Cielo MedSolutions' Chief Medical Officer Recognized by Crain's Health Care Heroes

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Donald E. Nease, Jr., MD receives honorable mention for work developing clinical quality management system.

Donald Nease, Jr., MD, Chief Medical Officer for Cielo MedSolutions, was recently recognized as a one of the region's "Health Care Heroes" by Crain's Detroit Business. An associate professor at University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) Department of Family Medicine, Dr. Nease and a team of two other physicians, Lee Green MD and Michael Klinkman MD, developed a web-based system to assist their practice in tracking delivery of care against clinical guidelines.

This work was licensed by Cielo MedSolutions and was the basis for Cielo Clinic, which has defined a new area of healthcare technology know as clinical quality management systems (CQMS). Cielo Clinic has since grown to encompass a wide range of clinical functionality and supports quality improvement initiatives such as the patient-centered medical home and pay-for-performance.

"It's an honor to be recognized by Crain's, especially for innovation of our work," said Dr. Nease. "We developed the system to address the real problems we encountered every day. But these are problems every practice experiences. By making our solution available to the public, we hope to help other doctors significantly improve the quality of care they provide."

Each year, Crain's Detroit Business recognizes the region's most significant contributions to the healthcare industry by presenting its Health Care Heroes awards. Focusing on innovation and advocacy, award recipients are selected from more than 100 contenders, who are individually nominated by their peers.

About Cielo MedSolutions

Cielo MedSolutions (pronounced "see EL oh," Spanish for sky or heaven - http://www.cielomedsolutions.com) is a rapidly-growing provider of healthcare software and Web applications. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Cielo is pioneering a new category of healthcare IT known as clinical quality management systems (CQMS). The company's web-based Cielo Clinicâ„¢ software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering helps ambulatory care providers proactively improve, document and report on clinical care and supports initiatives such as patient-centered medical homes, pay-for-performance programs, clinical integration, quality improvement and clinical scorecarding.

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