ATLANTA--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--IPG, the leading nationwide provider of Implantable Device Benefit Management (DBM) solutions, has been named a finalist for the 2013 Intel Innovation Award. The award, which recognizes companies developing leading-edge healthcare IT technology, and unique approaches to improving health and the healthcare delivery process, will be presented at the Health IT Leadership Summit.
“We’re looking forward to announcing the winner at the Health IT Leadership Summit on November 12. It will be an exciting opportunity to showcase Georgia’s healthcare IT innovators to leaders from every part of the healthcare industry from this state and beyond – providers, payers, vendors, government, non-profits and academia.”
“IPG PathFinder 360™ has allowed us to create proprietary benchmarking and predictive analytics relative to performance, affordability and quality of patient outcomes that has not previously been identified in the market,” said Jay Ethridge, President and CEO of IPG. “Our platform enables health plans to understand the cost and practice variations around implant procedures. We are excited to be named a finalist for the 2013 Intel Innovation Award.”
IPG is being recognized for its software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, IPG PathFinder 360™, the cost and quality spotlight for implantable procedures. The platform is built on the intelligence and expertise from IPG’s proven DBM model and patent-pending innovative technology and device algorithms. By leveraging broad data sets, IPG is able to identify the cost and practice variations around implant spend to manage risk and deliver actionable information to their stakeholders. Other industry platforms claim to identify new insights through “big data” technology but the results have been less than stellar. IPG has delivered proven actionable information and results directly to their customers. IPG assists Health Plans in developing, implementing and monitoring reimbursement and collaborative programs around implantable device procedures that uniquely fit within their objectives around providing the highest quality of care at the appropriate cost.
“It was truly a challenge for our judges to select the four finalists from among the many Georgia-based applicants,” adds Jodie Braner, chair of this year’s awards committee. “We’re looking forward to announcing the winner at the Health IT Leadership Summit on November 12. It will be an exciting opportunity to showcase Georgia’s healthcare IT innovators to leaders from every part of the healthcare industry from this state and beyond – providers, payers, vendors, government, non-profits and academia. ”
For more information about the Health IT Leadership Summit and the Intel Innovation Award, visit www.HealthITLeadershipSummit.org.
About the Health IT Leadership Summit
Founded by the Metro Atlanta Chamber, TAG Health - a society of Technology Association of Georgia, and the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Health IT Leadership Summit is held annually in Atlanta, the nation’s health IT capital, and continues to rank as one of the nation’s premier health IT events. Each Summit has brought together a sell-out crowd of business executives, healthcare providers, and public and private organizations in an effort to foster collaboration among leaders from every part of the healthcare continuum.
To learn more about this year’s Summit – including information regarding sponsorship and registration – visit www.HealthITLeadershipSummit.org, follow @HealthITSummit on Twitter, join the Health IT Leadership Summit group on LinkedIn, and receive updates via the Summit e-letter.
As the Device Benefit Management (DBM) leader, IPG provides transparent end-to-end implant management and predictive analytical solutions, establishing the industry standard around cost, quality and safety to drive accessibility and affordability of care. The company has pioneered a unique DBM model which streamlines the management and delivery of implantable devices by working directly with health plans, clinical providers, facilities and medical device manufacturers. IPG delivers implant intelligence surrounding the overall cost and quality of healthcare being delivered, adding transparency and predictability of spend in tandem with the implementation of quality and safety metrics necessary to drive and reward best practices. Through collaborative partnerships that drive physician alignment, and employer and patient satisfaction, this approach ensures that patients receive increased access to affordable and innovative life-saving and life-enhancing device-intensive medical therapies. For more information about IPG, call us at 1-866-753-0046, or visit us on the web at www.ipg.com.