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TransforMED Partners with Emmi Solutions to Educate Patients About the Benefits of the Patient-Centered Medical Home


Leawood, Kansas – April 29, 2009 -TransforMED, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the leader in transformation services assisting primary care physicians and health systems in transforming to Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH), and Emmi Solutions, a leading provider of web-based care management and patient education support solutions, have joined together and created a web-based multimedia program that will educate patients about the patient-centered medical home (PCMH).

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The online tool released by Emmi and TransforMED will help patients understand the value of the patient-centered medical home and seeks to engage and activate patients in their healthcare partnership with their primary care physician. Emmi worked closely with TransforMED staff and a number of technical advisors from across the country to create the content of the web-based educational tool. TransforMED will begin sponsoring the distribution of the online tool to primary care practices through its customers, contacts and via AAFP Chapters. View the patient-focused PCMH educational module here: (To view the online tool you must have Flash installed on your computer. To download the Flash plug-in, please click here.)

"As the leader in solutions for PCMH transformation, TransforMED recognizes the importance of empowering patients to take a more active role in their healthcare," said Terry McGeeney, CEO of TransforMED. "Emmi programs are web-based modules that eliminate barriers and give patients the knowledge, confidence and motivation to assume a more active role in their healthcare," said McGeeney.

A screenshot from the Introduction to the Patient-Centered Medical Home Flash multimedia presentation"Emmi programs help increase the overall reach of clinical staff by automating the delivery of coaching to patients and their families", said Ron Rooth, CEO of Emmi Solutions. "We are impressed with TransforMED's thought leadership and we feel this alliance will further provide patients and physicians with innovative technology solutions that will enhance the overall delivery of care," said Rooth. 

For information about licensing of Emmi programs for your medical home initiative, please contact Dan McKean at (913) 906-6323 or

Read Emmi's press release at


About Emmi Solutions, LLC

Emmi Solutions, LLC, is the creator of technology-based communication solutions and producer of award-winning Emmi programs. Healthcare organizations nationwide use Emmi to engage patients and positively impact the patient experience across the continuum of care. Whether it's helping people prepare for a procedure, manage a chronic disease, or successfully live with a medical device, every detail of the Emmi platform is designed with a single goal in mind: to improve the patient experience. Emmi Solutions' clients and partners know the benefits of engaging patients to take an active role in their care: increased patient satisfaction, enhanced patient-physician relations, increased operational efficiencies, risk mitigation, and improved quality and safety. For more information, visit or call 1-866-294-3664.

About TransforMED
The Leawood, Kan.-based TransforMED LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Established in 2005, TransforMED provides ongoing consultation and support to physicians looking to transform their practices to a new model of care that is based on the concept of a patient-centered medical home. TransforMED is an active member of primary care communities and recognizes and supports the unique value that primary care offers to patients and the health care system. TransforMED shares and supports the idealism and altruism of primary care physicians and the strong commitment to their communities and patients through continuing patient relationships and independent decision making. TransforMED offers practices both products and services, including consultation and advice on implementing the patient centered medical home model. To learn more about TransforMED, visit Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook.


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Janelle Davis
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