Maine Community Health Options Taps Health Dialog to Provide Total Population Health Solution
Sep 09, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Health Dialog announced that it has been selected by Maine Community Health Options (MCHO) to implement a total population health solution that will enable members to maintain or adopt positive health behaviors and to make more informed choices about their healthcare.
In a release, the company noted that Health Dialog's Total Population Health solution will be used to support MCHO's efforts to provide individuals and small businesses within the state of Maine with health insurance options. Specifically, MCHO will use Health Dialog's wellness, shared decision making, and disease management offerings to help improve members' overall health and well-being, and reduce costs through prevention and behavior change.
"As we continue to develop and provide the best option possible for better health and lower costs for Maine people and businesses, we needed a solution that would further our patient-centered approach, help us increase our focus on disease prevention and management, and underscore our commitment to promoting the value of care over the volume of care," said Robert Hillman, MCHO's Chief Operating Officer.
Health Dialog is committed to supporting the delivery of health care where patients are involved in, and informed about, their treatment options through its Total Population Health program. The company's Total Population Health programs include population analytics, engagement tools and techniques, and health coaches - many of whom are based in Portland, ME - to enable members to make informed choices and assist with behavior changes.
"We are pleased to have been selected by MCHO to implement our Total Population Health solution," said Robert Mandel, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Health Dialog. "We believe the best approach to delivering quality care and reducing costs is through total population health, an approach that includes unique and engaging programs that drive healthy behavior change and get people more involved in making the healthcare decisions that are best for them."
"In addition," said John Yindra, MD, MCHO's Chief Medical Officer, "Health Dialog's Total Population Health solution was the ideal choice for us because it is rooted in shared decision making and provides expertise, resources, and support to our members so that they can take control of their health."
Maine Community Health Options is a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) created through a program of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
MCHO is a private, nonprofit entity governed by a member-based board of directors, which provides members with a voice in the management and development of the plan.
Health Dialog Services Corp. is a provider of healthcare analytics and decision support. The firm is a private, subsidiary of Bupa, a global provider of healthcare services.
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