Recent news, articles, press releases and current events highlighting Health Monitor Network’s current efforts within the Point of Care industry, national landscape and local community.

Health Monitor Network Designated One of the Best Workplaces in the United States

January 19, 2021

Health Monitor Network earns prestigious Great Place to Work™ certification for second consecutive year.

Maintaining core values and strong leadership through the global pandemic helps company and employees shine.

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Health Monitor Network Takes Another Bold Growth Step Adding a President to its Leadership Team

December 14, 2020

As part of its continued explosive growth plan, Health Monitor Network announces the hiring of David Paragamian as President. In this newly created leadership position, Paragamian will help lead the organization as it prepares for its next chapter of growth.

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Health Monitor Network Supports Its CEO Who Released "Healthcare Workers Rock!" Song and Music Video as an Anthem for Healthcare Workers Around the World Battling Covid-19

December 9, 2020

In an effort to support healthcare workers during the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, Health Monitor Network's CEO Ken Freirich recently released a remix and video for his song "Healthcare Workers Rock!".

Video features patient education exam room digital poster partner, UMMC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joseph Varon, P!Nk Drummer Mark Schulman, healthcare workers, patients and Health Monitor employees. Song and video shares raise money for #FirstRespondersFirst.

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Health Monitor Network Continues its Expansion into Over-the-Counter and Consumer Products Market

December 2, 2020

Health Monitor Network announces the hiring of Donna Barker as Vice President and Strategic Business Unit Leader, Over-the-Counter (OTC) and Consumer Products Market. In this newly created leadership position designed to support business growth in these two important markets, Donna will work to provide patients with the tools and information they need to better manage their health, specifically with conditions that may typically be treated using wellness products and OTC medicines.

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Healthcare Marketer's Exchange: One Man's "Never Give Up" Story

August 6, 2020

"Stepping away from corporate life and cycling into the heart of America"


Health Monitor's VP of Sales and Marketing, Larry Walsh, was featured in this month's Healthcare Marketer's Exchange magazine sharing the story behind his 7,300-mile cross-country cycling journey.

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Telehealth Is Key to the Future Post-Pandemic

June 30, 2020

HM's CEO, Ken Freirich, had the honor and privilege of being featured in the latest issue of CEO Forum, one of the most prestigous publications in the country for CEOs. The summer issue had a feature on healthcare. Ken wrote about leadership through a crisis, innovation and Telehealth.

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My Other Life with Ken Freirich

June 5, 2020

PM360 recently spoke to Ken Freirich, Chief Executive Officer, Health Monitor Network, about making the world a better place by playing the drums.

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Improving Physician Experience in an Era of Omni-Channel Overload

May 7, 2020

Dan Tassone, Health Monitor Network's Vice President, Product Strategy & Integration discusses with PM360 the importance of improving and enhancing the physician experience in an era of information overload.

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The Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition

April 17, 2020

In this 10th year of the Freirich Business Plan Competition, Skidmore College is celebrating its entrepreneurship programming on campus and planning growth for the future. Ken Freirich ’90, founder of the competition, is funding an endowment that will allow the competition to continue in perpetuity by pledging $500,000 toward the College’s goal of a $1 million fund. Freirich, currently the CEO of Health Monitor Network, started his first company as a sophomore who received financial aid at Skidmore.

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Health Monitor Network Launches Two New Products: Point of Care Mobile Offerings for Patients and Physician Device Targeting 

March 5, 2020

Health Monitor Network (HM), a leading direct-to-patient/patient engagement company, introduces a new point-of-care (POC) innovation that seamlessly integrates into its existing suite of digital and print solutions. This advanced precision mobile solution broadens HM's patient and prescriber engagement capabilities.

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Straddling the print/digital divide at the point of care

February 10, 2020

Among the preeminent point-of-care content providers, Health Monitor Network is one of the few that has its feet planted in both the digital and print worlds. We checked in with HMN VP, editor-in-chief Maria Lissandrello to get her take on how the company manages to straddle that line.

