Saint Peter's Healthcare System Selects Cloud-Based athenahealth Service Suite to Support Its Growing Enterprise Physician Network

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WATERTOWN, Ma., and NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 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, and Saint Peter's Healthcare System today announced that Saint Peter's has selected athenahealth's athenaOne® suite of cloud-based EHR, practice management, and patient communication services across its multi-specialty physician practices, comprised of 176 hospital- and clinic-based physicians in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and New York City.

Saint Peter's Healthcare System, formed in 2007, is a faith-based health care delivery system that serves a population of approximately 95,000 patients annually. With athenahealth, Saint Peter's will benefit from Best in KLAS medical billing and back-office support services, proven to help caregiver organizations enhance revenue cycle efficiencies and streamline collections without distracting from care delivery. athenahealth's national, cloud-based platform can easily scale alongside Saint Peter's growth, as well as facilitate clinical integration with other community health care providers to ensure patient information is available at the time of care, regardless of the EHR a provider is using.

"athenahealth is proud to be Saint Peter's' trusted partner for health information technology and services," said Ed Park, executive vice president and chief operating officer, athenahealth. "We take on the administrative burden that can distract providers from higher value tasks like patient care. athenahealth's cloud-based platform and set of services offers the unique ability to bring standardized, best-practice performance to physician organizations quickly and efficiently. Further, we're advancing connectivity between care teams."

Dr. Kenneth Sable, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Saint Peter's Healthcare System, said, "athenahealth's cloud-based platform offers a unique, single-instance software model that is always up to date, no matter the care setting or requirements of the industry. We believe athenahealth provides the best architecture for our multi-site and growing provider network. We're excited to consolidate our practices onto one system that boasts multiple Best in KLAS rankings, is backed by a robust set of back-office services, and has proven success and future roadmaps that guarantee client success around initiatives like Meaningful Use and ICD-10."

For more information on athenahealth's Best in KLAS suite of services, please visit www.athenahealth.com. For more information about Saint Peter's Healthcare System, please visit www.saintpetershcs.com.

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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 Saint Peter's Healthcare System

Saint Peter's Healthcare System Inc., parent company of the Saint Peter's healthcare delivery system, is comprised of Saint Peter's University Hospital, a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital; Saint Peter's Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital, and Saint Peter's Health and Management Services Corp., which oversees the system's outpatient facilities. These include the CARES Surgicenter; New Brunswick Cardiac Cath Lab; the Margaret McLaughlin McCarrick Care Center Inc., a residential skilled nursing facility in Somerset, and Saint Peter's Adult Day Center in Monroe Township. Saint Peter's Healthcare System is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. For more information about Saint Peter's Healthcare System, please visit www.saintpetershcs.com or call 732-745-8600.

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CONTACT: Holly Spring athenahealth, Inc. (Media) media@athenahealth.com 617-402-1631 Dana Quattrochi athenahealth, Inc. (Investors) investorrelations@athenahealth.com 617-402-1329 Phil Hartman Saint Peter's Healthcare System Director of Public Relations phartman@saintpetersuh.com 732-339-7002

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