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Napa County TCM program scores 100% compliance in audit by Department of Health Care Services

Persimmony International, Inc. Announces California Department of Health Care Services Audit Finds Complete Compliance and Integrity in Program Using Persimmony’s Electronic Case Management (ECM) Online Software

ALISO VIEJO, CA August 20,  2017 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, Inc announces a site visit and desk review conducted by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Targeted Case Management (TCM) Unit Staff of the Napa County TCM Program.

Persimmony’s Electronic Case Management (ECM) online software for nursing care and TCM programmatic documentation has been used by the Napa program since 2011. This unusually quick and efficient audit found the Napa County TCM documentation to be in compliance with all State and Federal codes and regulations as well as DHCS issued policy and guidance.

“What is not only historic but so exciting for all of our Public Health clients, is that the DHCS staff logged onto the Persimmony Audit Module to perform their review,” stated Michael Kogus, Persimmony President and CTO. “For the first time, county staff did not have to print reams of paper or search paper archives for the state TCM audit. Instead, DHCS staff logged onto the Persimmony Audit Module to review all of the encounters and programmatic documentation under review for that county.”

Using Persimmony, public health departments and organizations submitting TCM billing to the state seamlessly document and fulfill requirements for all four TCM components of Additionally, Persimmony ECM documents and ensures complete and compliant Target Population, Encounter and Time Survey documentation; all requirements for TCM compliance.

“We are thrilled that the State of California DHCS embraces Persimmony for TCM reviews/audits and that they have confirmed that our online solution provides the required documentation for complete and compliant reviews,” added Mr. Kogus.

Persimmony has been assisting County Health Departments throughout California track and monitor TCM and Non-TCM case management and nursing care for over 10 years. Our solution can be set up for any program for client care plan management using comprehensive client assessments, case monitoring, follow-ups, referrals, and time study reporting with embedded NFP interfaces, and TCM billing. ECM securely manages all client and service data for an unlimited number of TCM and non-TCM programs, and improves case management work processes and recordkeeping by automating workflow as the organization moves away from paper-based processes.

Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout the country.

The Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency selected Persimmony's Electronic Case Management (ECM) Solution to manage their NFP and MCH Programs.

ALISO VIEJO, CA February 10, 2017 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded a contract with The Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency. Persimmony is now the trusted partner for cloud-based data management with 12 California County/City Public Health Departments.

Persimmony's solution allows Santa Cruz's NFP and MCH PHNs to manage all of their clients within the same database with comprehensive client care and client monitoring charting, time study reporting, and TCM billing for an unlimited number of programs.

ECM captures extensive demographic information, automates statistical reporting and documentation, ensures centralized and consistent delivery of services and streamlines the use and reporting of information for public health nurses (home visits), physical and occupational therapists (clinical settings), County staff (referral organizations), and Family Health organizations.

Persimmony has been assisting County Health Departments throughout California track and monitor NFP assessments; comprehensive service plans; provide inkages, referrals, consultations (including follow-ups); perpetual time study; set up crisis assistance planning and assistance with accessing services (e.g., arranging for transportation or translation); evaluate service effectiveness; and document and charge Targeted Case Management (TCM) assessment of needs.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

Orange County Health Care Agency Signs 3-Year Contract with Persimmony to Manage Nine key Orange County Health Services Programs.

ALISO VIEJO, CA February 1, 2017 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded a 3-year contract with the Orange County Health Care Agency to manage five different Maternal & Infancts programs, including their NFP program, and four of their Adults & Families programs in order to increase quality of care, manage their time study, and capture, track and submit TCM reimbursement.

Persimmony's Electronic Case Management (ECM) solution provides Orange County with a comprehensive cloud solution for an unlimited number of case management programs.

ECM allows client care, client monitoring, time study reporting, and TCM billing including NFP and Medi-Cal interfaces.

ECM captures extensive demographic information, automates statistical reporting and documentation, ensures centralized and consistent delivery of services and streamlines the use and reporting of information for public health nurses (home visits), physical and occupational therapists (clinical settings), County staff (referral organizations), and Family Health organizations.

Persimmony has been assisting County Health Departments throughout California track and monitor NFP assessments; comprehensive service plans; provide inkages, referrals, consultations (including follow-ups); perpetual time study; set up crisis assistance planning and assistance with accessing services (e.g., arranging for transportation or translation); evaluate service effectiveness; and document and charge Targeted Case Management (TCM) assessment of needs.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

The City of Berkeley selects Persimmony's Electronic Case Management (ECM) Solution to manage their Aging Services and PHN Programs.

ALISO VIEJO, CA December 1, 2016 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded a 2.5-year contract with The City of Berkeley - Department of Health Services. Persimmony is now the chosen data solution for 10 California County/City Public Health Departments.
Persimmony's solution allows Berkeley's case managers and PHNs to manage all of their clients within the same database with comprehensive client care and client monitoring charting, time study reporting, and TCM billing for an unlimited number of programs.
ECM captures extensive demographic information, automates statistical reporting and documentation, ensures centralized and consistent delivery of services and streamlines the use and reporting of information for public health nurses (home visits), physical and occupational therapists (clinical settings), County staff (referral organizations), and Family Health organizations.
Persimmony has been assisting County Health Departments throughout California track and monitor NFP assessments; comprehensive service plans; provide inkages, referrals, consultations (including follow-ups); perpetual time study; set up crisis assistance planning and assistance with accessing services (e.g., arranging for transportation or translation); evaluate service effectiveness; and document and charge Targeted Case Management (TCM) assessment of needs.
Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

 

First 5 San Mateo County Contracts with Persimmony to Manage all their Data Collection Needs.

