, compliance, and revenue cycle solutions, MedAssets gives healthcare organizations the tools and information they need to achieve and maintain fiscal health.

One of ISMS’ goals is to help our members improve their practices’ financial and business operations. As we evaluated various healthcare technology vendors, it became clear that athenahealth has taken a leadership role in this endeavor through their unique web-based service offerings. athenahealth provides the opportunity for accurate, efficient, and cost-effective on-demand business services for Illinois physicians.

James L. Milam, M.D.
President of ISMS
Chicago, IL
Rocket Fuel