athenaClinicals vs. SimplePractice

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
athenaClinicals
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
N/AN/A
SimplePractice
Score 6.7 out of 10
N/A
SimplePractice is a practice management platform, made specifically for small business owners in the health and wellness space. SimplePractice’s feature set includes secure messaging, customizable paperless intake forms, a template library, free appointment reminders (SMS, email, & voice), electronic claim filing, billing and invoicing, a beautiful client portal with online appointment booking, and more.
$39
per month
Pricing
athenaClinicalsSimplePractice
Editions & Modules
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Essential Plan
$39.00
per month
Professional Plan
$59.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
athenaClinicalsSimplePractice
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsEssential ($39.00 / month); Professional ($49.00 / month); Professional for Groups ($49.00 / month + $29.00 / mo for each additional clinician).
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Features
athenaClinicalsSimplePractice
Billing and Claims Management
Comparison of Billing and Claims Management features of Product A and Product B
athenaClinicals
8.4
8 Ratings
SimplePractice
-
Ratings
Real-time eligibility verification9.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Claims management8.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Coding9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Patient billing8.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Financial Reporting7.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Patient Scheduling
Comparison of Patient Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
athenaClinicals
8.2
8 Ratings
SimplePractice
-
Ratings
Rule-based scheduling7.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated appointment reminders8.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated patient check-in8.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-location support8.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Calendar interface8.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Electronic Medical Records
Comparison of Electronic Medical Records features of Product A and Product B
athenaClinicals
8.9
9 Ratings
SimplePractice
-
Ratings
Charting / document management8.99 Ratings00 Ratings
Templates8.99 Ratings00 Ratings
Patient portal10.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile/tablet support8.47 Ratings00 Ratings
Fax integration9.99 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with other EMR and PM systems7.69 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow automation8.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Speech recognition9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization7.29 Ratings00 Ratings
E-prescribing9.99 Ratings00 Ratings
Medical Security and Privacy
Comparison of Medical Security and Privacy features of Product A and Product B
athenaClinicals
8.4
9 Ratings
SimplePractice
-
Ratings
HIPAA compliance8.318 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based permission levels9.99 Ratings00 Ratings
Data backups and redundancy8.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Local mode / networking failsafe7.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow and Scale
Comparison of Workflow and Scale features of Product A and Product B
athenaClinicals
8.8
9 Ratings
SimplePractice
-
Ratings
Task tracking8.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Specialty-specific workflows8.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-office / multi-physician capabilities9.99 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
athenaClinicalsSimplePractice
Likelihood to Recommend
6.8
(9 ratings)
5.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
athenaClinicalsSimplePractice
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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SimplePractice, LLC.
I think it's a good choice for solo providers who bill insurance. If you have employees or are self-pay, go elsewhere, in my opinion
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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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SimplePractice, LLC.
  • Intake paperwork formatting
  • Calendar interface and ease of use
  • Automated features such as appointment reminders
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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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SimplePractice, LLC.
  • Would like more usability on the app.
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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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SimplePractice, LLC.
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
athenahealth
They are always there. Friendly and organized.
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SimplePractice, LLC.
I have not had to contact support which is nice. If I have a question, I am typically able to find the answer within the help section.
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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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SimplePractice, LLC.
Also Kalix, Practice Better, Practice Q (formerly Intake Q), Healthie, Jane, etc. I'm hoping to switch to Practice Q soon.
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Return on Investment
athenahealth
No answers on this topic
SimplePractice, LLC.
  • The electronic paperwork has established me as a professional in the modern age
  • It has allowed me to streamline parts of my group practice
  • It has helped me stay organized and keep up with things to be done
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