athenahealth, Inc. (Watertown, Mass.) a provider of web-based practice management, electronic health record, and patient communication services to medical groups, has announced that it has signed an agreement with Irving, Texas-based VHA Inc., a national health care network that serves more than 1,400 not-for-profit hospitals and 28,000 non-acute care providers across the nation. As part of the agreement VHA will provide its physician practices with access to the athenahealth's full suite of web-based electronic health record, practice management, and patient communication services.
Under terms of the agreement, VHA will offer its members discounts on athenahealth's revenue cycle management service, athenaCollector, as a revenue management solution for its physician network and will recommend athenahealth's web-based EHR service, athenaClinicals. VHA will also recommend athenaCommunicator, a newly launched patient communication service.