Granite Healthcare Network Selects athenahealth to Manage Population Health

athenahealth, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services and mobile tools for medical groups and health systems, today announced that Granite Healthcare Network (GHN) has selected athenahealth’s cloud-based athenaCoordinator® Enterprise Population Manager to improve care quality and coordination across GHN’s growing network of risk-based payment arrangements, which now includes over 80,000 lives.

A partnership of five independent New Hampshire charitable hospitals, GHN’s Catholic Medical Center, Concord Hospital, LRGHealthcare, Southern New Hampshire Health System, and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, are committed to transforming the state’s health care delivery by providing high quality, cost effective care to patients and better health to communities. With its significant scale and broad scope of services, the five health systems have a shared data driven population health management program and are gaining meaningful operational efficiencies by sharing best practices and acquiring joint purchased services contracts.

“By partnering with athenahealth, GHN is one step closer to its vision to be the premier value-based provider in New Hampshire,” said Rachel Rowe, executive director of GHN. “athenaCoordinator Enterprise’s insight into clinical, financial, and operational performance will enable GHN teams to better understand patient activity, identify gaps in care, and proactively coordinate care across our network. With this intelligence, we can effectively manage our populations and influence patient activity to meet clinical quality goals, decrease hospital readmissions, and boost revenue and better health outcomes.”

“With athenahealth’s population health management services, GHN can account for every one of their patients, knowing where they go to receive care and any cost associated with that care,” said Todd Rothenhaus, M.D., chief medical officer at athenahealth. “As staunch believers in analytic insight as a means to thrive financially and clinically, we are thrilled to work with GHN to bring the necessary financial, quality, and care management services to the New Hampshire market and to support their patient-centric care experience model.”

About athenahealth

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 Granite Healthcare Network

The Granite Healthcare Network (GHN) is a partnership of five independent New Hampshire charitable organizations leading the transformation of health care delivery in the communities they serve. Catholic Medical Center, Concord Hospital, LRGHealthcare, Southern New Hampshire Health System, and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital are committed to providing high quality, cost effective care to patients and better health to communities. To learn more, visit: http://www.granitehealth.org/.

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