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Phreesia Works With Osteoporosis Experts to Expand its Measurement Guided Care Program
Date:4/28/2009

Initiative utilizes Phreesia's electronic patient check-in system to enhance management of osteoporosis

NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Phreesia, the Patient Check-In Company(TM), has announced that it will offer a new risk assessment tool in its electronic patient intake process to help physicians identify patients at risk for osteoporosis and patients in need of immediate treatment.

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Phreesia collaborated with osteoporosis expert, Felicia Cosman, MD, and relied on the National Osteoporosis Foundation's (NOF) recently released Clinician's Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis as a basis for the osteoporosis risk assessment tool. NOF's Guide provides evidence-based guidelines designed to help clinicians and patients have a productive dialog about a serious and common disease.

"Osteoporosis and risk of fracture are a major public health threat in the United States," said Dr. Cosman, Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University and Medical Director of the Clinical Research Center at Helen Hayes Hospital in New York.

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and increased susceptibility to bone fracture. According to the NOF, osteoporosis affects approximately 44 million Americans, or 55 percent of people over 50 years of age. It is estimated that osteoporosis-related fractures cost the U.S. healthcare system more than $17 billion annually.

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