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Epocrates App Is #1 Among U.S. Physicians, Again

WATERTOWN, Mass., May 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Epocrates remains the dominant medical application on physicians' mobile devices in 2013. Epocrates, Inc., an athenahealth (Nasdaq:ATHN) company, reigns as the digital health care leader in terms of app reach, according to the recently released Manhattan Research Taking the Pulse ® U.S. 2013 annual study of physicians' technology adoption and behavior.

Relevant findings from the Taking the Pulse U.S. study include:

  • Epocrates is the most popular medical application on both smartphone (70 percent) and tablet (50 percent) devices among U.S. physician app users
  • Thirty-four percent of physicians using Epocrates on a smartphone launch the app three or more times a day – a 20 percent growth rate since 2012
  • Drug references remain a primary digital resource accessed by physicians during and between patient consultations

"Epocrates is extraordinarily helpful for learning about new medications, potential adverse reactions, and checking for drug interactions on the spot," said Dr. Daniel Clearfield of Fort Worth, Texas. "I count on Epocrates for all of this critical content, as well to keep me abreast of new updates and guidelines with DocAlert messages."

"I haven't met a health care professional who doesn't know and love Epocrates," said Jonathan Bush, CEO and chairman, athenahealth. "We're ecstatic that Epocrates is part of the athenahealth family, and we are actively exploring ways to build on its incredibly powerful position in the hands of physicians on a daily basis. Epocrates is a constant in health care — repeatedly the top app on physicians' devices — that cannot be underrated when we look at the future of mHealth and the quantum leaps that will be made in connectivity and care coordination over the next few years."

About Epocrates, Inc.

Epocrates, Inc., an athenahealth company, is recognized for developing the #1 medical application among U.S. physicians for clinical content, practice tools, and health industry engagement at the point of care. Epocrates has established a loyal network of more than one million health care professionals, including 50 percent of U.S. physicians, who routinely use its intuitive solutions to help streamline workflow and improve patient care. For more information, please visit . Epocrates is a trademark of Epocrates, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. 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 or call 888-652-8200.

CONTACT: Holly Spring
         athenahealth, Inc. (Media)
         Dana Quattrochi
         athenahealth, Inc. (Investors)

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