ALISO VIEJO, CA August 1, 2016 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded a 3-year contract with First 5 San Mateo County. Persimmony has now been selected by 18 First 5 Commissions, their evaluators, and the programs they fund. In addition to contracting with First 5 San Mateo County, Persimmony provides database solutions and data management continuity for First 5 Tulare, First 5 Kern, First 5 San Diego, First 5 Riverside, First 5 Ventura, CFC Orange County, First 5 San Bernardino, First 5 Santa Clara County, First 5 Sonoma County, First 5 Sacramento, First 5 Contra Costa, First 5 Monterey, First 5 Solano, First 5 Fresno, First 5 Merced, First 5 Marin and First 5 Placer.

Persimmony has been assisting First 5 County Commissions throughout California to measure the impact of Proposition 10 funded programs using Persimmony’s First 5 Database, the leading Internet-based application and online database for outcomes measurement with large and diverse funding initiatives. The funded programs using Persimmony collect and store service and outcomes data using Persimmony’s easy-to-use online interface. Commission staff and their Evaluators then use the data to measure the impact the funded programs are having on the children and families they serve.

First 5 was created after voters passed Proposition 10 in November 1998, adding a 50 cents-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund education, health, childcare and other programs for expectant parents and children up to age five. Proposition 10 was designed to address the lack of public funding and support for early childhood development because the emotional, physical, social and developmental environments to which children are exposed. These environments can have a profound impact on their ability to reach their greatest potential in school and to become productive members of society.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

Humboldt County Public Health Department selects Persimmony's Electronic Case Management (ECM) Solution to manage Targeted Case Management (TCM) and NFP Programs

ALISO VIEJO, CA March 8, 2016 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded a contract with the San Diego Public Health Services Department to assist PHNs manage their Home Visiting Case Management tasks in order to increase quality of care and capture, track and submit TCM reimbursement. Humboldt will use Persimmony ECM to manage their NFP clients but still upload NFP data via ETO.

Persimmony's solution will provide Humboldt's case managers and PHNs to manage their clients no matter what programs they are in because ECM allows client care, client monitoring, time study reporting, and TCM billing including NFP and Medi-Cal interfaces.

ECM captures extensive demographic information, automates statistical reporting and documentation, ensures centralized and consistent delivery of services and streamlines the use and reporting of information for public health nurses (home visits), physical and occupational therapists (clinical settings), County staff (referral organizations), and Family Health organizations.

Persimmony has been assisting County Health Departments throughout California track and monitor NFP assessments; comprehensive service plans; provide inkages, referrals, consultations (including follow-ups); perpetual time study; set up crisis assistance planning and assistance with accessing services (e.g., arranging for transportation or translation); evaluate service effectiveness; and document and charge Targeted Case Management (TCM) assessment of needs.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

San Diego County Public Health Services selects Persimmony's Referral Portal (PRP) and Electronic Case Management (ECM) Solutions to Replace Three Legacy Data Systems

ALISO VIEJO, CA February 1, 2016 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded a contract with the San Diego Public Health Services Department to assist PHNs manage their NFP and Home Visiting Case Management tasks in order to increase quality of care and capture, track and submit TCM reimbursement.

Persimmony's Referral Portal and comprehensive ECM online data solution will replace three legacy databases that the county has used for over 10 years. Persimmony's ECM/TCM provides San Deigo's case managers and PHNs with a comprehensive online health services information system that supports client care, client monitoring, time study reporting, and TCM billing including NFP and Medi-Cal interfaces.

ECM captures extensive demographic information, automates statistical reporting and documentation, ensures centralized and consistent delivery of services and streamlines the use and reporting of information for public health nurses (home visits), physical and occupational therapists (clinical settings), County staff (referral organizations), and Family Health organizations.

Persimmony has been assisting County Health Departments throughout California track and monitor NFP assessments; comprehensive service plans; provide inkages, referrals, consultations (including follow-ups); perpetual time study; set up crisis assistance planning and assistance with accessing services (e.g., arranging for transportation or translation); evaluate service effectiveness; and document and charge Targeted Case Management (TCM) assessment of needs.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

First 5 Butte County joins other First 5 Organizations using Persimmony for all their data collection needs.

ALISO VIEJO, CA November 15, 2015 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded a 3-year contract with First 5 Butte County. Persimmony has now been selected by 20 First 5 Commissions, their evaluators, and the programs they fund. In addition to contracting with First 5 Butte, County, Persimmony provides database solutions and data management continuity for First 5 Tulare, First 5 Kern, First 5 LA, First 5 San Diego, First 5 Riverside, First 5 Ventura, CFC Orange County, First 5 San Bernardino, First 5 Santa Clara County, First 5 Sonoma County, First 5 Sacramento, First 5 Contra Costa, First 5 Monterey, First 5 Solano, First 5 Fresno, First 5 Merced, First 5 Marin, First 5 Humboldt, and First 5 Placer.

Persimmony has been assisting First 5 County Commissions throughout California to measure the impact of Proposition 10 funded programs using Persimmony’s First 5 Database, the leading Internet-based application and online database for outcomes measurement with large and diverse funding initiatives. The funded programs using Persimmony collect and store service and outcomes data using Persimmony’s easy-to-use online interface. Commission staff and their Evaluators then use the data to measure the impact the funded programs are having on the children and families they serve.

