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Central Logic Engages Amendola for Strategic PR and Marketing Strategy and Services

Healthcare agency to build thought leadership and share of voice for transfer center solutions company

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 19, 2019 – Amendola, a nationally recognized, award-winning healthcare and technology public relations and marketing firm, announced today that Central Logic has engaged the agency to provide strategic PR and marketing communications services.

Central Logic, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a leader in transfer center technology solutions. Its data-driven transfer center platform ensures patients get access to the right care without delay.

Central Logic CEO Angie Franks noted that the company’s people and products are key to the success of the transfer centers it works with. “The Amendola team understands not only our communications objectives, but also our commitment to driving better clinical outcomes for patients and delivering a financial ROI for our clients. We’re excited to work with them to spread that message.”

“Central Logic has an experienced leadership team with both business acumen and a deep appreciation of the challenges that providers and referring physicians face, especially when it comes to timely, safe and efficient patient transfers,” said agency CEO Jodi Amendola. “Increasing their share of voice in healthcare through thought leadership, content development and media placements isn’t just a PR win for Central Logic, it’s a win for all of the hospital and health system leaders who can learn from them.”

Amendola will create a comprehensive media relations plan that will include securing media placements to showcase the results Central Logic’s partnerships drive. A multi-pronged communications approach will include press releases and media pitches, contributed content, speaking engagements and awards to position the team as subject matter experts and thought leaders. In addition, Amendola will assist with videos and marketing activities to help with lead generation and sales enablement.

About Central Logic

For health systems, managing patient transfers is a life-saving endeavor. Central Logic is a pioneer in the space and was founded solely to support this mission. Our flexible, purpose-built solutions provide superior real-time visibility and unmatched business intelligence to optimize the operations of health system patient flow command centers. Clients count on Central Logic to deliver strong growth, find new ways to improve patient outcomes and make their operations more effective, today and into the future. Based in Utah, Central Logic is an industry leader with a 96% customer retention rate working to get patients the right care, at the right place, without delay. For more information, visit www.centrallogic.com.

Media Contact:

Marcia Rhodes
Amendola Communications
480.664.8412 ext. 15
mrhodes@acmarketingpr.com

 

Amendola Communications Adds Content Marketer and Healthcare IT Specialist as Senior Writer

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. – March 12, 2019Amendola Communications, a nationally recognized, award-winning healthcare and healthcare technology public relations and marketing agency, announced today that Louie Holwerk has joined the agency as Senior Writer. An award-winning healthcare IT writer and content marketer, Holwerk will create a wide variety of PR and marketing materials for the agency’s healthcare/healthcare IT clients.

Holwerk’s specializations include revenue cycle management (RCM), healthcare predictive analytics, and industry and regulatory trends through the lens of how they impact providers, patients, and communities. Prior to joining Amendola, he led the strategic messaging, PR writing, and content marketing efforts at ZirMed, which subsequently merged with Navicure to form Waystar.

In addition to his healthcare IT experience, Holwerk held key communications roles at Groupon during its meteoric growth, and successfully steered strategic sales communications as the company shifted from an email- to a search-driven business. Most recently, he provided consulting services to early-stage startups as well as industrial manufacturing and specialty RCM firms. He began his career as a freelance writing and visual arts professional.

Agency CEO Jodi Amendola said: “Louie’s strong background in content marketing is the perfect complement to his health IT knowledgebase. Increasingly, our clients look to us to assist them in optimizing their content performance and marketing funnel while also conducting strategic, impactful PR activities. We’re excited to have him on board as part of the A-Team.”

“Having worked with Amendola on the client side, I’m thrilled to be joining a team of world-class marketing and PR professionals,” Holwerk said. “I’m also looking forward to working with Amendola’s clients—they’re changing the game in healthcare, and contributing to their storytelling and content-marketing efforts is a true honor.”

Holwerk holds a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also earned certificates in Folklore and Creative Writing. He holds an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Media Contact: Marcia Rhodes | 480.664.8412 x 15 | mrhodes@acmarketingpr.com

 

 

VisiQuate Engages Amendola for Strategic PR, Marketing and Content Program

Award-winning health IT agency to elevate thought leadership for top healthcare business analytics solutions leader

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 26, 2019Amendola, a nationally recognized, award-winning healthcare and health IT public relations and marketing agency, has been selected as the agency of record for VisiQuate, a leader in business analytics serving healthcare enterprises.

