Leading Health Care Company focused on Diabetes and Telemedicine Technology Changes Name From Physician Referral Network (PRN) to TreVia Digital Health
Change Lays Foundation for Future Growth and Expansion
Overland Park, Kan., December 3, 2014 – As a leading health care company focused on reinventing diabetic care through an innovative telemedicine platform, Physician Referral Network (PRN) today announced that it has changed its name to TreVia Digital Health.
With diabetes serving as the leading cause of blindness in the United States, TreVia is focused on delivering a new model of care with technology-enabled services to help ensure diabetic patients receive regular retinal screenings that are fast, conveniently accessible for patients, don’t require pupil dilation and provide the highest quality clinical technology in the market.
“This is an important day as we acknowledge our company’s heritage and set sights on our future,” said Maureen Peszko, president and chief operations officer. “Our new name is historically rooted in the idea of sharing information and communication to deliver knowledge. Ultimately, we believe this new name is much more aligned with our goal of providing better patient outcomes and serving the diabetes community.”
Currently, 80% of diabetic patients have some form of diabetic retinopathy after 10 years of diabetes mellitus, which is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S. for people over age 65. Despite these staggering numbers, approximately 45% of those with diabetic retinopathy forego care due to exams being inconvenient, time consuming and impractical.
TreVia’s telemedicine platform enables preventative eye health care, such as digital diabetic retinopathy screening for detecting issues that often lead to blindness, as well as detection of chronic issues such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. Through the Internet, images are instantly available for interpretation and results can be accessed by the extended care team within one day – anytime, anywhere. By harnessing the latest technology advancements, including real- time events and a guarantee of image delivery, TreVia ensures the highest degree of security, safety, and reliability when it comes to the exchange of patient information between providers.
“In an industry where communication and collaboration are often fragmented, we are reinventing diabetes care by seamlessly connecting a diabetic patient’s array of caregivers and providing higher quality preventative care and a convenient process for the patient” added Dr. David Dyer, co-founder and chief medical officer. “It is our mission to ultimately provide better patient outcomes by advancing a new level of digital collaboration that enables us to detect issues early, preserve vision, reduce complex procedures and lower healthcare costs.”
Learn more by visiting the company’s new website at: www.treviadigitalhealth.com.
About TreVia Digital Health
Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, TreVia provides technology-enabled services, including instant retinal exams, for the preventative care of diabetes to empower physicians, health organizations, payers, retailers, correctional facilities and patients with solutions and tools so they can take a more active and collaborative role and measurably impact diabetes outcomes, patient health and the cost of treating diabetes. Using industry-leading workflow software, physicians view their patients’ health information anytime, and anywhere. Designed for the diabetic industry, the software enables instant sharing of retina screening results, treatment options and other clinical recommendations between primary caregivers and retina specialists. Through technology and software innovations, TreVia is reinventing diabetes care and enabling a new level of digital collaboration, improving access, affordability and quality across the health care landscape. For more information, visit www.treviadigitalhealth.com.