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Amendola Communications Expands Marketing and Communications Team, Appointing Stacy State as Senior Account Director  

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 29, 2019—Amendola Communications, a nationally recognized, award-winning healthcare and healthcare IT public relations and marketing agency, announced today that Stacy State has joined the team as a senior account director. State will create and manage integrated marketing and communications programs, develop lead-generation initiatives, provide strategic counsel, and tell clients’ stories to targeted audiences by leveraging media relations and influencer relationships and strategies.

Stacy State

State brings nearly 20 years of marketing and product development experience across several healthcare verticals including providers, payers and health IT platform vendors. Having held marketing leadership roles at healthcare companies such as Humana and ZirMed (now Waystar), she has a proven track record of driving growth through lead generation strategies; developing and executing strategic communications and marketing programs; and leveraging PR and innovative digital strategies to transform brands.

“Amendola has a stellar reputation in the industry, and I’m excited to join an award-winning team of healthcare and health IT experts committed to the success and growth of our clients,” State said.

The agency’s CEO Jodi Amendola said clients will benefit from State’s marketing expertise as well as her ability to advance PR strategies to drive tangible business results for healthcare innovators, ranging from start-ups to mid-size and Fortune 100 companies. “Stacy’s deep knowledge of the healthcare industry ecosystem and extensive experience leading marketing strategies will allow her to bring immediate positive results for our clients,” Amendola said.

Prior to Amendola, State held the role of director of marketing for Advantum Health, a billing services company focused on physician and hospital billing. At Advantum, she served on the executive leadership team, creating a new brand for the company and guiding them through three strategic acquisitions.

Before that, State served as the director of enterprise marketing for ZirMed, a revenue cycle management company. State played an integral role in introducing ZirMed to the hospital and health system market and increasing year-over-year revenue bookings by millions of dollars. At Humana, she led initiatives that included new product development, mergers and acquisitions, clinical program communications, and customer messaging and engagement.

State earned her MBA from Indiana University and her bachelor of arts degree in sociology from the University of Kentucky.

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

Air Methods Engages Amendola for Full-Service PR, Content, Marketing & Digital Strategy and Execution

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 7, 2019 – Amendola Communications, a nationally recognized, award-winning healthcare and health IT public relations and marketing agency, has announced it has been selected as the outsourced marketing and PR partner for Air Methods, the leading air medical services provider that delivers lifesaving care to more than 70,000 people every year.

Amendola will elevate Air Methods’ position within the industry through a broad range of integrated PR, media relations, digital marketing, crisis planning, messaging and content development services. Through the engagement, Amendola will develop and execute a holistic plan that educates the healthcare and aviation markets on Air Methods’ offerings. The program also will showcase stories of how Air Methods saves lives by delivering high-quality “critical care in the air” and transport for trauma and emergency medical situations.

“We conducted an agency search and it was clear that Amendola would provide the strategic guidance and tactical execution we needed,” said JaeLynn Williams, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Air Methods. “Amendola is hands down the best integrated healthcare PR and marketing partner we could have imagined! They have executed beyond expectations and have quickly elevated our positioning among healthcare providers, insurers and most importantly, patients, demonstrating our vital role within the healthcare continuum.”

Williams added, “Amendola’s broad healthcare industry expertise, along with their strongly established media relationships, will ensure that all stakeholders have a clear view of how crucial air medical services are to millions of Americans, and how Air Methods leads our industry in care quality, safety and patient advocacy.”

Founded in 1980 with one helicopter and a single hospital contract, Air Methods has grown to the largest air medical service provider in the country, with more than 300 bases serving 48 states. Today, Air Methods is an essential healthcare service in rural areas where 85 million Americans are within an hour of critical care facilities only if transported by air.

Amendola will promote Air Methods through numerous PR and content development programs, supported by Amendola’s top-tier industry and media relations. The agency will work with Air Methods to enlighten providers, payers and patients about Air Methods’ critical care value proposition through a broad range of targeted content, drawing on Amendola’s deep industry knowledge and diverse media relationships in healthcare, business and consumer media. Amendola also will be responsible for delivering a range of content demonstrating the thought leadership and expertise of Air Methods leaders and highlighting examples of the many patient lives that have been saved thanks to its skilled and experienced air medical professionals.

“Air Methods’ story of lifesaving and innovative emergency medical care is inspiring,” said Jodi Amendola, CEO of Amendola Communications. “We value their trusted partnership and are excited to share their story as well as insight from Air Methods’ leaders with more providers, insurers and consumers across a spectrum of media outlets, social and digital platforms.”

About Air Methods

Air Methods (www.airmethods.com) is the leading air medical provider, delivering lifesaving care to more than 70,000 people every year. With nearly 40 years of air medical experience, Air Methods is the preferred partner for hospitals and one of the largest community-based providers of air medical services. United Rotorcraft is the Company’s products division specializing in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology. Air Methods’ fleet of owned, leased or maintained aircraft features more than 450 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get Your Marketing and PR Programs Ready for Summer

Healthcare IT public relations agency Amendola Communications offers three ideas to help keep marketing and PR programs filled with energy and enthusiasm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 24, 2019—As we near the end of spring, we’re reminded that vacation season is just around the corner. But while we firmly believe busy marketers and PR professionals deserve plenty of fun in the sun, we know that a good communications strategy never takes a day off.

That’s why Amendola, a nationally recognized, award-winning healthcare and technology public relations and marketing agency, offers three suggested posts from its blog to keep your PR programs fresh, vital and effective–even during the laziest days of summer. (To receive more tips like these from more than a dozen of the agency’s experts, be sure to subscribe to the blog today.)

