athenahealth Completes Acquisition of Epocrates

  athenahealth Completes Acquisition of Epocrates

    Companies combine forces to redefine physicians’ point-of-care mobile
                            experience and toolset

Business Wire

WATERTOWN, Mass. -- March 12, 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, today announced that it has completed its
acquisition of Epocrates, mobile health pioneer and developer of the
most-widely adopted, point-of-care medical application among U.S. physicians.

Combining forces, athenahealth and Epocrates set out to be the best in the
world at helping caregivers make decisions with confidence and efficiency in
the moments of care. By leveraging Epocrates' mobile expertise with knowledge
and data from athenahealth's cloud-based network, the combined company is
uniquely positioned to introduce new mobile workflows and applications to fuel
the delivery of high-value information to the clinical community when, where,
and how they want it. Additionally, this acquisition accelerates
athenahealth’s access to the clinician market, growing its current provider
base of 40,000 to include the more than one million clinicians on the
Epocrates network.

“Epocrates is king at supporting physicians at the point-of-care when
immensely consequential clinical decisions are being made and additional
clinical insight is needed,” said Jonathan Bush, Chairman and CEO of
athenahealth, Inc. “The brand awareness, familiarity, and trust that Epocrates
has garnered among U.S. physicians is inspiring and aligns with our mission to
be medical caregivers’ most trusted service. We are committed to preserving
the mobile experience that Epocrates has instilled at the point-of-care and
will work to make mobility in health care even more meaningful through the
introduction of workflows and capabilities that haven’t yet been part of the
caregiver mobile toolset.”

Find out today what more than one million health care professionals already
have—download the Epocrates app for free on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or
Blackberry ( To learn more about the Epocrates and
athenahealth brand and shared vision, please visit:

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 doing
the right thing. For more information, please visit or
call 888-652-8200.

About Epocrates

Epocrates, Inc., now an athenahealth company, is recognized for developing the
#1 medical application among U.S. physicians for clinical content, practice
tools, and health industry engagement at the point of care. Epocrates has
established a loyal network of more than one million healthcare professionals,
including 50 percent of U.S. physicians, who routinely use its intuitive
solutions to help streamline workflow and improve patient care. For more
information, please visit


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