SOURCE: Healthwise

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April 06, 2010 08:00 ET

Web-Based Care Management Solution Embeds Member Health Decision Support

Health Plans Can Now Leverage Healthwise Decision Support From Within CareRadius

CHICO, CA and BOISE, ID--(Marketwire - April 6, 2010) -  Landacorp and Healthwise announced today an agreement to integrate the Healthwise® Knowledgebase into Landacorp's CareRadius suite. This integration will improve the ability of health plans to access consumer health content and decision support tools and will ensure consistent delivery of clinically validated information within the care community.

The CareRadius suite, a Web-based care management solution, brings together the data and activities related to a member's health into a single, member-centric view. Health plans using CareRadius will have access to more than 6,000 Knowledgebase topics on chronic conditions, wellness, medical tests, procedures, and medicines. The depth and breadth of information in the Knowledgebase will support care managers in educating members about their medications, symptoms, wellness plans, and routine screening tests.

"Embedding the Healthwise Knowledgebase into CareRadius will allow care managers access to enhanced tools, which will assist in the delivery of care management programs to members. These tools are designed to support disease prevention and appropriate medical care through evidence-based decision making," said Jay Dunlap, General Manager of Landacorp, a SHPS Company. "This integration is a continuation of Landacorp's commitment to bring together all member health data from sources across the care community into a single care management desktop."

Here is one example of how this integration can help improve health outcomes and reduce cost:

CareRadius uses automatic triggers that comply with HEDIS measures to trigger alerts for the care manager when it is time for a member to have a screening test. Care managers can now use the Healthwise Knowledgebase, including the decision aids, to educate members on the screening tests most appropriate for maintaining or improving their health status. The care manager can send educational content to the member to reinforce the information learned during their call.

"The best way to engage people in their own health care is to send them the self-management and decision support tools they need when they need them," said Don Kemper, Healthwise CEO. "Landacorp and Healthwise are working together, within the CareRadius suite, to employ the triggers and messaging to help engage members and improve their health."

About Landacorp, a SHPS Company
For more than 25 years, Landacorp has provided health plans and hospitals medical management software solutions, including CareRadius, CareAffiliate, CareFind, and maxMC. These tools automate medical management delivery, streamline communications, and transform data into knowledge. Landacorp products support clients across the healthcare community with solutions that enhance the quality of member care, manage and prevent cost, and help avoid risk. Visit www.landacorp.com for more information.

About Healthwise
Healthwise is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. More than 112 million times a year, people turn to Healthwise information to learn how to do more for themselves, ask for the care they need, and say "no" to the care that's not right for them. Healthwise partners with health plans, hospitals, disease management companies, and health Web sites to provide up-to-date, evidence-based information to the people they serve. To learn more about the Healthwise Information Therapy (Ix®) Solution, visit www.healthwise.org or call 1.800.706.9646.

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Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Brenda Foster
    Healthwise
    (208) 331-6963
    Email Contact

    Michelle Tracey
    Landacorp, a SHPS Company
    (530) 891-0853
    Email Contact