Athenahealth EHR is a cloud based solution that has received very high grades in usability. The solution is kept constantly updated and due to its cloud based hosting, users are assured of always using the latest version of the solution without having to maintain or upgrade the software. Best practice guidelines for specialty operations are built directly into the solution, helping physicians save time when it is really critical. The solution also automates a large number of routine administrative tasks to minimize manual overhead. It supports secure sharing of text messages, images and charts between clinicians and improves collaboration and patient care. The messaging system is HIPAA compliant and makes it easy for over a million clinicians to communicate with each other.
The Athenahealth EHR system guarantees clinics will receive the Federal Stimulus with the solution and in case a clinic does not get the Federal Stimulus Reimbursement (in the year when the clinic first qualifies to do so), Athenahealth EHR will refund the entire fees it has received from the clinic for up to six months.
As a clinician uses the solution to manage a patient session, the software works in the background to update information available with the system. As diagnostic details are entered, ICD 10 code options are narrowed and finalized, leading to an improvement in patient throughput.
Many clinical practices receive a large number of faxes which are often manually entered and linked to individual patient records for upload into the database. Athenahealth EHR greatly reduces this overhead by receiving faxes electronically and automating the process of linking records.
Athenahealth knows that clinicians need streamlined communication to make healthcare the most efficient for the practice as well as for patients. So they offer instant messaging features and standard text messages to meet this need. Since patient data privacy is paramount, the solution comes with a HIPAA compliant secure message platform that allows for the transmission of text and images with complete confidence. Clinics can also define teams and groups for messaging in advance so that collaboration is fast and accurate.
More accurate documentation has led to an improvement in collections and a large reduction in the number of days accounts receivable are overdue. With AthenaHealth EHR, collections can go up by up to 6% and outstanding days due reduce by up to 32%.