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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • athenaClinicals ranks higher in 5 feature sets: Billing and Claims Management, Patient Scheduling, Electronic Medical Records, Medical Security and Privacy, Workflow and Scale

Billing and Claims Management

8.4

athenaClinicals

84%
8.0

eMDs Plus

80%
athenaClinicals ranks higher in 4/5 features

Real-time eligibility verification

9.3
93%
8 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Claims management

8.3
83%
8 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Coding

9.0
90%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Patient billing

8.3
83%
8 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Financial Reporting

7.0
70%
8 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Patient Scheduling

8.2

athenaClinicals

82%
8.0

eMDs Plus

80%
athenaClinicals ranks higher in 4/5 features

Rule-based scheduling

7.7
77%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Automated appointment reminders

8.3
83%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Automated patient check-in

8.3
83%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multi-location support

8.3
83%
8 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Calendar interface

8.3
83%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Electronic Medical Records

8.9

athenaClinicals

89%
7.6

eMDs Plus

76%
athenaClinicals ranks higher in 9/10 features

Charting / document management

8.9
89%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Templates

8.9
89%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Patient portal

10.0
100%
8 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Mobile/tablet support

8.4
84%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Fax integration

9.9
99%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Integration with other EMR and PM systems

7.6
76%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Workflow automation

8.8
88%
9 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Speech recognition

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customization

7.2
72%
9 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

E-prescribing

9.9
99%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Medical Security and Privacy

8.4

athenaClinicals

84%
8.3

eMDs Plus

83%
athenaClinicals ranks higher in 2/4 features

HIPAA compliance

8.3
83%
18 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Role-based permission levels

9.9
99%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Data backups and redundancy

8.3
83%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Local mode / networking failsafe

7.0
70%
8 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Workflow and Scale

8.8

athenaClinicals

88%
7.3

eMDs Plus

73%
athenaClinicals ranks higher in 3/3 features

Task tracking

8.3
83%
9 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Specialty-specific workflows

8.3
83%
8 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Multi-office / multi-physician capabilities

9.9
99%
9 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • eMDs Plus is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

6.8

athenaClinicals

68%
9 Ratings
7.0

eMDs Plus

70%
1 Rating

Usability

8.2

athenaClinicals

82%
1 Rating

eMDs Plus

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

athenaClinicals

90%
2 Ratings

eMDs Plus

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

athenahealth

Works well for family med and peds primary care. Would not be well suited to wound healing/hyperbaric medicine practice in current configuration as the specific documentation requirements of wound management and hyperbaric treatments don't mesh well with the layout and forms that I observed.
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eMDs

I think [eMDs Plus (formerly McKesson)] would do better with people who are familiar with computers. It isn't terribly intuitive so there's that but also these products don't provide the kind of training that would assist novice computer users. But, other than that, it's a good, solid product that provides everything a practice would need.
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Pros

athenahealth

  • Quality programs - able to see what measures are outstanding for the patient
  • Reporting - able to report on multiple financial reports as well as clinical information
  • Standardization of clinical information - the system forces users within the same specialty to use the same templates (as a starting point), therefore it is easier to standardize protocols and treatments of care
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eMDs

  • Billing
  • Integration with Portal
  • Meeting Regulatory Requirements
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Cons

athenahealth

  • The schedule needs to be improved. You should be able to see the schedule in a day, a week , in a month view and be able to schedule directly from the schedule.
  • It's difficult to name items because they are traditionally corrected very quickly
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eMDs

  • Portal integration
  • Portal
  • Note templating
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Pricing Details

athenaClinicals

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

athenaClinicals editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    eMDs Plus

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    eMDs Plus editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      athenahealth

      Overall the system is good. Actually, this was supposed to be the universal EMR when it came out during the Bush administration.
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      eMDs

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      athenahealth

      They are always there. Friendly and organized.
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      eMDs

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      athenahealth

      For a surgery center application, it is much better to use a system that is uniquely designed for surgery centers. Using Athena as a less than desirable work around has been a frustrating experience.
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      eMDs

      Aprima is a much newer application with features the 1st generation of EHRs did not have. But, I do not necessarily find it easier to use. It has a lot of "moving parts" so to speak and isn't really intuitive. I've used others than I found easier to learn and use.
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