Rimidi Diabetes and Piedmont Clinic Partner to Provide Better Care for Patients with Diabetes in Atlanta and Across Georgia

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Rimidi's Diabetes+Me app will help patients better manage their diabetes between office visits, and help doctors better predict treatment options for individual patients.

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“We are excited to work together with Piedmont Clinic on this important initiative as diabetes affects approximately 1 million people in Georgia,” said Dr. Lucienne (“Lucie”) Ide, Rimidi CEO.

Rimidi, an Atlanta-based digital health company, and Piedmont Clinic today announced they have partnered to offer enhanced care for patients with diabetes using Rimidi’s software platform.

Under the agreement, Piedmont Clinic will offer Rimidi’s Diabetes+Me® software in six primary care and endocrinology clinics in metro Atlanta and across Georgia.

“We are excited to work together with Piedmont Clinic on this important initiative as diabetes affects approximately 1 million people in Georgia,” said Dr. Lucienne (“Lucie”) Ide, Rimidi CEO. “As our healthcare system shifts to patient-centered care delivery models, innovative medical providers like Piedmont Clinic are turning to technology like Rimidi’s to improve care and enhance support for their patients.”

Rimidi empowers healthcare systems to deliver more efficient care to patients with diabetes, improving patient quality of life and decreasing the financial burden of diabetes on the healthcare system and patients. Rimidi's Diabetes+Me cloud-based data analytics platform allows clinicians to make personalized medical decisions and model the effect of treatment changes on individual patient outcomes.

The Piedmont Clinic is a clinically integrated network comprised of more than 1,300 physicians across the greater Atlanta area. Piedmont Clinic has been using technology to innovate, provide a better experience for their patients and improve health outcomes. Piedmont officials say this is another step in that direction.

“We are continually exploring new ways to engage with our patients to drive improvements in their health and quality of life,” said Karen Duffard, Vice President of Operations and Strategy for the Piedmont Clinic. “We are interested in evaluating how Rimidi’s platform may impact our patients’ accountability to their care plans and foster communication and support between our patients and providers between office visits.”

As part of the program, patients can download the Diabetes+Me mobile app that can be paired with connected glucose monitors that measure blood glucose levels. In addition to tracking their glucose levels, patients can use the app to track other health data, such as diet, exercise, and stress, and also review educational material about diabetes.

Doctors and other clinicians can use Rimidi’s unique clinical decision support algorithms to make targeted treatment decisions about patient care and can share that information with the patient via the secure software platform. The data can be used to help determine whether a medication change is needed, or a behavioral modification such as a change in diet or exercise is more effective.

About Rimidi

Rimidi is an Atlanta-based, woman-led digital health company bringing to market data analytics and disease management solutions. Its flagship product, Diabetes+Me™, is a software solution focused on empowering quality diabetes care for healthcare organizations and providers. Rimidi has received funding from SOURCE, a partnership between the Hitachi Foundation, Investor’s Circle and Village Capital, as well at the Sorenson Foundation. The company also received funding from the JumpFund, whose mission is to invest women’s capital in female-led companies with growth potential, and Cox Enterprises. In January 2016, Rimidi was recognized as a top three healthcare technology by ACT The App Association.

For more information, visit http://www.rimidi.com/.    

About Piedmont Clinic
The Piedmont Clinic has been at the forefront of medical care since the 1990s, when our network of physicians opened its doors to the first patients. Located throughout the Greater Atlanta metro area, the Piedmont Clinic, a clinically integrated network, is comprised of more than 1,300 physicians who are either independent practitioners or employed by Piedmont Healthcare.
For more information, visit http://www.piedmontclinic.org/.

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