SOURCE: Focused Health Solutions

December 10, 2007 16:34 ET

Focused Health Solutions Acquires The Good Health Company

DEERFIELD, IL--(Marketwire - December 10, 2007) - Focused Health Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of disease management services located in Deerfield, Illinois, announced today it has acquired The Good Health Company, located in Lexington, KY.

Focused Health Solutions is one of the ten largest independent companies in the growing disease management industry. The company has over 100 employees who work primarily with self-insured Fortune 1000 companies to reduce healthcare costs through highly targeted disease management programs. Focused Health Solutions designs a personalized program for each of its clients' employees that sets goals, encourages healthy behaviors and reduces employee use of high-cost medical resources. The company offers its enrollees an active disease management model built upon opt-in enrollment, remote telehealth monitoring and frequent nurse interactions.

The Good Health Company is a total population health management company founded by Edward Sharpless and David Hoke, two health promotion industry leaders, under the advisement of Dr. James F. Fries, the world's pre-eminent leader in health promotion research and policy. The Good Health Company's programs are designed to empower individuals to take control of their health, no matter what their individual risk status or state of morbidity. This results in the reduction of the need and demand for medical services, which in turn reduces health care costs to the organization. Its programs are highly complementary to the Focused Health Solutions high-touch model. The combination of these programs creates a unique blend of services that will propel Focused Health Solutions to the forefront of population health management.

"The addition of The Good Health Company's industry leading wellness capabilities to the Focused Health solution set will enable the combined company to present highly differentiated health continuum offerings to the self insured employer market we serve," commented Nancy Nelson, CEO of Focused Health Solutions. "The Good Health Company's health risk assessment, health coaching and disease management capabilities are very complementary to our solutions and will enable us to deliver a unique integrated health continuum solution and broaden our reach within the $1.2 billion disease management industry."

"We are very excited about the strategic partnership with Focused Health Solutions," commented Edward W. Sharpless, CEO of The Good Health Company, who will remain as a consultant to the company. "The Good Health Company team is very excited to join a company that shares our vision for excellence and our commitment to the highest levels of service to our customers."

Both companies have built excellent reputations in the marketplace by establishing strong relationships with their customers and participants and dedicating themselves to providing outstanding levels of service. This strategic alliance marks a major step in Focused Health Solutions' evolution in positioning itself as the preferred provider of effective integrated population health management products and services that are recognized for the value they create for customers and program participants.

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