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athenahealth Introduces athenaClaritySM

  athenahealth Introduces athenaClaritySM

  Cloud-based Service Converts Revenue Cycle, Clinical, and Paid-Claims Data
 into Actionable Insight to Manage Caregiver Networks and Patient Populations
                    for Success Under Any Payment Scenario

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WATERTOWN, Mass. -- February 28, 2013

athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services
for electronic health record (EHR), practice management and care coordination
today announced athenaClarity^SM, a new cloud-based analytics service for
medical groups and health systems to improve visibility into and management
over the complex data that exists across caregiver networks and patient
populations. Unlike traditional business intelligence tools or health
information exchange (HIE) capabilities, athenaClarity:

  *Harmonizes data across disparate practice management, clinical, and claims
    systems;
  *Provides a single, cloud-based platform to develop insight from that data;
    and
  *Guides action at the point of care that aligns with revenue goals and care
    outcomes.

With athenaClarity, providers, medical groups, and health systems can be
prepared to thrive under any reimbursement scenario, ranging from traditional
fee-for-service (FFS) to shared savings and global-risk models. athenaClarity
helps to guide providers’ performance by benchmarking their productivity under
a FFS contract or by measuring adherence to network-wide cost and quality
measures for a shared savings contract. Regardless of clinical or practice
management system vendor, athenaClarity provides a clear view on the
performance of financial operations under different payment scenarios.

“Our mission is to be medical caregivers’ most trusted service, helping them
do well doing the right thing. As part of this, we work continually to
identify ways to free up providers’ time so they can focus on patients,
perform at the top of their license and leave the administrative and ‘busy
work’ to us,” said Jonathan Bush, CEO and Chairman, athenahealth.
“athenaClarity is a natural extension to the services we deliver; it helps
providers thrive under new models of revenue by making data across networks of
caregivers, populations of patients, and disparate systems accessible and
actionable. As part of athenaClarity, we provide more than a dashboard, we
partner with our clients to track and identify key metrics that will help them
achieve clinical and operational insight that hasn’t been possible to date.”

In support of population health management workflows, athenaClarity converts
claim and clinical data from across a care network into a single consolidated
view, making it easy to understand network performance down to the patient and
provider level. This helps with: quality measurement; population health
outreach; utilization; tracking care trends over time and against budget; and
provider-administrator alignment. And, with a consolidated view on practice
management data, it becomes simple to understand activity related to
collections, referrals, denials, days in account receivables (DAR) to maximize
performance on the FFS contracts.

“At the New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA), we have found the ability
to harmonize data across otherwise disparate systems is invaluable; with
athenaClarity, doors will open in countless ways for improved clinical and
financial performance,” said Betsey Eltonhead, Chief Operating Officer of
NEQCA. “Through more-informed, data-driven decisions, physician practices and
hospitals are better positioned to thrive in a marketplace that is
increasingly requiring greater transparency of performance and alignment of
risks and incentives.”

“Across care environments providers are being challenged to transition from
the fee-for-service status quo to a variety of shared-savings and risk-based
models,” said Todd Rothenhaus, Chief Medical Officer, athenahealth. “This
shift in mindset requires health care leaders to re-focus on network
strategies that address the entire continuum of care, including productivity,
overall utilization, population-based quality, and care management.
athenaClarity is designed to integrate with and work seamlessly alongside
existing EHR and practice management systems and is equally deployable in
offices without EHRs, making clinical integration across care networks
possible without forcing providers into a single EHR biosphere.”

athenaClarity was created by combining resources and expertise from across
athenahealth and from Anodyne Health and HDS, two acquisitions athenahealth
made to accelerate its delivery of comprehensive data analysis and workflow
tools. For more information on athenaClarity, please visit:
http://www.athenahealth.com/clarity

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 www.athenahealth.com or
call 888-652-8200.

Contact:

athenahealth, Inc.
Media
Holly Spring, 617-402-1631
hspring@athenahealth.com
or
Investors
Dana Quattrochi, 617-402-1329
investorrelations@athenahealth.com
 
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