athenahealth and Henry Schein, Inc. Expand Strategic Agreement
Integration of athenaNet® and Dentrix® Enterprise for Federally Qualified
Health Centers and Community Health Centers to Streamline Reporting and Reduce
Costs; Companies to Initiate Pilot Program to Ensure Seamless Integration
WATERTOWN, Mass. and MELVILLE, N.Y., July 28, 2014
WATERTOWN, Mass. and MELVILLE, N.Y., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/
--athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based
services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care
coordination, and Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest
provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal
health, and medical practitioners, today announced an expansion of their
strategic agreement announced on May 21, 2014. Under the expanded agreement,
athenahealth's athenaNet® platform and Henry Schein's Dentrix® Enterprise, the
leading Electronic Dental Record (EDR) solution installed in Community Health
Centers (CHCs) across the United States, will integrate to facilitate Uniform
Data System (UDS) reporting, which is a requirement for CHCs, including
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
The collaboration is expected to strengthen athenahealth's and Henry Schein's
efforts to serve CHCs and FQHCs by bringing the two companies' best-of-breed
products and services together with increased integration, creating new value
and efficiencies. The advanced integration of the athenaNet and Dentrix
Enterprise platforms will automate the UDS reporting process, ensuring
accurate, complete UDS reports, without the need for manual and time-consuming
reconciliation between separate systems.
"Value-based care models, like the FQHC model, require substantial
documentation and reporting; our goal is to automate these processes wherever
possible to save valuable time and reduce cost for our clients," said Jonathan
Bush, chairman and CEO, athenahealth. "By teaming up with Dentrix Enterprise,
we are enabling our CHC and FQHC clients to work smarter and more efficiently
as they pursue quality care, better health, and lower costs for their
"Staff time is a limited, critical resource in CHCs and FQHCs, and finding
ways to increase efficiency through system integration are essential," said
Kevin Bunker, President, Henry Schein North America Dental Practice Solutions.
"Dentrix Enterprise already integrates with many medical EHR vendors through
HL7 Interface. Our integration with athenahealth will provide CHC and FQHC
customers with significant value through a more seamless exchange of
information for customers that use both systems."
Family First Health of Pennsylvania and Three Lower Counties Community
Services, Inc. of Maryland will participate in a pilot program to create
standard documentation and efficient processes. The companies plan to roll out
the integrated offering to their broader client bases in 2015.
"Managing the reporting demands as an FQHC can be a complex and time-consuming
process, so we are thrilled that athenahealth and Henry Schein have partnered
to simplify UDS reporting," said Jenni Black, chief information officer,
Family First Health. "This effort is not only going to result in a substantial
cost savings for our practice, but also will enable us to put more of our
valuable resources toward patient care, where we can truly make a difference
in our community."
"The pairing of athenaNet and Dentrix Enterprise is a positive step for FQHCs
like ours, that are looking to find ways to streamline processes and reduce
unnecessary work," said Susanne Gray, RN, MSN, CEO and chief operations
officer, Three Lower Countries Community Services. "We are pleased that
athenahealth and Henry Schein have identified this important opportunity to
deliver value to their clients, and we look forward to working alongside their
talented teams to make this integration a success."
For more information about Dentrix Enterprise, please visit
www.dentrixenterprise.com. For more information about athenahealth, please
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 the products and services of athenahealth and Henry Schein, the projected
timeline therefor, the anticipated benefits to clients, and the potential
market for any integrated offering. 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 and Henry Schein, please
see the disclosure contained in their respective public filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, available on the Investors section of
their respective websites at http://www.athenahealth.com and
www.henryschein.com, and on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.
About Dentrix Enterprise
Dentrix Enterprise is a Dental Practice Management Solution for multi-site
organizations, Federal Qualified Health Centers, and large group practices.
The system's real-time capability is tailored for growing multi-site dental
organizations looking for instant access to up-to-date data. Its complete
integration architecture, robust HL7-integration capabilities, and powerful
management tools effectively streamline and link medical and dental data in a
secure HIPAA-compliant Electronic Dental Record. Dentrix Enterprise is
designed to handle any number of clinics and workstations, and all tasks can
be centralized with multi-location Uniform Data System (UDS) reporting, paving
the way for increased clinic efficiency. Dentrix Enterprise is recognized as
the leading Dental Practice Management Solution installed in Community Health
Centers across America.
When Dentrix was first released in 1989, it pioneered the philosophy of the
fully integrated dental practice solution, where data seamlessly flows from
the operatory to the front desk and back again.
Since then, Dentrix Enterprise has integrated many features from digital
radiography and intraoral imaging, to electronic services. Robust practice
management features, leading-edge clinical tools and extensive customization
options make Dentrix Enterprise a powerful and flexible dental practice
management system. For more information about Dentrix Enterprise, please visit
About Henry Schein
Henry Schein, Inc. is the world's largest provider of health care products and
services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners. The
Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health
care clinics, and other alternate care sites.
A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein
employs more than 17,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 800,000
customers. The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and
services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices
and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized
and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 96,000
branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as
more than 110,000 additional products available as special-order items. The
Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions,
including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a
broad range of financial services. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry
Schein has operations or affiliates in 27 countries. The Company's sales
reached a record $9.6 billion in 2013 and have grown at a compound annual rate
of approximately 16 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in
1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein website at
About athenahealth, Inc.
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
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