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Seattle, WA, United States, 2014/03/19 - Wisconsin-based QuadMed has entered into a strategic partnership with Stat Health Services, providers of Stat Doctors eHealth solution - StatDoctors.com / QuadMedical.com.
Under the agreement, QuadMed purchased a minority ownership interest in the company.
“We are excited to partner with QuadMed through Stat Doctors in the transformation of healthcare by providing the highest quality care in a convenient, low-cost alternative to the current option,” said EMP CEO Dominic Bagnoli, MD, FACEP, FAAEM.
In 2011, EMP (emp.com) invested in Stat Health as a method of delivering high-quality, convenient, cost-effective care by EMP’s board-certified emergency medicine physicians through the use of innovative internet - and web-based technologies also known as telemedicine.
QuadMed (quadmedical.com) is a nationally recognized provider of onsite, near site and shared site employer-sponsored health and wellness solutions.
“As a pioneer in the use of telemedicine through our Corporate Health Suites solution, we have discovered that it’s not just the technology that’s important, but also the physician network,” said Tim Dickman, President of QuadMed. “The doctor-patient relationship is key to providing effective care and positive outcomes. Stat Doctors facilitates this important relationship using state-of-the art telemedicine.”
According to Joel Quadracci, Chairman, President and CEO of Quad/Graphics, QuadMed’s parent company,“Stat Doctors (statdoctors.com) is an innovative approach to acute healthcare delivery that complements QuadMed’s continuum of healthcare solutions focused on improving the quality of patient care and outcomes while reducing overall costs. This investment expands healthcare management solutions for employers who, like us, want to keep employees and their dependents healthy and productive.”
The QuadMed/Stat Health Services partnership signifies a pivotal shift in healthcare delivery, added Dr. Alan Roga, MD, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Stat Health Services. “Stat Doctors is helping QuadMed replicate the traditional doctor-patient experience anytime, anywhere,” he explained. “We are very excited to collaborate with QuadMed, which shares our vision for improving access to quality care in a convenient and cost-effective manner."