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Stat Doctors gets $3.5M investment

QuadMed, a nationally recognized provider of onsite, near site and shared site employer-sponsored health and wellness solutions, has entered into a strategic partnership with Stat Health Services, provider of Scottsdale-based Stat Doctors™ eHealth solution, to provide 24/7 telemedicine access for patients with minor acute healthcare needs. Under the agreement, QuadMed purchased a minority ownership interest in the company.

QuadMed’s partnership with Stat Health Services, a pioneer in virtual house call services, provides employers with an additional healthcare solution proven to dramatically reduce the cost of claims and create positive health outcomes. Through Stat Doctors, minor acute care needs are handled online by on-call emergency medicine providers. Patients receive personal treatment from the convenience of their computer or mobile device without needing to travel to a hospital emergency room or an urgent care center, avoiding waiting times and substantial expenses.

“QuadMed continues to lead the evolution of healthcare at this transformative time in the healthcare industry,” said Joel Quadracci, Chairman, President & CEO of Quad/Graphics, QuadMed’s parent company. “Stat Doctors 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, according to Dr. Alan Roga, M.D., Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Stat Health Services. “Stat Doctors is helping QuadMed replicate the traditional doctor-patient experience anytime, anywhere,” he said. “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.”

Stat Doctors offers patients a network of the nation’s top emergency medicine specialists through its partnership with Emergency Medicine Physicians (EMP), a network of highly qualified emergency medical providers dedicated to delivering exceptional care. “We are excited to partner with QuadMed through Stat Doctors in the transformation of healthcare by providing highest quality care in a convenient, low-cost alternative to the current options,” said Dominic Bagnoli, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of EMP.

“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.”

For more information about how QuadMed and Stat Doctors are innovating healthcare delivery, visit www.quadmedical.com and www.statdoctors.com.

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Stat Doctors Earns Innovation Award

Stat Doctors™, a leading eHealth service providing 24/7 access to affordable health care, recently received the Industry Innovator Award from The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism (IHCC).

The IHCC, which honors individuals and organizations that create and provide innovative health and benefit management programs, recognized Stat Doctors’ convenient, cost-effective and high-quality health care model.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by the health care industry for a delivery system we so deeply believe in,” said Dr. Alan Roga, founder and CEO of Stat Health Services. “We are unrelenting in our commitment to provide the best possible care to our patients, and continually seek out new ways to improve our model and enhance the patient experience.”

Stat Doctors is the only eVisit provider with a proprietary network of board-certified, practicing emergency medicine physicians. With an average wait time of six minutes, patients can be treated for minor illnesses and common medical conditions online and over the phone, anytime of day. Physicians diagnose symptoms and recommend a treatment plan. When needed, Stat Doctors physicians can ePrescribe medications to be electronically delivered to the patient’s pharmacy of choice. A follow-up call is also conducted 72 hours after the initial eVisit.

Stat Doctors is available as a supplemental benefit through employer-provided health insurance coverage. The service provides significant cost savings, as the maximum out-of-pocket expense for a Stat Doctors visit is $50, compared with much higher costs for an urgent care or emergency room visit.

“In addition to cost savings, patients report that Stat Doctors’ convenience is hugely important,” added Roga. “They can be treated by a top emergency medicine physician in a matter of minutes from their home, their workplace, or even when they’re out of town. In today’s hectic world, the ease and accessibility of Stat Doctors is crucial.”

The IHCC recognized Stat Doctors in HealthCare Consumerism Superstars 2013, the eighth annual awards issue of the Institute’s magazine, HealthCare Consumerism Solutions.

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ASBA Helps Members Manage Healthcare Costs With Stat Doctors

The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) announces its partnership with Stat Health Services Inc. to offer its members Stat Doctors, a service providing 24/7 access to board certified emergency physicians via Internet or phone. Stat Doctors offers an alternative to emergency room and urgent care visits, reducing the cost of care and providing care on-demand for the diagnosis and treatment of urgent yet common minor medical conditions.

“Stat Doctors is a unique solution for organizations to manage healthcare costs that are rising as much as 26 percent year-over-year, while reducing absenteeism and providing a benefit that employees love,” states Dr. Alan Roga, MD, founder and CEO of Stat Health Services. “We look forward to providing ASBA’s members a high quality, convenient and low cost alternative to traditional immediate medical care alternatives.”

Small businesses that are members of ASBA can now access Stat Doctors as a supplement to health insurance to minimize costs and add value to employees, or as an alternative to health insurance in the cases business owners cannot afford employer-sponsored healthcare. Likewise, employees that cannot afford healthcare insurance now have an affordable medical care option.

“ASBA represents over half a million lives (employees) in the State of Arizona,” says Rick Murray, CEO of ASBA. “The Stat Doctors program offers these individuals high quality medical access for minimal cost. This benefit gives small businesses, their employees and employees’ families some relief during a time when budgets are tight.”

Stat Health Services has a network of board certified emergency physicians conducting all of the online consultations. The service, accessible via telephone, personal computer or mobile devices, offers single sign-on, a virtual waiting room, e-visits, access to electronic medical records and e-prescribing services. Patients see a board certified emergency physician within 5-8 minutes on average. According to Dr. Roga, “You can see a doctor and be well on your way to getting better, in the time it would take you to drive to your nearest healthcare provider.”

As an included benefit of their ASBA membership, members and their employees have access to this benefit and pay only a small fee when they visit a Stat Doctors physician.

The service benefits employees suffering from sports injuries, arthritic pain, insect bites, urinary tract infections, rashes, vomiting, diarrhea, allergies, colds and flu, pink eye, asthma, bronchitis and many other acute minor medical conditions.

ASBA members can receive more information on the program, registration and costs by visiting www.asba.com/statdoctors. For more information about Stat Health Services and its Stat Doctors program, visit www.statdoctors.com or call 888-990-STAT. For more information about ASBA and/or to join, visit www.asba.com or call 602-306-4000.