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athenahealth reports on flu, other diseases to fill gap caused by U.S. shutdown

athenahealth announced that in light of the U.S. government shutdown, which has resulted in the furlough of almost 70 percent of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC workforce, it will monitor and share population health information from across its national health care 'big data' asset. athenahealth's network is comprised of clinical, operational and business performance data from nearly 44,000 medical providers and 40M patient records nationwide.