Sitka, the leading virtual value-based care specialty practice connecting primary care providers to their virtual specialty provider network, today announced an agreement with athenahealth, Inc. through the company’s Marketplace program. As part of the athenahealth® Marketplace, this newly integrated application is now available to athenahealth’s growing network of healthcare providers, giving customers the option to receive near-instantaneous access to specialty care providers and their expertise through asynchronous virtual consultations.
“We’re excited about this partnership with athenahealth as their mission is closely aligned with ours: increase patient accessibility to quality healthcare,” said Sitka’s founder and CEO Kelsey Mellard. “Specialty care has long been associated with a maze of referrals and lengthy wait times (typically eight to twelve weeks) for in-person appointments. Providers are able to easily access specialty care providers and get quick answers, expert opinions, and referrals within just a few hours. By meeting the providers within their current workflow, Sitka can be leveraged to deliver exceptional patient care.”
athenahealth is a leading provider of network-enabled software and services for medical groups and health systems nationwide. Its electronic health records, revenue cycle management, and patient engagement tools allow anytime, anywhere access to drive better financial outcomes for practices and enable providers to deliver better quality care. athenahealth’s vision is to create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all. As a Marketplace partner, Sitka joins a community of innovative, like-minded healthcare professionals working to bring best-in-class solutions to the athenahealth provider base.
To learn more about Sitka’s new integrated application, please visit https://marketplace.athenahealth.com/product/sitka.
Sitka is the leading virtual value-based care specialty practice that seamlessly allows primary care providers to request asynchronous video consultations, or vConsults, from a network of specialists to inform patient diagnosis and care. With Sitka, providers and patients are able to get answers within hours instead of weeks. Backed by Venrock, Optum Ventures, First Round, Rock Health, Homebrew, and more Sitka is innovating the entire model of how specialist care is provided. To learn more about Sitka, please visit https://www.trustsitka.com/.
About athenahealth Marketplace
The athenahealth Marketplace, the largest EHR app store, is where athenahealth customers find innovative healthcare IT solutions that extend athenahealth products and allow customers to create more personalized experiences to support their organization’s specific needs. Customers use Marketplace partner solutions to boost practice efficiency, increase patient satisfaction, and engage patients in their own care. The Marketplace has more than 300 solutions across 62 categories that are seamlessly integrated with athenaOne, athenahealth’s network-enabled platform. Learn more at www.athenahealth.com/solutions/marketplace-program.