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Pegasystems (PEGA) Earns First Milliman Care Guidelines Software Integration Certification


8/26/2009 8:28:18 AM

SEATTLE, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pegasystems Care Management Framework (CMF) is the first application certified as fully integrated with Milliman Care Guidelines's interactive CareWebQI((R)) clinical guideline software under a new Integration Certification program. CMF, a patient-centric business process management solution designed to improve the entire care management continuum, proved its optimum clinical workflow and usability with CareWebQI through a rigorous validation process.

An Integration Certification Committee of clinical and technical experts evaluates and assesses the clinical workflow and technical specifications of integration-candidate programs. The new Integration Certification Program Guide and validation report template are available at: http://www.careguidelines.com/company/sap_icp.shtml.

"Our certification program is critical to a long-term strategy of tightly integrating the Care Guidelines content and interactive software with industry-leading workflow tools from our Strategic Alliance Partners," said Lynn Nemiccolo, Milliman Care Guidelines Vice President of Business Product Development.

Built on Pegasystems' SmartBPM platform, CMF is a patient-centric business process management solution that automates creation and ongoing improvement of personalized care management programs. By unifying disease management, case management, and utilization management across the healthcare enterprise, CMF gives care professionals the ability to provide whole-person care and to collaborate with the entire patient network in real time. CMF can reduce overall care management complexity, cut utilization costs, and reduce care-management program development costs by 40 to 60 percent. Pegasystems' healthcare solutions are used by major healthcare organizations including five of the top six US health plans and more than 50 percent of the Blues network, representing over 100 million covered lives. To find out more about Pegasystems' healthcare offerings visit www.pega.com/industries/healthcare.

Pegasystems, the leader in Business Process Management, provides software to drive revenue growth, productivity and agility for the world's most sophisticated organizations. Customers use its award-winning SmartBPM((R)) suite to improve customer service, reach new markets and boost operational effectiveness.

Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Pegasystems has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Visit www.pega.com.

Milliman Care Guidelines LLC, A Milliman Company, is located in Seattle, and independently develops and produces evidence-based clinical guidelines and software used by more than 1,600 clients, including 900 hospitals, and seven of the country's eight largest health plans. Covering the continuum of care, the seven-product Care Guidelines series is updated annually by an experienced, full-time team of clinicians and is used to support the care management of nearly two-thirds of US health plan members. For more information, visit www.careguidelines.com.

Milliman Care Guidelines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Milliman, Inc., which is among the world's largest independent actuarial and consulting firms. Founded in Seattle in 1947 as Milliman & Robertson, the company now has 49 offices in key locations worldwide. Milliman employs more than 2,100 people, with a professional staff of more than 1,100 qualified consultants and actuaries, including specialists ranging from clinicians to economists. The firm has consulting practices in healthcare, employee benefits, property and casualty insurance, life insurance and financial services. Milliman serves the full spectrum of business, financial, government, union, education and non-profit organizations. For more information, visit www.milliman.com.

SOURCE Milliman Care Guidelines

CONTACT: Scott Harris, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing,
Milliman Care Guidelines, +1-206-381-8160, Cell +1-480-203-7268,
scott.harris@milliman.com

Web site: http://www.milliman.com/



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