Watch me first! – VOW V20 Readiness Webinar
Step 1: V20 Upgrade
We proudly announce that athenaPractice™ v20 is now generally available!
athenaPractice v20 is an exciting release which brings many new features, clinical content, and enhancements – most notably a fully integrated, cloud-based Medication Management module. This integration not only aligns with required transmission standards but also brings you simplified, modern features, allowing you to more safely transmit prescriptions. In addition, you can now engage with your patients in new ways such as automated text messaging with discounts, education, and pharmacy information.
For any practice prescribing medications electronically or participating in the AUC program, a transition to athenaPractice V20 classic upgrade must be on the schedule by May 1, 2021. The Medication Management implementation must be completed by September 1, 2021.
athenaPractice v20 is comprised of new and enhanced features that we believe will be valuable to your practice. The Release Notes should be carefully read by technical and administrative teams. Download and read the V20 Release Notes
Technical Planning for V20
Be sure you’re ready from a technical perspective for your athenaPractice upgrade. Click here to review the slides for Technical Requirements for V20.
- Hardware calculator
- Configuring environments
STEP 2 of the Upgrade: Medication Management
Medication Management is an ePrescribing, EPCS, and medication adherence portal accessed from within a patient’s chart. This solution replaces features previously used to manage patient medications and prescriptions.
Start by reviewing some preliminary information regarding Medication Management – Welcome to Medication Management
The steps to activate Medication Management vary depending upon the prescribing performed by your providers. Providers either have non-controlled substance prescribing authority or have clearance to prescribe controlled substances.
Begin activating Medication Management by determining the activation category for your organization depending on the level of prescribing performed. Refer to this document for detailed information – Determining Category Level
-Category 1 – Non-ePrescribing organizations
-Category 2 – All Prescribers Electronically Prescribing and Existing EPCS Individual Using Imprivata
-EPCS Credential Transfer from Imprivata
-Category 3 – This category is for EPCS Institutional prescribers. We do not believe we have any customers in this category. Contact support if this pertains to you.
-Category 4 – All Prescribers Electronically Prescribing and New EPCS Provider Individual (This would pertain to VirtualScript clients)
-Category 5 – All Prescribers Electronically Prescribing and Non-EPCS
-Category 6 – Practice Management only
DETERMINING YOUR ROLE
-Front Desk Staff
MEDICATION MANAGEMENT PRE ACTIVATION REPORTS
athenahealth has created many reports to assist you in the transition from your current e-prescribing method to the new Medication Management module through DrFirst. These reports are available to you now both on the athena Customer Portal and here, on our VOWHS site. Included in the report zip file is a Read Me document that should be read prior to installing or running any reports. Instructions for installation can be found in the athena Customer Portal Library.
- Download V20 Preactivation Reports (zip file)
CCC UPDATES FOR V20
- Clinical Content Basic Release Notes
- Clinical Content Specialty Release Notes