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athenahealth, a Top 10 Most Innovative Company in Health Care, Heads to HIMSS13 to Disrupt the HIT Epicenter

  athenahealth, a Top 10 Most Innovative Company in Health Care, Heads to
  HIMSS13 to Disrupt the HIT Epicenter

 Company will reinforce ‘the cloud’ as the only future-proof HIT platform for
     health care; issues guarantee for Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use

HIMSS13 Booth #7229

Business Wire

WATERTOWN, Mass. & NEW ORLEANS -- February 27, 2013

athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based
electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination
services to medical groups and health systems, next week heads to HIMSS13, the
largest annual health care IT and management conference, being held in New
Orleans, March 3-7.

Owning space at booth #7229, athenahealth, ranked this month by Fast Company
as #8 on the World’s Most Innovative Health Care Companies list, will insert
itself on topics associated with Meaningful Use, interoperability, analytics,
population health management, ICD-10, and more. Committed to helping providers
thrive in the face of industry change and pressure, athenahealth will issue
news leading up to and from HIMSS13, including unveiling a new cloud-based
service and rallying other HIT vendors and the industry for ongoing disruption
and improvement.

“We’re looking forward to another turn at HIMSS, because we love technology,
but only if it’s moving quickly past staid, broken processes in health care.
Our mission at athenahealth is to be caregivers’ most trusted service, helping
them do well by doing the right thing, and we don’t get paid unless our
clients do—period,” said Jonathan Bush, Chairman and CEO of athenahealth.
“Because we have skin in the game, we aim to deliver services that are
future-proof. In other words, our services scale based on need, can be managed
without heavy IT support and cost, and most importantly, are flexible to
adjust to new challenges ensuring they improve with time and will not become

Below is an itinerary of athenahealth speaking engagements at HIMSS13. All
times are in Central Time.


  *Monday, 3/4 at 3:00 pm: Doran Robinson, VP of health care transactions at
    athenahealth, will present “How the Cloud Enables Interoperability” as
    part of the Interoperability Showcase.
  *Tuesday, 3/5 at 10:30 am: Jonathan Bush, CEO of athenahealth, and Matt
    Long, Director of Innovation and Operations, Regional Health Physicians,
    will present “Meaningful Use Can Be Easy” in a Q&A style session as part
    of Meaningful Use Experience, MU9.

PRODUCT INFORMATION: Visit booth #7229 for demos by experienced athenistas on
athenahealth’s full suite of cloud-based services.

Also from HIMSS, athenahealth is extending its Meaningful Use guarantee to
include Stage 1 and Stage 2 attestation. In brief, providers looking to
partner with athenahealth and attest to Meaningful Use Stage 1 or 2 in 2014
are eligible for the guarantee as long as they go-live by June 30, 2014. Under
the guarantee, providers who do not receive the Federal Stimulus reimbursement
dollars for the first year they qualify will be credited 100 percent of EHR
services for up to six months until they do.

Not able to make every event? Follow all the #HIMSS13 action online:

  *Tweet: @athenahealth will be live-tweeting from #HIMSS13 speaking
    sessions, keynotes, and networking events. @Jonathan_Bush is likely to
    fire out a few memorable tweets, too.
  *Like: We will be posting photos from HIMSS13 and the HISTalk HISSies to
    the athenahealth Facebook page.
  *Share: Check our Company page for hot job opportunities and information on
    where to find athenahealth recruiters at the show.

For additional information on athenahealth’s cloud-based services, please
visit the athenahealth website: For media or analyst
requests at HIMSS13, please contact Holly Spring at
or 617-402-1631.

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.


athenahealth, Inc.
Holly Spring, 617-402-1631
Dana Quattrochi, 617-402-1329
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