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PM360 Circle of Excellence: Insight and Communication at the Point of Care

January 28, 2020

A lively group of PM360 Brand Champions and Marketer of the Year finalists gathered the day before the 2019 Trailblazer Awards Gala to discuss insights into point of care opportunities and how these can be used to improve communications with HCPs and patients. These individuals offered keen insights in a discussion moderated by Croom Lawrence, Client Strategy, Merkle. 

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Health Monitor Network Designated One of the Best Workplaces in the United States 

January 23, 2020

Health Monitor Network (HM), a leading direct-to-patient/patient engagement company, has earned national recognition as an official Great Workplace by the Great Place to Work® Institute. This Certification is recognized world over by employees and employers alike and is considered the “Gold Standard” in identifying and recognizing great workplace cultures. Using validated employee feedback with rigorous, data-driven methodology, the process confirmed that HM earned an 89% Trust Index Engagement Score, which ranks as an exceptionally high score and among the highest in the region and country. 

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Achieving a Point-of-Care Advertising Balancing Act

January 17, 2020

Point-of-care (POC) advertising is rapidly growing as an effective, innovative, and vital segment of healthcare marketing. It provides pharma companies with a valuable platform for their brands and offers their agencies a dynamic promotional tool to maximize the marketing mix when attempting to reach their targeted audiences. POC content is designed to educate patients regarding treatment options, drive patient/physician engagement, improve adherence, and, ultimately, enhance health outcomes.

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John Angelini on Growing Up in a Family of Creatives, Landscaping and Jim Morrison

December 17, 2019

John Angelini, VP and creative director of Health Monitor Network, sits down with MM&M for an interview as part of their CHOPS series featuring creative leaders in pharmaceutical marketing.

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Health Monitor Network Recognized for Editorial Content and Design Excellence

November 22, 2019

Health Monitor Network (HM), a leading direct-to-patient/patient-engagement company, has received five prestigious MarCom Awards for quality writing and design. The MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals.

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Breaking Down POC Communication Barriers

November 18, 2019

It’s not surprising that people who understand and open up to their healthcare providers are more likely to acknowledge their health problems, understand their treatment options, modify their behavior accordingly, and comply with their medication schedules. However, the following key barriers stand in the way:

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Health Monitor Network Partners with The American Association of Nurse Practitioners to Announce 2019 Life Changer Award Winner

October 30, 2019

Health Monitor Network (HM), a leading U.S. direct-to-patient/patient engagement company, in partnership with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), has named Gillian McKie, Palliative Medicine Nurse Practitioner at Atlantic Health System, winner of their 2019 Life Changer Award. The Life Changer Award is given to a nurse practitioner who has made a significant difference in the life of a patient.

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Health Monitor Network CEO, Ken Freirich, Awarded DTC Innovator Award

October 23, 2019

The DTC Innovator Award was created by DTC Perspectives to honor leaders whose DTC marketing efforts help promote and improve patient marketing effectiveness. Honorees are selected based on accomplishments -- where innovation creates meaningful change in the industry and business success.

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PM360 2019 Trailblazer Awards Gold Supplier/Vendor of the Year Health Monitor Network

October 23, 2019

A trusted fixture in medical offices for more than 35 years, Health Monitor Network (HM) is committed to improving clinical outcomes, fostering adherence, enhancing patient-provider dialogue, and promoting health literacy via our stable of award-winning, medically reviewed patient-education print, digital, and mobile products. HM’s highly respected content, which reaches tens of millions of condition sufferers through a network of 200,000+ medical offices and 400,000+ HCPs nationwide, is often co-branded and/or distributed by many of the country’s leading medical associations, societies, and patient-advocacy organizations. Whether it’s being at the forefront of point of care’s evolution into digital or developing new platforms to further enhance the patient/HCP engagement, HM continues to lead the industry.

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Health Monitor Network Wins Prestigious PM360 Company Of The Year Award

September 25, 2019

Health Monitor Network (HM), a leading direct-to-patient/patient-engagement company, is named 2019 PM360 Trailblazer Award Company of the Year Gold Winner in the Supplier / Vendor (to the pharmaceutical marketing industry) category. PM360 Magazine is the leading publication for pharmaceutical and biotech marketers.

