Transition to Cloud-Based Services Will Connect and Improve Clinical and Back-Office Workflows to Support Women's Health Providers and Patients
WATERTOWN, Mass. and AVON, Conn., Dec. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- athenahealth, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services and mobile tools for medical groups and health systems, and Women's Health USA (WHUSA), a leading provider of business and clinical management services for physicians, today announced that WHUSA has selected the athenaOne® suite of services to support its network of over 250 providers, serving more than 300,000 patients in Connecticut. In addition, it will employ athenaCollector® and athenaCommunicator® for its In Vitro Sciences business in Connecticut and New York.
Women's Health USA provides management services to independent women's health care providers, in-vitro fertilization centers, and other physicians, helping them function more effectively in today's changing environment. WHUSA will leverage athenahealth's electronic health record (EHR), revenue cycle management, and patient engagement services to connect and improve care for its providers and patients. The companies have also signed a strategic alliance agreement to bundle their services for new markets as part of a co-branded growth initiative.
"Women's Health USA is delighted to partner with athenahealth to offer our providers the clinical support, care coordination, and payer knowledge they need to prioritize patient care while thriving financially," said Bob Patricelli, chairman and CEO, Women's Health USA. "We want to provide the very best revenue cycle management, patient communications, and electronic health record technology to our physician partners, and as the top-rated technology in the prestigious KLAS ratings, athenahealth offers exactly that. We look forward to bringing our bundled services to other physicians through our new strategic alliance."
"Our partnership with Women's Health USA is further evidence of the value of a cloud-based, service-backed approach to health care delivery," said Jonathan Bush, chairman and CEO, athenahealth. "This is the hallmark of both companies: empowering providers with trusted business services so that they can focus on what matters most—delivering quality care across all settings. WHUSA's move to the cloud is a vote for a future-proof model that connects providers to patients, to network insight, and to measurable value in the moment of care."
About athenahealth, Inc.
athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health records (EHR), revenue cycle management and medical billing, patient engagement, care coordination, and population health management, as well as Epocrates and other point-of-care mobile apps. We connect care and drive meaningful, measurable results for more than 59,000 health care providers in medical practices and health systems nationwide. For more information, please visit www.athenahealth.com.
About Women's Health USA
Women's Health USA strives to provide the best quality and value in healthcare for women, while at the same time supporting and enhancing the role of independent physicians. WHUSA offers administration and management services to physician practices, consulting to the health care industry, and management services to fertility physician practices specializing in advanced reproductive medical services. The organization provides a unique combination of experts and exclusive relationships to help patients, clinicians and the organizations that serve them. For more than 15 years, Women's Health USA has been a valued partner to women's health care physicians – providing clinical and operational tools to help them and their patients thrive. For information on Women's Health USA, please visit http://www.womenshealthusa.com.
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