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Michigan State University HealthTeam standardizes on athenahealth’s network-enabled services

athenahealth, a leading provider of network-enabled services and mobile applications for health care providers nationwide, and Michigan State University (MSU) HealthTeam, the university’s multi-specialty faculty group practice, today announced that the MSU HealthTeam will utilize athenahealth’s athenaOne suite of network-enabled services to support its base of approximately 260 providers. Recognized as mid-Michigan’s leading provider of comprehensive and sub-specialty services, MSU HealthTeam spans more than thirty ambulatory locations, including the MSU Clinical Center on its East Lansing campus.

“After an extensive market search, Michigan State University HealthTeam has partnered with athenahealth to leverage its service-backed, national cloud network and to benefit from the company’s commitment to drive clinical and financial outcomes,” said Richard Ward, CEO, MSU HealthTeam. “This partnership, which revolves around quick time-to-value and aligned incentives, is designed to incent and reward mutual success.  The MSU HealthTeam looks forward to working with athenahealth to standardize our providers on a network so we can gain visibility into our business that isn’t possible with software alone. We see this partnership as critical to ensuring that we maintain the highest standards of care while advancing our financial health.” 

The partnership will support MSU HealthTeam’s work providing advanced ambulatory care across mid-Michigan.  athenahealth’s interoperable services will enable health information to follow the patient along the continuum of care.

“athenahealth is delighted to help the MSU HealthTeam capture the full value of network insight and services,” said Jonathan Bush, CEO, athenahealth. “Our results-oriented model makes providing connected, high-quality, low-cost care to the Michigan State University community an achievable, financially rewarding effort.  athenahealth’s network knowledge will help MSU HealthTeam learn, grow flexibly with the industry, and thrive amidst change.”