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Iowa Medicaid Demonstration Finds Tel-Assurance(R) Remote Monitoring Platform Improved Health Status and Saved $5 Million
Date:7/8/2008

Heart Failure Study Validates Use of Pharos Innovation's Proprietary, Device-Free Remote Monitoring Platform to Reduce Healthcare Utilization and

Medical Costs

NORTHFIELD, Ill., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharos Innovations, a pioneer in assisting clients to achieve next generation clinical and financial performance improvement through a device-free remote monitoring platform, announced today the results from the Iowa Medicaid Congestive Heart Failure Population Disease Management Demonstration. The one year demonstration, conducted between October, 2006 and October, 2007 confirmed that Pharos Innovations' Tel-Assurance remote monitoring platform reduced the need for costly acute care services, saving Iowa Medicaid nearly $3 million. In addition, the demonstration confirmed an additional $2 million costs had the interventions not been applied -- for a total of $5 million savings versus trend.

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"These results represent a breakthrough in the management of complex chronic conditions," said Dr. Randall Williams, CEO and founder of Pharos Innovations. "It proves that this new model of daily, proactive patient monitoring can demonstrate dramatically different results than traditional disease management has shown."

The demonstration results, which were compiled by the project steering committee, validated by a comprehensive evaluation plan and certified through the Disease Management Purchasing Consortium (DMPC), the largest source of contracting assistance in disease and population management, include:

-- Nearly $3 million savings from reduced healthcare service utilization for the participant group, compared to a $2 million increase for the matched cohort group

-- 24% reduction in hospital admissions, compared to a 22% increase for the matched cohor
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