IMPAQ Strategy Expands to International Markets Through ASCEND Health Data Capture™

Columbia, Maryland - ASCEND Health Data Capture™ (HDC), a component of the ASCEND Health Intelligence Platform™, is now supporting international healthcare research studies including patient-reported outcomes in 70 countries.

This platform uses patient-friendly design and technology to easily and quickly capture patient-reported outcomes either within healthcare environments, or in the home. The platform delivers tools that are designed for mobile devices including smartphones and tablets, and desktop computers. Additionally, ASCEND HDC automatically captures informed consent agreements from patients, and can also manage and deliver reminders and incentives for patient participation.

“We are excited to further expand the market of our ASCEND HDC”, said  Job De Bruyne, Director of Product Management. “The flexibility of our product allows us to support research studies of all scales across the globe and we are focused on continuing to deliver customizable, user-friendly data collection solutions to our customers.”  

The HDC platform incorporates the product assets and software-based contracts that have been acquired from Digital Support B.V., a Europe-based healthcare technology firm. IMPAQ Strategy is rapidly expanding the customer base for this platform to support patient reported outcomes with new and existing national and international patient registries.

IMPAQ Strategy is a division of IMPAQ International LLC, a research and analytics company spanning markets of health, labor, human services, education and international development.

IMPAQ International launches ASCEND Health Intelligence Platform™ and acquires the assets of Europe-based Digital Support

IMPAQ Strategy has launched the ASCEND Health Intelligence Platform™ to support the needs of IMPAQ Strategy’s healthcare clients. ASCEND (Advancing Science through Clinical Evidence, Networking and Data) is a solution delivery platform that includes the ASCEND Clinical Collaboration Network™, ASCEND Health Data Capture Tools™, ASCEND Advanced Analytics Engine™, and the ASCEND Active Response System™.

ASCEND incorporates the product assets and software-based contracts that have been acquired from Digital Support B.V., a Europe-based healthcare technology firm. The Digital Support data capture platform is flexible, highly customizable, mobile or web-based, and can be used to coordinate research studies, conduct follow-up and appointment scheduling, and capture patient reported outcomes, including quality of life measures. This platform is a proven solution to determine the effectiveness of new medical products, therapies, and treatments. The Digital Support data capture platform forms the basis for the ASCEND Health Data Capture Tools. In addition, Digital Support’s Chief Technology Officer, Job de Bruyne, will join IMPAQ Strategy as the Director of Product Development.

“ASCEND allows us to reach new markets, including life sciences firms and other research-oriented organizations,”  said Steve Coy, Executive Director of IMPAQ Strategy. “This technology platform will support collaboration, research, and advanced healthcare analytics to drive discovery of clinical evidence and network healthcare professionals to coordinate large-scale studies.”

IMPAQ Strategy will use this acquisition to support its data-driven management consulting practice. The ASCEND Clinical Collaboration Network will bring together ASCEND users for knowledge sharing, networking, and best practices. Health Data Capture Tools will power clinical studies, patient reported outcomes, and post-market surveillance. The Advanced Analytics Engine will blend linked data, analytics, and data visualizations via web and mobile tools to better understand complex clinical data, predict patterns, and conduct quality audits. Finally, the Active Response System will send targeted messaging based on clinical and well-being health information to drive quality improvement, physician guidelines adherence, and patient education.

Steve Coy Elected to AAFA Board of Directors

IMPAQ Strategy executive lead Steve Coy has been elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors  (BOD) of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).  As a member of the BOD, Steve will provide insight to support AAFA’s mission of improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergic diseases through education, advocacy and research.

Steve brings over 30 years of experience in providing vision, leadership, and business acumen to a wide variety of organizations in the healthcare, education, research, information services, and technology industries. He has a proven track record of success in creating new business lines and expanding current product and service reach in start-ups, nonprofits, and established companies.
 
“The opportunity to leverage my experience in patient registries and digital products will support AAFA as they continue to build patient engagement, research and collaboration products”, said Steve. “Building a platform for research will allow AAFA to better understand diseases, educate patients and caregivers, and support scientific inquiry in order to identify the most appropriate treatments for each patient.”
 
Steve’s support of AAFA builds upon IMPAQ Strategy’s support for professional medical societies, patient advocacy foundations, and other nonprofits that are interested in improving the health and well being of the nation. IMPAQ Strategy currently provides strategic direction in the fields of pathology, pediatrics, oncology, psychiatry, infectious disease, and urogynecology.
 
“Steve has tremendous expertise in the development of innovative strategies for mission-driven organizations,” stated Dr. Cary Sennett, CEO of AAFA. “AAFA is fortunate to have him as a member of the BOD, and we believe his insight will help guide our organization toward new and exciting initiatives necessary to improve the health of people with asthma, food allergies and allergic diseases using data registries and digital services.”

IMPAQ International Announces the Launch of IMPAQ Strategy™ for Nonprofit Organizations

IMPAQ International has announced the launch of IMPAQ Strategy™, a new service line providing strategic consulting, patient registry advisory services, and digital product development to nonprofit organizations.

IMPAQ International, an established research and evaluation firm with substantial capabilities and contracts within the state and federal government markets, has developed IMPAQ Strategy to meet the unique needs of professional societies, associations, health systems, and other nonprofit organizations. The service lines offered through IMPAQ Strategy are developed and managed by seasoned nonprofit professionals, who incorporate the needs and sensibilities of mission-driven organizations into each client engagement.

“Creating shared value across many stakeholders requires special consideration and insight,” said Steve Coy, IMPAQ Strategy’s executive lead. “With IMPAQ Strategy, we are providing our client-partners with innovative data-driven solutions designed and led by nonprofit professionals, and supported by IMPAQ International’s staff of over 300 policy experts, researchers, and technologists.”

IMPAQ Strategy’s initial offerings include tailored engagements to nonprofits seeking to modernize their products and services through the use of new technologies, and data-driven programs including quality- and research-focused patient registries. The IMPAQ Strategy team is composed of nonprofit professionals with a demonstrated record of success in the development and management of these programs at a national level. IMPAQ Strategy’s clients include the American Society of Clinical Pathology, American Psychiatric Association, American Urogynecologic Association, and Renown Health.

“Using rigorous methodologies and approaches to effect positive change is a founding principle of IMPAQ International,” said Avi Benus, IMPAQ’s President. “We believe that through IMPAQ Strategy, we can employ this same principle in our work with nonprofit organizations and deliver breakthrough results for our clients.”

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