WATERTOWN, Mass. and BOSTON, April 17, 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 Steward Health Care System ("Steward") today announced that Steward has selected athenaCoordinator® Enterprise to enable care coordination for its employed providers and their patients.
Steward and athenahealth are expanding their existing partnership, working together to co-develop and launch the recently announced athenaCoordinator Enterprise service. The organizations' shared goal is to help establish the foundation for an open, cloud-based care coordination network that can be used across health systems to advance clinical integration and patient access services.
"athenaCoordinator Enterprise offers Steward the ability to better connect care across our expansive care network, as well as with other providers in our region, regardless of what EHR or practice management system they use," said Dr. Michael Callum, executive vice president of Steward Health Care and president of Steward Medical Group. "This partnership is about applying innovative services across our network and building a health information system in the cloud—one that enables us to drive better patient engagement, support seamless transitions in care, and achieve the highest quality performance possible, all while delivering excellent provider support and satisfaction."
Steward and athenahealth will work closely to ensure that the development of the services provided meet the needs of Steward, its providers and patients, and the community.
"athenahealth is leveraging the power of the cloud and a robust set of technology-enabled services to deliver care coordination in a way no other vendor has been able to achieve," said Stephen Kahane, M.D., president of enterprise solutions at athenahealth. "Steward is a forward-thinking health system that, like us, believes in using technology in innovative ways. We value their commitment to improving the state of health care, and we look forward to working alongside their team to prove that care coordination can be achieved today across the continuum of care, including ambulatory and inpatient markets."
For more information on athenaCoordinator Enterprise, please visit: http://www.athenahealth.com/enterprise-solutions/integrated-healthcare-solutions.php.
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 Steward Health Care System
Steward Health Care System is a community-based accountable care organization and community hospital network serving more than one million patients annually in 150+ communities. Hospitals in the system include Saint Anne's in Fall River, Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton, Norwood Hospital, Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill, Morton Hospital and Medical Center in Taunton and Quincy Medical Center. Other Steward Health Care entities include Steward Medical Group, Steward Home Care and Steward Hospice and Palliative Care.
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