WATERTOWN, Mass. and QUINCY, Mass., April 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- athenahealth, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services and mobile applications for medical groups and health systems, and CareWell Urgent Care ("CareWell") today announced that CareWell has selected the athenaOne® cloud-based suite of services to integrate its growing network of urgent care practices. CareWell will replace its current vendor for athenahealth's electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and patient engagement services.
Accredited by the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA), CareWell employs 49 health care providers in ten locations throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and serves more than 130,000 patients per year. CareWell's mission is to deliver high quality, accessible care at the point of demand while working closely with primary care teams to ensure continuity of care for all patients.
"CareWell has partnered with athenahealth for the connectivity and network insight that only a cloud-based, service-backed model can provide," said CEO Shaun Ginter. Visibility into our operation is critical to ensure that we maintain the highest standards of care as our organization grows and matures. athenahealth's cloud-based platform is sufficiently agile to scale with CareWell and help us realize our financial goals as we grow in our mission to provide cost-effective, patient-centered care to communities across New England.
With athenahealth, providers will have instant insight into patient records not just across the CareWell network but into affiliated practices along the continuum of care.
"As we continue to expand and integrate with local health systems, we believe in the power of an open and interoperable technology that unites patient data and allows it to follow the patient, wherever he or she seeks treatment," said Ginter.
"athenahealth is thrilled to partner with a local, like-minded company committed to data fluidity and the meaningful exchange of health information between systems and across care settings," said Jonathan Bush, CEO, athenahealth. "CareWell proves that with the right technology, it's possible for the patient to remain at the center of care, no matter where he or she seeks treatment. athenahealth is proud to work with CareWell to further develop urgent care functionality in athenaNet as this important segment demonstrates its unique ability to help solve the health care disconnect."
About athenahealth, Inc.
athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health records (EHR), revenue cycle management and medical billing, patient engagement, care coordination, and population health management, as well as Epocrates and other point-of-care mobile apps. We connect care and drive meaningful, measurable results for more than 62,000 healthcare providers in medical practices and health systems nationwide. For more information, please visit www.athenahealth.com.
About CareWell Urgent Care
Established in 2012, CareWell Urgent Care (care provided by Carewell Urgent Care Centers of Massachusetts, PC) is a leading provider of accessible, efficient neighborhood healthcare. CareWell is committed to changing the delivery of healthcare in America by providing on-demand, high quality, affordable care. Our approach is patient-centered, with Board-certified physicians and an emphasis on full collaboration with the patient's regular healthcare team. CareWell Urgent Care centers accept most insurance plans, including Medicare and select Medicaid plans, and the co-pay and visit fees are comparable to an office visit with your primary care doctor. If you do not have insurance, CareWell also offers affordable self-pay rates.
CareWell Urgent Care has centers in Framingham, Billerica, Cambridge, Lexington, Needham, Norwell, Peabody, South Dennis and Tewksbury, MA, as well as Warwick, RI, with additional centers slated to open throughout New England in 2015. For more information, visit http://www.carewellurgentcare.com/.
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