Dialog today announced that it has been selected by Maine Community
Health Options (MCHO) to implement a total population health solution
that will empower members to maintain or adopt positive health behaviors
and to make more informed choices about their healthcare.
Health Dialog’s Total Population Health solution will be used to support
MCHO’s efforts to provide individuals and small businesses within the
state of Maine with affordable, consumer-friendly, and high-quality
health insurance options. Specifically, MCHO will use Health Dialog’s
wellness, shared decision making, and disease management offerings to
help improve members’ overall health and well-being, and reduce costs
through prevention and behavior change.
“As we continue to develop and provide the best option possible for
better health and lower costs for Maine people and businesses, we needed
a solution that would further our patient-centered approach, help us
increase our focus on disease prevention and management, and underscore
our commitment to promoting the value of care over the volume of care,”
said Robert Hillman, MCHO’s Chief Operating Officer.
Health Dialog is committed to supporting the delivery of high quality,
affordable health care where patients are involved in, and informed
about, their treatment options through its Total Population Health
program. The company’s Total Population Health programs include
population analytics, engagement tools and techniques, and expert health
coaches – many of whom are based in Portland, ME – to empower members to
make informed choices and assist with behavior changes.
“We are pleased to have been selected by MCHO to implement our Total
Population Health solution,” said Robert Mandel, MD, Chief Executive
Officer, Health Dialog. “We believe the best approach to delivering
quality care and reducing costs is through total population health, an
approach that includes unique and engaging programs that drive healthy
behavior change and get people more involved in making the healthcare
decisions that are best for them.”
“In addition,” said John Yindra, MD, MCHO’s Chief Medical Officer,
“Health Dialog’s Total Population Health solution was the ideal choice
for us because it is rooted in shared decision making and provides
expertise, resources, and support to our members so that they can take
control of their health.”
About Maine Community Health Options
Maine Community Health
Options is a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) created through
a program of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
MCHO is a private, nonprofit entity governed by a member-based board of
directors, which provides members with a strong voice in the management
and development of the plan. For more information on MCHO, please visit www.maineoptions.org.
About Health Dialog:
Health Dialog Services Corporation is a
leading provider of healthcare analytics and decision support. The firm
is a private, wholly-owned subsidiary of Bupa, a global provider of
healthcare services. Health Dialog helps health plans, employers and
physician groups improve healthcare quality while reducing overall
costs. Company offerings include health coaching for medical decisions,
chronic conditions, and wellness; population analytic solutions; and
consulting services. Health Dialog helps individuals participate in
their own healthcare decisions, develop more effective relationships
with their physicians, and live longer, healthier, happier lives. For
more information, visit www.healthdialog.com.