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athenahealth Named to Forbes' Fastest-Growing Tech Companies List

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WATERTOWN, Mass., June 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- athenahealth, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management and care coordination, today announced that it was named to Forbes' annual list of America's 25 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies for the second year in a row.

"As a fast-growing, disruptive health care IT player, we still hold just four percent market share; there remains an incredible opportunity to bring caregivers onto 21st century technology and out of the dark ages of server-installed software systems," said Jonathan Bush, CEO and chairman, athenahealth. "Our Meaningful Use attestation success, recent ICD-10 guarantee and designation by KLAS as the most usable electronic health record provider in the ambulatory space, all underscore our commitment to improve the health IT landscape and propel the industry forward."

Added Bush: "Being ranked again on Forbes' Fast Tech Companies list demonstrates our proven success to deliver innovative and results-oriented cloud-based services to caregivers across the country. We will continue to strive to fulfill our vision of creating a national health information backbone that makes health care work as it should."

athenahealth is the only health care IT services company on the 2013 Forbes Fast Tech list, as well as the only health care IT company ranked two years in a row. Today, athenahealth's cloud-based network serves about 41,000 providers nationwide.

To select its Fast Tech winners, Forbes reviewed more than 2,000 publicly traded tech companies, focusing on those whose sales growth exceeded 10 percent over the last 12 months. The full list of winners can be found online here. It will also be featured in the June 24 print edition of Forbes magazine.

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About athenahealth, Inc.

athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based services for 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 or call 888-652-8200.

CONTACT: Holly Spring athenahealth, Inc. (Media) hspring@athenahealth.com 617-402-1631 Dana Quattrochi athenahealth, Inc. (Investors) investorrelations@athenahealth.com 617-402-1329

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