SOURCE: Solera Health

Solera Health

September 15, 2016 10:00 ET

Kathleen Sebelius Joins Solera Health Advisory Board

21st Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services to Help Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Integrator Scale Its Innovative Delivery Model to Meet Needs of At-Risk Americans

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Sep 15, 2016) - Solera Health, an integrator of chronic disease prevention and management solutions, today announced the appointment of Kathleen Sebelius to its advisory board.

Solera Health is an integrated community health technology platform that connects patients, payers, and physicians with a new class of non-clinical healthcare providers, including community organizations, national partners and digital program providers safely and securely. In its role Solera contracts with health plans to deliver evidence-based chronic disease prevention and management programs, including the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), to its member base, to effectively empowering them to prevent and manage obesity-related chronic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease. 

Kathleen Sebelius is one of the foremost experts on national and global health issues. From 2009 -2014, Ms. Sebelius served in President Barack Obama's Cabinet as the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), leading the effort to pass and implement significant health reform through the Affordable Care Act. In 2011, Forbes named Ms. Sebelius one of the 100 most powerful women in the world. Prior to serving as secretary of HHS, Ms. Sebelius was the Governor of Kansas, served two terms as the Kansas insurance commissioner, and four terms in the Kansas Legislature. Ms. Sebelius earned a master of public administration degree from the University of Kansas, and a B.A. from Trinity Washington University.

 "I am excited to partner with Solera Health on fulfilling its important mission to make chronic disease prevention more affordable, accessible and efficient," said Kathleen Sebelius. "The company offers a uniquely scalable model for delivering chronic disease management programs to Americans nationwide. By integrating the diverse ecosystem of community and digital DPP providers to support member choice and ease of referral, and also managing the compliance, data privacy and security requirements proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Solera is bridging the gap among Medicare patients who qualify for the DPP, health plans that want to offer it, and the thousand plus community, national and digital DPP providers currently delivering the program."

 "We are honored to welcome Kathleen Sebelius to the Solera advisory board," said Brenda Schmidt, CEO of Solera Health. "Her deep commitment to public health and her rich experience with and understanding of health care issues is unparalleled, and we look forward to learning and growing from her counsel and guidance." 

About Solera Health
Solera is a chronic disease prevention and management integrator that connects patients, payers, and physicians with a new class of non-clinical healthcare providers, simply and securely. Solera helps consolidate highly fragmented programs and services into one integrated network, allowing health plans and medical providers to increase consumer participation while lowering associated costs. In our role, we proactively identify the "best fit" chronic disease prevention or management program provider based on each individual's unique needs and preferences. Solera's model has proven to significantly impact patient engagement and outcomes at a fraction of the cost of traditional medical care. For more information, please visit: www.soleranetwork.com.

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