Resurgens Orthopaedics ditches practice management software for athenahealth's EHR suite: 5 things to know Featured

Written by  Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 20 April 2017 09:39
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Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics plans to implement athenahealth's cloud-based suite of EHR, practice management and patient engagement services.

Here are five things to know:


1. Resurgens previously connected its 20 locations and nearly 100 physicians with practice management software. The group, which performs 600,000 patient visits per year, made the switch to share incentives around reducing administrative burden and cost.


2. Douglas Lundy, MD, of Resurgens said the athenahealth suite will likely create efficiencies for physicians and staff by removing nonessential clinical work.


3. The partnership will also help Resurgens meet regulatory requirements of healthcare reform.


4. After Resurgens implements the athenahealth suite, providers can examine patient records across the Resurgens network as well as CommonWell Health Alliance and Carequality affiliated hospitals because athena is a member.


5. The athenahealth network is aligned with the orthopedic specialty and can aggregate billing rules from more than 3,800 orthopedic providers across the U.S. for insight on revenue cycle management.


"As the scale of our network grows, so does the intelligence and value it brings to the healthcare market," said Jonathan Bush, CEO at athenahealth. "Within the orthopedic space, we've gained immense traction — 60 percent of the ortho market in Georgia alone."


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