About 4,000 physicians in Maine will have access to a suite of electronic healthcare records and billing software made by Athenahealth Inc., thanks to a new alliance announced earlier in the week.
The Watertown-based electronic health care records company said it will provide its products to the Medical Network Inc. of Maine, an independent physicians’ network of 4,000 doctors, allied health providers, ancillary facilities and hospitals spanning the entire Pine Tree State.
Financial terms of the alliance were not disclosed, but officials from the Medical Network said the deal will help it comply with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) provision in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
HITECH provides cash incentives of up to $63,500 to Medicaid healthcare providers that can demonstrate “meaningful use” of electronic healthcare records.
Athenahealth is aggressively seeking partnerships to help physicians take advantage of this provision, as evidenced by the devotion of an entire section of its website to the provision.