First 5 was created after voters passed Proposition 10 in November 1998, adding a 50 cents-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund education, health, childcare and other programs for expectant parents and children up to age five. Proposition 10 was designed to address the lack of public funding and support for early childhood development because the emotional, physical, social and developmental environments to which children are exposed. These environments can have a profound impact on their ability to reach their greatest potential in school and to become productive members of society.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

First 5 Tulare joins other First 5 Organizations using Persimmony for all their data collection needs.

ALISO VIEJO, CA July 1, 2015 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded a 3-year contract with First 5 Tulare. Persimmony has now been selected by 19 First 5 Commissions, their evaluators, and the programs they fund. In addition to contracting with First 5 Tulare, Persimmony provides database solutions and data management continuity for First 5 Kern, First 5 LA, First 5 San Diego, First 5 Riverside, First 5 Ventura, CFC Orange County, First 5 San Bernardino, First 5 Santa Clara County, First 5 Sonoma County, First 5 Sacramento, First 5 Contra Costa, First 5 Monterey, First 5 Solano, First 5 Fresno, First 5 Merced, First 5 Marin, First 5 Humboldt, and First 5 Placer.

Persimmony has been assisting First 5 County Commissions throughout California to measure the impact of Proposition 10 funded programs using Persimmony’s First 5 Database, the leading Internet-based application and online database for outcomes measurement with large and diverse funding initiatives. The funded programs using Persimmony collect and store service and outcomes data using Persimmony’s easy-to-use online interface. Commission staff and their Evaluators then use the data to measure the impact the funded programs are having on the children and families they serve.

First 5 was created after voters passed Proposition 10 in November 1998, adding a 50 cents-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund education, health, childcare and other programs for expectant parents and children up to age five. Proposition 10 was designed to address the lack of public funding and support for early childhood development because the emotional, physical, social and developmental environments to which children are exposed. These environments can have a profound impact on their ability to reach their greatest potential in school and to become productive members of society.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

Sonoma County Public Health Nurses extend contract to continue using Persimmony's Electronic Case Management (ECM) and Targeted Case Management (TCM) Solution

ALISO VIEJO, CA July 1, 2015 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded a contract extension through June 2018 with the Sonoma Public Health Department to assist PHNs manage MCH Home Visiting Case Management tasks in order to increase quality of care and capture, track and submit TCM reimbursement. Additionally, they will continue using Persimmony ECM for all of ther NFP data collection. Persimmony's ECM/TCM Solution will provide case managers and PHNs in Stanislaus County with a comprehensive online health services information system that supports client care, client monitoring, time study reporting, and TCM billing including NFP and Medi-Cal interfaces. ECM captures extensive demographic information, automates statistical reporting and documentation, ensures centralized and consistent delivery of services and streamlines the use and reporting of information for public health nurses (home visits), physical and occupational therapists (clinical settings), County staff (referral organizations), and Family Health organizations.

Persimmony has been assisting County Health Departments throughout California track and monitor NFP assessments; comprehensive service plans; provide inkages, referrals, consultations (including follow-ups); perpetual time study; set up crisis assistance planning and assistance with accessing services (e.g., arranging for transportation or translation); evaluate service effectiveness; and document and charge Targeted Case Management (TCM) assessment of needs.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

First 5 Sacramento Signs Contract with Persimmony for 3 More Years

First 5 Sacramento selects Persimmony for 3 More Years via Prime Contract.

ALISO VIEJO, CA July 1, 2015 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has signed a 3-year prime contract with First 5 Sacramento, continuing their partnership with the Commission since 2010. In addition to contracting with First 5 Sacramento, Persimmony provides database solutions and data management continuity for First 5 LA, First 5 San Diego, First 5 Riverside, First 5 Ventura, CFC Orange County, First 5 San Bernardino, First 5 Santa Clara County, First 5 Sonoma County, First 5 Kern, First 5 Contra Costa, First 5 Kern, First 5 Monterey, First 5 Solano, First 5 Fresno, First 5 Merced, First 5 Marin, First 5 Humboldt, and First 5 Placer.

Persimmony has been assisting First 5 County Commissions throughout California to measure the impact of Proposition 10 funded programs using Persimmony’s First 5 Database, the leading Internet-based application and online database for outcomes measurement with large and diverse funding initiatives. The funded programs using Persimmony collect and store service and outcomes data using Persimmony’s easy-to-use online interface. Commission staff and their Evaluators then use the data to measure the impact the funded programs are having on the children and families they serve.

First 5 was created after voters passed Proposition 10 in November 1998, adding a 50 cents-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund education, health, childcare and other programs for expectant parents and children up to age five. Proposition 10 was designed to address the lack of public funding and support for early childhood development because the emotional, physical, social and developmental environments to which children are exposed. These environments can have a profound impact on their ability to reach their greatest potential in school and to become productive members of society.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

Los Angeles County Public Health Awards Persimmony for ECM with NFP Interface

Los Angeles County Public Health has partnered with Persimmony to chart, track and report out on Targeted Case Management (TCM) and Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) management.

ALISO VIEJO, CA April 1, 2015 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded a contract with Los Angeles County Public Health who will be using Persimmony ECM for all of ther NFP and CHVP data collection. Additionally, PHNs will be able to manage Home Visiting Case Management tasks online in order to increase quality of care and capture, track and submit TCM reimbursement. Persimmony's ECM/TCM Solution will provide case managers and PHNs in Los Angeles County with a comprehensive online health services information system that supports client care, client monitoring, TCM billing including MAA, NFP, CHVP and Medi-Cal interfaces. ECM captures extensive demographic information, automates statistical reporting and documentation, ensures centralized and consistent delivery of services and streamlines the use and reporting of information for public health nurses (home visits), physical and occupational therapists (clinical settings), County staff (referral organizations), and Family Health organizations.

