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Landacorp Teams with Milliman Care Guidelines to Improve Care Management Capabilities for Health Plans
Date:2/23/2010

CHICO, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Landacorp, a SHPS company, today announced it is integrating Milliman Care Guidelines' CareWebQI® software with its CareRadius suite of care management software.  CareWebQI is interactive point-and-click software that provides access to the evidence-based Milliman Care Guidelines®.  It allows health plans to capture and report on real-time clinical data, measure healthcare performance against national quality standards, track variances from best practice, and identify inappropriate care.

"Integrating CareRadius technology and Care Guidelines clinical content is a continuation of our efforts to provide a single care management desktop," said Jay Dunlap, general manager of Landacorp. "It enables health plans and care providers to work together in facilitating patient care decisions that are based on best-in-practice clinical guidelines."

The CareRadius suite, a web-based, service-oriented architecture (SOA) solution, functions as the care management desktop. It brings together all data and activities related to a member's health into a single, "member-centric" view. The integration of these two solutions automates clinically valid patient care plans, and improves the consistency and efficiency of care management while supporting efforts to meet and maintain industry accreditation standards.

"By combining our advanced clinical content with Landacorp's care management solution, we actually leverage the power of each to even better optimize care planning automation," said Lynn Nemiccolo, Milliman Care Guidelines Vice President of Product Management.  "Such offerings make improved evidence-based clinical review possible throughout the entire continuum of care."

About Milliman Care Guidelines

Milliman Care Guidelines LLC, A Milliman Company, develops and produces evidence-based clinical guidelines and software used by more than 1,700 clients, including more than 950 hospitals, seven of the country's eight largest health plans, and 25 CMS audit contractors.  Covering the continuum of care, the seven-product Care Guidelines series is updated annually by an experienced team of clinicians.  For more information, visit www.careguidelines.com

About Milliman

Milliman Care Guidelines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Milliman, Inc., one of the world's largest independent actuarial and consulting firms.  With 52 offices in key locations worldwide, Milliman has consulting practices in healthcare, employee benefits, property and casualty insurance, life insurance, and financial services.  For more information, visit www.milliman.com.

About Landacorp, a SHPS Company

For more than 25 years, Landacorp has provided managed care organizations and hospitals medical management software solutions, including maxMC, CareRadius, CareAffiliate, and CareFind. These tools automate medical management delivery, streamline communications, and transform data into knowledge. Landacorp products support clients across the healthcare continuum with solutions that enhance the quality of member care, manage and prevent cost, and help avoid risk. Visit www.landacorp.com for more information.

About SHPS

SHPS is a leading, independent provider of health solutions that improve personal health and reduce spending. By offering health management and benefits administration services, SHPS delivers people-centric solutions that empower individuals to make wise healthcare choices. It serves large and mid-sized employers, government agencies, and third-party administrators through the company's Carewise® Health, Landacorp and SHPS brands.

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