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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

CrossBridge to integrate PACER intelligence to improve outcomes for patients with chronic inflammatory diseases

DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger’s Patient Centric Electronic Redesign (PACER) patient monitoring and clinical workflow software has been acquired by CrossBridge Health, a data, analytics and software development firm dedicated to improving outcomes and lowering the cost of treating patients with chronic inflammatory diseases.

PACER was developed by Eric Newman, M.D., former director of rheumatology at Geisinger, as its primary care delivery tool for rheumatology. The software captures and analyzes data from patients, care providers, and the electronic health record to improve communication, patient care and health outcomes. PACER is the only rheumatology software program that has improved care on a population level, according to a published analysis of 2,600 patients with rheumatoid arthritis. 

“Our digital transformation team has partnered with rheumatology leadership for years to design and develop a product that has been fully integrated into routine care delivery,” said Rebecca Stametz, vice president of digital transformation at Geisinger’s Steele Institute for Health Innovation. “We are excited for CrossBridge to create the next phase of PACER within their platform to help serve patients nationally and with other chronic conditions.” 

CrossBridge will continue to support Geisinger’s rheumatology care while integrating PACER as a component of its patient care and analytics software. The CrossBridge platform is improving outcomes and quality of life for patients with chronic inflammatory diseases in rheumatology, gastroenterology, neurology, and dermatology.

“By scaling what Geisinger has proven, we can improve outcomes for many more people living with chronic diseases,” said Bill Conlan, chief executive officer of CrossBridge. “Including PACER in our integrated platform will continue to help us improve overall care while lowering costs for more patients, specialists, and payers.”

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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