VisiQuate previously engaged Amendola to launch a successful media relations campaign, which drove the decision to expand the engagement. With the expanded program, Amendola will implement a broad range of PR, marketing and content strategies to generate awareness around VisiQuate’s healthcare business analytics solutions—including Ana, the industry’s first virtual Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer. VisiQuate’s solutions enable healthcare organizations to connect disparate data sources, automate complex business processes, and adopt artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to transform the way healthcare organizations use data to eliminate the waste involved with revenue cycle management.

“Healthcare technology solutions, when powered by AI and machine learning, is rapidly being recognized and welcomed across the industry,” said Brian Robertson, CEO of VisiQuate. “We chose to expand our existing partnership with Amendola due to their unmatched healthcare technology expertise, strategy and relationships that lead to high-value engagements with media, industry influencers and stakeholders across the healthcare continuum.”

“VisiQuate is shaking up healthcare analytics as we know it,” said Jodi Amendola, CEO of Amendola. “From developing the industry’s first virtual Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer to their solutions focused on improving cash flow while also improving patient outcomes, their contributions are allowing clinicians to focus on delivering quality care rather than time-intensive administrative burdens. We look forward to a strong continued partnership with VisiQuate to build thought leadership, drive awareness and deliver measurable results.”

Amendola will create and execute a comprehensive, strategic plan that will include securing trade and national media placements to showcase the strong outcomes revenue cycle professionals have had when working with VisiQuate. Press releases and contributed content will position the team as thought leaders, while speaking opportunities and awards will continue to showcase the innovative and disruptive work being done to improve patient outcomes through the use of better business intelligence.

About VisiQuate

VisiQuate is an expert managed service that helps clients achieve peak business health. With advanced AI capabilities, VisiQuate integrates complex data and presents it as role-personalized insights and actionable workflows. Root causes, trends, and opportunities become clear, leading to real-world results. VisiQuate’s virtual AI assistant, Ana, is informed by the experience of industry leaders and delivers reports within seconds of being asked, suggesting next steps that yield greater value. To learn more, visit www.visiquate.com.

Media Contact:
Jenn Cohen
Amendola Communications

404.759.3933
jcohen@acmarketingpr.com

HIMSS19 Educational Session Recommendations from Amendola, Healthcare IT’s Top PR/Marketing Agency

Clients’ technologies to shine brightly at largest health IT event of the year

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Feb. 6, 2019 — Innovative technologies from Amendola health IT clients will be highlighted in a number of key educational sessions presented by the clients’ end users at HIMSS19, which takes place Feb. 11−15, 2019, in Orlando.

“This year marks Amendola’s 15th anniversary and the 15th consecutive year that our agency will have a presence at HIMSS,” said Jodi Amendola, CEO of the award-winning healthcare and health IT marketing and public relations agency. “It’s been amazing to see how much the conference has grown in the nearly 20 years I’ve been attending—and gratifying to see the tangible results that healthcare organizations are realizing from our clients’ technologies, which will be highlighted in these presentations.”

The speakers, who in a few of the sessions are joined by the technology vendors as co-presenters, will explain how they have overcome some of the biggest healthcare challenges of today by leveraging solutions from Amendola clients, including Alliance for Better Health, Arcadia.io, Ayasdi, Bernoulli, Health Catalyst, Medicomp Systems, Recondo Technology, SAP, SCIO Health Analytics, VisitPay, Vivify Health and Vocera.

Accountable Care Organizations

Predictive Analytics for Data-Driven Care Management – Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO), a leading, value-based accountable care organization participating in five risk-based contracts, will discuss how to leverage predictive analytics to identify patients most likely to benefit from care coordination. Details: Presented by Sarika Aggarwal, MD, MHCM, Chief Medical Officer of BIDCO, and Bill Gillis, MS, Chief Information Officer; 2:30−3:30 pm Wed. Feb. 13, Room W208C. Highlights technology from Arcadia.io.