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Digital Exam-Room Posters – The Right Place; The Right Moment; The Right Message

September 17, 2019

When Digital Exam-Room Posters were first commercially introduced five years ago by Health Monitor Network, it was unclear to what degree this new channel would provide true benefit to patients, caregivers or physicians. Now, most Point of Care (POC) companies offer digital patient engagement products, and third-party research has proven that these Digital Exam Room Posters increasingly provide strong value for physicians and their patients. Life science marketers can be confident that these digital exam room screens deliver the right message, to the right audience, at the right time.

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Health Monitor Network Investing Aggressively in Technology

September 13, 2019

William Saint-Louis has recently joined HM as Chief Technology Officer. This newly created position demonstrates the company’s commitment to cutting-edge technology and providing best in breed content, products and outstanding service to its stakeholders including pharmaceutical customers, patients, physicians and health systems. Saint-Louis recently served as Chief Information Officer at Regalis Health Services, a leading U.S. healthcare management services organization supporting health systems. Prior to Regalis, he served as Director of Information Systems at Westmed Practice Partners, the management services arm of Westmed Medical Group, one of the largest physician practices in the NY-NJ-CT tri-state area.

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AADE Industry Allies Council (IAC) Spotlight: Health Monitor Network

May 29, 2019

The National Assessment of Adult Literacy reports that 9 in 10 Americans lack the skills needed to obtain, process and understand basic health information; adopt healthy habits; and make appropriate health decisions. Furthermore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states, the consequences of health illiteracy can include failure to seek preventive care, not receiving timely treatment, higher rate of hospitalization/emergency services and poorer treatment outcomes. In short, proper patient education and effective patient engagement are critical to the successful administration of healthcare.

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Health Monitor Network Receives Significant Investment From WestView Capital Partners

May 15, 2019

Capital Infusion to Propel Company’s Digital Leadership in Point of Care

Health Monitor Network (“HM” or the “Company”), the leading direct-to-patient (DTP) / patient engagement company in the United States, today announced that it has received a significant growth capital investment, led by private equity firm WestView Capital Partners.

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PM360 Trailblazer Circle of Excellence: Quality Content and the Point of Care

Aoril 30, 2019

Quality content teaches and empathizes. It fills in the gaps between knowledge and understanding. It opens the door to deep questioning and listening. That’s the consensus of the 11 Trailblazer Brand Champions, Marketing Team of the Year Finalists, and Marketer of the Year Finalists who gathered to discuss content and the point of care the day before the 2018 Trailblazers Award Gala this past September. They came to shed light on what goes into creating the kind of quality that moves readers to action, and how, where, and when is it best delivered—to patients, providers, physicians, and other healthcare professionals?

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NJBiz Business Profile Issue: Leading Patient Education Provider for 35 Years

October 15, 2018

Health Monitor Network, the leading direct-to-patient (DTP) company in the United States, marks 35 years as an innovator in the area of patient engagement. The Montvale, NJ based company has established a long-standing reputation built on trust and credibility that has become the hallmark of its products, culture and growth.

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Health Marketers Exchange: Personal Exchange – Mike Weiss

October 15, 2018

“Care about people, like what you’re doing, make a difference.”

Health Monitor's very own, Mike Weiss, was featured in this month’s Health Marketer’s Exchange magazine.

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PM360: Improving Health Literacy

August 1, 2018

When patients understand what they are being told (i.e., have a suitable degree of “health literacy”), they’re able to have a more productive conversation with their HCP team. The result: Smarter decisions that lead to better care and improved outcomes. Poor health literacy, on the other hand, leads to fewer health screenings, poorer preventive measures, and reduced adherence to prescribed regimens.

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Health Monitor Network Supports Shades for Migraine

June 12, 2018

Partnership will Provide Awareness Across Multiple Platforms for this Important Neurological Initiative

Health Monitor Network (HM), the leading direct-to-patient (DTP) company in the United States, announces its support of the Association for Migraine Disorders (AMD) and their Shades For Migraine day on June 21st – officially designated Migraine Solidarity Day. Shades For Migraine is a campaign to promote migraine awareness and create a viral buzz for a disease that affects over one billion people worldwide.

