Patient Engagements Systems Home Search Contact Us
About PES Solutions Partners & Plans Providers Patients blog News & Presentations



Articles and Presentations



Media contact:
Stanley Goldstein
stanley goldstein at
(802) 540-0500 (office)
(617) 504-8853 (mobile)


What is Patient What’s Happening At PES?



November, 2015

Meaningful Use Stage 3 Final Rules released

The final rules will simplify requirements and add new flexibilities for providers to make electronic health information available when and where it matters most and for healthcare providers and consumers to be able to readily, safely, and securely exchange that information, according to CMS. In the words of PES CEO, Stan Goldstein:

“One might make the case that achieving the lofty goals of meaningful use will be impossible without the ability of doctors, hospitals, patients, and other parties to effectively and securely communicate and share clinical information,” Goldstein says. “Ensuring that all parties have access to the right information at the right time to make the right decision should be fundamental to any electronic health record [EHR] technology. Without this, the goals of meaningful use cannot and will not be achieved.”

The government, providers and patients should get together and adopt a set of standards by which all EHR’s will be developed, according to Goldstein. “Patients should own and control their medical record and be able to choose who does and does not have access to it,” he says. “All certified EHRs should be able to communicate with each other and share appropriate clinical and patient generated information. This kind of approach will result in real meaningful use.”

Read the article.

July 15, 2014


Patient Engagement Systems today announced the launch of its Care Manager Web Portal.
The web portal is an easy to use tool that provides care managers and others with timely, accurate and actionable information not otherwise available.

Benjamin Littenberg, MD, medical director, Patient Engagements Systems, said, "This new tool allows Care Managers to take advantage of the groundbreaking science behind patient engagement while enhancing their workflow. We have seen substantial improvements in diabetes control, cholesterol, and renal function with simultaneous reductions in ER visits and hospital admissions. The result is better health and lower costs. This is a `must-have' for ACOs and other value-based reimbursement systems."

Read the press release.

May 14, 2014

Patient Engagement Systems and AllazoHealth merge tool suites

Patient Engagement Systems and AllazoHealth announced that they have joined together to provide insurers, ACO’s, PBM’s, integrated delivery networks, and medical groups, a suite of tools to better manage patients with chronic conditions. PES and Allazo will bring to their clients the combined benefits of Allazo’s Medication Adherence Prediction technology (AllazoMAP), their individually targeted interventions (AllazoLIFT), and PES’s proven technology for improving outcomes and reducing costs for patients with high cost chronic conditions such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Read the press release.


May 1, 2014


better Care Coordination for Chronic Disease Patients Could Save medicare $1.5B Annually — Rand Study

"Continuity of care has long been one of the tenets of high-quality primary care,” says Benjamin Littenberg, MD, chief medical officer, Patient Engagement Systems. “This carefully done [RAND] analysis of Medicare patients with common chronic problems shows a very consistent effect: The more care the patient receives from a single provider, the better the outcomes. Patients with relatively frequent contact with a single—usually primary—provider are less likely to need emergency room or hospital care. The data support the idea that switching one visit per year from a specialist to the primary provider is associated with about a 5 percent reduction in complications, hospitalizations and total costs.

Read the study published in JAMA Internal Medicine (subscription required).

Read the article in Managed Healthcare Executive.

February 19, 2014

"Small data is the key to managing chronic conditions: Better Outcomes, Lower Costs and Significant ROI," presentation, HIMSS2014

You've heard all the talk about Big Data and its promise to unlock secrets of medical care and human behavior. And it is promising. But think about Small Data too.

"Small data connects people with timely, meaningful insights. It is organized and presented to be accessible, understandable, and actionable for everyday tasks," says Yankee Group analyst Allen Bonde. Another way to think about it is that small data is the right data. You shouldn't need to be a data scientist to understand or apply it for everyday tasks.

The presentation was Tuesday, February 25, at 1 p.m. at the HIMSS14 Start-up Showcase. Request a copy of the presentation here. We'll email a copy to you..

Read more


January 29, 2014

patient engagement systems adds dps health's virtual lifestyle management to suite of tools for health plans and medical groups

Patient Engagement Systems® announced today it has enhanced its suite of patient engagement and clinical decision support tools for patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) with the addition of DPS Health’s Virtual Lifestyle Management (VLM) service. Together, this enhancement underscores PES’ commitment to help health plans, medical groups and providers improve outcomes and lower the costs associated with treating patients with chronic conditions.

