IVANTAGE HEALTH EXPERT DEBATES THE SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AT THE ECONOMIST HEALTH CARE FORUM

Boston, MA, September 17, 2014 – Experts from iVantage Health Analytics and athenahealth will participate today in an Oxford-style debate to address the question, “Has Obamacare Failed?” at the Economist Health Care Forum. Don Bialek, MD, chief medical officer for iVantage Health Analytics and Jonathan Bush, chairman and chief executive of athenahealth, will participate in the debate, moderated by Roger McShane, public-policy correspondent from the Economist.

In the debate, Bialek will leverage his experience as a physician, manager and senior industry expert. He is an expert in electronic health information technology and serves as a senior consultant with iVantage, assisting hospital executives to improve their financial, operational and quality performance.

“At iVantage, we’ve seen early indications that the Act is driving more consumers to take action. Eight million enrolled in the exchanges and can now access care and engage with their provider about their health,” commented Dr. Bialek. “Our hospital clients need to be poised to manage this new influx of patients, some with complex, chronic conditions. Our orientation is to help hospitals improve their performance and prepare for the changes ahead. And doing that requires that they know who they serve and can deploy the innovative services needed to serve them better.”

About iVantage Health Analytics

iVantage is a leading advisory and business analytic services company applying Accelerated Healthcare TransformationTM and the VantagePointsTM platform to drive sustained, evidence-based results. The company’s unique combination of technology, content, and expert advisory services accelerates decision making for the new healthcare.  Visit www.iVantageHealth.com.

About athenahealth, Inc.

athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health records (EHRs), 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.