Brightree releases eReferral Management, a new cloud-based software integration with athenahealth providers that aims to simplify the referral process for patients receiving home medical equipment.

The solution allows home medical equipment providers to digitally receive orders from providers using athenaClinicals within the athenahealth network.

Now, any office that uses athenahealth can refer patients to an HME provider the same way that they refer patients to other care settings, forwarding equipment orders directly from their electronic health records system to the HME provider’s referral workflow within the Brightree system. This allows clinical staff to remain in their native workflow, explains a media release from Lawrenceville, Ga-based Brightree.

“With this new innovative solution, HME providers are integrated into the digital referral process that has been in place for other health providers for years,” says Nick Knowlton, Brightree vice president of business development, in the release. “By digitizing the process, we are greatly improving efficiencies for both physicians and HME providers while helping to improve the overall patient experience.”

“We’re excited to partner with Brightree to help free up athenahealth clinicians from paper- and phone-based HME ordering processes that add cost to and detract from patient care,” states Evan Grossman, athenahealth vice president of integration services.

“Via our single-instance, multi-tenant, cloud-based platform, all practices connected to the athenahealth network through athenaClinicals will now have seamless access to this more streamlined e-referral process without having to go through a painful upgrade process.”

[Source(s): Brightree, Business Wire]