athenahealth, Inc.(NASDAQ: ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based electronic health record ( EHR), practice management, and care coordination services to medical groups and health systems, today announced a partnership with iTriage, one amongst a series of More Disruption Please (MDP) collaboration agreements. Together, the companies will work to link athenahealth’s growing network of about 40,000 health care providers with the more than eight million consumers who have turned to iTriage to learn more about medical problems and find nearby treatment.
Recognized as one of the top mobile health care apps, iTriage goes beyond clinical investigation for the consumer by aligning patients’ medical needs with relevant information and access to appropriate and available care. iTriage gives consumers a tool to research symptoms, explore causes, locate a nearby provider, and book an appointment.
“iTriage is a powerful tool for both patients and providers. It connects patients in need with caregivers who can treat their ailments quickly and effectively,” said Jonathan Bush, CEO and Chairman, athenahealth. “Our work with iTriage is indicative of the value we will keep introducing to health care through the More Disruption Please program. As we work to be medical caregivers’ most trusted service, we’ll continue to innovate and build partnerships that create mutually beneficial synergies for providers and patients, introduce new efficiencies to care coordination, and nurture and enable patient engagement.”
athenahealth is a cloud-based services company that has set out to build an information backbone to help make health care work as it should. Through the scalability of the cloud and innovative nature of the More Disruption Please program, athenahealth is focused on growing the number of services it delivers to help providers thrive in the face of industry change and pressure. By partnering with iTriage, athenahealth providers* will be able to link their schedules to prospective patients who are looking for related care services via the iTriage app or web platform.