Boston, MA, September 19, 2013 – Kyruus, Inc., a leading healthcare Big Data company and provider of patient access and referral optimization solutions, today announced a business development partnership with athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management and care coordination, as part of their “More Disruption Please” (MDP) program. Kyruus will collaborate with athenahealth’s growing network of about 44,000 providers to optimize the matching of patients with specialist providers. The solution enables provider organizations to maximize the productivity of their physician staffs while reducing patient wait times and referral outmigration.
“Joining athenahealth’s MDP Marketplace is an incredibly exciting step for us,” said Graham Gardner, Co-Founder and CEO of Kyruus. “We have seen tremendous interest from health systems for our patient access solution. Partnering with athenahealth will enable us to more efficiently role out our platform to each of their clients.”
athenahealth launched the MDP Marketplace in 2013 as an innovation and partnership program aimed at linking the scalability of the cloud with innovation in healthcare for the overall advancement in the way patient care is coordinated, delivered and reimbursed. MDP targets innovators, entrepreneurs, companies, investors, and individuals that introduce new services and accelerate the introduction of high-value innovation via the cloud. The relationship with Kyruus will specifically enable tighter data and technology integration between the two companies in order to deliver a seamless experience around patient access and scheduling.
“At athenahealth, our mission is to make health care work as it should, and to do that, we need to partner with the best and brightest technology solutions that will help providers move the needle on improved business and clinical outcomes” said Kyle Armbrester, VP Business Development and head of MDP. “We firmly believe that companies like Kyruus, which leverage Big Data and innovative solutions, are best equipped to improve patient access, streamline appointment scheduling, and enhance the overall coordination of care.”
About Kyruus ProviderMatch™
Kyruus ProviderMatch™ is a web-based referral triage system that helps health systems, referring physicians and scheduling administrators find and connect patients with clinically appropriate, in-network, and available specialists, such that physician productivity is maximized, and patient and physician satisfaction are achieved. By combining a data-driven specialist search engine alongside integrated electronic scheduling and business intelligence dashboards, ProviderMatch™ enables hospitals and health systems to optimize physician capacity, reduce appointment wait-times and patient outmigration, while improving coordination of care.
Kyruus is a leading healthcare solutions company that helps hospitals and health systems optimize the performance of their physician networks. Using a Big Data approach, the company enables the integration of massive amounts of information about physicians so that organizations can understand and engage physician expertise across the care continuum. For more information, please visit www.kyruus.com.
About athenahealth, Inc.
athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based services for 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 or call 888-652-8200.
Contact: Michael Stuart
Manager, Business Development