By enhancing the Patient Engagement Systems’ solution with the VLM service, PES customers will now have access to lifestyle coaching and behavior change services integrated directly with population monitoring, analytics and communication.

Read the press release

Read the article in Health Economics magazine (page 19)


December 10, 2013

Empire Physicians Medical Group and Patient Engagement Systems® Share Results of collaboration: Better Patient Outcomes and Cost Reduction

Yvonne Sonnenberg, President, Empire Physician Management Company, LLC and Stanley Goldstein, CEO, Patient Engagement Systems' presentation on the effectiveness of Patient Engagement Systems' automated technology was titled "Using an Automated Physician Patient Engagement Tool to Improve Outcomes and Reduce Costs."

Among the results of implementing Patient Engagement Systems' easy to adopt and simple to use patient-physician communications system for Empire Physicians Medical Group were significant increases in the appropriate use of primary care resulting in major decreases in emergency room visits and hospital days. The effect on total claims paid was a reduction of $1,970 per patient per year (P=0.047). Detailed findings included improvements in on-time testing measures for A1C, LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, triglycerides and serum creatinine.

Benjamin Littenberg, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Patient Engagement Systems, said, "We accomplished this by using an automated system which improves identification of these patients, monitors their care and engages the patient and the provider with the right information, at the right time, providing them with the opportunity to do the right things. It is the combination of these efforts that gets the patient back into primary care at appropriate times."

Read the press release.


December 3, 2013

ESRD Prevention: new tool for clinics, IPA's, and ACO's available from patient engagement systems

Patient Engagement Systems (PES) has developed a number of tools, including automated physician-patient engagement, analytics, and decision support, to become a nationally recognized leader in chronic kidney disease. Today the company announced a new tool designed specifically to identify patients early and ultimately delay the onset of end stage renal disease (ESRD).

PES Chief Medical Officer, Benjamin Littenberg, MD, notes, "In our experience, 40 to 50% of the patients in primary care with undiagnosed CKD have had an abnormal blood or urine test in the past two years. These tests usually weren't done for screening, and although abnormal, they didn't trigger a diagnosis by the provider. These patients are currently under care for something else. They need to have their condition identified and brought to their provider's attention. And, they and their doctor need support while they develop a plan to prevent or delay the progression of the disease."

Read more here.

November, 2013

Screening for early diabetic nephropathy: the Role of Laboratory Ordering Systems

There are many barriers to screening for diabetic nephropathy, including confusion and lack of clarity around specific tests available to the ordering clinician. PES clinicians investigaged and found systematic errors in urine protein testing that were discovered after installing a diabetes decision support system in two primary care organizations.

This was uncovered after installing the PES diabetes clinical decision support system at two physician clinics in 2009 and 2010, and seeing that rates of proteinuria testing were lower than anticipated. Investigation of the underlying causes showed, among other issues, problems with test ordering systems that lead to systematic ordering of the incorrect test.

Substantial undetected long-term failure to provide the intended quality of care to large numbers of patients with diabetes was caused by a variety of factors including confusion caused by similarities of test names and result ranges, design errors in a test ordering system, and lack of understanding of guidelines and clinical needs.

Read the journal article (paywall).

See all PES journal articles here.

August 20, 2013

Patient Engagement: Blockbuster Drug or snake oil?

The idea of patient engagement as a "blockbuster drug" was originally coined by Leonard Kish last August (here).

Actually, it's surprising that it has taken us this long to focus on patient engagement because the results we have thus far are nothing short of astounding. If patient engagement were a drug, it would be the blockbuster drug of the century and malpractice not to use it. —Leonard Kish, Principal and Co-Founder of VivaPhi

He's absolutely right, of course, and it should be malpractice not to use it – but how we define and then implement patient engagement will determine whether it's truly a miracle drug – or just another variant of age old snake oil. That's where the real work begins because it's all too easy to capture broad attention with any popular phrase. The hope, of course, is that agreement and blind allegiance will quickly follow. After all, how could anyone actually oppose patient engagement?

The good news is – we now have some very real metrics around what constitutes real patient engagement and Leonard highlighted two impressive examples.

Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect™ / Collaborative Cardiac Care Case Study (here)

VA Case Report: Care Coordination / Home Telehealth (here):

I'll add another one (often referenced by Don Berwick), the Nuka System of Care (here) as sponsored and managed by the Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage, Alaska.

