CareCentrix, a provider in managing care to the home, today announced that it has engaged with athenahealth, a provider of cloud-based services and mobile applications for medical groups and health systems. The relationship connects athenahealth’s electronic health record (EHR) to CareCentrix via athenaCoordinator, a care coordination service, enabling athenahealth clients to send durable medical equipment orders electronically to CareCentrix. This reduces redundancy and improves accuracy for the 23 million Americans who have access to quality home care services coordinated by CareCentrix through its nationwide network of 8,000 credentialed provider locations.
“One of our priorities is to leverage new technologies so that we can better care for our patients and help them heal at home,” saidJohn Driscoll, CEO of CareCentrix. “We are pleased to connect to athenaCoordinator, so that we can more conveniently and efficiently address any changes in a patient’s health, allowing them to receive quality home care services.”
Across the healthcare system, care coordination remains inefficient due to redundancy, manual inputs, and errors. athenaCoordinator addresses these systemic breakdowns by creating better order transmission processes and collaboration between physicians and supply chain partners. The system’s simplified order transmission service delivers clean, legible orders that reduce the need for call-backs or follow-up faxes.
“We’re committed to advancing the efficient exchange of health information across all care settings,” said Ed Park, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, athenahealth. “Connecting the athenaCoordinator platform to CareCentrix will advance this work and provide tremendous value to the home care experience.”