Persimmony has been assisting County Health Departments throughout California track and monitor comprehensive service plans; provide inkages, referrals, consultations (including follow-ups) and perpetual time study; set up crisis assistance planning and assistance with accessing services (e.g., arranging for transportation or translation); evaluate service effectiveness; and document and charge Targeted Case Management (TCM) assessment of needs.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

Stanisluas County Health Services Agency Awards Persimmony for ECM with NFP Interface

Stanisluas County Health Services Agency is going Paperless Using Persimmony's (ECM) Electronic Case Management solution to chart, track and report out on Targeted Case Management (TCM), Nurse Family Partnership (NFP), CHVP and other program action plans.

ALISO VIEJO, CA April 1, 2015 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded a contract with the Stanisluas County Health Services Agency to assist PHNs manage Home Visiting Case Management tasks online in order to increase quality of care and capture, track and submit TCM reimbursement. Additionally, they will be using Persimmony ECM for all of ther NFP and CHVP data collection. Persimmony's ECM/TCM Solution will provide case managers and PHNs in Stanislaus County with a comprehensive online health services information system that supports client care, client monitoring, time study reporting, and TCM billing including MAA, NFP, CHVP and Medi-Cal interfaces. ECM captures extensive demographic information, automates statistical reporting and documentation, ensures centralized and consistent delivery of services and streamlines the use and reporting of information for public health nurses (home visits), physical and occupational therapists (clinical settings), County staff (referral organizations), and Family Health organizations.

Persimmony has been assisting County Health Departments throughout California track and monitor comprehensive service plans; provide inkages, referrals, consultations (including follow-ups) and perpetual time study; set up crisis assistance planning and assistance with accessing services (e.g., arranging for transportation or translation); evaluate service effectiveness; and document and charge Targeted Case Management (TCM) assessment of needs.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

First 5 Kern selects Persimmony as Trusted Data Partner

First 5 Kern chooses Persimmony's Online First 5 Data Solution.

ALISO VIEJO, CA April 1, 2015 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded a 5-year contract with First 5 Kern. Persimmony has now been selected by 18 First 5 Commissions, their evaluators, and the programs they fund. In addition to contracting with First 5 Kern, Persimmony provides database solutions and data management continuity for First 5 LA, First 5 San Diego, First 5 Riverside, First 5 Ventura, CFC Orange County, First 5 San Bernardino, First 5 Santa Clara County, First 5 Sonoma County, WRMA (First 5 Sacramento), First 5 Contra Costa, First 5 Monterey, First 5 Solano, First 5 Fresno, First 5 Merced, First 5 Marin, First 5 Humboldt, and First 5 Placer.

Persimmony has been assisting First 5 County Commissions throughout California to measure the impact of Proposition 10 funded programs using Persimmony’s First 5 Database, the leading Internet-based application and online database for outcomes measurement with large and diverse funding initiatives. The funded programs using Persimmony collect and store service and outcomes data using Persimmony’s easy-to-use online interface. Commission staff and their Evaluators then use the data to measure the impact the funded programs are having on the children and families they serve.

First 5 was created after voters passed Proposition 10 in November 1998, adding a 50 cents-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund education, health, childcare and other programs for expectant parents and children up to age five. Proposition 10 was designed to address the lack of public funding and support for early childhood development because the emotional, physical, social and developmental environments to which children are exposed. These environments can have a profound impact on their ability to reach their greatest potential in school and to become productive members of society.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

First 5 San Diego Extends their Partnership with Persimmony for 5 More Years

First 5 San Diego Commission Contracts 5 More Years using Persimmony

ALISO VIEJO, CA April 21, 2014 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded another 4-year contract with First 5 San Deigo extending the partnership 2019. Persimmony continues as the trusted partner for 17 First 5 Commissions, their evaluators, and the programs they fund. In addition to re-contracting with First 5 San Diego, Persimmony provides database solutions and data management continuity for First 5 LA, First 5 Riverside, First 5 Ventura, CFC Orange County, First 5 San Bernardino, First 5 Santa Clara County, First 5 Sonoma County, WRMA (First 5 Sacramento), First 5 Contra Costa, First 5 Monterey, First 5 Solano, First 5 Fresno, First 5 Merced, First 5 Marin, First 5 Humboldt, and First 5 Placer.

Persimmony has been assisting First 5 County Commissions throughout California to measure the impact of Proposition 10 funded programs using Persimmony’s First 5 Database, the leading Internet-based application and online database for outcomes measurement with large and diverse funding initiatives. The funded programs using Persimmony collect and store service and outcomes data using Persimmony’s easy-to-use online interface. Commission staff and their Evaluators then use the data to measure the impact the funded programs are having on the children and families they serve.

