athenahealth's COO, Ed Park, to Deliver Address at 2014 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition

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WATERTOWN, Mass., Feb. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- athenahealth, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination, today announced that Ed Park, athenahealth's executive vice president and chief operating officer, will deliver an address at the 2014 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition (HIMSS14), taking place February 23-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition is the industry's largest health IT educational program and exhibition center.

In his presentation, entitled "What Health Care Can Learn from Amazon," Park will tease out how the open system architecture and customer-centric mentality that has helped to make Amazon a marvel of consumer engineering can also help to usher in an unrivalled service experience in health care. This presentation will show how health care can apply Amazon's pioneering philosophies to activate big data at a national scale and to embrace collaboration in the face of competition, as a means to deliver the most value to patients and providers. Park will deliver his presentation on Wednesday, February 26, from 1:00-2:00pm ET in Room 205A.

To learn more about athenahealth and its service offerings, please visit booth #3528 at HIMSS14 or visit www.athenahealth.com.

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.

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