Building a Quality-Driven Narrow SNF Network – CareMount ACO, a physician-owned multispecialty medical group participating as a Medicare Next Generation ACO in the Hudson Valley, will explain how it leveraged a population health platform to aggregate data needed to develop a narrow Preferred Provider Network of skilled nursing facilities, home health and other ancillary providers. Details: Presented by Peter Kelly, MBA, Executive Director of CareMount ACO, and Richard Morel, MD, MMM, FCAP, Deputy Chief Medical Officer; 11:30 am−12:30 pm Wed. Feb. 13, Room W315A. Highlights technology from Arcadia.io.

AI and Machine Learning

Cloud Analytics: A Fast Lane to Enable Real-World Evidence – Mercy, one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country, is powering data-driven healthcare with artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics to benchmark best practices across its 44 acute care and specialty hospitals. As a result, Mercy is uncovering cost savings, improving patient outcomes, and creating new revenue streams to monetize data. Details: Presented by Curtis Dudley, VP of Performance Solutions, Mercy; 9:45−10:15 am Mon. Feb. 11, Rosen Centre Executive Ballroom I. Highlights technology from SAP.

Driving Physician Engagement and Patient Outcomes with Artificial Intelligence – Vituity, a multispecialty partnership of physicians, improved population health and enhanced patient experience by developing AI-driven real-time clinical decision support tools. Details: Presented by Dipti Patel-Misra, PhD, MBA, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Vituity, and Joshua H. Tamayo-Sarver, MD, PhD, FACEP, BCCI, CPHIMS, Vice President, Informatics; 10−11 am Thurs. Feb. 14, Room W207C. Highlights technology from Health Catalyst.

How AI Enabled a Community Hospital to Tackle Clinical Variation and Reduce Length-of-Stay – Flagler Hospital saved an average of $1,350 per case, reduced the average length of stay by two days, and decreased readmissions by seven times—eliminating nearly $850,000 in costs—by tapping into powerful, unsupervised AI technology. Details: Presented by Michael Sanders, FAAFP, MD, CMIO, Flagler Hospital; 11:40 am−12 pm Mon. Feb. 11, Rosen Centre Junior Ballroom F. Part of the HIMSS19 Machine Learning & AI for Healthcare pre-conference symposium. Highlights technology from Ayasdi.

Machine Learning to Predict Risk and Enhance Efficiency ­– A regional health system in New York applied machine learning to multiple data sources to create a risk model that identifies high- and low-risk patients to reduce 30-day readmissions. Details: Presented by Simer Sodhi, Director of Data Management and Analytics, Westchester Medical Center; 10:45−11:05 am Mon. Feb. 11, Rosen Centre Junior Ballroom F. Part of the HIMSS19 Machine Learning & AI for Healthcare pre-conference symposium. Highlights technology from Health Catalyst.

Inpatient Monitoring

A Business and Clinical Case for Continuous Surveillance – Virtua Memorial Hospital leveraged continuous capnography monitoring in a medical-surgical unit to detect adverse clinical events while also mitigating artifacts related to patient movement, suspect measurements and other medical device-generated alarm signals. Details: Presented by Leah Baron, MD, former Chief of the Department of Anesthesiology at Virtua Memorial Hospital, and John Zaleski, PhD, CPHIMS, CAP, Chief Analytics Officer, Bernoulli; 10−11 am Thurs. Feb. 14, Room W206A. Highlights technology from Bernoulli.

Improving Sepsis Care with Data Analytics – Allina Health developed and implemented a comprehensive, data-driven approach for early identification and reduced variation in sepsis care. Details: Presented by Mischa Adams, MSN, RN, CCRN, Clinical Standard Coordinator, Allina Health, and Sarah Jenson, MS, Analytics Director, Health Catalyst/Allina Health; 1−2 pm Thurs. Feb. 14, Room W206A. Highlights technology from Health Catalyst.

Patient Experience

Restore Human Connections with Collaboration and Technology – The University of Chicago Medicine designed effective approaches to improve the human experience, collaborating with clinical and information and technology leaders to drive positive human connections and transformative change in healthcare. Details: Presented by Sue Murphy, RN, Chief Experience Officer, University of Chicago Medicine, and Diane M. Rogers, CPXP, ACC President, Contagious Change, LLC; 11:30 am−12:30 pm Wed. Feb. 13, Room W204A. Highlights technology from Vocera.