First 5 was created after voters passed Proposition 10 in November 1998, adding a 50 cents-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund education, health, childcare and other programs for expectant parents and children up to age five. Proposition 10 was designed to address the lack of public funding and support for early childhood development because the emotional, physical, social and developmental environments to which children are exposed. These environments can have a profound impact on their ability to reach their greatest potential in school and to become productive members of society.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

Napa Public Health Selects Persimmony for Electronic Case Management Solution

Napa County Public Health Nurses going Paperless Using Persimmony's Electronic Case Management (ECM) and Targeted Case Management (TCM) Solution

ALISO VIEJO, CA April 5, 2011 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded a contract with the Napa Public Health Department to assist PHNs manage Home Visiting Case Management tasks online in order to increase quality of care and capture, track and submit TCM reimbursement. Persimmony's ECM/TCM Solution will provide case managers and PHNs in Napa County with a comprehensive online health services information system that supports client care, client monitoring, time study reporting, and TCM billing including MAA and Medi-Cal interfaces. ECM captures extensive demographic information, automates statistical reporting and documentation, ensures centralized and consistent delivery of services and streamlines the use and reporting of information for public health nurses (home visits), physical and occupational therapists (clinical settings), County staff (referral organizations), and Family Health organizations.

Persimmony has been assisting County Health Departments throughout California track and monitor comprehensive service plans; provide inkages, referrals, consultations (including follow-ups) and perpetual time study; set up crisis assistance planning and assistance with accessing services (e.g., arranging for transportation or translation); evaluate service effectiveness; and document and charge Targeted Case Management (TCM) assessment of needs.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

Perimmony Wins RFP and Contracts with First 5 LA, Riverside, Ventura and CFC Orange County

Persimmony selected to provide online database servcices to 4 more First 5 Organziations

ALISO VIEJO, CA January 20, 2014 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded, through RFP bid, online data solution service contracts with First 5 LA, First 5 Riverside, First 5 Ventura and CFC Orange County. Persimmony is now the trusted partner for 17 First 5 Commissions, their evaluators, and the programs they fund. In addition to contracting with First 5 LA, First 5 Riverside, First 5 Ventura and CFC Orange County, Persimmony provides database solutions and data management solutions for First 5 San Diego, First 5 San Bernardino, First 5 Santa Clara County, First 5 Sonoma County, WRMA (First 5 Sacramento), First 5 Contra Costa, First 5 Monterey, First 5 Solano, First 5 Fresno, First 5 Merced, First 5 Marin, First 5 Humboldt, and First 5 Placer.

Persimmony has been assisting First 5 County Commissions throughout California to measure the impact of Proposition 10 funded programs using Persimmony’s First 5 Database, the leading Internet-based application and online database for outcomes measurement with large and diverse funding initiatives. The funded programs using Persimmony collect and store service and outcomes data using Persimmony’s easy-to-use online interface. Commission staff and their Evaluators then use the data to measure the impact the funded programs are having on the children and families they serve.

First 5 was created after voters passed Proposition 10 in November 1998, adding a 50 cents-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund education, health, childcare and other programs for expectant parents and children up to age five. Proposition 10 was designed to address the lack of public funding and support for early childhood development because the emotional, physical, social and developmental environments to which children are exposed. These environments can have a profound impact on their ability to reach their greatest potential in school and to become productive members of society.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

San Luis Obispo County Health Agency awards contract for Persimmony's ECM with NFP Interface

San Luis Obispo County Public Health contract to use Persimmony's Electronic Case Management (ECM) and Targeted Case Management (TCM) Solution with NFP Interface

ALISO VIEJO, CA August 8, 2013 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded a contract with the San Luis Public Health Department to provide data management sevicces to PHNs who manage Home Visiting Case Management tasks online in order to increase quality of care and capture, track and submit TCM reimbursement. Persimmony's ECM/TCM Solution provides Napa County case managers and PHNs with a comprehensive online health services information system that supports client care, client monitoring, time study reporting, and TCM billing including MAA and Medi-Cal interfaces. Additionally, Nurses providing NFP services can use ECM to record, track and report on those specific outcomes. ECM captures extensive demographic information, automates statistical reporting and documentation, ensures centralized and consistent delivery of services and streamlines the use and reporting of information for public health nurses (home visits), physical and occupational therapists (clinical settings), County staff (referral organizations), and Family Health organizations.

Persimmony has been assisting County Health Departments throughout California track and monitor NFP assessments; comprehensive service plans; provide inkages, referrals, consultations (including follow-ups); perpetual time study; set up crisis assistance planning and assistance with accessing services (e.g., arranging for transportation or translation); evaluate service effectiveness; and document and charge Targeted Case Management (TCM) assessment of needs.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

WRMA Continues Partnership with Persimmony for 3 More Years

WRMA Negotiates 3 More Years for Persimmony to Provide First 5 Data Solution for First 5 Sacramento

ALISO VIEJO, CA July 1, 2010 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded another 3-year contract with WRMA to continue their partnership with First 5 Sacramento. Persimmony will continue as WRMA's trusted partner to provide First 5 Sacramento with their comprehensive online data solution. Persimmony works with 11 First 5 Commissions, their evaluators, and the programs they fund. In addition to re-contracting with WRMA (First 5 Sacramento), Persimmony provides database solutions and data management continuity for First 5 San Bernardino, First 5 Solano, First 5 Contra Costa, First 5 San Diego, First 5 Fresno, First 5 Merced, First 5 Humboldt, First 5 Marin, First 5 Monterey, and First 5 Yolo.

Persimmony has been assisting First 5 County Commissions throughout California to measure the impact of Proposition 10 funded programs using Persimmony’s First 5 Database, the leading Internet-based application and online database for outcomes measurement with large and diverse funding initiatives. The funded programs using Persimmony collect and store service and outcomes data using Persimmony’s easy-to-use online interface. Commission staff and their Evaluators then use the data to measure the impact the funded programs are having on the children and families they serve.

