athenahealth (ATHN +0.6%) and Henry Schein Medical (HSIC +0.5%) form a strategic partnership to help physicians operate more efficient high-quality-of-care practices by jointly marketing athenahealth's athenaOne suite of EHR, integrated revenue cycle management and patient communication services. Schein will offer athenahealth services as part of its ConnectHealth offering which helps doctors digitize their practices. Schein serves ~50% of physician practices in the U.S. through its 600 sales reps.
athenahealth Chairman and CEO Jonathan Bush says, "athenahealth's agreement with Henry Schein aligns with our vision to become the leading connectivity platform in health care. We will leverage Henry Schein's unparalleled reach and deep relationships to educate providers on our robust services, which fully support health care providers throughout the care delivery cycle, and to grow our national health care cloud network."