Griffin Hospital Selects athenaCoordinator Enterprise to Advance Patient-Centered Care and Coordination Initiatives

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WATERTOWN, Mass. and DERBY, Conn., April 17, 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 Griffin Hospital today announced that the hospital has selected athenaCoordinator® Enterprise, athenahealth's end-to-end service created to activate patients, coordinate care, and analyze the clinical and financial impact of that care, for use across its community health care network, serving more than 100,000 Connecticut residents.

Griffin, an affiliate of the Yale School of Medicine and The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, will leverage the capabilities of athenaCoordinator Enterprise to advance coordination across its network of more than 280 physicians. As the flagship hospital for Planetree, Griffin is a recognized international leader for its delivery of patient-centered care that empowers individuals to take an active role in decisions affecting their care and wellbeing and that is responsive to the needs of patients; athenaCoordinator Enterprise will help Griffin to better engage with patients and providers alike, ensuring that patients who are in need of care are identified and experience a fully integrated care experience—one in which there is complete clinical and financial transparency, cross-network coordination, and far-reaching care team collaboration.

"athenaCoordinator Enterprise is a truly forward-looking service for hospitals and health systems that are focused on providing an exceptional patient experience and high-quality care, and on increasing provider satisfaction and loyalty," said Patrick Charmel, chief executive officer, Griffin Hospital. "By selecting athenaCoordinator Enterprise for Griffin Hospital, we are giving our care givers the ability to connect and track care seamlessly across settings, networks, and even across disparate health information technology systems, creating true care coordination to enhance care delivery in Connecticut."

"Griffin Hospital and athenahealth have a strong history of partnership, and we are thrilled to be working alongside their talented team to advance the athenaCoordinator Enterprise service for their care network and for health systems across the U.S.," said Ed Park, executive vice president and chief operating officer, athenahealth. "As a community hospital, Griffin offers a unique perspective that will be instrumental in further developing the set of clinical integration and patient access services we deliver. Griffin Hospital is a forward-looking community hospital in a highly competitive market that has an unwavering commitment to patient-centeredness and quality. We believe our shared work will have tremendous impact on value to patients and providers and for broad-based care coordination."

For more information on athenaCoordinator Enterprise, please visit: http://www.athenahealth.com/enterprise-solutions/integrated-healthcare-solutions.php.

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 www.athenahealth.com.

About Griffin Hospital

Griffin Hospital is a full-service, 160-bed not-for-profit acute care community teaching hospital committed to providing high-quality, personalized humanistic care in a healing, nurturing environment. Griffin has earned local, national, and international recognition for its unique facility, innovative programs and services, and patient-centered Planetree model of care.

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