athenahealth’s cloud-based services will create administrative efficiency and drive better patient connectivity to help provide rural area patients the level of care they deserve
BISMARCK, N.D. & WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 18, 2012-- 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 that Mid Dakota Clinic, a multi-specialty practice serving Bismarck and its neighboring rural region, will implement athenahealth’s integrated, cloud-based services to drive better practice management, care coordination and patient care across its clinics. With the addition of Mid Dakota Clinic, athenahealth’s services have now been selected by health care providers across all 48 states in the continental U.S.—bringing athenahealth closer to its vision to create “the nation’s information backbone to make health care work as it should.”
Mid Dakota Clinic, comprised of more than 60 health care providers, offers a wide array of health care services to an ever-growing population of rural patients in central and western North Dakota. The implementation of athenahealth’s Best in KLAS EHR service, athenaClinicals®; its streamlined medical billing and practice management service, athenaCollector®; and its patient communications service, athenaCommunicator®, will enable Mid Dakota Clinic to streamline the administrative headaches that result from regulation, such as the impending transition to ICD-10 and achieving Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements, and also provide their physicians with tools to more efficiently communicate with their patients before, during, and after an exam.
“Having provided care to the Bismarck-Mandan area for many years, our organization is woven into the DNA of this region,” said Jeff Neuberger, CEO of Mid Dakota Clinic PrimeCare. “But in order to ensure we can continue to flourish amidst a changing health care environment and an ever growing population which includes young, tech-savvy families, implementing practice management and care coordination services is more necessary than ever before. Our physicians are constantly striving to keep up with burdensome regulation and administrative tasks that take away from their ability to treat more patients and provide better care. With athenahealth, we believe we’ve found a partner with both a smarter technological solution and a service philosophy to help us better manage the administrative hurdles of care delivery today and as our industry only grows more complicated.”
Jonathan Bush, chairman and CEO of athenahealth, said, “Mid Dakota Clinic is a shining example of how important implementing cloud-based services can be to the vitality of rural practices whose patients in the community may not be able to travel for care elsewhere. As more primary care providers consider ACOs and other shared-savings models, they’ll need better, more coordinated technology to deliver care across an entire network of providers. We're thrilled that we can help Mid Dakota Clinic improve the quality of care for their patients while helping them thrive through oncoming changes in health care.”
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.
About Mid Dakota Clinic
Mid Dakota Clinic, P.C. is a premier group of over 60 health care providers who offers services in a wide array of specialties in ten locations in Bismarck, N.D. This physician-owned clinic is a part of an extraordinary medical community which is one the largest and most advanced between Minneapolis, Minn. and the Pacific Northwest. With a strong reputation, people across the region look to Mid Dakota Clinic as “The doctors you know and trust.” For more information, please visit www.middakotaclinic.com or call 800-472-2113.
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 benefits and use of athenahealth’s service offerings and the realization of its corporate vision. 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.
Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50445480&lang=en
Source: athenahealth, Inc.
Dana Quattrochi, 617-402-1329
Director, Investor Relations
for athenahealth, Inc.
Erik Milster, 212-446-1886
Kim Leadley, 617-502-4300