athenahealth and CECity Launch First-of-Its-Kind Health Data Exchange Gateway to Advance Interoperability With Registries and

athenahealth and CECity Launch First-of-Its-Kind Health Data Exchange Gateway
to Advance Interoperability With Registries and Meaningful Use Quality
Reporting

American College of Physicians First to Use Gateway to Connect Practices to
ACP Genesis Registry to Satisfy Meaningful Use Specialized Registry
Requirements and Improve Patient Care

WATERTOWN, Mass., PITTSBURGH and WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
athenahealth, Inc.(Nasdaq:ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services
for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care
coordination, and CECity, a leading provider of cloud-based registry services
for performance improvement and value-based reporting, today announced a
partnership through which the companies will launch a first-of-its-kind health
data exchange integration and reporting service, automating the flow of
information directly from practices using athenaClinicals^®, athenahealth's
award-winning EHR, to clinical registries from national medical specialty
societies and other registries. The American College of Physicians (ACP) will
be the first national medical organization to receive clinical data from
athenaClinicals to its registry through CECity's clinical quality data gateway
(ImpaQt Gateway™).

"In partnership with CECity, and through a combination of our open cloud-based
platform and commitment to free data flow in health care, we continue to
expand our providers' ability to effortlessly transmit key clinical data from
their EHR to the places it needs to and should go," said Doran Robinson, vice
president, Healthcare Transactions, athenahealth. "We believe data exchange
should be a core service embedded in health information technology (HIT) to
satisfy things like Meaningful Use, but more importantly to advance the
delivery of high-quality, well-coordinated care. This partnership is an
important differentiator for athenahealth; with CECity, we are establishing a
key platform integration point that enables any provider using our
athenaClinicals service to meet Meaningful Use specialized registry
requirements with no additional effort and at no additional cost, so they can
focus on their primary role of efficient, high-quality patient care delivery."

The ImpaQt Gateway will enable the seamless transfer of information from the
national athenaNet^® platform to appropriate "Specialized Registries" in order
to satisfy the Meaningful Use Stage 2 - Menu Measure 6 requirement that went
into effect January 1, 2014. The ImpaQt Gateway includes support for
standardized data exchange formats from EHRs, as prescribed by the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Through secure, continuous data exchange,
the ImpaQt Gateway accepts standardized EHR files, which are then
automatically processed and logically stored in CECity's registry-based cloud
platform. Practices are then able to control how they would like their EHR
data to be channeled for use in a variety of applications hosted by CECity,
including the specialized registries available for Meaningful Use, as well as
PQRS, Bridges to Excellence®, Maintenance of Certification®, and other
clinical practice improvement programs.

The first specialized registry to receive data through the ImpaQt Gateway will
be ACP Genesis Registry™. Through a partnership with CECity, ACP Genesis
Registry will accept data from athenaClinicals and provide participating
health care practices with continuous feedback reports presented through
online performance monitors. Each monitor offers providers a user-friendly
view of their personal performance results compared to national benchmarks,
benchmarks established by ACP, as well as peer comparators, and a custom
analysis of their measure gaps. Linked opportunities to drive improvement and
close performance gaps are available, which include population health and
patient care management tools, targeted education, resources, and other
evidence-based interventions from CECity's society, academic, and quality
improvement research partners.

"We are proud to have the opportunity to partner with athenahealth and ACP to
enable this milestone in healthcare," said Simone Karp, RPh, chief business
development officer and CECity co-founder. "This collaboration represents a
giant leap forward towards realizing the true vision of Meaningful Use, which
is leveraging information to improve patient care. Together, through the use
of cloud-based platforms, we have made the secure exchange and reporting of
clinical data simple. We have enabled performance measurement and national
benchmarking as a seamless outcome of the practice workflow. And, most
importantly, we are now able to engage health care professionals in patient
safety and quality initiatives by transitioning the focus from measurement to
improvement."

"ACP Genesis Registry will help physicians to satisfy Meaningful Use
specialized registry requirements and improve patient care," said Michael S.
Barr, MD, MBA, FACP, who leads ACP's Division of Medical Practice.
"Participating practices will be able to easily transmit data from
athenaClinicals, reducing the burden on physicians by eliminating the need for
duplicate data entry and custom reporting."

Access to the ACP Genesis Registry, performance monitors, improvement
resources, and social learning networks will be offered to participating
athenahealth practices through CECity's MedConcert® Portal, the leading
multi-tenant platform for performance improvement. CECity and athenahealth
plan on making additional quality reporting and improvement solutions
available through the athenahealth Marketplace in the near future, including
solutions that may leverage the same data exchanged for Meaningful Use.

About athenahealth

athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic
health record (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.

About CECity®

CECity (www.cecity.com) is the health care industry's leading cloud-based
provider of social enterprise platforms and services that address the "3 Ps"
driven by healthcare reform: Pay for Value Reporting, Performance Improvement,
and Professional Certification. CECity combines its unique registry and
analytics platform with education and improvement interventions from
world-class partners, to help all stakeholders answer the most important
question, "How Do We Improve?" Leading organizations across healthcare,
including physician practices, ACOs, health systems, health plans, pharmacies,
certifying boards, professional societies and academic medical centers, count
on CECity to power their high stake solutions for practice-based learning and
performance improvement, registries, professional development, Maintenance of
Certification®, medication adherence, care coordination, population health
management and value-based reporting.

About MedConcert®

MedConcert® (www.medconcert.com) is the first multi-tenant social network for
continuous performance improvement and lifelong learning. Through MedConcert,
healthcare professionals and organizations engage in building secure learning
networks to monitor their individual and aggregate performance, manage the
health of their patient populations, access tools and resources for
improvement based upon their care gaps, and connect in meaningful ways to
address a variety of critical needs driven by healthcare reform. The
MedConcert "App Store" provides users with solutions to help improve
performance and simplify their lives. Apps available include disease specific
registries and related care coordination tools, value-based reporting wizards
(PQRSwizard®, Bridges to Excellence®), Specialized Registries and eCQM
Meaningful Use reporting, patient surveys (NCQA Certified PCMH CG-CAHPS) and
patient engagement apps, Maintenance of Certification part II and IV
solutions, an MOC certified patient safety certificate program, and much more.

About the American College of Physicians

The American College of Physicians (www.acponline.org) is the largest medical
specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United
States. ACP members include 137,000 internal medicine physicians (internists),
related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are
specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the
diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum
from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter
(www.twitter.com/acpinternists) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/acpinternists).

This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are made
pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the anticipated integration
of athenahealth's services with the ImpaQt Gateway, the benefits conferred
thereby, and the availability of additional solutions. These statements are
neither promises nor guarantees, and are subject to a variety of risks and
uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which could cause actual
results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking
statements. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place
undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the
date hereof. athenahealth undertakes no obligation to update or revise the
information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new
information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise. For additional
disclosure regarding these and other risks faced by athenahealth, please see
the disclosure contained in our public filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, available on the Investors section of our website at
http://www.athenahealth.com and on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.

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         athenahealth, Inc.
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         Director, Provider Products
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         apolasky@cecity.com

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