Phoebe Physician Group Selects athenahealth's Cloud Platform and Set of Services

260 Multi-Specialty Providers Will Replace Legacy EHRs to Join Cloud Network; athenahealth to Advance Connectivity, Ease Transition to Value-Based Care, and Simplify Meaningful Use

Watertown, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

WATERTOWN, Mass. and ALBANY, Ga., April 10, 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 Phoebe Physician Group today announced that Phoebe has selected the athenaOne® suite of EHR, integrated revenue cycle management, and patient portal services for use across its growing network of employed physicians. Phoebe Physician Group, comprised of 260 multi-specialty providers, will also leverage athenahealth's population health management and analytics services to support its transition from volume- to value-based care.

Phoebe Physician Group is a self-governing, not-for-profit entity that includes clinic practices and hospital-based physicians throughout Phoebe Putney Health System, a not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system that serves more than 500,000 residents in Southwest Georgia. Phoebe Physician Group offers common services for employed physicians, including revenue management, practice management, contracting, staff development, and more.

athenahealth will enable Phoebe Physician Group to consolidate its providers, currently on six separate EHRs and three practice management systems, onto the single athenaNet® platform. Phoebe Physician Group will also leverage athenaCare®, athenahealth's optimization services, to ensure full service adoption and workflow tuning across its provider base.

"With Meaningful Use, ICD-10 next year, and a growing set of demands on physicians, we sought a partner who could help us navigate the shift from volume- to value-based care by working with us to map out and execute a data-driven and actionable plan. This is an exciting and meaningful partnership that will help us to work smarter as we serve patients," said Bob LaGesse, senior vice president, Phoebe Physician Group. "athenahealth offers our growing network of providers a single, simple, and service-backed platform that we are confident will support our needs for care delivery, administrative efficiency, and patient engagement; it is also nimble and scalable enough to carry us through the 21st century and beyond."

Ed Park, executive vice president and chief operating officer, athenahealth, said, "Too many physician groups across the United States are running on closed systems that don't communicate, have a costly onramp, and can't scale quickly for growth. We are excited to partner with Phoebe Physician Group, which is breaking down these barriers and saying 'no' to antiquated software stacks that can't meet the needs of their providers in the changing health care environment. athenahealth brings the power of the cloud—an open platform—with a Best in KLAS suite of value-added services for enhanced connectivity and peak performance."

For more information on athenahealth's Best in KLAS suite of services, please visit For more information about Phoebe Putney Health System, please visit

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

About Phoebe Putney Health System

Phoebe Putney Health System is a network of hospitals, family medicine clinics, specialty clinics, rehab facilities, auxiliary services and medical education training facilities. Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is one of Georgia's largest comprehensive regional medical centers. From the beginning, Phoebe's mission and vision has been to bring the finest medical talent and technology to the citizens of Southwest Georgia, and to serve all citizens of the community regardless of ability to pay. For more information, visit


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