Population Health and Chronic Condition Management

Enhancing Patient Care with Physician-Driven Documentation – Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s ongoing clinical documentation improvement initiative enables efficient, structured documentation, but also allows the organization to harness patient data to create real-time clinical dashboards for more effective care for patients with chronic disease. Details: Presented by Vinay Vaidya, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Michael Shishov, MD, Division Chief of Pediatric Rheumatology; 1:30−2:30 pm Tues. Feb. 12, Room W311A. Highlights technology from Medicomp Systems.

Cracking the Code to Better Quality and Financial Outcomes – Rush Health describes how it used advanced analytics to improve the way it manages risk, resulting in improved patient care and enhanced revenue. Details: Presented by James Grana, PhD, Chief Analytics Officer, Rush Health, and Bala Hota, MD, Chief Analytics Officer, Rush University Medical Center; 1:30−2:30 pm Tues. Feb. 12, Room W206A. Highlights technology from SCIO Health Analytics.

Remote Monitoring Shows Significant Pop Health Benefits – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Ontario Telemedicine Network utilized remote patient monitoring to improve patient engagement and outcomes for chronic disease management. Details: Presented by Andrew Watson, Vice President, Clinical Information Technology Transformation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Laurie Poole, Vice President, Clinical Innovation, Ontario Telemedicine Network; 10:30−11:30 am Tues. Feb. 12, Room W315B. Highlights technology from Vivify Health.

Patient-Centered Referral Workflow Automation – Steward Health Care Network automated referral workflows improve efficiency, care coordination and patient satisfaction. Details: Presented by Heather Trafton, PA-C, MBA, Senior Vice President of National MSO Operations, Steward Health Care Network, and Kristin Ottariano, MS, Director of Medicaid Operation; 2:30−3:30 pm Thurs. Feb. 14, Room W206A. Highlights technology from Arcadia.io.

Doing Well by Doing Good: Finding the ROI Social Care Programs – This invitation-only roundtable focuses on the outcomes and ROI of treating social needs. The session will focus on identifying disconnects in the current system, and the opportunities for innovations in technology and collaboration to play an important role in the solutions. Details: 3−4 pm Tues. Feb. 12, Hyatt Regency, Room Hyatt – Rock Springs II. Highlights key thought leaders from Alliance for Better Health.

Revenue Cycle Management

How Web Bots Freed $20 Million from a Billing Bottleneck – Avera Health improved cash flow by $20 million dollars in its first year, while reducing aged A/R accounts by almost half, after automating claim status follow-up with healthcare insurance companies using AI technology. Details: Mary Wickersham, MHA, Vice President, Central Business Office Services, Avera Health, and Ryan Ayres, Vice President, Product Management, Recondo Technology; 4:15−5:15 pm Tues. Feb. 12, Room W308A. Highlights technology from Recondo Technology.

The Patient Behind the Bill: Creating a More Satisfying Financial Journey – St. Luke’s Health System in Boise fundamentally re-imagined the patient financial journey, creating a personalized experience that offers patients transparency, choice and control over billing obligations while turning bad debt into consistent payments. Details: Presented by Michael Rawdan, Senior Director, Revenue Cycle & Patient Experience, St. Luke’s Health System; 11:00−11:35 am Mon. Feb. 11, Rosen Centre Grand Ballroom D. Part of the HIMSS19 pre-conference Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit. Highlights technology from VisitPay.

Media Contact:
Marcia Rhodes
Amendola

mrhodes@acmarketingpr.com
Ph: 480.664.8412 ext. 15

Alliance for Better Health engages Amendola communications for marketing services

PR and marketing firm to help the organization communicate its goal of transforming the care delivery system

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., January 29, 2019 – Amendola, a nationally recognized, award-winning health care and technology public relations and marketing agency, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Alliance for Better Health to provide PR and marketing services to the organization.

Amendola will help Alliance for Better Health develop its PR strategy and collaborate with the organization to develop an integrated, coordinated marketing plan.

