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Montefiore Selects Acupera’s Population Health Management Technology to Support Community Care Efforts

Workflow Technology to Enhance Care Management for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions

SAN FRANCISCO—January 14, 2015

Acupera, a leading provider of population health management workflow technology, announced today that Montefiore Health System, a premier academic health system and the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has selected Acupera to support its care teams who serve medically vulnerable and psychosocially complex patients in its NYS Medicaid Health Home program. Montefiore, which is located in New York, has been a pioneer in cultivating population health strategies aimed at improving community health and well-being.

Acupera’s technology will be integrated into Montefiore’s Department of Pediatrics Intensive Case Management Program which serves vulnerable adult and pediatric patients and their families who are enrolled in the Bronx Accountable Healthcare Network (BAHN) Medicaid Health Home Program, of which Montefiore is the lead participant. Acupera’s system will enable care teams to collaborate across the Health Home’s network of hospitals and community organizations to engage and treat patients struggling with both clinical and socio-behavioral issues.

“Acupera will enhance the ability of our field based case management teams to provide holistic medical and psychosocial care management for a range of conditions; and supporting proactive preventive care and linkage services that will help our clients improve their health and potentially decreasing unnecessary emergency room and hospital admissions,” said Marcy Sedlacek, Ph.D, director of the Intensive Case Management Program.

Acupera will work with the BAHN Health Home on data exchange and the sharing of care plans between its providers and community care teams.

“We selected Acupera for its ability to work within our existing Health Home system and create automated and adaptive clinical workflows, ultimately improving how our clinicians deliver care,” said Stephen Rosenthal, vice president of network management at Montefiore. “Having refined our population health program over the years, we require an intelligent solution that provides our care teams with effective, workflow technology in real-time.”

“Montefiore has a strong reputation for effective population health management, with experience in what it takes to be truly effective in this space,” said Dr. Ronald Razmi, chief executive officer of Acupera. “We’re honored to support the Montefiore care teams by improving collaboration and communication, ultimately increasing overall efficacy and efficiency of the health system.”

About Acupera

Acupera enables real-time population health management through analytics and clinical workflow management tools that improve effectiveness and efficiency of the medical team. The company’s care management platform is designed to integrate seamlessly within existing workflows, effectively mining existing electronic medical records to elevate the most important data relevant to improving overall population health management. With its patient- and user-friendly interface, Acupera is uniquely suited not only to meet the evolving needs of care management teams, but also to engage local patient populations in self-care. For more information, please visit www.acupera.com.

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Mennonite Health System Selects Acupera to Manage Population Health

New Provider-Friendly Solution Improves the Health Network’s Care Coordination and Clinician Workflow

SAN FRANCISCO—October 29, 2014

Acupera, the leading provider of population health and workflow technology for health systems, today announced that Mennonite Health System has selected Acupera to help manage its growing patient population. Established in 1944, Mennonite Health is both an integrated health system and insurer that serves patients across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. With over 1,500 providers in both primary and specialty care, Mennonite Health System selected Acupera because it delivers the sought-after technology that will provide its physicians and nurses with actionable information on patient risk, care management and population analytics.

Built by physicians, Acupera takes a distinctive approach to population health. The system works in coordination with Mennonite Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and other databases, pulling key information, to offer insights that inform clinicians on patients who are at the highest risk of hospitalizations, Emergency Room visits, and short- and long-term complications. Through Acupera’s technology, Mennonite Health staff can easily identify patients who are experiencing gaps in their care, or who need additional support.

“At Mennonite Health System, we are committed to offering our patients with the highest quality of care throughout Puerto Rico. In order to do so, we needed a technology partner that truly understood our staff and patient population,” said Pedro Melendez, CEO of Mennonite Health System. “The most provider-friendly solution available, Acupera has delivered a custom-built solution that offers our clinicians unparalleled support.”