Take a holistic approach to your content strategy

We’ve all heard that these days content is king. But all too often organizations focus more on delivering a high volume of content rather than whether that content will actually help them achieve their business objectives. The best results come when organizations build cohesive, holistic campaigns based on well-defined strategies instead of posting individual pieces on whatever happens to capture their interest that day. Read the full post here.

Make the most of your professional PR writer

Speaking of content, once the holistic strategy is in place, it’s time to start getting the organization’s subject matter experts together with the writer who will help them turn their expertise into PR gold. While it can be difficult for these experts (especially those at the executive level) to think about adding a call with a writer to their already busy schedules, the rewards are great if those calls are approached correctly. Here are five tips to assure everyone is happy with the process – and the outcome.

Follow these tips for a terrific media interview—every time

After doing a few successful media interviews it can be easy for busy executives to fall into the trap of feeling like they don’t need to do much to prepare anymore. But interview opportunities are like snowflakes. Each has its own unique characteristics that can throw even the most experienced veterans off-message if they’re not ready. This blog post explains some of the basics interviewees should do every time to optimize every media conversation—and to make sure that they don’t inadvertently say something they don’t want to see in a media outlet.

Amendola’s blog covers all things public relations and marketing. A go-to source for communications professionals, the blog publishes on a weekly basis and features subject matter experts in every aspect of publicizing and marketing healthcare technology companies.

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

 

 

Holon Solutions Taps Amendola to Advance its Standing as the Leading Liberator of Healthcare Data

Healthcare PR agency to expand Holon’s reach through media relations and marketing 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 16, 2019 – Amendola, a nationally recognized, award-winning healthcare and technology public relations and marketing firm, announced today that Holon Solutions has chosen Amendola as its primary agency of record. This partnership for media relations and PR will support Holon as they work to bring true interoperability to the healthcare space.

Holon Solutions, based in Alpharetta, Georgia, is leading the industry in data liberation, leveraging technology to surface data from any electronic health record (EHR) or third-party solution and bring those insights directly to the point of care.

Julie Mann, Chief Commercial Officer, Holon Solutions noted that Amendola’s work with other health IT leaders made for a natural partnership: “Holon’s technology works with virtually any EHR or data repository, unlocking data to support providers as they work to bring better care to patients. Because of the experience Amendola has working in this space, they genuinely understand the importance of bringing an interoperability standard to the industry. We’re excited to have their help as we work to spread our message and expand the adoption of our vendor-agnostic solution.”

“Holon Solutions is solving an important problem that has been plaguing the healthcare space for far too long. Their technology genuinely has a positive impact on patient care through improved data access,” said agency CEO Jodi Amendola. “We are pleased to help them expand their industry presence through advanced public relations. I genuinely believe in the Holon mission. It’s an honor to work with them, as they strive to free patient data from disparate systems that hinder effective analytics.”

As part of a comprehensive media relations plan, Amendola will secure placements that highlight the interoperability crisis and how Holon’s technology is solving the problem. In addition, a larger communications strategy will include press releases, contributed content, speaking engagements, and potential awards as Holon’s leadership and customers are positioned as industry thought leaders. Amendola will also be working with Holon to expand its marketing efforts, helping the company to reach new customers in need of data liberation that supports value-based care initiatives.

About Holon Solutions

Holon Solutions is a healthcare information technology company that liberates the data to liberate the care, putting the right information in front of the right people at the right time through our reimagined interoperability platform. Holon empowers risk-bearing organizations to optimize patient outcomes and financial performance by surfacing actionable, patient-specific insights directly to the point of care. Holon’s agnostic platform CollaborNet® surfaces contextual insights within the provider workflow, seamlessly shares clinical data from health plans and vendors, and automates documentation exchange and referrals across health communities independent of the technologies in play.  Our team of innovators is focused on removing the administrative burden from clinicians through our patented, sensor-based solutions.  We are grateful to be recognized by Healthcare Informatics as the “2018 Innovator of the Year for Value-Based Care.”

For more information about how Holon helps healthcare organizations fulfill the promise of value-based care, visit www.holonsolutions.com.

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Media Contact:

Linda Healan

Amendola Communications

404-725-7117

Lhealan@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

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 MEGAN SMITH AS SENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

Specialist in integrated communications and digital strategies joins award-winning healthcare PR team

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov.  27, 2018 – Amendola Communications, a nationally recognized, award-winning healthcare and technology public relations and marketing agency, today announced that Megan Smith has joined the agency as senior account director.

Megan H. Smith

Smith joins Amendola with more than a decade of public relations, marketing and account management experience in healthcare, technology and ecommerce. During her career, Smith has held increasingly responsible positions with Edelman and Dodge Communications, where she helped companies build and execute strategic communications and marketing programs, leveraging traditional PR, marketing communications and digital strategies to evolve, promote and protect her clients’ brands.

Most recently, Smith served as the Director of Client Services and ecommerce for EYStudios, a specialty ecommerce web design and development firm. In this role, she helped build relationships with more than 25 clients and provided counsel on how to grow their business through increasing traffic and improving conversions as well as content marketing.

“Megan brings a remarkable skillset and history of success in integrated communications campaigns and digital strategies to her role as senior account director,” said Jodi Amendola, CEO of Amendola Communications. “Her in-depth experience, proven creativity, and reputation for exceptional client relations will help ensure that our clients receive strategic guidance along the best path to continued growth.”

Smith holds an MBA in Marketing from Georgia State University and a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Georgia.

Media Contact:
Marcia Rhodes
Amendola Communications
480.664.8412 ext. 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