WATERTOWN, Mass., Jan. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN), a leading provider of network-enabled services and point-of-care mobile applications for hospitals and ambulatory clients nationwide and OurHealth, an independent provider of employer on-site and near-site primary care clinics, today announced a new partnership in which athenahealth will support OurHealth’s network of nearly 40 employer-sponsored clinics across the U.S. midwest and southern regions. As part of the partner agreement, OurHealth will utilize athenahealth’s cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) and practice management services.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, OurHealth is one of the fastest-growing employee clinic providers. With customized services from primary and urgent care to onsite pharmacy and labs, OurHealth offers affordable, convenient health services—at or near the workplace—that drive quality outcomes and value for employers and employees alike.
“OurHealth is an innovative force, leading a national movement around employee health and well-being. We’re truly honored to partner with them to help advance an overall trend toward healthier people and more affordable healthcare services,” said Jonathan Porter, senior vice-president of network services at athenahealth. “OurHealth is modeling employer care of the future: patient-centric, cost-saving, and convenient— and we’re proud to be selected for our ability to integrate, scale offerings, and drive performance via a cloud-enabled network and application programming interfaces (APIs).”
As the cost of healthcare benefits paid out by employers in 2017 is expected to rise by six percent, many organizations are hoping to offset the anticipated expense by providing access to on-site, employer-sponsored clinics where the focus is on cost-effective preventative care and better managing employee healthcare costs.1
“By partnering with athenahealth and leveraging its national network, we can deliver and scale industry-leading EHR and practice management services across our growing community of clinics in a flexible, turn-key solution,” said Jeff Wells, MD, president of OurHealth. “We found athena’s commitment to partner with us to drive targeted results to be highly differentiated, as was the openness of their platform, which will enable us to retain and integrate our current scheduling and care delivery reporting tools.”
OurHealth’s clients will gain access to athenahealth’s network that draws upon real-time activity of more than 85,000 healthcare providers and tens of millions of patients for performance and clinical trends, as well as delivers unprecedented visibility into the U.S. healthcare system. athenahealth’s partnership with OurHealth will help clinic providers engage patients, reduce costs, and improve overall employee health. This collaboration marks athenahealth’s entrance into the growing on-site clinic market and continued expansion into new care settings.
Indianapolis-based OurHealth is a provider of on-site and near-site primary care clinics and services focused on enhancing the patient experience and lowering healthcare costs for businesses of all sizes. OurHealth offers a comprehensive healthcare approach to its clients and their employees, which includes primary and urgent care services, wellness services, on-site laboratory and medication dispensing services and referral guidance. OurHealth has healthcare clinics in Indiana, North Carolina, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. To learn more about OurHealth, visit www.ourhealth.org
About athenahealth, Inc.
athenahealth partners with hospital and ambulatory clients to drive clinical and financial results. We offer medical record, revenue cycle, patient engagement, care coordination, and population health services. We combine insights from our network of 85,000 providers and 83 million patients with deep industry knowledge and perform administrative work at scale. For more information, please visit www.athenahealth.com.
1 National Business Group on Health Survey: https://www.businessgrouphealth.org/pressroom/pressRelease.cfm?ID=281
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