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Privia Health Selects athenahealth to Support Clinical Integration and Connectedness Across Fast-Growing, Population-Health-Focused Medical Group and Accountable Care Organization

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WATERTOWN, Mass. and ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 11, 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 Privia Health, LLC, a leading physician practice management and population health technology company, today announced that Privia Medical Group, one of the nation's most sophisticated, high-performance medical practices, has selected athenahealth's cloud-based practice management, EHR, patient communication, and care coordination services—collectively athenaOneSM—to support clinical integration and connectedness across its rapidly growing, multispecialty group and accountable care organization (ACO).

Comprised of some of the most respected physicians in the Washington, DC, area, Privia Medical Group represents 154 providers who, in partnership with leading health plans and government payers, are working to improve both the quality and value of care for the more than 300,000 patients they currently serve. Privia operates a patient-centric, team-based care approach, leverages unique population health management programs, and seeks to benefit from the support of athenahealth's cloud-based network and services offering.

"Privia Health is disrupting the status quo of care delivery as we've known it, to do it better. They are bringing together the best doctors, opening conversations with payers and employers about quality and value, and using technology to connect care teams, share information, and manage patients' health," said Jonathan Bush, chairman and CEO, athenahealth. "Their work is about focused quality across the care continuum, and we're helping them to embed an information backbone to support full connectedness throughout the many transitions of care. This is truly exciting work, an initiative we're honored to be a part of and to help advance."

Privia currently has a presence in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland, with plans for expansion nationally. Privia works in close partnership with many leading national payers to improve care delivery, better manage the high cost of chronic disease, and avoid unnecessary acute events by improving its patients' wellness and health outcomes.

"Some of the top physicians in our market came together to create Privia Medical Group, with the goal of improving care delivery and patient outcomes and rewarding doctors for the significant value they deliver," said Jeff Butler, founder, chairman and CEO, Privia Health. "As a high-performance medical group that's anchored in best practices, we knew the selection of our technology partner was a critical one. We selected athenahealth because we believe they have the best platform in the industry to enable connectivity across the care continuum. Their national cloud network and set of robust services will help us scale and grow our medical group and its affiliated ACO. Because athenahealth takes on the hard work associated with things like following up on claims, attesting for Meaningful Use, and making sure the transition to ICD-10 happens without pause, our Privia care centers can focus their energies on quality management, value-based care initiatives, and improving our patient's experience. Combining athenahealth and Privia Health's platforms creates a unique and compelling proposition for physicians who are interested in succeeding in the rapid transition to value-based reimbursement. We're tremendously excited to be working with the athenahealth team."

To learn more about athenahealth, please visit www.athenahealth.com. Doctors interested in learning more about Privia Medical Group and the Privia Quality Network can visit www.priviahealth.com or send an email to physicians@priviahealth.com. Patients interested in joining a Privia Medical Group practice can visit www.priviahealth.com to find a top Privia doctor and book an appointment.

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 Privia Health

Privia Health is a unique physician practice management and population health technology company that partners with top doctors to keep people healthy, prevent disease, and better manage care in-between office visits. Through our high-performance physician group, accountable care organization (ACO), and population health management programs, Privia works in close partnership with forward-thinking health plans and national payers to improve health outcomes and deliver high value care. Privia's sophisticated cloud-based technology platform, combined with our unique approach to physician-driven wellness and care management, is transforming the healthcare delivery system and creating a healthier patient population. For more information, please visit www.priviahealth.com.

About Privia Medical Group

Privia Medical Group, a national, high-performance medical practice, combines technology, team-based care, and unique wellness programs to help leading doctors better manage the health of their populations. Privia Medical Group is a multi-specialty practice, with a large number of primary care physicians and medical specialists that manage high cost chronic disease. Our medical group enjoys close partnerships with many leading national payers, with reimbursement programs that reward our doctors for improving outcomes and delivering high value care.

About Privia Quality Network

Privia Quality Network, a national clinically integrated network and accountable care organization (ACO), is emerging as one of the leading independent physician networks in the country. Privia Quality Network brings together independent physician practices to focus on sharing data, improving care coordination, and collaborating on initiatives to improve outcomes and deliver high value care. Doctors practicing in Privia Quality Network get access to innovative reimbursement programs that are only available to large, sophisticated physician networks that have the technologies and resources needed to manage population health.

CONTACT: Holly Spring athenahealth, Inc. (Media) media@athenahealth.com 617-402-1631 Dana Quattrochi athenahealth, Inc. (Investors) investorrelations@athenahealth.com 617-402-1329 Kate Slonaker Privia Health, LLC kslonaker@priviahealth.com 571-366-8841

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