athenahealth Expands Nationwide Presence Through New Agreements

athenahealth, a provider of cloud-based services and mobile applications for healthcare providers and strategic partner to PRN Advisors, has announced several significant new relationships in 2015.

athenahealth and NewYork-Presbyterian announced a new collaboration that will see the academic medical center, through its physician Services organization (NYPPSO), provide the NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Groups management of their physician practices through implementation of athenahealth’s electronic health record (EHR), practice management and patient engagement services. The collaboration will benefit more than 800 physicians and an additional 300 licensed professionals.

“We are excited to see athenahealth create this relationship,” said Jonathan Friedman, CEO of PRN Advisors, which has its headquarters in New York. “PRN has been a strategic partner of athenahealth for several years, providing joint seminars and promoting athenahealth to its clients. I am a proponent of the forward-thinking of Jonathan Bush, frequently participant in their leadership conferences and work closely with their leadership.”

athenahealth also announced it had purchased webOMR, the web-based clinical applications and electronic health record platform developed by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. In conjunction with the purchase, the organizations entered into an agreement to collaborate on the development of athenahealth’s acute care service offering that will support the needs of large hospitals and health systems across the country. Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham will serve as the alpha development site for this new inpatient service.

Additionally, Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare will phase in an implementation of athenahealth’s athenaOne suite of EHR, revenue cycle management and patient engagement services.

Other new relationships announced by athenahealth in 2015 include:

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham, home to the UAB Health System, and athenahealth announced UAB Medicine is implementing athenaCoordinator Enterprise patient access services, which streamline care transitions and patient referrals, in The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital.
  • athenahealth and CareWell Urgent Care announced that CareWell selected athenaOne to integrate its growing network of urgent care practices. CareWell will replace its current vendor for athenahealth’s EHR, practice management and patient engagement services.
  • Trinity Health and athenahealth announced Trinity Health will implement athenaOne in some of its physician network offices. These sites will also leverage athenaCoordinator.
  • athenahealth and Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) announced that FCS selected athenaCollector revenue cycle and practice management services as part of a pilot program which will be implemented in phases to support its team of 300 health care providers.