“Alliance for Better Health’s mission, its innovative approach to building health equity, and its focus on addressing social determinants of health is admirable and inspirational. We expect to see great things from this organization in the coming years and we’re excited to help them get the word out about the amazing work they’re doing,” said CEO Jodi Amendola.

The New York-based Alliance for Better Health’s innovation program is providing more than $5 million to dozens of organizations in the Capital Region to demonstrate new concepts that are proactive in maximizing the health of individuals and, as a result, reducing the need for medical care and the financial burden of that care on individuals, business and taxpayers.

Alliance for Better Health CEO Jacob Reider, M.D., is passionate about addressing social determinants of health, but recognizes there’s still a lot of work to do to raise awareness of its benefits. “It’s so important, but many managed care organizations, community-based organizations and independent physicians struggle to effectively adopt best practices and coordinate services,” Reider said. “Engaging Amendola is just part of our commitment to helping organizations promote the health of people and communities.”

Amendola will be responsible for creating a comprehensive media relations plan that will include securing trade, national and local media placements to showcase the results CMOs, CBOs and IPAs have had when working with Alliance for Better Health. Press releases and contributed content will position the team as content experts and thought leaders and secure speaking opportunities and awards.

About Alliance for Better Health

Alliance for Better Health engages medical and social service providers in developing innovative solutions to promote the health of people and communities, with a goal of transforming the care delivery system into one that incentivizes health and prevention. Established in 2015 as a Performing Provider System in the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program (DSRIP), Alliance partners with more than 2,000 providers and organizations across a six- county area in New York’s Tech Valley and Capital Region.

Amendola Communications Appoints Rachael Britnell Account Director

Branding and digital marketing specialist brings a strong health IT background to healthcare and technology PR and marketing agency

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 8, 2019 – Amendola Communications, a nationally recognized, award-winning healthcare and technology public relations and marketing agency, today announced that Rachael Britnell has joined the agency as account director.

Britnell specializes in health IT brand marketing and creative and strategic campaign planning, management and implementation. Well-versed in content marketing, media relations and social media, Britnell is a perfect fit with Amendola’s emphasis on digital marketing and lead generation.

“What impressed us about Rachael was her strong ability to communicate our clients’ brand messages. She’s a pro at driving awareness,” said CEO Jodi Amendola. “Like the rest of our team, she also has a strong background in and knowledge of the healthcare technology industry.”

Britnell most recently served as marketing leader at Strata Decision Technology, which develops software tools and decision-making processes for senior financial and operational decision-makers in the healthcare industry. At Strata, Britnell developed and drove the company’s marketing strategy and oversaw the management of marketing programs and campaigns tied to generating brand awareness.

“Amendola’s increasing emphasis on an integrated marketing approach and the opportunity to position clients as thought leaders through creative storytelling truly excites me,” Britnell said. “The healthcare industry is changing so fast, and Amendola’s elite client base has a passion for the innovation that’s driving that change.”

Britnell earned her undergraduate degree in marketing and advertising at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, and holds a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Media Contact: Marcia Rhodes | 480.664.8412 x 15 | mrhodes@acmarketingpr.com

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CAREMINDr Engages Amendola Communications for Public Relations, Marketing and Content Development

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., October 30, 2018 – Amendola Communications, a nationally recognized, award-winning healthcare and health IT public relations and marketing agency, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the PR and marketing agency of record for CAREMINDr, a Silicon Valley-based mobile-enabled remote patient monitoring (mRPM) solution.

Amendola is leveraging a broad range of PR, marketing and content services to promote CAREMINDr’s innovative automated, turnkey mRPM solution to Medicare Advantage plans and other health plans and managed care organizations, physicians’ practices, employer groups and health systems. The CAREMINDr-Amendola collaboration is already shining a light on CAREMINDr’s thought leadership and innovation in the space, including published and accepted articles in leading media outlets such as Medical Economics, Healthcare IT News, Managed Healthcare Executive and AMGA’s Group Practice Journal.

Founded in 2017, CAREMINDr allows providers to efficiently monitor and “check in” with patients between appointments through automated, scheduled, condition-specific and clinically relevant patient-reported data capture. Consistent mobile communication, actionable insights and timely interventions enable providers to boost patient engagement to improve chronic care management, care transitions and outcomes. CAREMINDr offers health plans, health systems, physician groups and other organizations focused on population health management the tools needed to empower providers in achieving the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim of lower costs, healthier populations and more satisfied patients.

