Boston – June 12, 2023 – Linus Health, a digital health company focused on enabling early detection of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, today announced an agreement with athenahealth, Inc. through the company’s Marketplace program. As part of the athenahealth ® Marketplace, Linus Health’s newly integrated digital cognitive assessment platform is now available to athenahealth’s growing network of healthcare providers to help them enhance and streamline cognitive testing. Purpose-built to facilitate early detection and intervention in primary care settings, the iPad-based platform provides a faster and more sensitive alternative to traditional paper-based methods for assessing cognitive function.
Linus Health’s platform has its origins in the Clock Drawing Test, a cognitive test that researchers and doctors have trusted for decades. The company’s digital upgrade to it uniquely picks up signs of cognitive impairment not only from a person’s final test outputs, but also from their drawing process, combining with a brief word recall component to deliver powerful cognitive health insights in about three minutes. From there, the platform gives providers an intuitive snapshot of patient results along with access to precise sub-scores for a deeper look at different cognitive domains. Associated clinical guidance informs next steps in the care pathway when needed and system-generated resources make it easier for providers to coach all patients on healthy habits for brain health.
“Primary care providers are the key to getting further ahead of cognitive health issues as the population ages, but they need modern and efficient tools that enhance, rather than complicate, their clinical workflows,” said John Showalter, MD, Chief Product Officer at Linus Health. “Having the Linus Health platform integrated with athenaOne means that providers can not only capture the benefits of digital cognitive assessments generally, but also now have patient results right at their fingertips within their EHR.”
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, Linus Health joins a community of innovative, like- minded healthcare professionals working to bring best-in-class solutions to the athenahealth provider base.
“Implementing digital cognitive assessments has helped us enhance both care and efficiency,” said Joy Hardison, MD, MPH, CEO at California-Based Healthtopia Clinics. “Now having patient results directly in our EHR further streamlines our cognitive testing workflows – simplifying not only initial assessment interpretation, but also historical tracking as we monitor patients’ cognitive health over time.”
To learn more about Linus Health’s new integrated solution, visit Linus Health’s listing on the Marketplace.
About Linus Health
Linus Health is a Boston-based digital health company focused on transforming brain health for people across the world. By advancing how we detect and address cognitive and brain disorders – leveraging cutting-edge neuroscience, clinical expertise, and artificial intelligence – our goal is to enable a future where people can live longer, happier, and healthier lives with better brain health. Linus Health’s digital cognitive assessment platform delivers a proven, practical means of enabling early detection; empowers providers with actionable clinical insights; and supports individuals with personalized action plans. We are proud to partner with leading healthcare delivery organizations, research institutions, and life sciences companies to accelerate more proactive intervention and personalized care in brain health. To learn more about our practical solutions for proactive brain health™, visit www.linushealth.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.
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