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Ken Freirich Named One of the 2018 PM360 ELITE 100

May 30, 2018

Health Monitor Network President Recipient of Transformational Leader Award

PM360, the premier information resource for marketing decision makers in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device sectors, has named Ken Freirich, president, Health Monitor Network as one of the 2018 PM360 ELITE 100 in the Transformational Leader category. Now in its fourth year, the PM360 ELITE (Exceptional • Leaders • Innovators • 
Transformers • Entrepreneurs) represent the most influential people in the healthcare industry today.

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ELITE 2018 Transformational Leader Ken Freirich of Health Monitor Network

May 30, 2018

PM360 May 2018 Issue – ELITE Awards

The Point of Care Leader

When Ken Freirich, President of Health Monitor Network, first joined the company 13 years ago, there were about a dozen people in a very small New York office, but his vision extended well beyond that: “I saw the tremendous potential of the platform and the need in the patient-engagement marketplace,” he says. “I felt the company had the ingredients for something extraordinary, and I could help grow it.” Using his gift for acquiring the right talent, he ultimately helped transform the company into the point-of-care leader it is today.

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Three New Senior Executives Join Health Monitor's Management Team

April 6, 2018

Strategic Additions to Help Guide Company Through Period of Explosive Growth

Award-winning Content Through Innovative Products Enhances Patient/Healthcare Provider Dialogue

Health Monitor Network, the leading direct-to-patient (DTP) engagement company in the United States, has provided award-winning publications and digital products in healthcare providers’ waiting and exam rooms for 35 years. To support its aggressive growth plans, both for the company as well as for its rapidly expanding network of digital patient-education products, Health Monitor has added three senior executives to its management team: Howard Halligan, chief financial officer; Christopher O’Toole, senior vice president, sales, advocacy, and alliances; and Robb DeFilippis, senior vice president, operations.

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Health Monitor Network Celebrates 35 Years of Leadership in Patient Engagement

March 22, 2018

Growing Business Has Doubled Sales and Tripled Staff in Last Two Years

Award-winning Content Through Innovative Products Enhances Patient/Healthcare Provider Dialogue

Health Monitor Network, the leading direct-to-patient (DTP) company in the United States, marks 35 years as an innovator in the area of patient engagement. The company has established a long-standing reputation built on trust and credibility that has become the hallmark of its products, culture, and growth.

Coming off its biggest year in history, Health Monitor Network is seeing explosive growth in 2018, particularly in its digital exam-and waiting-room products. The company is expected to continue its aggressive hiring this year.

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DTC Point of Care Marketing: The Challenges & Opportunities

February 21, 2018

Eleven PM360 2017 Brand Champion Award Winners gathered together before the Trailblazers Awards Gala last September for a deep dive into the importance of point of care (POC) marketing today as the industry shifts yet again under a new Administration. These thought leaders discussed the myriad methods and connections that can be brought to bear when POC is used as a tactical and strategical tool within holistic marketing initiatives—and how marketers can make the best use of POC opportunities. Croom Lawrence, VP, Strategy Practice at Merkle Health, moderated the event. Participants included:

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Looking for Targeted and Efficient Brand Engagement?

January 18, 2018

While the Point of Care (POC) channel for patient education and brand advertising was established many years ago, it has seen tremendous growth over the last decade. Brand marketers and healthcare providers have embraced it, benefiting from delivering the right message, to the right patient, at the right time. In the current environment, every marketing dollar counts, media fragmentation continues, and the desire to be hyper-targeted exists more than ever. POC strategy and tactics represent a carved-out slice in many brands’ marketing plans. However, there are still substantial opportunities for brands to share in the growth and evolution of POC.

Growth of the POC channel has been fueled by marketers’ support as an effective communication vehicle, as well as the medical community, who see it as a way to help patients become more educated to make more informed treatment decisions. Engagement driven by POC will lead to better health outcomes and positive impact on healthcare cost burden.

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