Mayor Kasim Reed and Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that athenahealth, Inc., a provider of network-based services and point-of-care mobile applications for hospitals and ambulatory clients nationwide, will expand its workforce to nearly 1,000 by 2018 and double its initial footprint at Ponce City Market. The company surpassed its three-year projected employee growth rate by approximately 40 percent in its Atlanta office and has invested a total of nearly $20 million in Georgia.

“I offer my congratulations to athenahealth for its ongoing success and expansion,” said Mayor Reed in a media statement. “The company’s expansion at Ponce City Market cements Atlanta’s status as the center of healthcare IT in the U.S. Atlanta is home to a talented workforce and a thriving innovation ecosystem, and offers an unmatched environment for rapid growth. Leading companies like athenahealth are taking advantage.”

“Georgia boasts an expansive health IT sector and the growth of athenahealth further solidifies the state’s role as a leader in the industry,” said Gov. Deal. “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.”

In this expansion, athenahealth will add an additional 40,000 square feet to its office space at Ponce City Market in the Old Fourth Ward. The company currently occupies 98,000 square feet in the development’s adaptive reuse project, which includes residential units, restaurants and retail in addition to office space.

“As we work to drive meaningful and measurable results for our growing base of clients on our network, we are ever-expanding to meet their needs. Strategic sites in key urban markets across the country—such as Atlanta—open up possibilities, helps us attract exciting new talent and resources, and affords us opportunities to host more prospects and clients,” said Todd Haedrich, vice president and general manager, Small Groups, athenahealth. “We’re proud of our athenaNation footprint here in Georgia, and will continue to deepen our roots, and grow a talented workforce.”

athenahealth partners with hospitals and ambulatory clients to drive clinical and financial results. The company provides network-based medical record, revenue cycle, patient engagement, care coordination and population health services, as well as point-of-care mobile apps.


Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.