Through Acupera’s rapid customization process, Mennonite Health System received:

a collaborative care solution that supports the system’s team-based care approach
personal health management solutions that facilitate better communication
predictive analytics that offers comprehensive analysis of clinical data
workflow management that helps improve provider workflow processing and throughput.
“With four hospitals and five family health centers, our network is both geographically and culturally diverse. Being the first health system in Puerto Rico to embrace the population health concept we needed a population health partner who understood the constraints of our staff, and offered a system that met their exact needs,” said Eric Grafals, director for care management at Mennonite Healthcare System. “Acupera’s intuitive design makes it easy for our clinicians to instantly absorb information and respond to patients quickly.”

“Acupera is committed to providing doctors and nurses with the exact patient information they need, the moment they need it,” said Ronald Razmi, CEO of Acupera. “Built specifically with the clinician in mind, we’ve developed a system that fits easily into the daily workflow of hospital staff to simplify population health.”

About Mennonite Healthcare System
Mennonite Healthcare System is private not-for-profit community based organization founded in 1944 and one of the leading health systems in Puerto Rico. With four hospitals: Aibonito, which is known for its orthopedic services and Specialized Center for Women’s Health, Cayey Medical Center with its Center of Excellence for Bariatric surgery and a state of the art Cardiovascular Services with seven cardiovascular surgery suites, three catheterization suites, Imaging Center and Intensive Care units and Caguas, a facility with all basic and tertiary services that cover all medical subspecialties and a new pediatric floor. CIMA in Aibonito is the hospital providing inpatient and ambulatory mental health services in a confidential and relaxed atmosphere. In addition, the system has seven freestanding emergency rooms; a health plan with 35 years’ experience; hospice programs, home care program, medical equipment supplies company and three social interest residential facilities.

The hospitals, with 824.982 square feet of construction and 592 authorized beds are accredited by JCAHO, with two of the facilities recognized among the top 100 in the nation by the company Cleverly & Associates with the Community Value 100 ™ and Community Value Five-Star ™ awards. The Centre of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery is the only one in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Latin America accredited by American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and Surgical Review Corporation. We are one of the main employers in the central sector of the island, employing about 2,500 people directly and have a medical faculty of over 500 members.

About Acupera
Acupera enables real-time population health management through analytics and clinical workflow management tools that improve effectiveness and efficiency of the medical team. The company’s care management platform is designed to integrate seamlessly within existing workflows, effectively mining existing electronic medical records to elevate the most important data relevant to improving overall population health management. With its patient- and user-friendly interface, Acupera is uniquely suited not only to meet the evolving needs of care management teams, but also to engage local patient populations in self-care. For more information, please visit www.acupera.com.

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Acupera Raises Additional $4 Million for Population Health Platform

New and Previous Investors Contribute to Growing Investment in Population Health and Workflow Technology

SAN FRANCISCO—August 12, 2014

Acupera, the leading provider of population health and workflow technology for health systems, secured $4 million in financing from Lightspeed Venture Partners  joined by The Whittemore Collection, Ltd, which supported the Series A funding. Acupera will use this latest funding round to scale its product development team and add to its customer implementation group.

“We track the adoption of population health technologies by large health systems, and Acupera is one of the few companies that has implemented a comprehensive solution designed from both a provider and patient perspective,” said David Chen of Lightspeed Venture Partners. “Acupera’s impressive growth trajectory, team and strategy were key drivers of our investment.”

With an integrated clinical analytics and workflow engine, Acupera enables health systems to evaluate their patient population and develop appropriate population and patient-level strategies for managing care. Like a second set of eyes for physicians and nurses, Acupera mines data from various sources such as Electronic Health Records (EHRs), medical claims, lab results and devices to create care plans based on clinical and behavioral gaps in care. Through Acupera’s technology, both historical and new data can be leveraged to improve care for entire patient populations.

