Physician-Owned Group Chooses Cloud-based Network Over Software to Reduce Administrative Waste and Support Physicians in Delivering Value
LONG ISLAND, N.Y., April 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Square Care, a new vertically integrated primary care group and physician-owned, independent practice association (IPA) and management company (MSO), today announced that the group will utilize athenahealth’s suite of cloud-based electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and patient engagement services to support its founding base of approximately 100 providers in over 20 locations.
“We represent like-minded physicians who seek to maintain independence and are driven to deliver the best care possible, but have been frustrated with declining productivity, profit and morale,” said Dr. Simon Prince, CEO of Square Care MSO and IPA. “We chose to align with a strong national partner like athenahealth because as a new physician-led group that’s focused on succeeding in valued based care, athena’s highly-scalable platform offers the clinical integration and common infrastructure that will supercharge the growth of our group and ancillary network and help us fully connect into the broader healthcare ecosystem.”
“athenahealth has deep payer knowledge based on the 87,000+ providers across their network and takes on the hard work of tracking claims, preventing denials, improving collections and delivering best practices, allowing us to concentrate our energy on improving the value, service, and experience of our patients,” added Dr. Henry Prince, CEO of Square Care, LLP.
Square Care’s vision is to create and manage a high-performing physician network with a large core primary care supergroup focused on a quadruple aim to provide high quality care, eliminate waste, improve the patient experience and to maximize physician satisfaction. Its MSO will support practice management and population health efforts as well as other ancillary and complementary services. athenahealth is a leading provider of network-enabled services and point-of-care mobile applications for hospital and ambulatory providers nationwide. Both companies are united by a mission to deliver the right technology and resources to support improved outcomes for patients, reduce administrative waste, and reward physicians for the value they deliver.
“We feel a kinship with independent provider models like Square Care that are champions of the patient and physician. athenahealth is delighted to work alongside the Square Care team to help them capture the full value of a service-backed, national cloud network that drives clinical and financial outcomes and helps foster high performance,” said Kyle Armbrester, Chief Product Officer at athenahealth.
About Square Care
Square Care based in Long Island, NY is a physician owned and led primary care ambulatory network championing independence, autonomy, the highest quality patient care and unsurpassed physician value. The nucleus of the group is Square Care, LLP (formerly Women’s Health Professionals, LLP). For more information please visit, www.squarecarehealth.com
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