Founded in 1997, athenahealth, Inc. is one of the largest public listed EHR company in the US. The Massachusetts based company provides web-based Electronic Medical Records, Practice Management and Medical Billing Software to around 115,000 medium to large sized practices. Athenahealth EHR software enables Patient Engagement through a convenient patient portal athenaCommunicator and increases Care Coordination, with integrated Population Health Management functionality to support larger organizations such as Hospitals, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs).

Rated #1 by KLAS for practices with 11-75 providers, athenaClinicals’ workflow design aims to keep providers efficient and includes key functionalities like patient charting, e-prescribing, secure text messaging (athenaText), specialty clinical content and MU based quality management KPIs. The company claims to have had a 98.2% attestation rate for Meaningful Use 2.

With athenaCollector, the Medical Billing and Practice Management services module, the EHR software is included for free. The billing component can be used in tandem with the EHR or on its own and features a patented and continuously updated rules engine.

Medical Practice Management tools include visibility into daily responsibilities, custom benchmarking, proactive trends analysis, and more. Patients can utilize a patient portal to review history, pay bills, sign forms, and schedule appointments.

athenahealth pricing: athena does not publish pricing on its website but according to third party sources the cheapest solution that athena offers starts at $140 per month per provider. This includes e-prescribing, scheduling, patient management, patient records, medical billing, and patient portal. You must watch a demo or request a quote to get detailed pricing info about their EMR and revenue cycle management services.

Free trial: No

CEHRT: 2015

USP: No hidden or upgrade fees. Monthly subscription.

Disclaimer: For their medical billing service the money collected by a practice is placed in athena’s account rather than the organizations own bank account.

Technical Specification: athenahealth is cloud-based EHR and a revenue-cycle management application. It supports all the devices but iPhones and iPads have limited support.

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