INTEGRIS Health and athenahealth Partner to Improve Care Coordination and
Better Manage Network of Providers
athenahealth's Cloud-Based Services to Help Health System Gain Control of
Billing, Patient Communication and Provider Productivity; Improved Insight
Into Care Will Drive Meaningful Action and Change
WATERTOWN, Mass., May 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- athenahealth, Inc.
(Nasdaq:ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic
health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination, today
announced that INTEGRIS Health, Oklahoma's largest health care system, will
use athenahealth's cloud-based services to centralize revenue cycle
management, enhance patient communications and care coordination, and gain
better insight into provider productivity and care delivered across INTEGRIS's
growing patient population. INTEGRIS will deploy athenaCollector®,
athenaCommunicator®, and athenaClarity^SM.
As a fast-growing health system with more than 300 physicians across 11
hospital facilities and nearly 100 clinics, INTEGRIS needed an information
infrastructure and set of supportive services that could help the health
system align its operational processes running across multi-vendor systems and
disparate locations. Through its work with athenahealth, INTEGRIS will move
from a decentralized billing and IT infrastructure to a uniform structure and
set of processes that will help the group to scale, achieve greater ROI and
better track and collect on claims.
"We did our homework in terms of qualifying a potential partner that could
appreciate our culture and vision, support our growth, and help bring our
operations and high-standard of care to the next level. We also sought a
partner who could help us not only navigate, but thrive in the face of
emerging quality-based payment models," said Bruce Lawrence, CEO, INTEGRIS
Health. "Partnering with athenahealth was a deliberate decision. Their
cloud-based platform is incredibly nimble, and they are unique experts; they
track the complex and always-changing landscape of health care and use this
knowledge to ensure clients do well. We're confident this partnership will
lead to more streamlined business processes, but what's most exciting is that
we're confident it will help us better serve our growing community of
As part of its work with athenahealth, INTEGRIS will enhance patient
scheduling, making it easy for patients to manage office visits and
communication with the health system between visits and simplify coordination
between primary and specialty care. INTEGRIS will also gain unique and highly
valuable insight into provider productivity and care activity across its many
locations; this will allow the health system to evaluate services delivered
against a uniform set of metrics. Additionally, this comprehensive insight
will position INTEGRIS to perform in line with, and effectively report
against, a variety of quality-based reporting and payment models.
Jonathan Bush, chairman and CEO, athenahealth, added: "Caregivers used to be
the master of their own island-like payment system; they kept track of claims
that went out and money that came back. Now, with pay-for-performance and
global contracts emerging, caregivers are responsible for understanding and
managing spend beyond their island. INTEGRIS, like many other teams of
caregivers, needs to be able to track and manage its network of caregivers,
across locations and across systems. athenaClarity is the service that will
enable INTEGRIS to thrive under new models of revenue by making data
accessible and actionable."
For more information on athenahealth's full suite of cloud-based services for
physicians and hospitals, please visit our website, www.athenahealth.com, or
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About athenahealth, Inc.
athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based services for EHR, practice
management, and care coordination. athenahealth's mission is to be caregivers'
most trusted service, helping them do well doing the right thing. For more
information, please visit www.athenahealth.com or call 888-652-8200.
About INTEGRIS Health
INTEGRIS Health is Oklahoma's largest health system and one of Oklahoma's
largest employers with nearly 8,500 employees. INTEGRIS operates 11 hospitals,
nearly 100 clinics, rehabilitation centers, mental health facilities,
independent living centers and home health agencies throughout the state. Six
of every 10 Oklahomans live within 30 miles of an INTEGRIS facility or
physician. For more information, visit www.integrisOK.com.
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