Adventist Health System Selects athenahealth to Support and Enhance Physician Care

WATERTOWN, Mass. and ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla., Dec. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services and mobile applications for medical groups and health systems, and Adventist Health System (AHS), one of the largest health care systems in the nation, today announced that AHS will utilize athenahealth’s electronic health record (EHR), practice management and patient engagement services to support 1,600 of its employed physicians. Recognized as a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction, Adventist Health System is a faith-based organization spanning ten states that supports the full care continuum.

“After an extensive evaluation that included stakeholders from clinical, operations, technology and other areas across our system, Adventist Health System selected athenahealth for its usability, provider efficiency, ability to be used to improve operations, and demonstrated innovation in support of advanced ambulatory care,” said Bryan Stiltz, senior vice president of physician enterprise for Adventist Health System.

This partnership is designed to support Adventist Health System’s goal for its employed physician practice operations to rank nationally at the top quartile or higher.

“Adventist Health System looks forward to working with athenahealth to connect to our internal Health Information Exchange, and to develop further integration between athenahealth and our acute and post-acute electronic medical records with the goal of providing employed physicians with clinical information across the AHS continuum of care,” said Brent Snyder, Adventist Health System’s chief information officer.

“athenahealth is delighted to help Adventist Health System provide high-quality, low cost, care to patients across its expansive network,” said Ed Park, COO, athenahealth. “Together, we will build stronger connections between clinical systems to sustain an integrated, connected network that will help Adventist Health System meet its goals for ambulatory operations, integration and physician and patient experience.”

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 72,000 health care providers in medical practices and health systems nationwide. For more information, please visit

About Adventist Health System
Adventist Health System is a faith-based health care organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. A national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction, Adventist Health System's nearly 77,000 employees maintain a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of every patient. With 44 hospital campuses and more than 8,100 licensed beds in 10 states, Adventist Health System facilities incorporate the latest technological advancements and clinical research to serve more than 4.7 million patients annually. The full continuum of integrated care also includes urgent care centers, home health and hospice agencies, and skilled nursing facilities. Each Adventist Health System facility operates independently in delivering care and services to best meet the needs of the local communities they serve. While each entity is unique, all remain united in one mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the goals and desired effects of the partnership between athenahealth and Adventist Health System. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. athenahealth undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise. For additional disclosure regarding these and other risks faced by athenahealth, please see the disclosure contained in our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), available on the Investors section of our website at and on the SEC's website at

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