The more we become data driven around healthcare outcomes the easier it will be for everyone to make these important distinctions. In the meantime, patient engagement remains a fully loaded and often fully leveraged phrase. Look for the real metrics – and watch your wallet. —Dan Munro (adapted)

August 5, 2013

"Kidney disease: Early diagnosis and analytics are key," formulary®

Approximately 90,000 Americans die every year as a result of kidney disease. This disease produces no symptoms until it is in the advanced stages, so people in the early stages are not likely to know they have it unless they are tested.

The disease can be detected using a simple, inexpensive test to check for urinary protein. A blood test called estimated glomerular filtration rate—eGFR— is used to measure how much blood the kidneys filter each minute, which is a good indication of how well they are functioning.

Early testing and "…(and) interpretive and actionable healthcare analytics has never more important," says Stan Goldstein, Patient Engagement Systems CEO.

Read the full article.

July 16, 2013


Patient Engagement Systems and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) announced today a one-year pilot program to help physicians effectively identify, manage and improve the health of patients with diabetes. The process implements personalized patient engagement and decision support tools that provide treatment recommendations based on nationally recognized clinical guidelines utilizing PES' Diabetes Patient Engagement System℠ (DPES) developed with support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Read the press release.

July 15, 2013

sTUDY CONFIRMS: Identifying PATIENTS who need adherence help key to reducing avoidable costs

Delays in treatment and medication nonadherence are the major reasons behind avoidable costs in the healthcare system, according to a new study released last month by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. Avoidable costs of more than $200 billion are incurred each year in the U.S. healthcare system, representing 8 percent of the country's total annual healthcare expenditures, the study found. Patient Engagement Systems CEO, Stanley Goldstein said in response:

One of the first steps toward achieving adherence is the ability to identify patients with chronic conditions. We know that health plans and medical groups need tools such as clinical decision support to create timely and effective information that will enable them to better identify, manage, and monitor their most costly patients by zeroing in on medication adherence opportunities and identifying patients that require evidence-based treatment so they can get the care they deserve, while reducing inpatient admissions and ER visits.

Read the complete article.

July 11, 2013

National ehealth collaborative webinar: Improving the Patient-Physician Relationship

Using the Patient Engagement Framework as a roadmap, NeHC will be joined by experts to discuss remaining gaps in patient care and examine areas in which the industry is making progress. Dr. John Nelson will kick off the webinar with findings from Leavitt Partners' recent Health Watch survey: Patient Engagement & the Role of Consumers. Representatives from Patient Point will discuss ways to improve the patient-physician relationship through intervention opportunities and actionable measures along the entire continuum of care. Representatives from Patient Engagement Systems will demonstrate how access to timely and personalized clinical data can enable primary care providers to better coordinate the care they provide, in order to more effectively manage complex and costly chronic conditions and create a more collaborative relationship with their patients.

Download the PowerPoint slides

Download the 90 minute webinar (1.16GB)

April 24, 2013

Patient Engagement Systems Wins slot as IBM Global Entrepreneur

On April 10th, IBM Global Entrepreneur hosted a Mentor Day at the Waltham, Massachusetts IBM Innovation Center. The morning's mentoring sessions were coupled with the Waltham Innovation Center's famous Connecting Companies with Capital event in the afternoon. The startups first presented their business pitches in the morning and then again later on in the day after intense mentoring sessions, and the improvement was visible. Robert DeNoble, COO at iHASMD and one of the day's mentors said, "The value of the mentoring sessions provided immediate results as shown in the significantly improved quality of the company presentations during the afternoon session."

At the end of the day Mindful Scientific and Patient Engagement Systems were selected as the two companies qualifying for an interview for the SmartCamp Silicon Valley Regional competition.

Find more about IBM Global Entrepreneur program.

January 10, 2013

Halfpenny Technologies integrates clinical decision support platform to enable Health Plans to improve chronic care

Halfpenny Technologies has selected Patient Engagement Systems' (PES) platform as a feature enhancement to its ITF-HUB solution, a cloud-based clinical data exchange solution enabling health plans to access members' clinical data from a wide variety of hospital and commercial labs through only one data connection. The enhanced solution will now leverage PES' expertise in developing patient centric clinical decision support tools and utilities for member engagement, enabling health plan clients to manage chronic care programs down to the clinic level to improve quality and cost.

