athenahealth invests in digital startup

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athenahealth Inc. has become a strategic investor in The Right Place, a digital health startup geared to help expedite discharge between hospitals and post-acute providers.

The investment came through the company's More Disruption Please accelerator program. athenahealth launched the More Disruption Please Innovation Challenge in January 2016, and The Right Place won. The Right Place launched its bed and referral management mobile line in November 2015 to help SNFs managed bed inventory. It has helped more than 60 facilities optimize bed capacity, the company said.

“Integration and improved care coordination are important parts of athenahealth's strategy to become the healthcare internet,” said Brad Shelsy, Vice President of Corporate Development at athenahealth. “We're pleased to be working with The Right Place to help post-acute providers and hospitals provide high-quality, high-value care through a more efficient bed, referral and patient placement process.”


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