“We knew we needed an experienced PR and marketing partner to tell CAREMINDr’s story about how we’re helping providers and payers improve patient engagement and outcomes while lowering healthcare costs,” said Harry Soza, CEO of CAREMINDr. “When I thought about the best agency I had worked with, Jodi Amendola and her team came to mind immediately. We chose Amendola because they have the healthcare industry expertise, media relationships and marketing strategies that will enable more health plans, health systems and medical practices to learn more about CAREMINDr and how we can optimize outcomes for their patients or members.”

Amendola is promoting CAREMINDr through numerous PR, marketing and content marketing programs, supported by Amendola’s top-tier media research and relations. The agency is working with CAREMINDr to increase brand awareness and thought leadership by communicating its core value proposition to target audiences, drawing on Amendola’s deep industry knowledge and significant media relationships in health IT. Amendola is also delivering a wide range of content demonstrating the thought leadership and expertise of CAREMINDr’s leaders, all of whom are leaders and innovators in various fields of healthcare, health insurance and population health management.

“CAREMINDr’s CEO Harry Soza is a serial healthcare tech entrepreneur who brings innovation and creativity to every project he touches; I’m so thrilled to be working with him again,” said Jodi Amendola, CEO of Amendola Communications. “The vast majority of Americans are active users of smartphones and other mobile devices, so CAREMINDr’s convenient, efficient and clinically relevant mRPM solution is a smart and timely way for providers and health plans to engage patients to take ownership of their own health for better outcomes and lower costs.”

About CAREMINDr

CAREMINDr, a Silicon Valley company, is led by a team of experienced healthcare executives, technology experts and leading physicians that deliver proven technology solutions to healthcare organizations nationwide. CAREMINDr leverages the power of mobile-enabled remote patient monitoring (mRPM) to bridge the gap between physician appointments for stronger patient engagement and more efficient population health management. The automated, turnkey solution enables physicians to effortlessly “check in” on patients between visits. Patients conveniently and efficiently provide biometric, objective and subjective data. This approach monitors health status and social determinants, on a condition-dependent, clinically relevant schedule. The mRPM approach enables physicians to reduce ED visits and unnecessary hospital admissions and readmissions, while improving patient engagement, outcomes and satisfaction. Find out more at www.caremindr.com

Media Contact:
Tara Stultz
Amendola Communications
440.225.9595
tstultz@acmarketingpr.com

Jodi Amendola, a PR News ‘Top Women in PR’ Honoree, Appointed to Board of Help In Healing Home Foundation

Award-winning Amendola Communications CEO will take a lead role in driving not-for-profit foundation’s marketing, public relations, and social media efforts

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., October 23, 2018 – Amendola Communications further cemented its reputation as one of the leading public relations, marketing communications, social media and content marketing agencies specializing in healthcare and healthcare IT (HIT) with a focus on giving back with today’s announcement that its CEO Jodi Amendola has been unanimously appointed to the Board of the Help In Healing Home Foundation.

In addition to her personal involvement with the Foundation, which offers low-cost lodging and care to patients (and their caregivers) recovering from major surgeries and transplants as well as those undergoing long-term cancer treatment, Jodi will leverage her team of PR and marketing experts to help execute programs for the Foundation.

Jodi Amendola

Jodi and her agency have won numerous awards, including PR News naming her to its ranking of Top Women in PR for 2017; Amendola Communications’ designation by PR Source Code as a “Best-of-the-Best” PR agency nationwide for several years; and the agency being named as a top Healthcare Agency in Ragan and PR Daily’s Ace Awards.

Jodi has delivered high-impact public relations and marketing campaigns for the healthcare and HIT industries for 30 years. She is an active member of the National Charity League and has served on numerous boards, including AzHIMSS, the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation and the X2 Health network, a non-profit executive women’s health network, DARE NJ, and the Community Resource Council.

“I can honestly say that I have never seen a potential appointee generate so much enthusiastic support,” said Ron L. Jones, president and CEO of the Help In Healing Home Foundation. “Jodi brings an expertise that we have largely lacked up until now, so we look forward to learning from her and taking advantage of her experience and advice. She is also a thoughtful, caring person who brings a tremendous amount of energy into the room. We look forward to working closely with Jodi and her team.”