First 5 was created after voters passed Proposition 10 in November 1998, adding a 50 cents-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund education, health, childcare and other programs for expectant parents and children up to age five. Proposition 10 was designed to address the lack of public funding and support for early childhood development because the emotional, physical, social and developmental environments to which children are exposed. These environments can have a profound impact on their ability to reach their greatest potential in school and to become productive members of society.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

First 5 Placer partners with Persimmony for all of their online data collection Needs

Persimmony hired by 13th First 5 Organization: First 5 Placer

ALISO VIEJO, CA May 1, 2013 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has finalized contracts with First 5 Placer for FY13 and FY14 services. Persimmony is now the trusted partner for 13 First 5 Commissions, their evaluators, and the programs they fund. In addition to contracting with First 5 Placer, Persimmony provides database solutions and data management solutions for First 5 San Diego, First 5 Santa Clara County, First 5 Sonoma County, WRMA (First 5 Sacramento), First 5 Contra Costa, First 5 Monterey, First 5 Fresno, First 5 Merced, First 5 Marin, First 5 Humboldt, First 5 Solano, and First 5 San Bernardino.

Persimmony has been assisting First 5 County Commissions throughout California to measure the impact of Proposition 10 funded programs using Persimmony’s First 5 Database, the leading Internet-based application and online database for outcomes measurement with large and diverse funding initiatives. The funded programs using Persimmony collect and store service and outcomes data using Persimmony’s easy-to-use online interface. Commission staff and their Evaluators then use the data to measure the impact the funded programs are having on the children and families they serve.

First 5 was created after voters passed Proposition 10 in November 1998, adding a 50 cents-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund education, health, childcare and other programs for expectant parents and children up to age five. Proposition 10 was designed to address the lack of public funding and support for early childhood development because the emotional, physical, social and developmental environments to which children are exposed. These environments can have a profound impact on their ability to reach their greatest potential in school and to become productive members of society.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

First 5 Santa Clara County Signs Persimmony for Data Management Solution Services

Persimmony hired by 12th First 5 Organization: First 5 Santa Clara

ALISO VIEJO, CA March 21, 2013 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded a multi-annual contract with First 5 Santa Clara County. Persimmony is now the trusted partner for 12 First 5 Commissions, their evaluators, and the programs they fund. In addition to contracting with First 5 Santa Clara County, Persimmony provides database solutions and data management solutions for First 5 Contra Costa, First 5 Fresno County, First 5 Humboldt, First 5 Marin, First 5 Merced, First 5 Monterey, First 5 San Bernardino, First 5 San Diego, First 5 Solano, First 5 Sonoma and Walter R. McDonald & Associates, Inc.(First 5 Sacramento).

Persimmony has been assisting First 5 County Commissions throughout California to measure the impact of Proposition 10 funded programs using Persimmony’s First 5 Database, the leading Internet-based application and online database for outcomes measurement with large and diverse funding initiatives. The funded programs using Persimmony collect and store service and outcomes data using Persimmony’s easy-to-use online interface. Commission staff and their Evaluators then use the data to measure the impact the funded programs are having on the children and families they serve.

First 5 was created after voters passed Proposition 10 in November 1998, adding a 50 cents-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund education, health, childcare and other programs for expectant parents and children up to age five. Proposition 10 was designed to address the lack of public funding and support for early childhood development because the emotional, physical, social and developmental environments to which children are exposed. These environments can have a profound impact on their ability to reach their greatest potential in school and to become productive members of society.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

Napa Public Health Awards Contract Extension for Persimmony's ECM Solution

Napa County Public Health Nurses extend contract to continue using Persimmony's Electronic Case Management (ECM) and Targeted Case Management (TCM) Solution

ALISO VIEJO, CA March 12, 2013 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded a contract extension through April 2014 with the Napa Public Health Department to continue providing data management sevicces to PHNs who manage Home Visiting Case Management tasks online in order to increase quality of care and capture, track and submit TCM reimbursement. Persimmony's ECM/TCM Solution provides Napa County case managers and PHNs with a comprehensive online health services information system that supports client care, client monitoring, time study reporting, and TCM billing including MAA and Medi-Cal interfaces. ECM captures extensive demographic information, automates statistical reporting and documentation, ensures centralized and consistent delivery of services and streamlines the use and reporting of information for public health nurses (home visits), physical and occupational therapists (clinical settings), County staff (referral organizations), and Family Health organizations.

Persimmony has been assisting County Health Departments throughout California track and monitor NFP assessments; comprehensive service plans; provide inkages, referrals, consultations (including follow-ups); perpetual time study; set up crisis assistance planning and assistance with accessing services (e.g., arranging for transportation or translation); evaluate service effectiveness; and document and charge Targeted Case Management (TCM) assessment of needs.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

First 5 Sonoma Selects Persimmony and Transitions from Mosaic for Multi-year Contract

Persimmony selected as trusted Data Solution Partner for First 5 Sonoma Coutny

ALISO VIEJO, CA February 1, 2013 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that First 5 Sonoma selected Persimmony over Mosiac, their previous online data solution partner. Persimmony continues to be the trusted partner for 11 First 5 Commissions, their evaluators, and the programs they fund. In addition to contracting with First 5 Sonoma County, Persimmony provides database solutions and data management continuity for First 5 San Diego, WRMA (First 5 Sacramento), First 5 Contra Costa, First 5 Monterey, First 5 Fresno, First 5 Merced, First 5 Marin, First 5 Humboldt, First 5 Solano, and First 5 San Bernardino.

