athenahealth’s CEO Jonathan Bush to Headline HIMSS16 Views from the Top With Dr. John Halamka

Company Announces Full Schedule of On-Site HIMSS Events, Including 11 Enterprise Client Presentations and Appearances by ZDoggMD

WATERTOWN, Mass., Feb. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN), a leading provider of network-enabled services and mobile applications for health care providers nationwide, today announced that Jonathan Bush, athenahealth CEO, and Dr. John Halamka, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) CIO, will headline a Views from the Top session on the benefits of a future-proof, interoperable network at the 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition (HIMSS16), taking place February 29 - March 4 in Las Vegas.

During the session, “How Future-Proof HIT Infrastructure Supports Data Sharing,” Bush and Halamka will observe the interoperability landscape, exploring challenges and benefits of health information exchange, as well as identifying opportunities and imperatives for providers to participate amidst the industry shift to accountable care. The session will take place on March 1 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm at the Sands Expo Convention Center Rock of Ages Theater.

Throughout the week, athenahealth booth #3025 will feature intimate fireside chats with enterprise clients and industry influencers as they share leadership lessons and experiences on the athenahealth network. Dr. Bryan Hinch, CMIO of the University of Toledo Medical Center and development partner for athenahealth’s inpatient service offering, will share lessons on data-driven leadership to improve performance and outcomes. Senior executives from the following additional organizations will also present at the athenahealth booth #3025:

Session TitleSpeakerDate/Time
Implementing and Optimizing HIT 
to Improve Patient-Centered Care
Dr. Eric Hartz, CMIO, Trinity
March 1, 10-11 am
New Strategies for Physician
Engagement to Help Your Medical
Group Succeed at Risk
Scott Disch,
National Practice Leader,
Privia Health
March 1, 1-2 pm
Interoperability and the Future of
Population Health

Dr. John Halamka, CIO,
March 1, 2-3 pm
Redefining "Data-Driven"
Leadership for Physician
Performance and Outcomes
Dr. Bryan Hinch, CMIO,
March 1, 4-5 pm
Creating a High-Performing
Medical Group in the Accountable
Care Era
Dr. Michael Callum, EVP
Business and Corporate
Developlement , Steward
Health Care Network
March 2, 10-11 am
Reducing Bad Debt Using
Integrated Revenue Cycle Services
Shannon Blair, VP of
Operations, Rite Aid
March 2, 11 am-12 pm
The High Performing Medical
Group: Health Systems' Secret
John Stewart, Chief
Administrative Officer,
Ascension Medical Group
March 2, 12-1 pm
In the Exam Room But Not in the
Way: New Approaches to
Technology for Physicians and

Dr. Bill Higgins, President,
Medical Group/Hudson Valley
March 2, 1-2 pm
From Silos to Integrated Care
Teams: The Road to One Chart
and Changing Physician Behavior
Ryan Graham, Team
Applications, Phoebe
Putney Health System
March 2, 2-3 pm
Leveraging Operations Data to
Optimize Patient Throughput
Shaun Ginter, President
and CEO, CareWell Urgent
March 2, 3-4 pm
Redefining Total Cost of Ownership
for HIT: Services vs. Software
Dick Escue, CIO, Valley
View Hospital
March 2, 4-5 pm

ZDoggMD, rap star of the social movement Let Doctors Be Doctors, will join Bush for a fireside chat on March 1 at 3:00 pm at the athenahealth booth #3025.  ZDogg will also perform his latest hit “EHR State of Mind” at the company’s annual Cloud Party on March 2 from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. HIMSS16 attendees can expect “EHR State of Mind” performances by Las Vegas acapella groups Vox Vinyl and Sound Collage throughout the day on March 3 in the athenahealth booth.

Demonstrations of several network-enabled services, including athenaOne; athenahealth Population Health; athenahealth for Hospitals & Health Systems; and five new FHIR® apps fully-integrated into athenaNet will be available at the athenahealth booth.

To learn more about athenahealth and its service offerings, please visit booths #3225 or #3025 at HIMSS16 or visit Follow athenahealth’s social media channels for on-site activity updates, times and locations, as well as timely insights from the athenahealth network.

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


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