“Acupera offers population health technology that fits seamlessly into existing provider workflows, supporting doctors and nurses, while improving the way that healthcare organizations care for the entirety of their patient populations,” said Dr. Ronald Razmi, CEO of Acupera. “For our first institutional round of funding, we selected Lightspeed Venture Partners as they understand the pressure our customers are under and the unique solution Acupera offers. They provide expertise that can help Acupera scale up successfully in the dynamic healthcare IT landscape.”

Acupera’s system is successfully deployed at St. Vincent Medical Center, a 22-hospital system in Indianapolis, Indiana.

“The Acupera team continues to impress us with a platform that enables virtual teams to coordinate care in a patient-centric manner,” said George Landegger, managing director of The Whittemore Collection, Ltd. “I have yet to see anything else like it on the market.”

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St. Vincent Health Selects Acupera to Improve Population Health and Team-based Care Delivery

SAN FRANCISCO—January 13, 2014

Acupera today announced that St. Vincent Health, a 22-hospital system based in Indiana, sponsored by Ascension Health, is implementing a pilot project with Acupera to improve patient care through real-time population health management. Acupera is a population health analytics and clinical workflow management platform designed as an engine for team care.

St. Vincent Health is adopting leading-edge technology solutions like Acupera as part of its mission to adapt to new and emerging healthcare models like accountable care. With Acupera, St. Vincent Health will provide transitional care management to patients leaving institutional care, identify and proactively manage patients with complex chronic conditions and transition to patient-centric team care.

“Acupera enables our care teams to collaborate virtually, from anywhere, to identify and remedy gaps in patient care and ensure optimal outcomes,” said Dr. Bruce Bethancourt, chief medical officer of St. Vincent Medical Group. “Breakthrough technologies like Acupera ensure that we continue to deliver on our commitment to help patients improve their overall health with care that will make a lasting positive difference in their lives.”

Initially, St. Vincent Health is implementing Acupera at one of its physician practices within the St. Vincent Medical Group, the hospital system’s multi-specialty provider entity. With successful implementation, St. Vincent Health will continue to evaluate opportunities to expand the use of Acupera within its hospital system.

“By embracing intelligent workflow-based population health and care management technologies like Acupera, providers like St. Vincent Health are well poised to both reduce costs and positively impact long-term patient care outcomes in their communities,” said Dr. Ronald Razmi, chief executive officer of Acupera.

Acupera Achieves $6 Million in Funding to Expand Development of Patient Care Management Platform

SAN FRANCISCO— (November 14, 2013)

Acupera today announced it secured $2 million in bridge financing from The Whittemore Collectin, Ltd  to fund the development of its Population Health and Care Coordination Workflow Management technology. Acupera’s solution is designed to maximize patient care effectiveness and efficiency within healthcare organizations. The $2 million is in addition to $4 million previously secured in Series A funding from Whittemore Collection, Ltd, and Liebkind, LLC, which supported the initial development of Acupera’s patient care management platform. Acupera is a privately held technology company, launched in 2011.

“Acupera enables real-time, cloud-based Patient risk stratification, and clinical and behavioral workflow management that enables health care organizations to meet the diverse medical and psycho-social needs of their patient communities,” said Dr. Ronald Razmi, CEO of Acupera. “Our technology is designed to easily integrate within existing provider workflows, identify patient-critical needs and rally just the right resources to ensure patient care needs are anticipated and met.”

Acupera’s care management platform effectively mines existing electronic medical records to elevate the most important data relevant to improving overall population health. With its patient- and user-friendly interface, Acupera is uniquely suited not only to meet the evolving needs of care management teams, but also to engage local patient populations in self-care.

“Acupera is the next step in digital health revolution and begins to make the clinical data actionable,” said George Landegger, Managing Director, The Whittemore Collection, Ltd. “Acupera is the only solution available today that is suited to address the evolving requirements of growing healthcare organizations” Said Hermann Buerger, Managing Director, Liebkind, LLC.

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