athenahealth, with Quantros, to add patient safety reporting

The Watertown, Mass.-based cloud-based health technology company athenahealth has announced it will add patient safety reporting to its workflow, according to Healthcare IT News. athenahealthwill collaborate with Milpitas, Calif.-based patient safety organization Quantros in the project.

The companies said athenahealth will implement Quantros' safety reporting software throughout its network of ambulatory clinics, which will serve approximately 47,000 healthcare providers. athenahealth's electronic health record clients will be able to submit patient safety data "as part of the EHR workflow" to the the Quantros Patient Safety Center, which is federally sanctioned.

"At a time when our healthcare market is moving towards greater transparency and greater accountability, this partnership will set a higher standard for safety and collaboration," Keith Hagen, president and CEO at Quantros, said in a statement, according to Healthcare IT News. "Credible data is critical to driving improvement. Pair that data with athenahealth's stellar patient care coordination, and we are set to enhance health care performance on a national scale." Article

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