"We are very excited to be partnering with a leading provider of data interoperability and health care intelligences services," said Halfpenny CEO Tim Kowalski. "We are pleased to be partnering with PES to further enhance our unique clinical data exchange offering to Health Plans. As Health Plans strive to improve the quality of care of their members and reduce their costs, they need improved tools and data to make the right decisions at the right time. Our ITF-HUB solution, which will now have PES' modeling capabilities imbedded, offers Health Plans the best solution to solve their quality of care and cost challenges."

Read the press release.

October 10, 2012


Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules mean patient engagement is more important than ever. InformationWeek HealthCare included Patient Engagement Systems (PES) in their listing of core tools.

September 24, 2012


Patient Engagement Systems (PES) has been selected to demonstrate its technology solutions for health care improvement at two prestigious events. On October 3rd, 2012, we will be presenting, "Leveraging Data for f Healthcare" at HealthMart '12 Datapalooza in Worcester, MA. On October 11th, 2012, PES will present "Successful Patient Engagement Improves Diabetes Outcomes in Seniors" at URAC's Global Diabetes Management Summit in San Francisco, CA.

Read the article.

July 6, 2012

The Next Frontier: Patient Engagement

Seeking the best return on shared-savings programs such as PCMHs and ACOs, health plans are investing in ways to attract and hold patients' attention. Joseph Burns, contributing editor of Managed Care magazine, makes a simple assertion in his June cover store: "Patient engagement is the next frontier for managed care plans." We agree.

Read the article.

July 3, 2012

Patient Engagement Requires Right information technology Tools

Federal and private policy makers are insisting that healthcare providers get patients more involved in their own care, but that's not going to happen without a careful analysis of your IT strategy.

Paul Cerrato, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, emphasizes the critical role of patient engagement:

"As most healthcare providers know, the federal government is insisting that hospitals and practices improve their e-patient engagement strategy in order to meet Stage 2 Meaningful Use criteria. Private insurers are already going down this same path. When faced with such mandates, health IT executives and clinical leaders can take the parts changer's approach to patient engagement, or do a deeper root-cause analysis to find the best technology to address the issue."

Read the complete article.

June 21, 2012


It is startling to learn that 1 in 6 American adults has chronic kidney disease, and that it's underdiagnosed. The good news it is manageable. Also, there are tools you can use that help identify patients early, which is good for all concerned—patients, physicians, and plans. In this webinar Jeff Brunkow, of OptumHealth, and Benjamin Littenberg, MD FACP, of Patient Engagement Systems, map the CKD landscape and address effective management.

Watch the webinar (54MB).

June 20, 2012


Business intelligence is finding myriad ways to improve the healthcare organization's bottom line, whether it's through clinical improvement, greater operational efficiencies or enhanced revenue cycle functionality, system designers say.

Take, for instance, medical device integration into the electronic medical record. The focus of the project from a BI perspective is to process clinical information at the point of care, where the data can be used to drive better clinical outcomes, says Dave Dyell, founder and CEO of Panama City, FL-based Isirona.

"Making better decisions with data-driven care is the BI angle," he said. "It is about clinicians using the data to treat patients."

Making existing staff more efficient is another bottom line benefit of BI, Dyell says – especially in light of the nursing shortage that many providers have experienced. Automated point of care information saves valuable nurse time on taking patient vitals, which can easily add up to a couple of hours per nurse, per shift, he says.

"Another benefit we see on the data analytics side is the ability for early identification of potential problems and earlier intervention," said Dyell.

To be sure, access to critical information in real time is the hallmark of a BI system, says Eric Mueller, services president for Seattle-based WPC.

"BI is about making good decisions with accurate information in as close to real time as possible," he said. "That is important because if the information in front of you is 40 to 60 days old, that isn't business intelligence, it is business history."

Read the complete article.

May 11, 2012


Emerging models such as accountable care organizations will require better care coordination among providers, hospitals and their patients. Furthermore, Medicare, Medicaid, private and self-insured payors will continue to pay hospitals and physician practices based on quality of care measures, eventually moving to outcomes-based and bundled payments that are predicated on outcomes. The more engaged and involved patients are in managing their conditions, the greater the likelihood that they will experience better outcomes and satisfaction while avoiding adverse events, such as readmissions, that negatively impact their health as well as the hospital or health system. Here are four strategies and tools to help realize those goals. 

Read the complete article.

