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athenaClinicals

13 Ratings

Practice Fusion

12 Ratings

athenaClinicals

13 Ratings
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Score 6.6 out of 101

Practice Fusion

12 Ratings
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Score 9.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

athenaClinicals

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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Practice Fusion

Practice Fusion is free and is perfect for a free health clinic.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Billing and Claims Management

athenaClinicals
8.2
Practice Fusion
10.0
Real-time eligibility verification
athenaClinicals
9.4
Practice Fusion
10.0
Claims management
athenaClinicals
8.4
Practice Fusion
10.0
Coding
athenaClinicals
9.2
Practice Fusion
10.0
Patient billing
athenaClinicals
8.4
Practice Fusion
10.0
Financial Reporting
athenaClinicals
5.9
Practice Fusion
10.0

Patient Scheduling

athenaClinicals
8.0
Practice Fusion
9.1
Rule-based scheduling
athenaClinicals
7.4
Practice Fusion
10.0
Automated appointment reminders
athenaClinicals
8.1
Practice Fusion
7.8
Automated patient check-in
athenaClinicals
8.0
Practice Fusion
10.0
Multi-location support
athenaClinicals
8.1
Practice Fusion
10.0
Calendar interface
athenaClinicals
8.1
Practice Fusion
7.8

Electronic Medical Records

athenaClinicals
8.3
Practice Fusion
8.7
Charting / document management
athenaClinicals
8.5
Practice Fusion
9.1
Templates
athenaClinicals
8.4
Practice Fusion
9.1
Patient portal
athenaClinicals
9.8
Practice Fusion
8.7
Mobile/tablet support
athenaClinicals
7.9
Practice Fusion
8.6
Fax integration
athenaClinicals
9.3
Practice Fusion
9.9
Integration with other EMR and PM systems
athenaClinicals
6.5
Practice Fusion
6.6
Workflow automation
athenaClinicals
7.6
Practice Fusion
9.6
Speech recognition
athenaClinicals
9.0
Practice Fusion
9.0
Customization
athenaClinicals
6.5
Practice Fusion
7.9
E-prescribing
athenaClinicals
9.3
Practice Fusion
9.1

Medical Security and Privacy

athenaClinicals
8.2
Practice Fusion
9.7
HIPPA compliance
athenaClinicals
8.2
Practice Fusion
10.0
Role-based permission levels
athenaClinicals
9.3
Practice Fusion
10.0
Data backups and redundancy
athenaClinicals
8.1
Practice Fusion
9.1
Local mode / networking failsafe
athenaClinicals
7.5
Practice Fusion
9.6

Workflow and Scale

athenaClinicals
8.4
Practice Fusion
9.2
Task tracking
athenaClinicals
8.1
Practice Fusion
9.0
Specialty-specific workflows
athenaClinicals
8.1
Practice Fusion
9.5
Multi-office / multi-physician capabilities
athenaClinicals
9.2
Practice Fusion
9.0

Pros

  • athenaClinicals is a lightweight interface that is easy to navigate.
  • The problem list is easy to find, and adding documentation in the appropriate areas is intuitive.
  • The scheduling software included functions nicely for an office practice.
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  • Organizes lab work for each patient. Its helpful for us to see a patient at a glance.
  • Schedule appointments for patients.
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Cons

  • The problem list could use a sort by date function. Long-time patients tend to aggregate a massive problem list, most of which is comprised of old resolved issues.
  • The provider schedule view settings could use more filters. At times while in the clinic, I was unable to see patients assigned to my provider due to other scheduled visits.
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  • Customization...you get what you pay for.
  • Interfacing with hospital systems.
  • Ergonomics of system...not intuitive.
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Usability

athenaClinicals8.2
Based on 1 answer
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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Support

athenaClinicals9.0
Based on 1 answer
They are always there. Friendly and organized.
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Practice Fusion9.0
Based on 1 answer
We always get a return call within the time stated. There are many available topics on the forum and it is often easy to find the issue you are seeking more information on.When we have tried the live chat feature we have been satisfied with the timeliness and response.
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Alternatives Considered

Greenway was absolutely horrible. Not intuitive, no right-click functionality, poor integration, and flexibility. athenaClinicals surpasses it in every aspect.
WoundExpert was well suited to wound healing and hyperbaric medical practices. If athenaClinicals had the right forms and ability to accommodate wound care and HBO workflows, it would be a good competitor.
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Practice fusion is much more user friendly than the other programs that we have used. The more costly EMR's were definitely no better and the ones we have used were not nearly as easy to use. I would highly recommend practice fusion over Athena or Allscripts.
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Return on Investment

  • Its workflow has slowed all of my supported offices. However, the capture of documentation has provided for meaningful use eligibility.
  • My supported practices are part of an ACO, so GPRO reporting has made it easy for my ACO to provide shared savings.
  • It would be better if the templates had a click/dbl click for pertinent positives and negatives giving physicians the ability to document by exception.
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  • This product saves documentation time with templates and is very cost effective.
  • Meets all requirements to meet Meaningful Use and PQRS data and easily tracks for you
  • It would be nice if it had its own billing feature
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Pricing Details

athenaClinicals

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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Practice Fusion

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details