Alere Unveils Comprehensive Portfolio to Support Value-Based Care

      Alere Unveils Comprehensive Portfolio to Support Value-Based Care

Alere Accountable Care Solutions Ready to Empower ACO Success through
Innovative Technologies and Services

PR Newswire

WALTHAM, Mass., March 4, 2013

WALTHAM, Mass., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Alere is pleased to announce
that it is integrating its broad resources in diagnostics, care management,
and health information technology to address the growing demand for improved
health outcomes and controlled healthcare costs.This new portfolio, known as
Alere Accountable Care Solutions, will offer the market's first suite of
payer-neutral, end-to-end solutions designed to improve care coordination for
emerging accountable care organizations (ACOs) and provider groups looking to
meet CMS "Meaningful Use" requirements. Sumit Nagpal, who formerly led Alere
Wellogic, will serve as President and CEO of Alere Accountable Care Solutions.

"Technology is a prerequisite to achieve better care and manage costs, but its
potential is often unrealized in spite of great effort and investment. Alere
Accountable Care Solutions delivers everything needed to allow healthcare
organizations to provide meaningful, accountable, value-driven care," said Ron
Zwanziger, CEO of parent company Alere Inc. "Moreover, it is the only company
to offer the full range of technology and services required for success in
this era of healthcare transformation."

Alere's Health Information Exchange assembles patient information across the
healthcare continuum—from in–home diagnostic devices to physician medical
records—and creates a single longitudinal health record for each patient. It
also enables secure information sharing among a patient's care team, and the
company's "Meaningful Use Certified" Electronic Health Record leverages this
data to support care planning and coordination that considers a patient's
entire history, regardless of venue of care.

The company's Clinical Decision Support solution leverages what is arguably
the world's largest library of evidence-based guidelines and activates patient
information via patient-specific recommendations and alerts made at the point
of care and in between doctor visits. The solution also offers analytics tools
that facilitate population assessment, predictive modeling, and risk
stratification.

Rounding out the portfolio, Alere diagnostic devices, which enable patients
with chronic conditions to monitor themselves at home, provide actionable
information to clinicians and care managers that helps to guide therapy and
treatment compliance. An integrated Personal Health Record (PHR), complete
with wellness, behavior change, and other tools that connect patients to their
care providers, is also available and empowers individuals to play a much more
active role in their own health improvement.

To date, more than 100 healthcare facilities across the country have
implemented solutions from Alere ACS, and the company is planning to deploy
its solutions in international markets soon.

"Our holistic approach is designed to blend in seamlessly with existing
clinical and administrative systems deployed by participating organizations,"
said Sumit Nagpal. "We leverage these investments, and enhance them via
diagnostic devices in the patient's home along with tools for patients and
providers that deliver the right information, evidence-based recommendations,
and patient-focused services to the right place at the right time. Our
solutions ensure better collaboration and enable care teams to achieve better
clinical and financial outcomes more efficiently."

Alere Accountable Care Solutions will be demonstrating its unique offerings in
booth 3129 at the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society
conference, March 3 - 6, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

About Alere Accountable Care Solutions
Alere Accountable Care Solutions (formerly Wellogic), a subsidiary of Alere
Inc., delivers health information solutions that help provider organizations
meet CMS Meaningful Use and Accountable Care requirements, achieve Triple Aim,
and improve care coordination across the healthcare continuum. The Alere ACS
portfolio of interoperable health information solutions has been the confident
choice of doctors across the US. For more information, visit www.alereacs.com.

About Alere Inc.
By developing new capabilities in near-patient diagnosis, monitoring and
health information technology, Alere enables individuals to take charge of
improving their health and quality of life at home. Alere's global leading
products and services, as well as its new product development efforts, focus
on cardiology, infectious disease, toxicology and diabetes. Alere is
headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information regarding
Alere, please visit www.alere.com.

Contact: Mitch Work, 1-847-721-8677, mitchwork@comcast.net

SOURCE Alere Inc.

Website: http://www.alere.com
 
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