EHR software provider partners with academic healthcare medical system

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This week, athenahealth, a provider of cloud-based practice management, electronic health record (EHR) and patient communication services announced a partnership with University Hospitals (UH), one of the nation’s largest community-based health systems. Through this collaboration, UH’s Case Medical Center – an academic branch – will utilize athenaCollector, a cloud-based practice management and medical billing service.

“The results we have achieved to date with athenaCollector were the impetus for us selecting athenahealth’s revenue cycle management services for our academic medical center,” said Michael Nochomovitz, president of University Health Physician Services. “Already, athenaCollector has significantly increased our revenue cycle performance for our providers at lower cost to our system and allowed our organizations to leverage an extremely powerful, unified network that operates with intelligence, transparency and connectivity that allows our care givers to wade through administrative complexity and make better informed decisions.”

Nochomovitz added that UH’s investments in information technology solutions help make the physicians and the system more efficient.

As a result of the partnership, athenahealth will provide UH with the athenaNet rules engine, part of its athenaCollector service which enforces medical office workflow requirements.

“Because it operates in the cloud, our service offering grows more valuable as more intelligence and experience is populated into it,” said Jonathan Bush, athenahealth’s Chairman and CEO. “In deploying athenaCollector across a wider base of provider groups within UH, more value and better results can be extracted and applied.”