Jonathan Bush, Chairman and CEO, athenahealth, added “The whole point of the HDS acquisition was to ensure that providers, such as Lowell General PHO, get the highest-value, population-based cost and quality data analysis and reporting capabilities available. The Medicare Shared Savings ACO plan is just one example of many different risk-based payment models. As these payment models continue to grow, so too will the number of organizations that need a service like HDS to help them meet the tall order of aligning care coordination with patient population needs, and get paid for it.”For more information on athenahealth, and our full suite of cloud-based services for physicians and hospitals, please visit our website, www.athenahealth.com, or follow along on our blog, Twitter , and Facebook. About athenahealth athenahealth, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud-based Best in KLAS electronic health record ( EHR), practice management, and care coordination services to medical groups and health systems. athenahealth’s mission is to be the most trusted service to medical care givers, helping them do well by doing the right thing. For more information, please visit www.athenahealth.com or call 888-652-8200. About Lowell General PHO The Lowell General Physician Hospital Organization (PHO) is a non-profit organization comprised of approximately 280 member physicians and our hospital partner, Lowell General Hospital. The PHO was established in 1995 with the goal of developing a local, integrated delivery system providing outstanding quality care to patients in the Greater Lowell area.