Persimmony has been assisting First 5 County Commissions throughout California to measure the impact of Proposition 10 funded programs using Persimmony’s First 5 Database, the leading Internet-based application and online database for outcomes measurement with large and diverse funding initiatives. The funded programs using Persimmony collect and store service and outcomes data using Persimmony’s easy-to-use online interface. Commission staff and their Evaluators then use the data to measure the impact the funded programs are having on the children and families they serve.

First 5 was created after voters passed Proposition 10 in November 1998, adding a 50 cents-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund education, health, childcare and other programs for expectant parents and children up to age five. Proposition 10 was designed to address the lack of public funding and support for early childhood development because the emotional, physical, social and developmental environments to which children are exposed. These environments can have a profound impact on their ability to reach their greatest potential in school and to become productive members of society.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

Solano Public Health Selects Persimmony for Electronic Case Management Solution

Solano County Public Health Selects Persimmony to be their Data Solution Partner

ALISO VIEJO, CA April 10, 2012 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded a 3-year contract with the Solano Public Health Department to assist PHNs manage Home Visiting Case Management tasks online in order to increase quality of care and capture, track and submit TCM reimbursement. Persimmony's ECM/TCM Solution will provide case managers and PHNs in Solano County with a comprehensive online health services information system that supports client care, client monitoring, time study reporting, and TCM billing including MAA and Medi-Cal interfaces. ECM captures extensive demographic information, automates statistical reporting and documentation, ensures centralized and consistent delivery of services and streamlines the use and reporting of information for public health nurses (home visits), physical and occupational therapists (clinical settings), County staff (referral organizations), and Family Health organizations.

Persimmony has been assisting County Health Departments throughout California track and monitor comprehensive service plans; provide inkages, referrals, consultations (including follow-ups) and perpetual time study; set up crisis assistance planning and assistance with accessing services (e.g., arranging for transportation or translation); evaluate service effectiveness; and document and charge Targeted Case Management (TCM) assessment of needs.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

First 5 Solano Continues Partnership with Persimmony for 2 More Years

First 5 Solano Commission Negotiates 2 More Years for Persimmony

ALISO VIEJO, CA July 1, 2010 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded another 2-year contract with First 5 Monterey extending the partnership to 2012. Persimmony continues as the trusted partner for 11 First 5 Commissions, their evaluators, and the programs they fund. In addition to re-contracting with First 5 Solano, Persimmony provides database solutions and data management continuity for First 5 San Bernardino, WRMA (First 5 Sacramento), First 5 Contra Costa, First 5 San Diego, First 5 Fresno, First 5 Merced, First 5 Humboldt, First 5 Marin, First 5 Monterey, and First 5 Yolo.

Persimmony has been assisting First 5 County Commissions throughout California to measure the impact of Proposition 10 funded programs using Persimmony’s First 5 Database, the leading Internet-based application and online database for outcomes measurement with large and diverse funding initiatives. The funded programs using Persimmony collect and store service and outcomes data using Persimmony’s easy-to-use online interface. Commission staff and their Evaluators then use the data to measure the impact the funded programs are having on the children and families they serve.

First 5 was created after voters passed Proposition 10 in November 1998, adding a 50 cents-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund education, health, childcare and other programs for expectant parents and children up to age five. Proposition 10 was designed to address the lack of public funding and support for early childhood development because the emotional, physical, social and developmental environments to which children are exposed. These environments can have a profound impact on their ability to reach their greatest potential in school and to become productive members of society.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

First 5 San Bernardino Extends Persimmony Annual Contract Extending Partnership for 3 Years.

Persimmony continues as trusted Data Solution Partner for First 5 San Bernardino - 3 Years Running

ALISO VIEJO, CA June 15, 2010 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded another contract extension with First 5 San Bernardino. Persimmony continues as the trusted partner for 11 First 5 Commissions, their evaluators, and the programs they fund. In addition to re-contracting with First 5 San Bernardino, Persimmony provides database solutions and data management continuity for First 5 San Diego, WRMA (First 5 Sacramento), First 5 Contra Costa, First 5 Monterey, First 5 Fresno, First 5 Merced, First 5 Humboldt, First 5 Marin, First 5 Solano, and First 5 Yolo.

Persimmony has been assisting First 5 County Commissions throughout California to measure the impact of Proposition 10 funded programs using Persimmony’s First 5 Database, the leading Internet-based application and online database for outcomes measurement with large and diverse funding initiatives. The funded programs using Persimmony collect and store service and outcomes data using Persimmony’s easy-to-use online interface. Commission staff and their Evaluators then use the data to measure the impact the funded programs are having on the children and families they serve.

First 5 was created after voters passed Proposition 10 in November 1998, adding a 50 cents-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund education, health, childcare and other programs for expectant parents and children up to age five. Proposition 10 was designed to address the lack of public funding and support for early childhood development because the emotional, physical, social and developmental environments to which children are exposed. These environments can have a profound impact on their ability to reach their greatest potential in school and to become productive members of society.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

First 5 Monterey Awards Persimmony with a Second 3-Year Contract

First 5 Monterey Commission Negotiates 3 More Years for Persimmony

ALISO VIEJO, CA March 15, 2011 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded another 3-year contract with First 5 Monterey extending the partnership to 2014. Persimmony continues as the trusted partner for 11 First 5 Commissions, their evaluators, and the programs they fund. In addition to re-contracting with First 5 Monterey, Persimmony provides database solutions and data management continuity for First 5 San Bernardino, WRMA (First 5 Sacramento), First 5 Contra Costa, First 5 San Diego, First 5 Fresno, First 5 Merced, First 5 Humboldt, First 5 Marin, First 5 Solano, and First 5 Yolo.

