- athenahealth has announced that Trinity Health will begin leveraging athenaOne, the company's EHR, practice management and patient engagement services, in some of its physician network offices beginning in July.
- Some Trinity Health sites will also implement athenaCoordinator, a care coordination service that unites both employed and affiliated care teams.
- According to the release, the partnership will help accelerate the establishment of value-based payment agreements in Trinity Health's markets.
This is a big deal for athenahealth (according to the company, one of the biggest it has netted so far). It marks an important step in the company's strategic push into the inpatient market—it's not difficult to see how success in Trinity Health clinics could lead to deployment in the inpatient setting.
Earlier in the year, Cathie Wood of Ark Investment Management remarked: "My primary focus is to see a deeper penetration into inpatient market and evidence that [athenahealth is] cracking the code in the enterprise. We are looking for reports that athenahealth is getting more enterprise deals. Both are beginning to happen."
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