CINCINNATI & WATERTOWN, Mass. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – athenahealth, a provider of Web-based practice management, electronic health record (EHR), and patient communication services to medical groups, today announced that the Tri-State Regional Extension Center, operated by HealthBridge, has selected athenahealth as a supported EHR solution partner to enable more than 1,700 physicians across the states of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana to take advantage of the benefits that athenahealth’s technology can bring to their practices. athenahealth has also launched a guarantee program that assures its services will help doctors across the Tri-State region meet EHR certification requirements for Meaningful Use and qualify for reimbursement funds authorized by the HITECH Act.
The most recent version of athenahealth’s EHR, athenaClinicals, is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on Sept. 30, 2010, by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the ARRA.
athenahealth recently extended the timeframe in which doctors can qualify for its federal stimulus bonus payment guarantee program, which assures that the company’s Web-based clinical services will help doctors across the nation meet EHR certification requirements for achieving meaningful use and thereby qualify for reimbursement funds authorized by the HITECH Act. HHS formally announced the final definition of meaningful use on July 13, 2010. With this deadline extension, physicians will now have until June 30, 2011, to participate in the program. Visit www.athenahealth.com/bonus to learn more about athenahealth’s EHR and federal stimulus bonus payment guarantee program.