WATERTOWN, Mass., June 21, 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 has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts by The Boston Business Journal. The eleventh annual regional awards program recognizes local companies that have created a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions, and company culture. athenahealth is ranked #5 out of 25 companies in the large company category. athenahealth was one of more than 400 companies to qualify for consideration, and only 80 companies selected, based on a two-stage nomination process and the results of employee-satisfaction surveys. Employees answered questions that addressed factors such as their pride in the company, company encouragement, support and recognition of achievement, and relationships with co-workers and supervisors. The results were analyzed and scored by assigning points to each question. athenahealth was previously named a 2012 Best Place to Work in Massachusetts by The Boston Business Journal. The Company has also recently been named a 2013 National Top Workplace and a 2013 Top Workplace in Atlanta. "We are thrilled to be named a Best Place to Work in Massachusetts. This recognition underscores the hard work we do to recruit, retain, and engage our valued employees in a fast-paced, collaborative environment," said Dan Orenstein, SVP, People & Process, athenahealth. "We are building a national health information backbone that will be a game changer in health care, and to do that we depend on the talent and passion of athenistas. We hope this award helps us to continue to attract those employees who support our ambitious work to make health care work as it should." For more information on athenahealth's cloud-based service offerings and careers at athenahealth, please visit our website, www.athenahealth.com , or follow along on our blog, Twitter, and Facebook. 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. About the Boston Business Journal The Boston Business Journal is Greater Boston's leading source of business news, information and events, reaching readers through the weekly print publication, the website bostonbusinessjournal.com and e-mail products. The BBJ also prints the annual Book of Lists — the region's top resource for business decision-makers seeking information about potential clients, suppliers and partners.