athenaClinicals vs. UpToDate

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
athenaClinicals
Score 8.8 out of 10
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N/AN/A
UpToDate
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
UpToDate from Wolters Kluwer supports clinician decisioning with instant access to drug information, patient data, diagnosis support, and shareable data for patient information.N/A
Pricing
athenaClinicalsUpToDate
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
athenaClinicalsUpToDate
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
athenaClinicalsUpToDate
Billing and Claims Management
Comparison of Billing and Claims Management features of Product A and Product B
athenaClinicals
8.4
8 Ratings
9% above category average
UpToDate
5.0
1 Ratings
43% below category average
Real-time eligibility verification9.38 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Claims management8.38 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Coding9.07 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Patient billing8.38 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Financial Reporting7.08 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Patient Scheduling
Comparison of Patient Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
athenaClinicals
8.2
8 Ratings
3% above category average
UpToDate
4.0
1 Ratings
66% below category average
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 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Electronic Medical Records
Comparison of Electronic Medical Records features of Product A and Product B
athenaClinicals
8.9
9 Ratings
20% above category average
UpToDate
-
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
0% above category average
UpToDate
2.3
1 Ratings
114% below category average
HIPAA compliance8.39 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Role-based permission levels9.99 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Data backups and redundancy8.39 Ratings3.01 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
12% above category average
UpToDate
4.7
1 Ratings
50% below category average
Task tracking8.39 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Specialty-specific workflows8.38 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Multi-office / multi-physician capabilities9.99 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
athenaClinicalsUpToDate
Likelihood to Recommend
6.8
(9 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
athenaClinicalsUpToDate
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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Wolters Kluwer
  • On patient rounds (working with the medical team and providing them updates on various therapies
  • Answering drug information questions (MDs questions that may need further review and response)
  • Updating lecture material (ensuring upToDate data)
  • Patient education utility (ensuring appropriate and up to date patient information)
  • Not useful for a comprehensive clinical review e.g. writing a paper, but it is not designed for that function
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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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Wolters Kluwer
  • List relevant information on various diseases and conditions.
  • Summarize pertinent information.
  • Easy navigation across information and subjects.
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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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Wolters Kluwer
  • The app is sometimes a bit hard to use
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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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Wolters Kluwer
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Support Rating
athenahealth
They are always there. Friendly and organized.
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Wolters Kluwer
UpToDate provides evidence-based, currently relevant medical information in an easy and clear method. The software has directly helped me stay up to date in medical treatments and new information on etiology of diseases. This information has directly and positively improved my care and treatments for various musculoskeletal conditions and diseases.
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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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Wolters Kluwer
UpToDate offers a much more comprehensive tool when compared with Epocrates. Although both provide good drug references UpToDate goes far beyond the Epocrates tool in terms of clinical disease diagnostic data.
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Return on Investment
athenahealth
No answers on this topic
Wolters Kluwer
  • Improves patient care.
  • Improves provider treatment plans.
  • Updates clinical standards and treatment options.
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