There is a strong consensus today that new systems of care must connect high-risk, high-cost patients with clinicians who have exceptional expertise in managing complex care. Telehealth technology solutions are essential to put these new models of care into practice
Minneapolis (PRWEB) September 10, 2008
American TeleCare (ATI) announced that Allen U. Lenzmeier and Joseph J. McErlane have been elected to its board of directors. Founded in 1993, ATI is the leader in the development and application of video-based telehealth technology and intelligent monitoring solutions that advance care of patients at home.
"There is a strong consensus today that new systems of care must connect high-risk, high-cost patients with clinicians who have exceptional expertise in managing complex care. Telehealth technology solutions are essential to put these new models of care into practice," said Randall Moore, M.D., M.B.A., chairman and chief executive officer, American TeleCare (ATI). "With their distinguished business experience, Al Lenzmeier and Joe McErlane will help ATI continue to grow as we partner with health care organizations to develop complex care management teams and support them with our telemedicine experience and technology-enabled solutions."
Allen U. Lenzmeier is vice chairman and a director of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) and currently assists Best Buy on a part-time basis. Mr. Lenzmeier joined Best Buy in 1984 and prior to his appointment as vice chairman in 2004, he served the company for more than 20 years in various capacities: vice president of finance operations, executive vice president and chief financial officer, president of Best Buy Retail Stores, and president and chief operating officer. Mr. Lenzmeier serves on the board of directors of UTStarcom, Inc. (NASDAQ:UTSI) and on the boards of several private companies. In addition, Mr. Lenzmeier is a national trustee for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and serves on its Twin Cities board in Minnesota.
Joseph J. McErlane has more than 35 years of experience in the employee benefits industry. Mr. McErlane was one of the founders of National Benefit Resources and led the company through its acquisition by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) in 1999. He continued as chairman and chief executive officer of National Benefit Resources until 2004 and then served in an advisory capacity through 2006. Prior to founding National Benefit Resources 1984, Mr. McErlane was vice president of group sales for the IDS Life Insurance Company. He is a previous board member of the Self Insurance Institute of America (SIIA) and serves as a director of Asset Recovery Corporation and NeoPath Health, LLC.
About American TeleCare
Founded in 1993, American TeleCare (ATI) is the pioneer of video-based telehealth technology and intelligent monitoring. With proven experience in clinical process re-engineering, ATI works with leading healthcare organizations to put their patients at the center of care teams and supports them with best-in-class solutions. ATI systems connect continuous healing relationships and deliver essential information for clinical and self care. Ongoing monitoring and constant care of patients at home keeps them connected to clinical expertise and prevents acute events. The results: 100-200 percent increases in provider productivity and 65-95 percent reductions in emergency room and inpatient costs -- achieved as care teams help physicians watch over, improve and maintain their patients' health. For more information, visit http://www.americantelecare.com. Then call 800-323-6667.