The Help In Healing Home Foundation is located in long-term leased facilities at the Village at Mayo Clinic, adjacent to the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. The complex accommodates up to 84 patients and caregivers in 4,900-square-foot Southwestern-style “casitas” that include amenities such as six private bedrooms and bathrooms, a living room, conversation pit, dining room, full kitchen, library, and laundry room. Despite the quality of its offerings, the Foundation only charges $45 per night—far less than even a budget-priced hotel would charge—while offering access to world-class facilities, clinicians and staff. Most of its residents come from the Southwestern United States, although the Foundation accepts patients from all across the world.

“The Help In Healing Home Foundation does tremendous work in treating not just the bodies, but the spirits, of patients who face long, difficult recoveries from life-altering procedures,” Jodi said. “Most are extra vulnerable to illnesses, so they need to stay in a protected environment. The Foundation helps take isolation and loneliness out of that situation by creating a community that lets patients share experiences and interact with others in similar circumstances while still protecting their health.”

Jodi became aware of the Foundation last year when she and her daughter volunteered there for a National Charity League event. “We had an amazing experience and I am proud to serve as a Board member for such a great organization,” Jodi said. “I look forward to helping them further their mission.”

As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, the Foundation depends on the generous support of private donors to continue its mission. Jodi and her team will develop a marketing plan to help make potential donors aware of the great work the Help In Healing Home Foundation is doing and to drive the communications to help the organization meet and exceed its fundraising goals.

As CEO of one of the largest PR agencies based in the Phoenix area, Jodi was asked to join the Board both as a result of her passion for developing award-winning marketing and publication relations programs for healthcare and HIT, and for her demonstrated commitment to giving back.

She recently served as a judge for the Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards sponsored by Advertising Age and Modern Healthcare. Locally in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, she participated in a PERCH panel on go-to-market strategy and sales for hospitals and health systems targeted at health tech start-ups. She also was the featured speaker at a National Charity League spring kick-off meeting, where she shared her entrepreneurial experiences with middle school and high school girls.

About the Help In Healing Home Foundation

The Help In Healing Home Foundation at the Village at Mayo Clinic enables patients recovering from life-altering procedures such as organ, bone marrow, and stem cell transplants as well as cancer patients to enhance their healing process in a secure, warm, and compassionate environment. Its series of 4,900-square-foot Southwestern-style “casitas” can house up to 84 patients and their caregivers while offering a home-like environment that includes individual bedrooms and bathrooms, a living room, kitchen, dining room, library, and conversation pit. As an independent, 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, the Help In Healing Home relies on private donors to continue its mission. For more information or to make a donation, visit: www.helpinghealinghome.org.

Media Contact:
Tara Stultz
Amendola Communications
440.225.9595
tstultz@acmarketingpr.com

PeriGen Taps Amendola Communications for Fully Integrated Marketing Plan

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., October 9, 2018 – Amendola Communications, a nationally recognized, award-winning healthcare and health IT public relations and marketing agency, is pleased to announce that PeriGen, an innovator of perinatal early warning systems, has engaged Amendola to develop and implement a fully integrated marketing and PR program. Based on a prior engagement, PeriGen is now looking to the firm to focus on thought leadership, content marketing, and lead generation and nurturing.

 

The United States currently has the worst maternal morbidity in the developed world (26.4 deaths per 100,000 live births), and studies have demonstrated that more than 50 percent of bad outcomes in childbirth are preventable. To address these preventable complications in both mothers and babies, PeriGen has developed artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solutions that automate the identification of early warning signs during labor, supporting clinicians with standardized analysis and timely alerting of troubling trends so that they can follow protocols in a more consistent and timely way.

 

Amendola will leverage a broad range of marketing, public relations and content strategies to promote PeriGen’s market-leading maternal and fetal surveillance systems. The content marketing will include bylined articles and website content and will highlight the thought leadership and subject matter expertise of PeriGen’s leadership and its clinical end users. This includes a recently published USA Today Letter to the Editor addressing maternal mortality.

