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athenahealth avoids charging us for every little thing. That is good. I check every month to make...

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The upgrades for this system are pretty good. The vendor lets us know when they are doing upgrades....

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We would like to see the PCP on the banner in the product. It would be really nice to see who the...

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The technology is okay. I have worked with a couple of systems, and they are all kind of the same....

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The biggest issue we have with the athena system is the reporting. It is a little more cumbersome...

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athena's support is typically pretty good. If there is anything wrong with the system, we send...

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athena is very good at improving the product. They typically do a big upgrade at a certain time of...

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Nowadays, everything is virtual. Before COVID-19 hit, the vendor had a convention where we could pay...

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We have a lot of issues with athenahealth's system. athenahealth is just lacking in general. They...

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There is no ongoing training from athenahealth. Sometimes athenahealth posts video training, but we...

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There are certain things in the system that we still can't do. For instance, we can't call a patient...

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The quality of athenahealth's support has really dropped. A lot of issues have to be managed online,...

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I have never heard from anyone from athenahealth. We had our team representative, who is the person...

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I would look around to make sure that there is nothing better, but athenahealth's system has...

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The system is relatively easy to use, and it is interfaced. Once the interfaces are done, the system...

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I would like to see athenahealth provide a module just for a specialty. We don’t use the system to...

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I have not seen that athenahealth has anyone who understands what we need. Part of the problem is...

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I left a health system because they were moving to Epic and I wanted to stay with athenahealth. I...

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The nice thing is that everyone is on the same system when athenahealth does updates. athenahealth...

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athenahealth has been wonderful in terms of cost. The price we pay to take care of everything is a...

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When we went live, there were actually athenahealth people in the office for the first few days. As...

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The system is one of the easiest I have used. I have hired a lot of people who have come from...

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I recommend the product to anyone who will listen, especially if someone is an independent provider....

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Just before going live, the training services were certainly limited. I would like athenahealth to...

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The system is fairly simple, but I would recommend for people to ask a lot of questions beforehand....

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athenahealth has been doing really well recently, but I always wish they could just do better. At...

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There is a lot of work that needs to be done with training. athena does provide the resources, but...

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athenahealth has too many levels and layers. I cannot give the vendor a high rating for executive involvement....

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athenahealth has done well driving tangible outcomes. The vendor has done a good job with MIPS. That...

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athenahealth's response to issues could be quicker. The vendor could improve by supporting our...

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I would give the vendor a high rating for delivering new technology that meets our needs. The vendor...

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The vendor has been doing very well with their ongoing support. The vendor calls the support people...

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The vendor was proactive about the training.

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Manager

I have noticed opportunities in the system where a few things could be better. In the reporting...

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We saw an increase in revenue compared to last year, and that was largely from the same volume of...

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There is some slowness in getting responses when setting things up for integration; there are some...

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I would highly recommend athenahealth because they are pretty responsive when we call them. When it...

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athenahealth has the ability to make changes very quickly because the system is cloud based. I...

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Everything we need comes to us. We have a basic lab interface, and we have an athenahealth...

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I recommend athenahealth pretty regularly. We recently added the vendor’s telehealth platform due to...

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The outsourced-claims follow-up is getting worse. I get copied and pasted notes with responses that...

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We are not tied to athenahealth more than we are tied to anyone else. At this point, it would be a...

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The customer success manager is very nice. In one case, the person tried to offer a fix for one...

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When we switched to athenahealth's system, athenahealth was pretty good. Their claims follow-up is a...

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athenahealth's system is a great platform. I don't complain about the actual software platform. The...

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I have recently started seeing claims in my queue that were many months old from athenahealth. I...

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I used to devote maybe an hour or two a week to claims follow-up for things that athenahealth would...

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athenahealth would match us to prospective customers with matching demographics and ask us to give a...

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Whenever there is a sales call, other vendors are often very pushy. I don't feel like that when I...

