Michigan State University HealthTeam Standardizes on athenahealth’s Network-Enabled Services

Power of the Network, Aligned Incentives, and Seamless Information Exchange Inspire New Partnership

Watertown, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES


WATERTOWN, Mass. and EAST LANSING, Mich., April 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN), a leading provider of network-enabled services and mobile applications for health care providers nationwide, and Michigan State University (MSU) HealthTeam, the university’s multi-specialty faculty group practice, today announced that the MSU HealthTeam will utilize athenahealth’s athenaOne® suite of network-enabled services to support its base of approximately 260 providers. Recognized as mid-Michigan’s leading provider of comprehensive and sub-specialty services, MSU HealthTeam spans more than thirty ambulatory locations, including the MSU Clinical Center on its East Lansing campus.

“After an extensive market search, Michigan State University HealthTeam has partnered with athenahealth to leverage its service-backed, national cloud network and to benefit from the company’s commitment to drive clinical and financial outcomes,” said Richard Ward, CEO, MSU HealthTeam. “This partnership, which revolves around quick time-to-value and aligned incentives, is designed to incent and reward mutual success.  The MSU HealthTeam looks forward to working with athenahealth to standardize our providers on a network so we can gain visibility into our business that isn’t possible with software alone. We see this partnership as critical to ensuring that we maintain the highest standards of care while advancing our financial health.” 

The partnership will support MSU HealthTeam’s work providing advanced ambulatory care across mid-Michigan.  athenahealth’s interoperable services will enable health information to follow the patient along the continuum of care.

“athenahealth is delighted to help the MSU HealthTeam capture the full value of network insight and services,” said Jonathan Bush, CEO, athenahealth. “Our results-oriented model makes providing connected, high-quality, low-cost care to the Michigan State University community an achievable, financially rewarding effort.  athenahealth’s network knowledge will help MSU HealthTeam learn, grow flexibly with the industry, and thrive amidst change.”

About athenahealth, Inc.
athenahealth is a leading provider of network-enabled services for electronic health records (EHR), revenue cycle management and  medical billing, patient engagement, care coordination, and population health management, as well as Epocrates and other point-of-care mobile apps. We connect care and drive meaningful, measurable results for more than 75,000 health care providers nationwide. For more information, please visit www.athenahealth.com.

About Michigan State University HealthTeam
Michigan State University HealthTeam is the multi-specialty medical group practice comprised of teaching faculty from Michigan State University’s Colleges of Human Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, and Nursing. We are continuing to grow, offering primary and specialty health care services to the general public. MSU HealthTeam is comprised of approximately 260 physicians and nurse practitioners from 14 clinical departments, as well as many allied health professionals such as nurses, psychologists, social workers, therapists and nutritionists. MSU HealthTeam providers are also actively involved in teaching and clinical research, keeping them on the forefront of the latest medical advances.

Forward-Looking Statements
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 goals and desired effects of the partnership between athenahealth and Michigan State University HealthTeam. 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 (SEC), 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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