athenahealth Applauds Health Care’s ‘Arrival’ on Fast Company’s Esteemed “Most Innovative Companies” List

  athenahealth Applauds Health Care’s ‘Arrival’ on Fast Company’s Esteemed
  “Most Innovative Companies” List

Pioneer Disruptor and “Most Innovative Company” athenahealth Presses Industry
   to Keep Pushing the Envelope; Calls Upon Entrepreneurs, Developers, and
                         Designers to Join the Cause

Business Wire

WATERTOWN, Mass. -- February 14, 2013

athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based practice
management, electronic health record (EHR), and care coordination services to
medical groups and health systems, today applauded Fast Company Magazine for
its recognition of leaders within health care as part of its annual  Most
Innovative Companies List. athenahealth is ranked #8 among the  World’s Top 10
Most Innovative Companies in Health Care.

With seven health care companies appearing on the publication’s prestigious
‘50 List’, health care surpassed nearly every sector tracked by Fast Company,
including consumer electronics, retail, finance, and energy (the ‘style’
industry claimed top honors with nine recognized companies). In addition,
health care claimed two of the top ten spots—amongst the likes of Nike and
Amazon—with three of the top 20 and four of the top 25.

“No other industry needs innovation more, and historically has been most
resistant to it, than health care. Getting that much real estate on Fast
Company’s ‘50 List’ is huge progress for the industry and is proof positive
that health care is catching up on the innovation front,” said Jonathan Bush,
CEO and Chairman of athenahealth. “We are honored to be included alongside
these other disruptors, each one of which is doing its part to help fix a
broken system. So, let’s take a moment to celebrate,  even though the
collective charge remains: keep the innovation wick burning, be disruptive, be
meaningful, and let the overarching incentive of making health care work as it
should for societal value be a motivator for ongoing excellence.”

In addition to the Top 50, Fast Company ranked The World’s Top 10 Most
Innovative Companies in Health Care. A past ‘Fast 50’ winner, athenahealth is
the sole health care IT company named to this list and is recognized for its
pioneering cloud-based services approach to electronic medical records. Fast
Company called out athenahealth’s EHR offering (athenaClinicals^®) as a
“system that doctors actually like to use,” and referenced a growing industry
trend wherein physician practices and medical groups are increasingly
replacing traditional software EHR systems to migrate to the more nimble and
service-supported cloud model.

athenahealth’s commitment to breeding innovation in health care is at the core
of the company’s More Disruption Please program (MDP). Launched in September
2011, MDP counts more than 1,000 members, including entrepreneurs, venture
capitalists, developers, academics, and others who subscribe to the belief
that it will take a massive surge of disruptive innovation in health care to
make the industry work as it should. Focused on stoking disruption, MDP
provides resources to help accelerate the growth and scale of emerging,
innovative member companies, including counsel, funding, business model and
infrastructure services, networking opportunities, and select occasions to
introduce value-added services to athenahealth’s nearly 40,000-provider
customer base.

Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies issue (March 2013) is on newsstands
beginning February 19th and available online at as
well as in app form via iTunes.

About athenahealth

athenahealth, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud-based Best in KLAS
electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination
services to medical groups and health systems. athenahealth’s mission is to be
the most trusted service to medical care givers, helping them do well by doing
the right thing. For more information, please visit or
call 888-652-8200.


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