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For a lot of payers, timely filing for claims is 90 days. Sometimes it is 180 days, but generally it...

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I suspect that the smaller the practice is, the higher the charge that athenahealth collects per...

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The claims piece is an integrated function of athenahealth, and there is no way out of it. Customers...

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athenahealth gave us an account manager, and that offering was a lot better than what our last...

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athenahealth has been awesome at supporting us during the COVID-19 crisis. We are getting new things...

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athenahealth is consistently taking advice and looking into what people really want. They are trying...

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I have a pretty good relationship with athenahealth. I am not special, but I get emails about...

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The system is doing well at driving tangible outcomes. I use a couple of other outside sources...

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athena keeps all their promises. They wouldn't dare not to. They would be in trouble. It just takes...

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Money has to be coming in or we are not going to make it. The system has improved our A/R days, and...

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athena’s customer service has started to lack again. I can never get an answer when I call. The...

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athena has their billing and clinical sides together, and that is huge. The system is easy to...

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athena has been fine at supporting us during the COVID-19 crisis. We haven’t really needed our EMR...

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athena could have more communication about training and updates of training. athena has changed a...

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I like the ease of use of the system. If the doctors don’t complain all the time, I am really happy....

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We have some reporting issues and different things like that. It would help us out if those were improved....

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athena has opened up their market so much that we get a lot of vendor calls and integration. We...

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I would definitely buy the system again. athena is great, and they offer a lot of different options...

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Sometimes it is hard to get a response from the support people. Most of the time, we have to make an...

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Proactiveness from athena is good, especially now with the pandemic. They have really been on top of...

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There are so many different ways to do things in the system, so it is hard to get a basic...

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Manager

There are always some things that aren’t 100%. Our account manager could be better.

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athena doesn’t offer any training that I know of. I like self-learning, so I have taught myself a...

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athena is making constant updates. It just doesn’t seem like the billing part ever gets touched or...

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The solution is a good EHR. It does a lot. I am still learning things after several years of using...

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athena is a little tough in terms of contracting. They have charges, though not with every little...

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We can see a lot of patients, and we are experts now because of the system. athena just does beta...

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My IT team does not like the password management with athena’s system. It is so granular. We get...

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If I were responsible for just a single clinic, I would buy the system again. If I were responsible...

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Director

The system isn't part of our long-term plans. Our organization didn't have a long-term plan; they...

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Director

We have had to put in a lot of work to make the system work. There is an inherent cost in that work...

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Director

One of my biggest issues is that when we have a problem and call somebody about it, we will be told...

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The ease of use isn't terrible; the system just doesn't function in the way that athenahealth said...

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Director

athenahealth was doing pretty well before COVID-19 about listening to their accounts and partners to...

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Director

I would like athenahealth to be held accountable. I would tell others to stay on top of the vendor...

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Manager

athena offers things that we would like to use in our clinic. It seems like those things would be...

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Everything that we are able to get in regard to the patients and pulling in their prescriptions or...

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athena needs to look at what practices need in advance and figure out how they can get it without...

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The system has so many repeated buttons that aren’t necessary. That is the part that makes the...

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When we log in, the first page shows all kinds of updates, articles, podcasts, and other great...

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The solution is pretty user friendly; things are pretty self-explanatory. We don’t need a lot of...

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In some areas, athena's solution is slightly better than a different PM solution we have, but in...

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athena's training was inadequate. People were being told different things, and we got one day of...

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athena’s product was not as well thought out as it should have been. The biggest problem with...

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There are parts of athena's solution that I prefer over other vendors' solutions, like the real-time...

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I would like athenahealth to focus more on the tech side of things, specifically interoperability. I...

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athenahealth has been very supportive throughout the COVID-19 crisis. They actually built templates...

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The system is very easy to use. At any given time, if staff members want to learn more about...

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athenahealth has a forum where all of their customers can put in ideas; the ideas can be simple....

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