Alere Named 2010 Innovator of the Year by Pegasystems Company

Alere, one of the nation's top providers of integrated health and wellness programs to health plans and employers, was named 2010 Innovator of the Year by Pegasystems, a leader in business process management (BPM). Pegasystems presented the award to Alere at the PegaWORLD conference, the BPM industry's premier event, during a presentation to the company's healthcare clients in Philadelphia on April 27.

The Innovator of the Year Award is given to the company that has demonstrated new and effective ways to leverage Pegasystems' technology to create a tactical/competitive advantage. Pegasystems' SmartBPM accelerates building solutions to enable business and IT to collaborate more seamlessly through automation.

The Innovation award was one of three given in the healthcare industry in North America. Alere won the award for the company's innovative approach to deploying Pegasystems' SmartBPM technology in the development of Alere's next generation Apollo integrated health management system.

"Apollo is the platform that allows us to deliver our vision of providing personal health support for each individual," noted Tom Underwood, CEO of Alere. "It is a dynamic system that is designed to give providers and patients comprehensive real-time information so they can achieve better health outcomes. Pega helped us achieve our goals in bringing a leading health technology solution to market, and we are honored to be recognized for our efforts."

Apollo is Alere's healthcare delivery system that provides a single, integrated and transparent online patient view to all care providers. Apollo enables Alere to facilitate better healthcare decisions by providing accurate, timely and actionable information to participants, their physicians and Alere clients, with the goal of improved quality of care and reduced costs.

SmartBPM provided Alere with an enterprise repository and a unified Web-based design environment to manage its BPM processes. With the technology, Alere is able to provide real-time disease management and wellness services as well as integration of biometric devices and alerts to physicians and healthcare providers.


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