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Pharos Innovations Announces First Recipient of National Award for Achievements in Chronic Care Programs and Research
Date:3/6/2008

Dr. Bill Appelgate, Executive Director of the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium, is recognized for innovative research and programming for Iowa's Medicaid

population with chronic healthcare conditions

NORTHFIELD, Ill., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Pharos Innovations, a remote patient monitoring company specializing in the management of chronic care conditions, announced the first recipient of a new award honoring individuals for their breakthrough contributions in transforming the health of populations with chronic care conditions.

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The 2008 Pharos Achievement Award was given to Dr. Bill Appelgate, Executive Director of the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium, for his leadership in developing a state-wide initiative for chronic care in Iowa, recently culminating in the development and validation of a congestive heart failure disease management program with Iowa's Medicaid population. A letter of commendation from Iowa state senator, Jack Hatch (Democrat, Des Moines), was also presented to Dr. Appelgate at the award ceremony.

"Bill's leadership in transforming the health of Iowans with chronic diseases is evidenced in small part by his work with the Iowa Medicaid population. His effort as the Executive Director of the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium was instrumental in demonstrating for perhaps the first time that chronic care remote monitoring programs can be effective in improving the overall health and avoiding hospitalizations across an entire state Medicaid population, resulting in significant cost savings to state and federal governments. We applaud Bill's efforts and dedication," said Randall Williams, MD founder and CEO of Pharos.

"I am deeply honored to have been selected by Pharos as the first recipient of their achievement award. The Iowa Chronic Care Consortium looks
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