athenaNet®, athenahealth’s Suite of Cloud-Based Services for Health Care Providers, Certified for Cerner Interoperability

  athenaNet®, athenahealth’s Suite of Cloud-Based Services for Health Care
  Providers, Certified for Cerner Interoperability

    Integrated platforms designed to improve health data exchange and care
                            outcomes for providers

Business Wire

WATERTOWN, Mass. -- April 15, 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 Cerner has certified athenaNet^®,
athenahealth’s suite of cloud-based services, for interoperability with the
Cerner network. athenaNet is comprised of five core cloud-based services:
athenaClinicals^® (EHR); athenaCollector^® (practice management);
athenaCoordinator^® (care coordination); athenaCommunicator^® (patient
communications); and athenaClarity^SM (analytics). The Cerner Interoperability
Certification Program is designed to create integrated platforms that
transform health and care delivery by enabling health systems, hospitals, and
practices to achieve their health information exchange goals and improve

Through the Cerner Interoperability Certification Program, athenahealth will
be able to exchange clinical, financial, and administrative data between
athenaNet and Cerner^® solutions, offering greater flexibility to providers
who need to coordinate care and exchange information outside their hospital
walls and via different EHR vendors. The Cerner certification process verified
that athenaNet is interoperable with the Cerner network by providing
electronic data exchange using Cerner’s architecture and communication
protocols. athenaNet was awarded the highest level of certification, “Gold”
level certification, based on Cerner’s review criteria which evaluate nearly
100 data points covering interoperability, standards-based methodology,
resource availability, and leadership initiatives.

“The Cerner Interoperability certification supports our work to be a truly
open, cloud-based platform that helps providers coordinate care regardless of
the health environment they work in, or HIT system they use,” said Jonathan
Bush, CEO and Chairman, athenahealth. “In order to do their jobs well, care
teams need unencumbered access to clinical, financial, and administrative
information in real-time. It is our job, as vendors, to make interoperability
possible and to do it now. This certification ultimately means that those
using Cerner and athenahealth can communicate, while maintaining the highest
standards of data quality.”

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.


Holly Spring
athenahealth, Inc. (Media)
Dana Quattrochi
athenahealth, Inc. (Investors)
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