athenahealth Partners with iTriage to Link Patients with Nearby Providers
Leaders in health care innovation empower patients to find care information
and schedule treatment via the cloud
WATERTOWN, Mass. -- March 22, 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 a partnership with iTriage,
one amongst a series of More Disruption Please (MDP) collaboration agreements.
Together, the companies will work to link athenahealth’s growing network of
about 40,000 health care providers with the more than eight million consumers
who have turned to iTriage to learn more about medical problems and find
Recognized as one of the top mobile health care apps, iTriage goes beyond
clinical investigation for the consumer by aligning patients’ medical needs
with relevant information and access to appropriate and available care.
iTriage gives consumers a tool to research symptoms, explore causes, locate a
nearby provider, and book an appointment.
“iTriage is a powerful tool for both patients and providers. It connects
patients in need with caregivers who can treat their ailments quickly and
effectively,” said Jonathan Bush, CEO and Chairman, athenahealth. “Our work
with iTriage is indicative of the value we will keep introducing to health
care through the More Disruption Please program. As we work to be medical
caregivers’ most trusted service, we’ll continue to innovate and build
partnerships that create mutually beneficial synergies for providers and
patients, introduce new efficiencies to care coordination, and nurture and
enable patient engagement.”
athenahealth is a cloud-based services company that has set out to build an
information backbone to help make health care work as it should. Through the
scalability of the cloud and innovative nature of the More Disruption Please
program, athenahealth is focused on growing the number of services it delivers
to help providers thrive in the face of industry change and pressure. By
partnering with iTriage, athenahealth providers* will be able to link their
schedules to prospective patients who are looking for related care services
via the iTriage app or web platform.
Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO and co-founder, iTriage said: “We are excited to
partner with athenahealth to expand the number of providers listed in the
iTriage app. Our millions of users are empowered patients who desire choice
and flexibility in selecting care. The more physicians we’re able to sign onto
iTriage through athenahealth, the greater the access our users will have to
locate nearby providers and schedule appointments from the convenience of
their smartphones or the Web.”
More Disruption Please (MDP) is athenahealth’s business development program;
it is aimed at launching a massive surge of disruptive innovation in health
care for the overall advancement in the way patient care is coordinated,
delivered and reimbursed. MDP targets innovators, entrepreneurs, companies,
investors, and individuals—anyone who is passionate about overthrowing
established approaches in health care that simply aren’t working, aren’t good
enough or aren’t advancing the industry. Unlike other health care startup
incubators, MDP provides an advantage in that qualified, high-quality
companies like iTriage can gain access to the nearly 40,000 providers who are
plugged into athenahealth’s cloud-based network. Through the MDP program,
athenahealth will continue to introduce new services and accelerate the
introduction of high-value innovation via the cloud.
To learn more about MDP and partnership opportunities please visit
www.athenahealth.com/disruption. *The iTriage offering is available as an
additional service to providers who use athenaCommunicator.
athenahealth, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud-based services for EHR,
practice management and care coordination. athenahealth’s mission is to be
caregivers’ most trusted service, helping them do well doing the right thing.
For more information, please visit www.athenahealth.com or call 888-652-8200.
iTriage LLC, headquartered in Denver, Colo., is a global health care
technology company founded in 2008 by two emergency medicine physicians. The
company’s market-leading platform and mobile/website applications offer a
proprietary Symptom-to-Provider™ pathway that empowers consumers to make
better health care decisions. iTriage helps people answer the two most common
medical questions: “What could be wrong?” and “Where could I go for
treatment?” Millions of consumers around the globe have downloaded the free
iTriage mobile app through the iTunes App store or Android Market, or used the
iTriage website athttp://www.itriagehealth.com/. In addition, thousands of
health care providers already use the iTriage platform to reach more consumers
and increase patient engagement. For more information, please
Holly Spring, 617-402-1631
Dana Quattrochi, 617-402-1329
Jen Asbury, 303-241-3126
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