URAC Seeks Public Comment on Standards for Disease Management Accreditation

URAC Seeks Public Comment on Standards for Disease Management Accreditation











Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 12, 2011

URAC, a leading health care accreditation and education organization, today opened a call for public comment to share input and opinions on proposed revised and new standards for its Disease Management Accreditation program. Purchasers, policy makers, consumers, health care management organizations, employers, and health plans are encouraged to provide their comments on the proposed URAC standards at http://www.urac.org/publiccomment/. The deadline for public comment is 6:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 23, 2011.

“URAC’s Disease Management program works to equip all types of organizations that provide services for individuals with chronic illness with the tools they need to better assess and respond to the needs of consumers,” said Alan P. Spielman, president and CEO of URAC. The revised and new disease management standards reflect the growing trends in the changing disease management industry.”

URAC’s process for the review, development and selection of standards is done collaboratively with multiple stakeholders working through a multi-stage process that includes public comment. The URAC Disease Management Focus and Advisory Groups, and Health Standards Committee have been actively engaged in the process of revising the current standards and developing new ones.

The standards open for comment are categorized in the following domains:

    Disease Management (DM) Program Scope and Objectives
    Disease Management (DM) Staffing
    Disease Management (DM) Performance Reporting
    Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
    Evaluating Eligible Populations
    Disease Management (DM) Program Design

The current standards were carefully reviewed and revised to best reflect recent trends within the disease management industry, in particular concepts related to managing multiple chronic conditions, increased patient activation and engagement, increased family and caregiver support, increased care coordination and processes for transitions of care – including working with the patient centered health care home (i.e., medical home), as well as the inclusion of process and health outcomes reporting.

Another major change to these standards is the requirement to report on specific cross-cutting and disease-specific performance measures, which will be released near the end of August under a separate public comment period.

For more information, please contact URAC’s Senior Manager for Product Development, Terri Moore, at (202) 326-3950 or email at tmoore(at)urac(dot)org.

About URAC

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is well-known as a leader in promoting health care quality through its accreditation, education and measurement programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire health care industry. For more information, visit http://www.urac.org.

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The Doctors Club.net Launches New Multimedia Interactive with Podcast to track and/or reverse Childhood Obesity, Heart Disease, and Diabetes

The Doctors Club.net Launches New Multimedia Interactive with Podcast to track and/or reverse Childhood Obesity, Heart Disease, and Diabetes










SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2006

The Doctors Club, LLC., (TDC) a privately held company focused on developing and providing preventive interactive medical services – based on multidisciplinary conventional and complementary/alternative medical practices, announced it has launched an interactive preventive health program which includes multimedia client interactive and podcast programs of medical exams, lifestyle recommendations and medical health tracking for clients worldwide in order to track and reverse childhood obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

(TDC) was founded by doctors to exam, educate and monitor the health of clients worldwide in achieving optimal health via a network of medical, academic and fitness professionals; representing medical expertise in general, preventive, family, sports, and internal medicine, cardiology, nutrition, aerobics, lifestyle and stress reduction.

The (TDC) customized preventive multimedia interactive(s) and podcast(s) are tailored to address the health requirements of each client by providing interactive medical exam summaries of comprehensive examinations, lifestyle questionnaires with assessment and monthly medical tracking. The goal is to assist each client in achieving optimal health by understanding health habits through a series of interactive lifestyle assessment tools. The Doctors Club provides the client an exam summary, recommendations and a health analysis via interactive(s) and podcast to educate on the process of lifestyle modification, specifically how to avoid, monitor or reverse health related risk which can effect their life in coming years. (TDC) tracking program is designed to assist physicians in monitoring health related risk in their clients in the office or remotely using the web.

“Mulitmedia interactive(s) and podcast are new methods to disseminate a clients health-related information of medical exams, comprehensive bodyscans which detect the risk for heart attack, stroke, cancer and other health related disease; medically monitored nutrition plans, fitness routines, and lifestyle coaching,” said David Mendiola, CEO of The Doctors Club. “With our interactive programs and podcast your medical information is always available to you regardless were you are in the world via a secure easy to understand format for reference in case of an emergency.”

The Doctors Club in partnership with other medial entities will expand their health tracking services worldwide by providing electronic monitoring, multimedia interactive(s) and medical podcast. “Our expanding direct presence internationally will assist us in our mission to improve health, fight childhood obesity, heart disease, diabetes and other health related disease effecting society.

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