HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CareCentrix, a leader in managing care to the home, today announced that it has engaged with athenahealth, Inc., a leading 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," said John 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."
CareCentrix is a leader in managing care to the home. Headquartered in Hartford, Conn., CareCentrix connects patients with the care they need at home through a national network of over 8,000 credentialed provider locations. CareCentrix provides optimal access to quality home care for more than 23 million lives by connecting providers with patients and helping them navigate the complex home care system. CareCentrix's extensive range of services provides support and coordination for patients and their families in every step of the healing process, including home health, durable medical equipment (DME), home infusion, sleep management and care management services, which ultimately improve care transitions and reduce unnecessary readmissions and emergency room visits. For more information, please visit http://www.CareCentrix.com.
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