SOURCE: American Health Care

American Health Care

November 17, 2009 12:00 ET

American Health Care ("AHC"), Rocklin, California, Announces Plans to Implement Diabetes Management Program for the City of Charlotte; AHC's Disease Management Sites Now in 26 States

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - November 17, 2009) - American Health Care ("AHC") today announced that the City of Charlotte has selected American Health Care to manage its Diabetes Condition Management Program. Timothy D. Mayes, Human Resources Director for the City of Charlotte stated, "This is a critical step in the City's progressive commitment to improving the health of its employees and beneficiaries. Our decision to partner with American Health Care is based upon their unique data tracking and integration technology, extensive experience, and their proven track record of success in documented outcomes and peer reviewed data."

Modeled after the nationally recognized Asheville project, the program will focus on improving patient health through face to face coaching relationships with community pharmacists employing individualized patient goals and accountability. AHC's unique patient care delivery process and proprietary technology represent the cornerstone of the program that will drive sustained healthcare savings and improve the health of the City's chronically ill diabetic patients.

Drawing from the success of the Asheville model, the AHC leadership team includes Dan Garrett, R.Ph, MS and Dr. Barry Bunting who helped create and manage the Asheville Project. The Asheville success led to the Hickory Project and other AHC sites presently in 26 states.

Dr. Grover Lee, Chief Executive Officer of American Health Care, commented, "We are very excited about partnering with the City's Diabetes Condition Management Program. With over 14,000 members, the City of Charlotte will represent the single largest implementation of this model in the United States -- a deployment for which potential sustained cost reduction and improved healthcare delivery is substantial and highly attainable. We are confident in our ability, but also humbled by the awesome responsibility to improve the health and lives of so many individual patients."

American Health Care is a Rocklin, CA based Disease and Wellness Management and Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) Company with disease management sites presently operating in 26 states including New York, South Carolina, Missouri, Texas and California. As a national award-winning developer of leading patient care delivery, advanced data integration, technology, and disease management tools, AHC is recognized as a national leader in clinical pharmacy management (CPM) and disease and wellness management (DWM) innovation.

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