Navigation Links
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.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080306/AQTH086LOGO)

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 forward to continuing our work in this area to address the epidemic of chronic disease that is sweeping our country. Pharos has been a great partner in our progress toward this goal," said Dr. Appelgate during the award ceremony.

The efforts of the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium over the past five years have demonstrated major reductions in hospitalizations of patient's with heart failure. By using remote monitoring technology patients become engaged in their own self care enabling care givers to take on much larger caseloads which increase their efficiency while reducing costs.

About Pharos Innovations

Founded in 1995 Pharos Innovations is a remote patient monitoring company specializing in the delivery of innovative solutions to facilitate the management of chronic conditions. Pharos has eliminated the costs associated with deploying and supporting in home equipment or devices.

Pharos' solutions, enabled by the Tel-Assurance(R) technology platform, improve patient outcomes through frequent, efficient self-monitoring of a patients' health status. This approach allows care managers and treating physicians to take accurate and timely action to improve quality of life while reducing service utilization. Pharos' programs are being used by hospitals, physician groups, and payers monitoring the effect of treatment of chronic care conditions like heart failure, diabetes, COPD, and depression.

About The Iowa Chronic Care Consortium

Located in Des Moines, Iowa The Iowa Chronic Care Consortium is a voluntary collaboration of public, private, academic and government organizations whose purpose is to develop capacity for the state of Iowa to effectively manage the most prevalent chronic diseases affecting Iowans. The founding members of the Consortium include Des Moines University, Iowa Farm Bureau, Mercy Health Network, Iowa Health System and the Iowa United Auto Workers.

Contact for Pharos Innovations:

Mitch Work

+1-847-940-7574

mwork@pharosinnovations.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pharos Innovations
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Surgery looks at inventions and innovations by surgeons
2. Inverness Medical Innovations Schedules Conference Call for 10:00 a.m. ET February 20, 2008 to Discuss Fourth Quarter 2007 Results
3. Sonic Innovations Not Included in Adverse Jury Verdict
4. Inverness Medical Innovations to Present at 2008 UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference on February 13, 2008
5. Young Innovations, Inc. Announces Results for 4th Quarter and the Year and Declares Dividend
6. Sonic Innovations Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007
7. Young Innovations, Inc. Provides Fourth Quarter Conference Call Details
8. Inverness Medical Innovations Enters Into a Definitive Agreement to Acquire Matria Healthcare, Inc.
9. Inverness Medical Innovations to Acquire Redwood Toxicology Laboratory
10. EMS Magazine Announces Top Product Innovations for 2007
11. Inverness Medical Innovations to Participate at 2007 RBC Healthcare Conference on December 12, 2007
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/26/2017)... JOHYNSTON, Iowa (PRWEB) , ... April 26, 2017 ... ... agriculture? DuPont Pioneer today launched a unique website ( CRISPRCas.pioneer.com ) that demonstrates ... plants and help farmers produce more and better food, with fewer resources. It ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... ... Mirroring360 Pro . This new addition to the Mirroring360 product family combines ... and business. , Mirroring360 Pro enables educators, business professionals and individuals to stream ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... 25, 2017 , ... A recent report from the Wisconsin ... the 2015-16 school year across Wisconsin’s public schools, charter schools, and private schools ... in student test score performance, the report’s limited analyses fail to provide answers ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... RESTON, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) , ... April 25, 2017 ... ... scientists leading the way in unveiling cutting-edge birth defects research related to Zika ... recognized by the world’s premier society for this important science. , ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... , ... Emergency Physician and Distinguished Professor of Emergency Medicine Bentley Bobrow will ... set to publish in summer 2017. , Dr. Bobrow, MD, FACEP, FAHA, is ... of Medicine. He also serves as Medical Director for the Bureau of Emergency Medical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/24/2017)... UNION CITY, Calif. , April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... providing durability, grip, protection, and comfort, announces the release ... the Powerform S8+. This most recent example of leading ... high density grip pattern for 200% more tactile grip ... in user protection and durability. With TracTek and a ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... , April 20, 2017  Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. ... healthcare, today announced that it will be participating in ... at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts ... will present at 11:20 a.m. Eastern Time. ... via Zimmer Biomet,s Investor Relations website at http://investor.zimmerbiomet.com ...
(Date:4/20/2017)...   ZappRx, Inc ., a digital health company focused ... announced it closed $25 million in Series B funding led ... in Seattle that is part of ... Series B round included participation from SR One , ... GV (formerly Google Ventures). As part of the financing, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: