athenahealth Selects Mashery to Advance Openness and Innovation in Health Care

  athenahealth Selects Mashery to Advance Openness and Innovation in Health

API toolkit will make it easy for developers to create web and mobile apps and
    improve the way patient care is coordinated, delivered and reimbursed

Business Wire

WATERTOWN, Mass. & SAN FRANCISCO -- April 11, 2013

athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services
for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care
coordination, today announced the Company is working with Mashery to provide
new web-services-based APIs (application programming interfaces) for the
health care IT developer community. These new offerings strengthen partner
access to athenahealth’s More Disruption Please (MDP) program, an initiative
that brings together entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, developers,
academics, and others who believe in breeding innovation and stoking
disruption as a means to overcome the staid and broken processes within health

Through its work with Mashery, the world’s leading provider of API management
technology and services, athenahealth is unleashing turn-key connectivity to
its cloud-based platform of HIT services and to its existing network of about
40,000 providers nationwide. This massive, open API initiative offers
innovators an onramp to develop best-of-breed, HIPAA-compliant health care
applications that can be easily introduced and integrated within health care
provider workflows.

“With Mashery, we are yet again putting a stake in the cloud; we’re lowering
the point of entry for the best and brightest across the technology community
to plug into our network, to engage our captive audience of tens of thousands
of providers, and to innovate on their behalf. Come! Help us disrupt and
improve health care,” said Jonathan Bush, CEO and chairman, athenahealth.
“athenahealth is building a cloud-based, information backbone—similar to what is for consumers, our platform will serve as a one-stop shop for
providers seeking solutions to help them meet clinical and business goals.
Unlike traditional HIT vendors that operate in closed silos and are unwilling
to connect beyond their existing client base, we are all about openness.”

Kyle Armbrester, director of Business Development and head of More Disruption
Please at athenahealth, added: “We are modernizing health care IT in a big way
with Mashery by streamlining connectivity to our platform, and allowing the
developer community to plug in and innovate. We’re providing the data and
knowledge from our cloud-based network, a captive audience for developers to
innovate for, and an online sandbox to do it all in. The bottom line is that
there’s not enough innovation in health care; by lowering the point of entry
for the development community, we’re hoping they’ll be enticed to create
solutions for a cause that impacts us all—our health care.”

“We’re eager to pair our working knowledge of the current health care app
transformation with athenahealth’s platform vision,” said Oren Michels, CEO
and co-founder of Mashery. “Mashery has years of experience helping its health
care customers achieve tangible API program success—such as the 20 app
prototypes built at the Health 2.0 Code-a-thon we hosted last October, where
developers used data from fitness monitors, the FDA and insurance providers in
apps that encourage ongoing healthy behaviors.”

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. The MDP advantage is that qualified, high-quality
health care innovators can gain access to athenahealth’s growing cloud-based
network of about 40,000 providers. Through the MDP program, athenahealth will
continue to introduce new services and accelerate the introduction of
high-value innovation via the cloud.

Those interested in learning about MDP and partnership opportunities, or
alerts for when our online health care marketplace will be available, please

About athenahealth, Inc.

athenahealth 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 or call 888-652-8200.

About Mashery

Mashery, the world’s leading provider of API Management technology and
services, helps securely power 62,000 apps for more than 175 top
brands—including USA TODAY, Comcast, Dun & Bradstreet, Coca-Cola Enterprises,
Aetna, CapitalOne and Expedia. Only Mashery offers enterprises a PCI-DSS
Compliant API Management platform to build API-powered platforms for opening
new distribution channels, speeding time-to-market, and spurring innovation.
Mashery focuses on API success, from crafting platform strategy and setting
business objectives, to managing API delivery and facilitating relationships
with a network of 200,000 developers. Mashery was founded in 2006.


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