Resurgens Orthopaedics Moves Off Software and Joins athenahealth’s National Network to Drive Clinical & Financial Performance

Seamless Information Exchange, Aligned Incentives, Reduced Administrative Burden, and Speed of Payment Under Any Reimbursement Model Cements Partnership

WATERTOWN, Mass., April 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN), a leading provider of network-enabled services for hospital and ambulatory clients nationwide, today announced that Resurgens Orthopaedics, Georgia’s largest orthopedic medical group, will replace its current vendor software with athenahealth's cloud-based suite of electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and patient engagement services to support a base of nearly 100 physicians in over 20 locations who perform 600,000 patient visits annually.

“One of the things that attracted us to athenahealth was shared incentives around reducing administrative burden and cost. Creating efficiencies for our physicians and staff by having athena take on the non-essential clinical work that our teams do currently is critical. We also look forward to the opportunities provided by athena’s network to improve patient access and engagement,” said Dr. Douglas Lundy of Resurgens. “With the increasing regulatory burden affected by healthcare reform, Resurgens is also confident that partnering with athena will enable us to more easily meet these requirements.”

With athenahealth services, Resurgens’ providers will have the opportunity to gain insight into patient records not just across the Resurgens network, but also from affiliated practices and hospitals along the continuum of care through athena’s membership with CommonWell Health Alliance and Carequality. 

Additionally, athenahealth’s network and associated services are aligned to the unique needs of the orthopedic specialty. For instance, athenahealth aggregates billing rules from over 3,800 orthopedic providers across the country for revenue cycle management that is highly-efficient and informed by the successes and lessons of others. This insight helps orthopedic clients collect payment faster.

“As the scale of our network grows, so does the intelligence and value it brings to the healthcare market. Within the orthopedic space, we've gained immense traction — 60 percent of the ortho market in Georgia alone. We’re thrilled to serve our individual clients across a variety of financial and clinical performance metrics, but more importantly, to serve the specialty as a whole.  Resurgens is a forward-looking group that understands the importance of being part of a national cloud-based network and we're excited to work with them," said Jonathan Bush, CEO at athenahealth.

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