athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record ( EHR), practice management and care coordination today announced athenaClaritySM, a new cloud-based analytics service for medical groups and health systems to improve visibility into and management over the complex data that exists across caregiver networks and patient populations. Unlike traditional business intelligence tools or health information exchange (HIE) capabilities, athenaClarity:
Harmonizes data across disparate practice management, clinical, and claims systems;
Provides a single, cloud-based platform to develop insight from that data; and
Guides action at the point of care that aligns with revenue goals and care outcomes.
With athenaClarity, providers, medical groups, and health systems can be prepared to thrive under any reimbursement scenario, ranging from traditional fee-for-service (FFS) to shared savings and global-risk models. athenaClarity helps to guide providers’ performance by benchmarking their productivity under a FFS contract or by measuring adherence to network-wide cost and quality measures for a shared savings contract. Regardless of clinical or practice management system vendor, athenaClarity provides a clear view on the performance of financial operations under different payment scenarios. “Our mission is to be medical caregivers’ most trusted service, helping them do well doing the right thing. As part of this, we work continually to identify ways to free up providers’ time so they can focus on patients, perform at the top of their license and leave the administrative and ‘busy work’ to us,” said Jonathan Bush, CEO and Chairman, athenahealth. “athenaClarity is a natural extension to the services we deliver; it helps providers thrive under new models of revenue by making data across networks of caregivers, populations of patients, and disparate systems accessible and actionable. As part of athenaClarity, we provide more than a dashboard, we partner with our clients to track and identify key metrics that will help them achieve clinical and operational insight that hasn’t been possible to date.”