athenahealth Leads Industry in Connected Patient Care in KLAS “Interoperability 2015: Are We Lifting Together?” Report

WATERTOWN, Mass., Oct. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- athenahealth, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services and mobile tools for medical groups and health systems, today announced its recognition as a leader in interoperability in the KLAS report, “EMR Interoperability 2015: Are We Lifting Together?” The report, released today, surveyed more than 240 providers across inpatient and ambulatory settings. According to the KLAS report, “no vendor is viewed more favorably regarding interoperability” than athenahealth.

The report states, “Compared to other EMR vendors, athenahealth ranks very well in every measured category. Those connecting with or through athenahealth feel strongly that the vendor’s interoperability platform is simple to set up and maintain. Perhaps more impressive is the vote of confidence about the positive impact these connections are having or will have on patient care.” In the report, athenahealth was recognized for the following:

  • Ranked as the easiest vendor to connect to.
  • Recognized as the best-value connection for improving patient care
  • Noted for easy set-up and limited maintenance due to its unique cloud-based model which integrates the entire health care ecosystem—including practices, hospitals, labs, imaging systems, and public health agencies—onto a single-instance national health information platform.
  • Praised for delivering both simple and complex connections with low integration costs

“Care organizations should be freed to focus on care delivery. No one person or team at any care organization should be responsible for optimizing technology with extra modules or investments to enable interoperability. That is the job of the technologists serving this industry,” said Jonathan Bush, chairman and CEO, athenahealth. “athenahealth is proud to be recognized for the connectivity we bring to our customers, but we still have a long way to go. We are committed to making meaningful information sharing inherent in health care regardless of the IT systems in place. Information must follow the patient and inform the provider across the care continuum. We will continue to innovate and remain transparent on this very important issue.”

athenahealth is dedicated to making its network the most connected platform in health care in order to produce business results for its customers and reduce inefficiencies in the health care system. The company exchanges health information and connects care for more than 67,000 providers and enables more than 2.5 billion transactions annually across an open network of more than 95,000 electronic global trading partners.

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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 67,000 healthcare providers in medical practices and health systems nationwide. For more information, please visit

About KLAS

KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving supplier performance.KLAS was founded in 1996, and their staff and advisory board average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. Follow KLAS on Twitter at

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