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Presidiohealth

October 04, 2010 17:30 ET

Presidiohealth Launches PerformCycle™, a New Full Cycle Mobile Patient-Management Solution for Healthcare Providers

Service Will Initially Focus on Pediatric Asthma Patients

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 4, 2010) -  Presidiohealth, which offers real-time, mobile computing performance management solutions for healthcare providers, announced today the launch of PerformCycle™, a new patient care management tool that provides an interactive, measurable action plan for pediatric asthma patients.

Presidio is launching the core service this month in the Pediatric Emergency Department at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Daily monitoring of the child's status, triggers, and medication use seeks to provide better quality care, reduce emergency visits and hospitalizations, and lower overall healthcare and social costs. The PerformCycle platform combines evidence-based care guidelines, the Asthma Action Plan, and post-care patient tracking (CareTracker) solutions to offer home monitoring of a child's post-care progress and share direct patient feedback with healthcare providers in the emergency department and the pediatrics office. For patients whose parents don't have smartphones, the basic service delivers daily monitoring and reminders via two way communication with text message and e-mail. For iPhone users, CareTracker integrates the free AsthmaMD™ app.

"We are proud to be part of the first wave of healthcare innovation that brings the patient into the middle of the care cycle," said Presidiohealth founder and president Douglas Evans. "As an ER physician, I know firsthand why delivering high quality care demands an interaction between provider best practices, enhanced patient education, and ongoing patient engagement. By combining our PerformCycle solutions with the exploding marketplace of mobile apps, we expect to offer health care providers and their patient communities new tools for enhancing care quality and clinical outcomes." 

"All signs indicate healthcare is at the beginning of a revolution, called mHealth," said Peter Waegemann, CEO of Medical Records Institute. "Communication-enhanced healthcare is a major part of this development. As new disease management methods emerge that integrate continuous sensing of data, provider monitoring and patient reporting, quality of care will improve and healthcare costs will be lowered. This has been proven in diabetes and hypertension management, but applies equally to asthma management."

PerformCycle will be available immediately to pediatric asthma patients at California Pacific Medical Center, and beyond CPMC later this year. It will eventually expand to other high-cost-burden diseases. Dr. Evans will present the PerformCycle pilot project on the "Tools for Care Management" panel at the Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco on October 7 and 8, 2010.

About Presidiohealth
Presidiohealth was founded in 2004 with the primary mission of providing performance management solutions for healthcare providers. Using SaaS and cloud technologies, the company consolidates critical business information so clients can manage clinical and revenue performance in one system. In addition to PerformCycle, Presidio's services include PerformPOS™, PerformMD™, and PerformRN™ solutions. For more information, visit www.presidiohealth.com.

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