Award is a testament to athenahealth’s ability to provide a full-service EHR solution that removes the pain-points of traditional software and helps physicians more easily qualify for pay-for-performance incentives

WATERTOWN, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– 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 it has received the top ranking for its cloud-based EHR, athenaClinicals®, in the annual 2011 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report for ambulatory EMR (11-75 Physicians).

To reach its awards conclusions, KLAS surveys hospital and clinic executives, administrators, physicians, nurses, and other directors and managers with business responsibilities regarding their experience with health information technology. KLAS surveys approximately 4,500 hospitals and nearly 2,500 ambulatory organizations annually.

Jonathan Bush, Chairman and CEO of athenahealth, said, “Physicians have to bear a number of pressures, so they certainly can’t afford dealing with the barriers that often come with traditional software-based EHRs. By harnessing the power of the cloud, athenahealth has a unique window into our physicians’ clinical workflow, allowing us to help address issues in real time and inject greater value faster. We’ve heard time and time again that, because of this capability, our providers feel more confident about achieving things like Meaningful Use, qualifying as a patient centered medical home, and, ultimately, their ability to provide the best patient care possible.”

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About KLAS
KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS’s mission is to improve delivery, by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare provider partners, consultants, investors, and vendors. Working together with executives from over 4,500 hospitals and over 2,500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends, and statistics, which provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures performance of software, professional services, and medical equipment vendors. For more information, go to, email, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative.

About athenahealth
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 or call (888) 652-8200.