athenahealth Launches Program to Help PCPs Achieve NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Standards | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

athenahealth Launches Program to Help PCPs Achieve NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Standards

August 30, 2011
by root
| Reprints

athenahealth's PCMH Accelerator Program aids practices in obtaining NCQA recognition faster, more easily

athenahealth Inc., the Watertown, Mass.-based provider of cloud-based practice management, electronic health record (EHR), and patient communication services to medical groups, announced that it will launch a new Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Accelerator Program designed to assist primary care physician groups in meeting the National Committee for Quality Assurance's (NCQA) newest PCMH recognition standards. NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations and recognizes physicians in key clinical areas.

The Patient-Centered Medical Home delivery model has emerged as a highly attractive centerpiece of health care reform because of its potential to support total care coordination and to engage a patient, the primary care physician, and the patient's family in the delivery of that care. Through its aggressive mission of improving care through measurement, transparency, and accountability, NCQA has developed the nation's most widely adopted medical home standards.

athenahealth has aligned with NCQA to advance this mission. The company's cloud-based EHR offering is the first to have undergone a corporate review process whereby it has been qualified as a service that helps primary care physicians to participate in the PCMH incentive model more quickly and with less strain on their workflow.


Topics

News

Survey: By 2019, 60% of Medicare Revenues will be Tied to Risk

Medical groups and health systems that are members of AMGA (the American Medical Group Association) expect that nearly 60 percent of their revenues from Medicare will be from risk-based products by 2019, according to the results from a recent survey.

83% of Physicians Have Experienced a Cyber Attack, Survey Finds

Eighty-three percent of physicians in a recent survey said that they have experienced some sort of cyber attack, such as phishing and viruses.

Community Data Sharing: Eight Recommendations From San Diego

A learning guide focuses on San Diego’s experience in building a community health information exchange and the realities of embarking on a broad community collaboration to achieve better data sharing.

HealthlinkNY’s Galanis to Step Down as CEO

Christina Galanis, who has served as president and CEO of HealthlinkNY for the past 13 years, will leave her position at the end of the year.

Email-Related Cyber Attacks a Top Concern for Providers

U.S. healthcare providers overwhelmingly rank email as the top source of a potential data breach, according to new research from email and data security company Mimecast and conducted by HIMSS Analytics.

Former Health IT Head in San Diego County Charged with Defrauding Provider out of $800K

The ex-health IT director at North County Health Services, a San Diego County-based healthcare service provider, has been charged with spearheading fraudulent operations that cost the organization $800,000.