May 7, 2012



Benjamin Littenberg, MD FACP and Chief Medical Officer of Patient Engagement Systems, has been selected from a statewide pool of health care and technology experts advise Vermont's Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) on improvements to the State's health care system. GMCB is tasked to chart a path for the State of Vermont that is coordinated with the requirements of, but be independent of and more comprehensive than, the Federal Affordable Care Act.

In this role, Dr. Littenberg will contribute to GMCB's Health Care Professional Technical Advisory Group, which will serve as a sounding board on various technical issues related to the GMCB's work, including data analysis, development of provider payment models, and development of a unified health care budget for the state. "I am eager to contribute to this important effort for the state. The panel represents experts from across the state, and I am honored to be selected," said Dr. Littenberg.

Read complete press release.

April 10, 2012

Patient Engagement is "The Next Frontier for Improving Healthcare." James Rose, PES Senior VP, answers questions for Medical Home Today

For Jim Rose, the senior vice president of business development with Patient Engagement Systems, the concept of patient engagement is at the root of major changes in healthcare today. The only question is: What does patient engagement look like?

Perhaps the term is best defined by what it's not. "Engagement is not synonymous with compliance," said Rose during a presentation at the National Medical Home Summit in Philadelphia. Engagement, rather, "signifies that a person is involved in a process."

It can be a nebulous difference, but emerging models of care, such as the medical home, consider that difference a core component of the delivery process. To gain a better understanding of how patient engagement can improve care, Medical Home Today sits down with Rose over a sextet of questions.

Medical Home Today: Patient engagement is key to the medical home. What dividends are possible from robust patient engagement?

Jim Rose: Apart from the "Hippocratic dividend" of providing better care to patients, there are now documented cases of bottom line improvements from engaging patients. These include shared savings and incentive and bonus (P4P) payments, reduced total costs of care (especially inpatient and emergency room utilization), and even staffing efficiencies.

Read the entire article.

February 29, 2012


Jim Rose, Senior VP at Patient Engagement Systems explained to the NMHC attendees how an expensive web portal or printed health information in your office does not equal patient engagement. Steve Wilkins, MPH, put it like this on his blog, Mind the Gap:

“I love the point made by James Rose, Patient Engagement Systems, regarding the marketing hype surrounding the concept of patient engagement.  Rose correctly noted that patient engagement is more about the message you convey than the media used to convey the message.  Too often providers incorrectly equate web portals, in-office kiosks, and even printed health information with patient engagement.  What engages patients (or not) are the messages conveyed by these different media.  Often a simple verbal exchange between physician and patient can do more to engage patients in their own health than the most expensive web portal.  What’s your message?”

Delivering a message that communicates to your patients that they are important and that you care about them is how to produce real patient engagement. It’s not magic, but if you can do it the results are.

February 21, 2012

"In Search of Patient Engagement," a presentation by James rose at Fourth National Medical Home Summit

James Rose, Senior Vice President for Patient Engagement Systems, will present "In Search of Patient Engagement" at the Fourth National Medical Home Summit in Philadelphia. Mr. Rose's presentation is scheduled for February 28 at 2:15 p.m. (eastern). The Medical Home Summit is the leading education event to address patient centered medical homes. The conference will be streamed live via the web.

Read complete press release.

February 6, 2012


Patient Engagement Systems (PES) is launching its new Chronic Kidney Disease Patient Engagement System (CKPES) with two clients in California. CKPES will enable these clients to better monitor, engage with, and manage patients who require attention for the health risks and progression of chronic kidney disease. 

PES delivers better outcomes for CKD by attacking the problem through both provider and patient action.  CKPES delivers critical clinical information to primary care providers to help them better adhere to recommended guidelines of care, such as the National Kidney Foundation’s KDOQI guidelines.  CKPES also delivers personalized clinical information to patients to ensure they are aware of and activated for recommended care.
Read complete press release.

December 6, 2011

Patient Engagement Systems® Introduces Solution for Improving Management of Chronic Kidney Disease

Patient Engagement Systems® today introduced the Chronic Kidney Patient Engagement System (CKPES). The announcement was made at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 23rd Annual Forum on Quality Improvement. CKPES helps primary care providers identify patients at risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD), manage treatments to recommended guidelines, and reduce avoidable costs and inconsistencies in patient care.

Find more details in the press release.

November, 2011

Patient Engagement Systems® Supports ONC with Consumer Health IT Adoption Initiative

Patient Engagement Systems® pledges to HHS to empower patients through information technology.

Find more details in the press release.

