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Athenahealth Delivers 96 Percent Meaningful Use Attestation Rate Among Participating Providers

athenahealth’s participating providers’ Meaningful Use success stems from the cloud-based service model that provides real-time, on-demand performance data, free performance coaching, and full registration and attestation support. The company also offers the industry's only federal incentive EHR guarantee, a Meaningful Use Resource Center, and a cross-functional team of experts to help clients manage—and even benefit from—Meaningful Use.

“A major advantage of a cloud-based EHR is that it uses real-time data from across the entire user network to continually learn and improve; with athenaClinicals, we benefit from lessons learned at other practices and by providers across the network,” said Dr. Amy Shoptaugh, pediatrician at All About Kids Pediatrics in Tempe, AZ. “While Meaningful Use is confusing in nature, athenahealth simplified the whole process by making the data easy to track and understand, as well as helping us to manage our performance against Meaningful Use measures. It’s not surprising that the majority of my athenahealth colleagues have attested to MU Stage 1 as they benefit from the same version of the cloud-based EHR that I do.”

“athenahealth made attesting for Meaningful Use easy. Tracking and reporting clinical data against Meaningful Use measures is streamlined and built into our EHR documentation workflow; even with additional reporting requirements, we’ve been able to reduce care coordination and administrative work by nearly 80 percent,” said Dr. Jaswant Chaddha of Atlanta West Women’s Center. “The athenaClinicals EHR gave me time back to focus on patients and not on reporting. Ultimately, I believe athenahealth provides more than a certified EMR, they’re Meaningful Use experts who coached me through the process and made sure I attested. Because of them, I was able to collect incentive dollars without distracting from the delivery of care.”

Since the introduction of the HITECH Act, athenahealth has been working closely with its clients to help ensure their full compliance with the requirements of the Medicare and Medicaid incentive program. Through its cloud-based EHR, with providers sharing a single instance of software, athenahealth has a real-time view into how its providers are performing. This enables the company to identify client pain points and focus its array of client services on addressing these challenges for all clients on the network.

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