CaroMont Health to Implement Cloud-Based Services
Gastonia, NC- July 7, 2011
– CaroMont Health announced it will begin implementing athenahealth’s
suite of cloud-based practice management, electronic health record and
patient communication services beginning Aug. 1, 2011.
Approximately 200 medical providers at CaroMont will use athenahealth to
better coordinate care. More than 27,000 medical providers nationwide
currently use athenahealth to radically improve their control over clinical
operations, giving them more time for their patients.
“The public has spoken and they’ve said they want health care
to be more efficient and more patient-centered,” said Jonathan Bush,
Chairman and CEO of athenahealth. “CaroMont Health is a forward-thinking
organization. By implementing athenahealth’s services, they will
be joining top hospitals around the country in improving operations and
the overall delivery of care.”
CaroMont will be using athenahealth’s cloud-based medical billing
and practice management service, which is fully integrated with athenahealth’s
electronic health records service. CaroMont will also utilize athenahealth’s
patient cycle management service.
“With athenahealth’s cloud-based platform, we’ll be better
able to coordinate the many face-to-face interactions patients have with
our medical professionals,” said Craig Dunker, CaroMont Health Vice
President for Practice Management and Physician Services.
More efficient delivery of care will help drive down overall health care
costs while providing many benefits to patients and CaroMont’s team
of medical professionals, according to Dr. Todd Davis, Vice President
for Medical Affairs.
“Specialists and primary-care physicians will be able to communicate
better, emergency personnel will have better knowledge of patients’
medical histories, and results from evaluations such as x-rays will be
delivered to medical personnel faster,” he said. “We’ll
be able to find answers more quickly and have more time to spend with
Staff members have received extensive training in the athenahealth platform.
CaroMont has utilized a combination of online and formal classroom sessions
so that everyone from front desk staff to clinicians are fully versed
in the new system.