ZeOmega Earns Disease Management System Certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance
Ten Disease Programs Included in Certification Status Granted to Organizations that Meet or Exceed NCQA’s Standards for Disease Management Certification
PLANO, Texas – August 13, 2015 – ZeOmega® Inc., a market leader in population health solutions, today announced that it has received its two-year certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) under the Disease Management System Certification process. The certification includes the following 10 disease programs: arthritis, asthma, coronary artery disease (CAD), heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), depression, diabetes, hypertension, renal disease, and stroke.
NCQA is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans, managed behavioral healthcare organizations, preferred provider organizations, new health plans, physician organizations, credentials verification organizations, disease management programs and other health-related programs.
NCQA Certification is an indication that a disease management (DM) program has passed a voluntary, rigorous review process that involves an off-site component. NCQA Systems Certification includes design of clinical information systems to support DM, such as those used to identify patients. These certification standards are intended to help organizations achieve the highest level of performance possible, reduce patient risk, and create an environment of continuous improvement.
ZeOmega’s DM program includes a number of prevalent chronic diseases that significantly affect the healthcare industry. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic diseases and conditions are among the most common, costly and preventable of all health problems, with almost half of all adults afflicted with at least one or more.
Jiva™, ZeOmega’s end-to-end population health platform, transforms episodic healthcare management into collaborative care coordination through intuitive tools that empower providers to develop care plans personalized to meet patients’ specific needs. Jiva also incorporates the seven domains of patient health – intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual, social/cultural, occupational, and environmental – to create a holistic, patient-centered care management process.
“We are extremely proud to have NCQA certify our disease management program that covers several of the most pervasive chronic conditions impacting today’s healthcare industry,” said Nandini Rangaswamy, executive vice president and chief strategy officer at ZeOmega. “Delivering proven solutions that payers, providers and healthcare organizations need to develop comprehensive care management programs for at-risk populations is core to ZeOmega’s offerings.”
Ms. Rangaswamy added, “As healthcare moves toward value-based care models, it is becoming imperative for healthcare organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality through accreditation efforts of their own. Earning this NCQA certification reflects our dedication to helping these organizations ease their accreditation efforts.”
NCQA DM Certification standards are developed with input from researchers in the field, the Disease Management Advisory Council (DMAC) and standing committees, employers, both purchasers and operators of DM programs, state and federal regulators, and other experts. The NCQA Certification standards are purposely set high to encourage organizations to continuously enhance their quality.
“Disease management offers tremendous promise for improving the care received by the chronically ill. By achieving NCQA DM Certification, an organization is showing that it is ready to provide specific services that can help fulfill that promise,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane.
ZeOmega meets the following DM Certification Program Standards:
- Patient Service: The organization works with the patient to encourage self-management behavior that enables good outcomes
- Care Coordination: The organization makes information about the patient’s care plan accessible to patients and practitioners
- Measurement and Quality Improvement: The organization has a quality improvement process in place to evaluate program effectiveness and to identify, measure and act upon opportunities to improve processes and outcomes
- Program Operation: The organization supports and maintains the operational aspects of the DM program that are important to its success
ZeOmega’s certification status is found here: http://www.ncqa.org/ReportCards/OtherHealthCareOrganizations/DiseaseManagementOrganizations.aspx.
For more information related to this certification, please contact ZeOmega at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.
ZeOmega’s powerful population health platform delivers high-value, strategic solutions enabling payers and care-delivery organizations to improve individual health and provider performance. With deep domain expertise and a comprehensive understanding of complex population health challenges, ZeOmega serves as a true-north partner for clients, offering flexible deployment and delivery models that leverage an innovative platform designed to integrate workflow, analytics, content and communication capabilities. By consistently meeting customer expectations and project benchmarks, ZeOmega has earned a reputation for responsiveness and reliability. For more information, visit www.zeomega.com or call 214-618-9880. Follow ZeOmega on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.
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