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Athenahealth to Add 500 Jobs in Atlanta, Double Footprint


Healthcare tech company Athenahealth (Nasdaq: ATHN) will add about 500 jobs in Atlanta.

As part of the expansion, Athenahealth will double its office footprint, taking an additional 40,000 square feet at Ponce City Market in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward, where it currently leases 98,000 square feet.

Athenahealth provides Internet-based electronic health records, practice management, and care coordination services to medical groups, hospitals and health systems. The company takes on non-core functions, such as claims processing, billing, patient communication and medical records management, allowing providers to focus on patient care.

Watertown, Mass.-based Athenahealth exceeded its projected employee growth rate by 40 percent in Atlanta, though it reportedly laid off 40 people in Atlanta in October 2016 due to restructuring efforts.

Athenahealth has already invested nearly $20 million in Georgia. It created 500 new jobs when it expanded into Georgia in June 2013.


Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle