athenahealth Chief Technology Officer Appointed to HIT Standards Committee

  athenahealth Chief Technology Officer Appointed to HIT Standards Committee

 Jeremy Delinsky named by HHS Secretary Sebelius to fill “innovator” seat on
                     national HIT standards-setting panel

Business Wire

WATERTOWN, Mass. -- March 4, 2013

athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services
for electronic health record (EHR), practice management and care coordination
today announced that Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen
Sebelius has appointed athenahealth Senior Vice President and Chief Technology
Officer, Jeremy Delinsky, as a member to the influential Health Information
Technology Standards Committee (HITSC).

Together, the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy and Standards
Committees are “charged with recommending policies and technologies needed to
implement a nationwide health information technology infrastructure and
strategic plan.” Members of the HITSC are appointed solely at the Secretary’s
discretion, as informed by the National Coordinator for Health Information
Technology. Delinsky was specifically appointed to represent “small,
innovative providers” on the panel.

“We at athenahealth are extremely pleased by the Secretary’s announcement and
proud of Jeremy Delinsky; he is uniquely suited to be the voice of industry
innovators on this important committee,” said Jonathan Bush, CEO and Chairman,
athenahealth. “As the nation’s only integrated, cloud-based services provider
for healthcare, athenahealth has long pressed for innovation standards that
will advance our industry into the 21^st century. Jeremy’s appointment will
speed the development of a true, nationwide backbone for health information,
which we have always believed will empower HIT to finally realize its
potential to revolutionize healthcare.”

“I am thrilled at my appointment to the standards committee and excited to get
started,” said Delinsky. “The Health Information Technology Standards
Committee is doing extremely important work, and I applaud the Secretary for
recognizing the need to add a voice for industry innovators to the panel.”

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:

Holly Spring
athenahealth, Inc. (Media)
hspring@athenahealth.com
617-402-1631
or
Dan Haley
athenahealth, Inc. (Govt. Relations)
dhaley@athenahealth.com
617-402-8746
or
Dana Quattrochi
athenahealth, Inc. (Investors)
investorrelations@athenahealth.com
617-402-1329
 
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