athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based practice management, electronic health record ( EHR), and care coordination services to medical groups, today announced a collaboration agreement with Medley Health, a leading provider of membership practice marketing and communications services for independent primary care physicians and their patients. The two companies will work together on product integration, co-marketing programs, and sales outreach initiatives to further strengthen doctor-patient collaboration and communication.

Specifically, Medley Health will integrate its physician-patient communications platform with athenahealth’s suite of cloud-based offerings, which includes EHRs, integrated back-office operations, automated and live patient communication, and coordination of care services.

This collaboration will enable Medley Health’s partner physicians—who operate independent primary care practices focused on delivering patient-centric care—to easily implement an automated and secure solution for patient-physician communications and collaboration, patient billing, clinical cycle management, and streamlined workflow between their physician practices and hospital systems. In addition, athenahealth and Medley Health will engage in co-marketing and sales outreach programs to independent primary care physicians.

“Medley Health offers clear benefits to their doctors and patients and when linked to athenahealth’s cloud-based services, the model—and its potential to introduce powerful efficiencies into the practice—becomes that much more robust. We applaud Medley Health for their focus on helping independent primary care physicians retain autonomy and control over their businesses while delivering coordinated, patient-driven care,” said Jonathan Bush, CEO and Chairman of athenahealth.

athenahealth’s services include: athenaCollector ® for patient billing and revenue cycle management, athenaClinicals ® for electronic health records and clinical cycle management, athenaCommunicator ® for patient communication services, and athenaCoordinator SM for care coordination between the practice and hospital.

Medley Health’s services include: practice business analysis, patient demographics and patient perceptions assessments, patient marketing programs, and a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform to facilitate patient-doctor communication and collaboration—in and out of the doctor’s office.

“Medley Health's collaboration with athenahealth is a first for membership practices, as we are now expanding choice for our independent primary care physicians by offering solutions that support deeper, more effective, more proactive doctor-patient collaboration and communication," said Medley Health CEO and President, Steve Wigginton. “Independent physicians are being pressured from all sides to sell out to hospitals and health systems. Our membership services, in combination with athenahealth’s cloud-based practice management solutions, provide doctors with the best of both worlds—scalable technology to automate critical business functions while preserving their viability as independent practitioners that can put focus squarely on direct patient care.”

About Medley Health

Medley Health™ is a leading practice marketing and communications services company that partners with independent primary care and family doctors to help them transition and thrive in membership-based practices. Dedicated to strengthening and supporting the doctor-patient relationship, the company offers a comprehensive suite of digital, marketing and practice management services to enhance communication and collaboration, ultimately empowering patients to lead healthier lives. For more information, please visit: http://www.medleyhealth.com/.

About athenahealth

athenahealth, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud-based business services for physician practices. athenahealth’s service offerings are based on proprietary web-native practice management and electronic health record ( EHR) software, a continuously updated payer knowledge-base, integrated back-office service operations, and care coordination services. For more information, please visit www.athenahealth.com or call (888) 652-8200.

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 anticipated integration of athenahealth’s service offerings with those of Medley Health and the potential benefits of that integration. 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. In particular, the risks and uncertainties include, among other things: the risk that our service offerings will not operate in the manner that we expect, due to design flaws, security breaches, or otherwise; potential interruptions or delays in our internet-based service offerings; our reliance upon third parties, such as computer hardware, software, data-hosting, and internet infrastructure providers, which reliance may result in failures or disruptions in our service offerings; errors or omissions included in our payer and clinical intelligence rules engine and database; and the evolving and complex government regulatory compliance environment in which we and our clients operate. 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, available on the Investors section of our website at http://www.athenahealth.com and on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov .

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