SOURCE: Healthwise


November 13, 2012 08:00 ET

Five of the Major U.S. Care Management Providers Choose Healthwise

Healthwise Cited Throughout IDC MarketScape Assessment

BOISE, ID--(Marketwire - Nov 13, 2012) -  Survival in care management today requires shifting focus from disease management to consumer engagement. And Healthwise® solutions are helping many market leaders make that shift.

Healthwise consumer health education is included by five of the care management solutions providers assessed in a recent International Data Corporation (IDC) Health Insights report, "IDC MarketScape: U.S. Care Management Solutions for Healthcare Payers 2012 Vendor Assessment -- A Market in Transition to Health Engagement" (Doc # HI235803), July 2012, by IDC program director Janice Young.

"What an honor to be recognized with our partners in this study. It's been our singular mission for nearly 40 years to help people make better health decisions, and this study shows we're on the right track," said Jim Giuffre, Healthwise president and COO.

The study focused on how well care management organizations are positioned to improve outcomes, demonstrate engagement, control costs, and connect providers and care managers.

The Healthwise® Care Management Solution, a complete health education solution, delivers on these key differentiators by:

  • Connecting people to the right health education.
  • Engaging more people with fewer resources and lower costs.
  • Providing better insight into consumer behavior.
  • Reporting to employers that health programs are making a difference.

And the Care Management Solution gives clinicians and care managers a single platform and educational assets that can reach the entire populations of patient-centered medical homes and accountable care delivery systems.

"We only succeed when our clients succeed," added Giuffre. "That's why every day, we're innovating. We stay ahead of the trends. And we deliver revolutionary solutions that meet and even precede the market's needs."

About Healthwise
Healthwise is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. People have turned to Healthwise information more than a billion times to learn how to do more for themselves, ask for the care they need, and say "no" to the care they don't need. Healthwise partners with hospitals, electronic medical record (EMR) providers, health plans, disease management companies, and health websites to provide up-to-date, evidence-based information to the people they serve., 1.800.706.9646.

About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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