Athenahealth Inc. (NSDQ:ATHN) now offers electronic health records service athenaClinicals as a stand-alone system.
The company formerly only bundled the EHR service with its athenaCollector billing service to offer a plenary practice manangement platform.
The Watertown, Mass.-based company said the new option will give its hospital and enterprise clients more leeway with community-level programs and allow the company to be more competitive in an increasingly diverse EHR market.
CEO Jonathan Bush said the company "hope to eliminate some common purchase barriers faced by community and affiliated physicians looking to participate in hospital-based clinical connectivity strategies" in a prepared statement.
Athenahealth said the service will still reside on athenaNet, the company’s national network, and be supported by the company’s staff and document management service. The EHR-only service will include all of the core athenaClinicals functionality, "with minor modifications to some services only available with the integrated solution," according to the company.
In July, Athenahealth won a preliminary “Interim Final Rule Stage 1” nod from the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology for its web-based electronic medical records system.
In its second fiscal quarter, Athenahealth saw its profits plunge on a June Medicare reimbursement hold and rising expenses, despite a 28 percent uptick for its Q2 top line.