October, 2011

Patient Engagement Systems® Awarded Bronze Honors for Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Program from URAC

National Award Recognizes Patient Engagement Systems® out of over 60 Applicants as an Innovative Consumer Decision-Making Program.
Find more details in the press release.

September 20, 2011

Webinar Discusses Advanced IT for the Medical Home: Engaging the Patient

On October 3rd at 12:00 p.m. ET, Benjamin Littenberg, MD, Chief Medical Officer at PES, will lead an interactive discussion on how information technology, when applied strategically and purposefully, can create engaged patients and be a key difference maker for Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) efforts.

Find more details in the press release.

September 20, 2011

Patient Engagement Systems® to Present "Automating Provider-Patient Communications to Improve Chronic Care Outcomes" at URAC Conference Session for Award Finalists

Patient Engagement Systems® session featured with other URAC Award Finalists for Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection at 12th Annual Quality Summit on October 4th - 6th.
Find more details in the press release.

September 15, 2011

Patient Engagement Systems® Chief Medical Officer Presents at The National Medical Home Summit

Benjamin Littenberg, MD, leads a Mini-Summit presentation on September 21, 2011 at The Fourth National Medical Home Summit in San Francisco, discusses how engaging with patients is critical to the financial and clinical success of the primary care practice research and how - with the right information utilities in place to engrain new methods of health improvement - the Medical Home model will help this evolution happen.

Find more details in the press release.

June 13, 2011


Patient Engagement Systems® was selected as one of 20 finalists for the 2011 Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) Awards for Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection. URAC is the nation's leading healthcare accreditation and certification organization. Patient Engagement Systems® "Automating Provider-Patient Communications to Improve Chronic Care Outcomes" was recognized for its demonstrated ability to improve coordination, compliance, and the overall management of chronic conditions.
Find more details in the press release.

June 6, 2011


Company founders Dr. Benjamin Littenberg, Dr. Charles MacLean, and Mr. Michael Gagnon were honored June 13, 2011 with a Hall of Fame Award at the 6th annual Invention to Venture (I2V) Conference. The Hall of Fame honors inventions that have contributed to advancing the mission of the University to disseminate knowledge and serve the people of Vermont.

For more details read the press release.

March 21, 2011


Stanley Goldstein, Chief Executive Officer of Vermedx, announced today the appointment of James L. Rose as Senior Vice President of Business Development. "We are delighted to welcome Jim to our management team," he said. "Jim brings not only the ability to develop strategies, but also many fresh ideas and a creative approach." Mr. Rose has more than two decades of health-care industry experience. He will focus his efforts on the main technology platform of Vermedx, specifically the company's flagship program for managing diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
For more information, see the press release.

March 17, 2011


Vermedx will be presenting research on "How Engaging Patients for Better Chronic Care Management Results in More Appropriate Medical Service Utilization" at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI) 12th Annual International Summit in Dallas later this month.

The Vermedx technology improves coordination, compliance and the overall management of chronic conditions by supporting physician decision making and communication with their patients.

At its conference session, Vermedx will discuss how patient engagement improves the overall clinical experience and what that means for providers; how large physician-lead groups have implemented and are measuring technology solutions that better prepare both providers and patients for more effective clinical encounters; and will outline the anticipated impacts - risks and rewards - of pay-for-performance and health-care reform on how providers and patients interact.

The Vermedx presentation will take place at 12:45 pm on Monday, March 21 in room "Austin 5". Vermedx also will be exhibiting at Booth 1224. The IHI Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice & the Community will be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas from March 20–22.

See the press release for more details.

May 3, 2010


Vermedx, Inc. announced today that the company has been selected by the Empire Physicians Group to provide central elements of its patented technology to its patient population.

Empire Physicians Group is an Independent Physicians Association (IPA) comprised of more than 40 primary care physicians and over 200 specialists. It is located in the Coachella Valley of California.

According to a study released by the California Diabetes Program, California has nearly three million people with diabetes, meaning that more than one out of ten adult Californians has diabetes. From 1998 to 2007, the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes rose from 5.5 to 7.6 percent, representing a 38 percent increase in one decade. California has the greatest number of people in the U.S. who are newly diagnosed with diabetes. Vermedx® technology will help Empire Physicians Group provide improvements in quality of care, which translates into cost savings.

The press release includes additional details.





    About Us | Solutions | Partners & Plans | Providers | Patients | Blog | News & Presentations | Sitemap