Integrail(SM) Announces a New Five Year Contract Agreement With Symmetry; Integrail(SM) Provides Information Management Services to Healthcare Providers

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Integrail

    ALBANY, N.Y., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrail(SM) (formerly Mercatus), a
 leading developer of health information management software, announced today
 that it will continue it's partnership with Symmetry Health Data Systems,
 Inc., a leading healthcare analytic software developer.  A five-year contract
 has been signed between the two organizations.
     Integrail develops clinical and financial decision support solutions that
 merge and transform medical and pharmacy data into the information necessary
 to better manage healthcare resources.  Using Symmetry's patented Episode
 Treatment Grouping(TM) (ETG) methodology, Integrail's profiling tools adjust
 for patient morbidity, gauge physicians' practice efficiency, and clinically
 categorize patients and patterns of healthcare services.  Integrail's flagship
 product, Pathfinder, helps healthcare organizations uncover trends and
 cost-drivers.  Integrail's clients include managed care organizations,
 risk-bearing provider groups, employer groups and pharmaceutical,
 biotechnology, medical device manufacturers.
     Symmetry's patented ETG methodology is an illness classification and
 episode chronology software product currently used by more than 350 managed
 healthcare plans and their providers across the U.S.  ETG software captures
 all clinically relevant services and prescriptions provided during a patient's
 treatment, and organizes the data into episodes of care.  ETGs serve as
 analytical units to measure and compare financial performance, healthcare
 demand, provider treatment regimens and numerous other disease management and
 outcome management strategies.
     "Integrail has worked with Symmetry for the past five years.  We have
 enjoyed the continual improvements made to the ETG system and are looking
 forward to five more great years," said Dominick Bizzarro, Executive Vice
 President for Integrail.  "The ETG building blocks are extended by
 Pathfinder's analytical utility offering an easy to use decision support
 interface with a flexible and powerful data mart underneath."  "We're pleased
 that Integrail has extended its confidence in ETGs with this five-year
 contract extension," said Mitchell Portnoy, Symmetry's co-founder and COO.
 "Integrail has a well deserved reputation as an organization which delivers a
 sound analytical product delivered atop a stable technical solution."
     Integrail deploys their software applications through a Solution Service
 Provider (SSP) model and supports each licensee with analytical support hours
 to ensure a thorough, timely and cost effective solution.  All clients receive
 competent training and support services through web-based technology providing
 clients greater flexibility, increased response time and reduced human
 resource costs.
     Integrail(SM) is a Health Solutions, Ltd. Company and is headquartered in
 Latham, NY.  For more information about Integrail and its line of products and
 services, call 800-637-8664 or visit the company's web site at
 http://www.integrail.net.
     Symmetry Health Data Systems, Inc.(R), a healthcare analytic tool
 developer, was founded in 1993.  Symmetry's principals invented many of the
 techniques and software platforms that today are industry standards for
 Managed Care organizations, insurance carriers, Fortune 1000 corporations, as
 well as the Federal government.  Episode Treatment Groups(TM) (ETGs(TM)) are
 protected under United States Patent 5,835,897.  United States and
 International patents pending.  Visit Symmetry Health Data Systems, Inc. on
 the Web at http://www.symmetry-health.com.
 
 

SOURCE Integrail
    ALBANY, N.Y., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrail(SM) (formerly Mercatus), a
 leading developer of health information management software, announced today
 that it will continue it's partnership with Symmetry Health Data Systems,
 Inc., a leading healthcare analytic software developer.  A five-year contract
 has been signed between the two organizations.
     Integrail develops clinical and financial decision support solutions that
 merge and transform medical and pharmacy data into the information necessary
 to better manage healthcare resources.  Using Symmetry's patented Episode
 Treatment Grouping(TM) (ETG) methodology, Integrail's profiling tools adjust
 for patient morbidity, gauge physicians' practice efficiency, and clinically
 categorize patients and patterns of healthcare services.  Integrail's flagship
 product, Pathfinder, helps healthcare organizations uncover trends and
 cost-drivers.  Integrail's clients include managed care organizations,
 risk-bearing provider groups, employer groups and pharmaceutical,
 biotechnology, medical device manufacturers.
     Symmetry's patented ETG methodology is an illness classification and
 episode chronology software product currently used by more than 350 managed
 healthcare plans and their providers across the U.S.  ETG software captures
 all clinically relevant services and prescriptions provided during a patient's
 treatment, and organizes the data into episodes of care.  ETGs serve as
 analytical units to measure and compare financial performance, healthcare
 demand, provider treatment regimens and numerous other disease management and
 outcome management strategies.
     "Integrail has worked with Symmetry for the past five years.  We have
 enjoyed the continual improvements made to the ETG system and are looking
 forward to five more great years," said Dominick Bizzarro, Executive Vice
 President for Integrail.  "The ETG building blocks are extended by
 Pathfinder's analytical utility offering an easy to use decision support
 interface with a flexible and powerful data mart underneath."  "We're pleased
 that Integrail has extended its confidence in ETGs with this five-year
 contract extension," said Mitchell Portnoy, Symmetry's co-founder and COO.
 "Integrail has a well deserved reputation as an organization which delivers a
 sound analytical product delivered atop a stable technical solution."
     Integrail deploys their software applications through a Solution Service
 Provider (SSP) model and supports each licensee with analytical support hours
 to ensure a thorough, timely and cost effective solution.  All clients receive
 competent training and support services through web-based technology providing
 clients greater flexibility, increased response time and reduced human
 resource costs.
     Integrail(SM) is a Health Solutions, Ltd. Company and is headquartered in
 Latham, NY.  For more information about Integrail and its line of products and
 services, call 800-637-8664 or visit the company's web site at
 http://www.integrail.net.
     Symmetry Health Data Systems, Inc.(R), a healthcare analytic tool
 developer, was founded in 1993.  Symmetry's principals invented many of the
 techniques and software platforms that today are industry standards for
 Managed Care organizations, insurance carriers, Fortune 1000 corporations, as
 well as the Federal government.  Episode Treatment Groups(TM) (ETGs(TM)) are
 protected under United States Patent 5,835,897.  United States and
 International patents pending.  Visit Symmetry Health Data Systems, Inc. on
 the Web at http://www.symmetry-health.com.
 
 SOURCE  Integrail