Athenahealth Expands Footprint in Atlanta

The health care information company has announced that it will create up to 1,000 new jobs by adding 40,000 extra square feet to the firm’s initial location.
Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market

Atlanta—Athenahealth Inc., a leading provider of network-based services and point-of-care mobile application for hospitals and ambulatory clients nationwide, has announced that it will increase its footprint at Ponce City Market in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, according to a statement made by Mayor Kasim Reed and Governor Nathan Deal.

In this expansion, Atenahealth will expand its workforce to almost 1,000 and will add 40,000 square feet of additional space to the company’s current 98,000-square-foot office. In addition to that, the adaptive reuse development project includes residential units, restaurants and retail space. This comes as the company has surpassed its three-year projected employee growth rate by roughly 40 percent in Atlanta and invested approximately $20 million in Georgia.

“Georgia boasts an expansive health IT sector and the growth of Athenahealth further solidifies the state’s role as a leader in the industry. As one of the fastest growing companies in health IT, Athenahealth will benefit from Georgia’s robust telecommunications infrastructure, highly-skilled workforce and pro-business environment. We value athenahealth’s continued investment in our state and look forward to the company expanding its economic footprint here,” said Governor Deal in a prepared statement.

Athenahealth collaborates with hospitals and ambulatory clients to drive clinical and financial results by providing revenue cycle, patient engagement, care coordination and popular health services, in addition to point-of-care mobile apps. “As the center for global health, Metro Atlanta is leveraging our position as a digital hub to support companies driving next-generation technology innovation that is transforming the health information technology sector,” Hala Moddelmog, president & CEO of Metro Atlanta Chamber, said in prepared remarks. “Athenahealth is one of those companies driving the scope of interconnectivity into fresh new areas while harnessing the region’s rich talent pool,” concluded the CEO.

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