The Athenahealth patient portal is a website that allows health care consumers to access their medical records and communicate with their health care providers online, as Athenahealth explains. Typical services include the ability to make appointments, request prescriptions and view test results.
The Athenahealth patient portal allows health care providers easy access to their patients' health care records, coordinated management of medical billing and appointment setting, and access to medical reference works. The portal meets the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act regarding security, and can be customized to meet the needs of individual health care providers, as Athenahealth reports. It also provides patients with access to health education materials as needed.