Athenahealth Hires IBM

Watertown, MA-based Athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN), which provides electronic health records and billing systems to physicians’ practices, has turned to the Managed Process Business Services wing of IBM (NYSE: IBM) for administrative and IT support, the companies announced today. IBM will help Athenahealth with tasks like data entry and physician billing. The deal “will enable Athenahealth to focus its resources on simplifying and improving administrative and reimbursement processes while reducing staff workload,” the companies said in a statement.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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