November 26, 2013 at 09:00 AM EST
athenahealth Named Gold Level Winner by MassEcon for 10th Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards
Company Recognized for Contributions to Job Growth, Expansion, Investment, and Community Involvement in Massachusetts

WATERTOWN, Mass., Nov. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- athenahealth, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination, has been named the Gold Level winner for the Greater Boston region at the Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards, awarded annually by MassEcon. The award recognizes companies that have made outstanding contributions to the Massachusetts economy. The winners from each region will be recognized at an awards luncheon to be held today at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel in Boston.

"We are honored to be recognized by MassEcon for our contributions to the Massachusetts economy," said Dan Orenstein, SVP, People & Process, athenahealth. "Our mission at athenahealth is to build a national health information backbone, enabling doctors to coordinate and deliver care as never before. To get there, we depend on smart people driven by a passion to do well by doing good. Investing in this region and drawing on the exceptional health care and technology talent for which Boston is famous is critical as we work to become medical caregivers' most trusted service."

Since January 1, 2012, athenahealth has added over 400 jobs and has expanded its facilities by over 57,000 square feet. It also invested $168 million in its acquisition of the "Arsenal on the Charles" campus, where its headquarters have been located since 2005. It expects to make a projected $200 million additional investment over the next ten years. The company has announced plans to add 1,900 more jobs by 2022.

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 MassEcon

MassEcon, founded in 1993, is a non-profit, non-partisan entity that serves as the state's private sector partner in promoting Massachusetts as the premier choice for business growth. Its services include the state's only Site Selection Service, which helps expanding and relocating companies find a home in the Commonwealth; the Research & Information Service, which provides companies with the information they need to evaluate the Commonwealth as a location to grow; and the Massachusetts Ambassadors, a network of civic and corporate leaders who help market Massachusetts as a place to do business. www.massecon.com

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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