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Telehealth Care Management Company Expands to Puerto Rico and Announces New Regional Vice President
December 8, 2009 - San Juan, Puerto Rico - HM Strategies, provider of complex chronic care management services and remote healthcare monitoring technology, today announced at the American Telemedicine Association Latin American & Caribbean Chapter 2009 Regional Meeting, that it is establishing operations in Puerto Rico. Services will include a nurse call center for nursing case management and health coaching of patients with chronic disease illnesses. The announcement is made in conjunction with the award of the contract to implement and manage a new Technology-Enabled Care Management program for chronic care members of MMM Healthcare, Inc. and PMC Medicare Choice, health maintenance organizations in Puerto Rico. Eric Gafals has been named Regional Vice President and General Manager for the Puerto Rico operations.
"As we launch the first telehealth initiative in Puerto Rico, with MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice, it's critical that we have the right infrastructure and the people in place," said Tim Shimer, President and CEO of HM Strategies. "We are happy to announce the appointment of Eric Grafals to head this initiative. His extensive experience in healthcare operations, from hospitals to community networks, assures that we can quickly and effectively create the best organization for the people of Puerto Rico."
Eric Grafals, Regional Vice President and General Manager
Eric Grafals has a long history of successful operations management in the healthcare industry. Previously, he was Chairman of the Board at Behavioral Healthcare Partners, an HMO that provides managed care services in Puerto Rico. At Hospital San Francisco, he was Managing Director/CEO of a 160 bed acute care hospital. He has held senior management positions at Community Psychiatric Centers (CPC) Transitional Hospitals, CPC Florida Region, CPC Hospital San Juan Capistrano, and Carolina Area Hospital. Eric has been awarded the Community Psychiatric Centers, President's Award and Administrator of the Year Award.
About HM Strategies, Inc.
HM Strategies is a provider of complex chronic care management services and remote healthcare monitoring technology. The company delivers a unique balance between technology and hands-on care that preserves the patient's optimal health, dignity, and independence. The Remote Care Monitoring service integrates state of the art computers and biometric equipment with detailed data analysis and reporting. The Technology-Enabled Complex Care Management program packages hands-on care, tele-monitoring, and comprehensive patient education and support. The Tele-Education service uses the company's robust software technology and streaming audio/video programs to coordinate daily reminders, schedules, and questions. For more information, visit http://www.hmstrategies.com.
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Tim Shimer, President & CEO
HM Strategies, Inc.
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