WATERTOWN, Mass. and AUSTIN, Texas, July 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- athenahealth, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health records (EHRs), practice management, and care coordination, and Arise Austin Medical Center (AAMC), a physician-owned and operated hospital and its network of outpatient facilities, today announced that AAMC has selected athenahealth's athenaCoordinator® Enterprise service to advance care coordination for its more-than-100-physician network, serving patients in the greater Austin area.
athenaCoordinator Enterprise offers AAMC clinical integration and direct scheduling services that will enable its network to coordinate care, more proactively activate patients, and better manage population health. By utilizing athenaCoordinator Enterprise, AAMC providers can easily refer patients to their satellite specialty care facilities for treatment, despite patient information living within disparate EHRs, and without cumbersome, manual processes such as phone, fax, or email. athenaCoordinator Enterprise services will provide insight into performance patterns across AAMC's affiliate network, aligning independent providers and care teams to achieve quality goals and deliver improved clinical and financial outcomes.
"We want to be the alternative to health care in the Austin market, where physicians can work in the environment of their choosing and still connect and communicate seamlessly with us," said Diana Zamora Magallanes, CEO, Arise Austin Medical Center. "Our goal is to utilize leading technologies, like athenaCoordinator Enterprise, to open up the communication space between us, our patients, and our providers. Only when we are all sharing real-time, critical information with and about our patients can we place the patients where they belong—in the center of their own care."
"We are thrilled to work with AAMC to bring clinical integration and care coordination to the Austin region and to support their thoughtful, patient-centric care experience model," said Jonathan Bush, chairman and CEO, athenahealth. "athenahealth's services are an excellent complement to AAMC's personalized care delivery and provider-run approach. athenaCoordinator Enterprise offers the unique ability to connect care across all settings and amongst disparate systems, resulting in easier patient access and smoother transitions of care."
For more information on athenaCoordinator Enterprise, please visit www.athenahealth.com/enterprise-solutions/integrated-healthcare-solutions.php. For more information on Arise Austin Medical Center, please visit www.AriseMedicalCenter.com.
About athenahealth, Inc.
athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health records (EHRs), 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 Arise Austin Medical Center
Arise Austin Medical Center (AAMC) is a licensed general acute care hospital that provides a full spectrum of general, surgical, and specialized care. As a physician-owned hospital, AAMC offers providers maximum input into the quality and care their patients receive or, as we believe, healthcare as it was originally intended. AAMC provides these medical services in the communities in which their patients live and work. To meet this goal, AAMC has various multi-modality imaging centers, wound care services, sports medicine and rehabilitation facilities, and specialized medical clinics located in and around the Austin area. To find out more, visit: www.AriseMedicalCenter.com.
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