Athenahealth - Top 4 Alternatives (Mar 2022)

Athenahealth Review
ITQlick Score: 96/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.3/5)
Pricing: 4/10 - average cost
Category: Medical -> Athenahealth -> Athenahealth competitors
Ranking:Ranked 6 out of 642 Medical systems
Company: Athenahealth
Pricing: starts at $140 per provider/month + 4% to 7%
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
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Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Mar 09, 2022

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In terms of competition, AthenaHealth goes head-to-head with some of the most recommended medical systems in the medical software industry. Some of its closest alternatives are Kareo, Cerner, NextGen, and eClinicalWorks. Here are how AthenaHealth compares with these systems in crucial aspects:
  • Functionality: Compared to its alternatives, AthenaHealth has general functionalities like Telehealth, EHR, Patient Engagement, Care Delivery, Billing, Interoperability, etc. Kareo, eClinicalWorks, and NextGen have similar features to AthenaHealth, but Cerner has fewer features, with Telehealth being the notable omission.
  • Customers/Industries: In terms of industries/clinics targeted, AthenaHealth targets 14 healthcare industries ranging from Orthopedics to Ancillary Service Organizations, while its competitors like Kareo targets 45 from pathology to general surgery, eClinicalWorks targets 25, and NextGen targets 32 healthcare industries.
  • Cost: AthenaHealth has been established as a low-cost cloud-based EHR software and compared to the closest alternatives, it is still low-cost. However, AthenaHealth does not offer a demo like its close alternatives (eClinicalWorks, NextGen, and Kareo).
  • Cloud-Based/On-Premise: AthenaHealth has both cloud-based and on-premise versions, but its alternatives have only a cloud-based version.
  • Popularity: AthenaHealth can be considered average when compared with its competition in terms of popularity. AthenaHealth, founded in 2019, is used by more than 110 different specialties, and it is publicly traded as ATHN. AthenaHealth competitor, like Cerner, was founded 40 years ago, has more than 26,000 associates, has 600 patents globally, and is also publicly traded as CERN. Kareo and NextGen are equally publicly traded and have a global presence.
  • Scalability: AthenaHealth and its competitors are scalable medical systems that help clinics of various sizes to grow from small to medium and to large.
  • Support: AthenaHealth and all its competition provide email, phone, helpdesk. However, only NextGen and Kareo offer chat support for their clients.

Athenahealth alternatives - for low budget, SMBs and global businesses

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Athenahealth that are worth checking out:

NextGen Healthcare for SMBs, WebPT EMR for large size business, Practice fusion for growing companies, and Sevocity for startups and SMBs.
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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Athenahealth
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
96/100
Pricing
4/10
License pricing
$140 per provider/month + 4% to 7%
Functionality
61
Best for SMBs
NextGen
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
99/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$299 per provider/month
Functionality
20
Best for Enterprise
WebPT
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
4/10
License pricing
$3 per provider/day
Functionality
30
Review
Growing
Practice
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
99/100
Pricing
2.6/10
License pricing
$149 per provider/month
Functionality
41
Free version
Sevocity
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
90/100
Pricing
5/10
License pricing
$379 per provider
Functionality
35

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.