Clinical Analytics

The Role of athenahealth

athenahealth, a population health solution, is a cloud-based tool for managing patient populations. Within Population Health, athenahealth is used to manage care coordination activities, value-based care activities and quality measures reports.

The implementation of athenahealth has allowed us to standardize the processes and criteria for identifying high-risk members, coordinating care and managing services available. The athena platform empowers us to report on care coordination productivity across the enterprise, including referrals and member touchpoints. This solution allows us to better assess our outcomes and successes and to identify areas that might need additional clinical resources.

athena aggregates data from multiple sources to deliver a complete picture of care

The athenahealth Quality Measurement tool tracks members, documents information and generates reports to allow us to track gaps in care and helps quantify our overall progress in quality measure management. Beyond the requisite reporting, we are able to use the quality data we collect to assess where we need to invest resources, expand programs and explore opportunities for cost efficiencies.

During our initial year in the MSSP Program, we developed regular reports to assist our CINs and clinics. Monthly dashboards and specific reporting tools help medical directors and other leaders identify where they are excelling, as well as areas that need improvement.