Emmi Solutions Receives Growth Investment from Primus

1/16/2013

Cleveland and Chicago – Emmi Solutions, the Chicago-based leader of outcomes-driven patient engagement, has received a significant growth investment from Primus Capital Funds. Emmi provides a comprehensive suite of multi-modal patient engagement and empowerment technology solutions designed to reduce costs, increase revenue, and improve clinical outcomes for healthcare providers and payers.

“We look forward to building on our leading market position, offering new solutions and accelerating our strategic growth initiatives with the investment from Primus. This positions us extremely well to continue evolving our solutions for the healthcare marketplace as they make the paradigm shift from a volume to a value-based reimbursement model,” said Devin Gross, CEO of Emmi Solutions. Emmi offers solutions to address the full continuum of care, supporting the care process in every setting as well as the transitions between, which makes it ideally suited to support new models of care, such as accountable care organizations (ACOs).

Emmi’s multi-modal platform combines voice, image, text and interactivity to increase health literacy and engage patients as partners in their care to improve patient outcomes. Providers “prescribe” Emmi® programs, and patients can view the programs at their convenience on devices they already own including computers and mobile devices. Emmi’s proprietary, multi-modal platform means it can stand-alone or be fully integrated into health information systems, electronic health records and patient portals. Providers can track that the information was both delivered to and viewed by patients.

“Emmi provides proven solutions that deliver a high return on investment to a healthcare industry seeking improved clinical outcomes at a reduced cost. We see significant continued growth opportunities for Emmi as changes in reimbursement and increasing patient volumes create new and powerful incentives to focus on clinical outcomes, efficiency, and patient satisfaction,” said Phil Molner, Managing Director of Primus.

“Emmi’s historical growth profile, business model, and focus on providing efficiency to the healthcare market through technology solutions aligns extremely well with our investment strategy. We are excited about the opportunity to partner with the Emmi management team to continue to expand Emmi’s footprint and help the company build upon its industry leadership in patient engagement across the care continuum,” added Scott Seelbach, Director of Primus.

About Emmi Solutions, LLC
Emmi Solutions is the pioneer of outcomes-driven patient engagement. Emmi offers a complete solution that engages patients and has repeatedly shown that it can improve clinical and financial outcomes. Emmi uses a multi-modal platform to deliver actionable information to patients while supporting the goals of traditional and emerging models of care. Emmi programs have been prescribed to over four million patients – using language they understand, at their convenience, and on devices they already own. Emmi enables providers to track compliance and measure the outcomes of effective patient engagement. For more information, visit http://www.emmisolutions.com. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

About Primus Capital
Primus Capital is a private equity firm that invests in high-growth companies within the healthcare, software, technology-enabled services, and education industries. Founded in 1983 and currently investing Primus Capital Fund VII, Primus has invested in over 100 growth companies. Transaction types include buyouts, recapitalizations and growth equity investments. For more information, please visit http://www.primuscapital.com.