November 14, 2013 at 09:00 AM EST
athenahealth Included Among Fastest Growing Companies in North America on Deloitte's 2013 Technology Fast 500(TM)

WATERTOWN, Mass., Nov. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- athenahealth, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination, today announced its inclusion on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and clean technology companies in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2008 to 2012.

athenahealth's CEO, Jonathan Bush, said, "There's a definitive shift among health care provider organizations of all sizes towards the cloud. It's the leading platform in nearly every other industry, and is finally recognized as the future for health care. A cloud-based platform, like athenaNet®, is not only uniquely capable of serving up networked knowledge and best practices for its users, but it inherently has a long-term, differentiated advantage for advancing information exchange across systems and the industry at large. We're fast-growing because more and more provider organizations are realizing they need an information backbone from which information can live and flow; this is what we're building."

athenahealth's third quarter marked the 55th quarter of consecutive revenue growth for core business, as highlighted by record physician additions across the company's three core services: athenaCollector®, athenaClinicals®, and athenaCommunicator®. The company has also witnessed rapid growth in its newest service offering for population health and business intelligence, with eight new deals signed year-to-date.

About athenahealth

athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination. athenahealth's mission is to be caregivers' most trusted service, helping them do well doing the right thing. For more information, please visit www.athenahealth.com.

About Deloitte's 2013 Technology Fast 500™

Technology Fast 500, conducted by Deloitte LLP, provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies—both public and private—in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners were selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2008 to 2012.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within North America. To view the full list of 2013 Technology Fast 500™ winners, please visit http://www.deloitte.com/us/fast500/.

CONTACT: athenahealth, Inc.
         Holly Spring (Media)
         Director, Public Relations and Corporate Communications
         617-402-1631
         hspring@athenahealth.com
         
         athenahealth, Inc.
         Dana Quattrochi (Investors)
         Director, Investor Relations
         617-402-1329
         investorrelations@athenahealth.com
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