SOURCE: Clinigence

Clinigence

November 30, 2010 12:00 ET

Dr. Steven M. Ornstein Joins Advisory Board of Clinigence

ATLANTA,GA--(Marketwire - November 30, 2010) - Clinigence, LLC, a health information technology company focused on the development of clinical business intelligence tools for accountable care organizations (ACOs) and healthcare providers, today announced that Steven M. Ornstein, M.D. has joined the Clinigence Advisory Board overseeing the development of the Clinigence collaborative software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, helping care providers deliver quality care cost-efficiently.

Dr. Ornstein is a professor at the Department of Family Medicine and Graduate Studies at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston. He is also the founder and director of the Practice Partner Research Network (PPRNet) -- the nation's oldest and one of the largest practice-based research networks, operating for over 15 years and covering over 140 practices, 740 care providers and 1.8 million patients in 38 states.

Dr. Ornstein received his BA degree from Dartmouth in 1978 and his MD degree from Duke in 1981. He completed his residency in family practice at MUSC in 1985. He is board certified in family practice and has practiced continuously at MUSC Medical Center since 1985. Dr. Ornstein is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has led and participated in dozens of research studies on improving the quality of care through prevention, patient engagement and adherence, evidence-based guidelines and the use of information technology. At PPRNet, Dr. Ornstein has pioneered and perfected the translation of research into clinical practice to achieve real, measurable improvements in patient care.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Ornstein to our advisory board," said Kobi Margolin, Clinigence's CEO. "We believe that his depth of knowledge in the area of translating scientific evidence into real-life improvement in patient outcomes will help us achieve the full potential of our unique and timely clinical business intelligence platform."

About Clinigence

Clinigence, LLC, in Atlanta, is a health information technology company. Conceived in 2009 and launched in 2010, Clinigence develops, publishes and delivers collaborative software-as-a-service (SaaS) to help healthcare providers derive business value from clinical data and quality patient care. The Clinigence solution is tailored to the emerging needs of healthcare providers due to the shift of the US healthcare system from volume- to value-based purchasing and the growing demand for quality patient care. More information can be found at http://www.clinigence.com or contact Kobi Margolin at kobi@clinigence.com or +1-678-466-6650.

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