Persimmony has been assisting First 5 County Commissions throughout California to measure the impact of Proposition 10 funded programs using Persimmony’s First 5 Database, the leading Internet-based application and online database for outcomes measurement with large and diverse funding initiatives. The funded programs using Persimmony collect and store service and outcomes data using Persimmony’s easy-to-use online interface. Commission staff and their Evaluators then use the data to measure the impact the funded programs are having on the children and families they serve.

First 5 was created after voters passed Proposition 10 in November 1998, adding a 50 cents-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund education, health, childcare and other programs for expectant parents and children up to age five. Proposition 10 was designed to address the lack of public funding and support for early childhood development because the emotional, physical, social and developmental environments to which children are exposed. These environments can have a profound impact on their ability to reach their greatest potential in school and to become productive members of society.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

Contra Costa Public Health Selects Persimmony for 3-Year Electronic Case Management Contract

Contra Costa County Public Health Partners with Persimmony to develop their Custom Home Visiting ECM and TCM Data Solution

ALISO VIEJO, CA July 1, 2010 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded a 3-year contract with the Contra Costa Public Health Department to assist PHNs manage Home Visiting Case Management tasks online in order to increase quality of care and capture, track and submit TCM reimbursement. Persimmony's Electronic Case Management (ECM) and Targeted Case Management (TCM) Solution will provide case managers and PHNs in Napa County with a comprehensive online health services information system that supports client care, client monitoring, time study reporting, and TCM billing including MAA and Medi-Cal interfaces. ECM captures extensive demographic information, automates statistical reporting and documentation, ensures centralized and consistent delivery of services and streamlines the use and reporting of information for public health nurses (home visits), physical and occupational therapists (clinical settings), County staff (referral organizations), and Family Health organizations.

Persimmony has been assisting County Health Departments throughout California track and monitor comprehensive service plans; provide inkages, referrals, consultations (including follow-ups) and perpetual time study; set up crisis assistance planning and assistance with accessing services (e.g., arranging for transportation or translation); evaluate service effectiveness; and document and charge Targeted Case Management (TCM) assessment of needs.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

First 5 Marin Awards Persimmony with a Second 3-Year Contract

First 5 Marin Commission Negotiates 3 More Years for Persimmony.

ALISO VIEJO, CA January 1, 2010 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded another 3-year contract with First 5 Marin extending the partnership to 2013. Persimmony continues as the trusted partner for 11 First 5 Commissions, their evaluators, and the programs they fund. In addition to re-contracting with First 5 Marin, Persimmony provides database solutions and data management continuity for First 5 San Bernardino, WRMA (First 5 Sacramento), First 5 Contra Costa, First 5 San Diego, First 5 Fresno, First 5 Merced, First 5 Humboldt, First 5 Monterey, First 5 Solano, and First 5 Yolo.

Persimmony has been assisting First 5 County Commissions throughout California to measure the impact of Proposition 10 funded programs using Persimmony’s First 5 Database, the leading Internet-based application and online database for outcomes measurement with large and diverse funding initiatives. The funded programs using Persimmony collect and store service and outcomes data using Persimmony’s easy-to-use online interface. Commission staff and their Evaluators then use the data to measure the impact the funded programs are having on the children and families they serve.

First 5 was created after voters passed Proposition 10 in November 1998, adding a 50 cents-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund education, health, childcare and other programs for expectant parents and children up to age five. Proposition 10 was designed to address the lack of public funding and support for early childhood development because the emotional, physical, social and developmental environments to which children are exposed. These environments can have a profound impact on their ability to reach their greatest potential in school and to become productive members of society.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.

First 5 Merced Awards Persimmony with a Third Consecutive Annual Contract

First 5 Merced Commission Negotiates a 2010-2011 Contract with Persimmony to Continue the Partnership for a Third Consecutive Year

ALISO VIEJO, CA July 1, 2010 — Michael Kogus, President and CTO of Persimmony International, announced today that Persimmony has been awarded their third annual contract with First 5 Merced. Persimmony continues as the trusted partner for 11 First 5 Commissions, their evaluators, and the programs they fund. In addition to re-contracting with First 5 Merced, Persimmony provides database solutions and data management continuity for First 5 San Bernardino, WRMA (First 5 Sacramento), First 5 Contra Costa, First 5 San Diego, First 5 Fresno, First 5 Monterey, First 5 Humboldt, First 5 Marin, First 5 Solano, and First 5 Yolo.

Persimmony has been assisting First 5 County Commissions throughout California to measure the impact of Proposition 10 funded programs using Persimmony’s First 5 Database, the leading Internet-based application and online database for outcomes measurement with large and diverse funding initiatives. The funded programs using Persimmony collect and store service and outcomes data using Persimmony’s easy-to-use online interface. Commission staff and their Evaluators then use the data to measure the impact the funded programs are having on the children and families they serve.

First 5 was created after voters passed Proposition 10 in November 1998, adding a 50 cents-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund education, health, childcare and other programs for expectant parents and children up to age five. Proposition 10 was designed to address the lack of public funding and support for early childhood development because the emotional, physical, social and developmental environments to which children are exposed. These environments can have a profound impact on their ability to reach their greatest potential in school and to become productive members of society.

Persimmony International, Inc. is a privately held data management company that provides database solutions for collecting, measuring and evaluating outcome data. Persimmony (www.persimmony.com) is based in Aliso Viejo, California and maintains local offices throughout California.