New partnership gives patients and clinicians a high level, easy to use RPM experience
Withings Health Solutions, a remote patient monitoring solution provider and now a complete ecosystem of connected devices serving healthcare professionals across chronic disease prevention, announced a partnership with athenahealth, through the company’s Marketplace program. As part of the athenahealth® Marketplace, Withings RPM is now be available to athenahealth’s growing network of healthcare providers delivering a patient-focused remote patient monitoring experience.
Withings RPM is designed to take the complexities out of implementing remote patient monitoring programs and make their deployment effortless and convenient for physicians as well as comfortable, simple, and enjoyable for patients by placing patient engagement and satisfaction at the center of the experience. Withings elegantly designed connected health devices fit effortlessly in patients’ daily routines to deliver regular data directly to physicians and care teams.
As part of the partnership, athenahealth users will be able to place standard orders for RPM services from the athenahealth electronic health records (EHR) solution, and Withings will ship cellular devices, including the Withings Body Pro scale and Withings BPM Connect Pro blood pressure monitor, directly to the patients’ homes. The devices are extremely simple to set up and work straight out of the box without the need for any installation. They connect directly to cellular networks and seamlessly transmit data in a frictionless patient experience straight into their athenahealth patient chart.
To keep clinical workflows unchanged, Withings RPM seamlessly integrates into the athenahealth EHR. Withings RPM leverages a single sign-in option, so providers do not need to create new accounts or credentials. Within its intuitive dashboards, providers can manage every aspect of a remote patient program, from onboarding patients and managing multiple patients’ charts to setting up reviews and alerts (a patient case is directly created in athenahealth’s EHR if the patient’s measurements are out of the normality range defined by the providers, and it is assigned to the patient’s referring provider) to automatically capturing billing functions. It will soon be possible to automatically create ready-to-submit RPM billing charges in the athenahealth EHR to automate the documentation and claim creation process.
“Withings RPM focuses on simplicity for clinicians and patients, which has been the missing ingredient in the RPM industry until now. We are excited to bring that simplicity to the athenahealth ecosystem,” said Antoine Robiliard, Vice President of Withings Health Solutions. “Now, athenahealth users can access Withings RPM and experience its ease-of-use at each step of their clinical workflow as well as deliver the best experience to their patients. With this powerful solution, users can ensure quality data is captured, interpreted, and actioned in ways that save time and money while improving patient outcomes.”
athenahealth is a network-enabled, results-oriented software and services company that offers medical records, revenue cycle, patient engagement, and care coordination services for ambulatory and hospital clients nationwide. The company’s vision is to build a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all. As a Marketplace partner, Withings Health Solutions joins a community of innovative, like-minded healthcare professionals who are looking to bring best-in-class solutions to the athenahealth provider base.