SOURCE: Phytel


August 06, 2012 08:45 ET

Montefiore Medical Center Partners With Phytel to Improve Care Delivery

Major Academic Medical Center Finds That Phytel Helps to Improve Outcomes of Patients With Chronic Diseases

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Aug 6, 2012) - Montefiore Medical Center, an integrated healthcare delivery system and the academic medical center for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has selected Phytel's registry-driven outreach and population health management tool to help improve the outcomes of patients with chronic diseases.

The system is being used by the medical center's ambulatory care network, the Montefiore Medical Group, which includes about 350 employed physicians and provides primary and specialty care services at more than 20 locations to residents of the Bronx and Westchester County. The medical group has been using Phytel for six months to identify and reconnect patients with their care team for preventive and chronic care. Phytel's automation tools have allowed Montefiore to provide their doctors with a toolset to keep patients on track with their care plans.

"Montefiore is the major healthcare provider in the Bronx and one of only 32 Pioneer ACOs in the nation, and continuous outreach to our patients plays a vital role in maintaining their long-term health," said Don Raum, MD, Regional Medical Director, Montefiore Medical Group. "This tool helps us to improve the quality of preventive and chronic care by identifying patients with gaps in treatment and re-engaging them with their providers. Our aim is to solidify continuity of care and the doctor-patient relationship, and ultimately improve the long-term health outcomes of the entire population we serve."

Steve Schelhammer, CEO of Phytel, said, "We are delighted that Montefiore Medical Center, one of the premier healthcare organizations in the U.S., has selected Phytel as a partner in its quality improvement initiatives. Increasing patients' engagement with their providers is foundational to better care delivery, and leveraging our scalable platform can help Montefiore improve health outcomes of patients within their community."

About Phytel
The premier company empowering physician-led population health improvement, Phytel provides physicians with proven technology to deliver timely, coordinated care to their patients. Phytel's state-of-the-art registry, which now encompasses more than 20 million patients nationwide, uses evidence-based chronic and preventive care protocols to identify and notify patients due for service, while tracking compliance and measuring quality and financial results. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

About Montefiore

As the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic medical center nationally renowned for its clinical excellence, scientific discovery and commitment to its community. Recognized among the top hospitals nationally and regionally by U.S. News & World Report, Montefiore provides compassionate, patient- and family-centered care and educates the healthcare professionals of tomorrow. The Children's Hospital at Montefiore is consistently named in U.S. News' "America's Best Children's Hospitals," and is second among those in the New York metro area. With four hospitals, 1,491 beds and 93,000 annual hospital discharges, Montefiore is an integrated health system seamlessly linked by advanced technology. State-of-the-art primary and specialty care is provided through a network of nearly 100 locations. For more information, please visit and and follow us on Twitter @MontefioreNews.

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