athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination, and Henry Schein Medical, the U.S. Medical business of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, today announced a strategic agreement. Together, the companies will help physicians operate highly-efficient, successful practices, as well as provide high-quality care through the delivery and use of athenahealth's athenaOne® suite of EHR, integrated revenue cycle management, and patient communication services. The two companies will jointly market these services to Henry Schein's customers.
"athenahealth's agreement with Henry Schein aligns with our vision to become the leading connectivity platform in health care," said Jonathan Bush, Chairman and CEO, athenahealth. "We will leverage Henry Schein's unparalleled reach and deep relationships to educate providers on our robust services, which fully support health care providers throughout the care delivery cycle, and to grow our national health care cloud network. Together, we're committed to advancing connectedness and efficiency across all care settings so providers can be fully informed and focused in the moments of care."
Henry Schein Medical, a leading distributor of products and services to primary care physicians and specialists, group practices, physician-owned labs and ambulatory surgery centers, will offer athenahealth services to its customers as part of Henry Schein's ConnectHealth™ services offering, which helps physicians advance the digitalization of their practices. With more than 600 dedicated sales team members, Henry Schein Medical serves nearly half of the physician practices in the U.S.
"Henry Schein is committed to being a reliable network of trusted advisors to our medical customers, helping practitioners operate successful practices distinguished by improved patient outcomes and practice efficiencies," said Dave McKinley, President, Henry Schein Medical. "A forward-looking, open, cloud-based platform with a proven record of success is a great complement to the many technology-driven products and value-added services that we offer our customers. We look forward to working closely with athenahealth to offer this as one of the important set of services we provide."
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