WATERTOWN, Mass., Aug. 4, 2021 – athenahealth, a leading provider of network-enabled software and services for medical groups and health systems nationwide, today announced it has made the decision not to attend the 2021 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition from August 9-13, 2021, in Las Vegas due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Nevada and growing concerns regarding the Delta variant. athenahealth will continue to participate in the conference virtually.
As a leading player in the healthcare industry, and in light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, athenahealth felt it was prudent to re-evaluate its participation in the event. In an effort to protect the safety of its employees and the broader public, athenahealth concluded that attending the conference in-person presented an avoidable risk.
“This was not an easy decision, but our number-one priority is to protect the health and safety of our employees and their families, as well as our communities and customers,” said Bob Segert, chairman and chief executive officer of athenahealth. “We remain committed to supporting HIMSS and partnering with them in the future.”
Over the last two months, athenahealth and its partners have spent a considerable amount of time and effort preparing for the conference. As an active member of HIMSS, athenahealth looks forward to engaging with the healthcare IT community virtually this year and in-person in March 2022.
To provide access to some of the content and resources for the conference, athenahealth partnered with HIMSS to develop a virtual HIMSS booth for registered attendees.
About athenahealth, Inc.
athenahealth partners with medical organizations across the country to drive clinical and financial results. Our vision is to create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all, and we are pursuing this through our medical record, revenue cycle, patient engagement, and care coordination service offerings. Our expert teams build modern technology on an open, connected ecosystem, yielding insights that make a difference for our customers and their patients. For more information, please visit www.athenahealth.com.