 

“We are extremely glad to be working with Amendola Communications in a more expanded capacity,” said Matthew Sappern, CEO of PeriGen. “We feel that their public relations and marketing capabilities, specific to the health IT industry, are unparalleled. With their strategic guidance and personnel, we will greatly increase the awareness of PeriGen and what our solutions can do to lower negative outcomes during childbirth.”

 

PeriGen has developed PeriWatch™ Vigilance™, a new fetal and maternal early warning system (EWS) that automatically identifies patients whose conditions are worsening, facilitating more timely interventions. Able to work alongside existing perinatal systems, PeriWatch Vigilance is an early warning system that alerts care teams to clinical trends that may require intervention.

 

“PeriGen is a visionary company that gives clinicians the tools they need to improve—and even save—babies’ and moms’ lives,” said Jodi Amendola, CEO of Amendola Communications. “We will be leveraging our deep health IT and healthcare experience to spread the word about the important work that PeriGen is doing to combat complications during labor and delivery. Together, we will execute strategic marketing programs and develop content that will increase awareness among healthcare and insurance organizations of the strong clinical and financial outcomes that PeriGen’s solutions deliver.”

 

About PeriGen

PeriGen offers innovative perinatal software solutions that incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance clinical efficiency and standardization of care during childbirth. Led by skilled OB practitioners and IT visionaries, PeriGen has created the PeriWatch platform to provide consistent analysis and efficient display of complex data in real-time to promote better human recognition and communication about impending problems during labor. With PeriWatch clinicians can spend more time on direct patient care and less time on manual calculations and data manipulation. To learn more, visit www.perigen.com; follow us on TwitterLinkedInYouTube, and Facebook; or call 984.208.4250 or email.

 

Media Contact:
Marcia Rhodes
Amendola Communications
480.664.8412 ext. 15
mrhodes@acmarketingpr.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PatientPing Taps Amendola to Support Strategic Growth Initiatives

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 25, 2018—Amendola Communications, a nationally recognized, award-winning healthcare and health IT public relations and marketing agency, is pleased to announce that PatientPing has selected Amendola as its agency of record to lead its PR and marketing strategy. PatientPing is a Boston-based care coordination platform that reduces the cost of healthcare by seamlessly connecting providers with crucial information about shared patients.

Amendola will leverage a broad range of public relations, marketing and content services to help drive PatientPing’s expansion of a nationwide community of providers coordinating care through real-time notifications, or “Pings,” that keep providers informed when patients receive care anywhere across the continuum. Amendola will craft engaging content to showcase the thought leadership and expertise of PatientPing’s corporate leadership and the success stories of its end users.

“Amendola came highly recommended to us by a leading healthcare data analytics company whose amazing success with the agency speaks volumes,” said Jay Desai, PatientPing co-founder and CEO. “Amendola hit the ground running and we’re excited about working together to spread the word about how the PatientPing platform enables providers, payers and other healthcare organizations to leverage real-time data to achieve the shared goal of improving the efficiency of the healthcare system—and ultimately, achieving better patient satisfaction and outcomes.”

Amendola will work with PatientPing to increase brand awareness and engagement by crystallizing its core value proposition to target audiences and drawing on Amendola’s deep industry knowledge and top-tier media relationships in health IT.

“Safe and effective care coordination and transitions continue to challenge healthcare organizations,” said Jodi Amendola, CEO of Amendola Communications. “This partnership is rewarding for the Amendola team because our strategy and tactics will increase awareness among key stakeholders that they can effectively address this challenge with PatientPing’s proven solutions that share real-time patient information across care teams in any location.”

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About PatientPing
PatientPing is a Boston-based care coordination platform that reduces the cost of healthcare by seamlessly connecting providers to coordinate patient care. The platform allows providers to collaborate on shared patients through Pings–real-time notifications when patients receive care–and Stories–important patient context at the point of care–and allows provider organizations, payers, governments, individuals and the organizations supporting them to leverage this real-time data to reach their shared goals of improving the efficiency of our healthcare system. For more information, please visit www.patientping.com.

Media Contact:
Marcia Rhodes
Amendola Communications
480.664.8412 ext. 15
mrhodes@acmarketingpr.com