Navigation Links
Lehigh Valley-Based PPO, Valley Preferred, Reports Marked Improvement in Disease Management & Wellness Outcomes
Date:2/24/2009

72 percent decrease in hospital admissions; 77 percent decrease in hospital days; and a 42 percent decrease in ER visits. Equally important, and a related health benefit, was the 48 percent decrease in the number of absences and 57 percent decrease in number of days absent on the job. These results have become the ideal because the chronic diseases that consume more than 70 percent of health care costs [Source: Institute of Medicine, www.iom.edu] have been actively targeted for prevention and improved care by the 3,600 physicians affiliated with Valley Preferred. Those chronic diseases are asthma, congestive heart failure, diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension and vascular disease.

Valley Preferred offers health management programs for enrollees with chronic conditions. Key elements of the program are utilization review, case management, disease management, and health education and wellness programs. These programs are tailored to each employer's needs and include on-site health and wellness education, corporate health fairs, health seminars, employee assistance programs, health screenings and health awareness profiles. This preventive focus makes the difference by improving health among member populations.

"In today's world, we cannot build a direct link from controlling disease and promoting health management to less cost, but we can lessen the dependence on health care," says Jack Lenhart, M.D., Valley Preferred's Medical Director. "We feel strongly that we are 'lifting all boats,' including quality of care, and quality of life. There is an epidemic of increasing chronic disease out there and better disease management and prevention are the best practices that yield the most positive results."

"Valley Preferred's physicians are engaged in a self-auditing program that measures outcomes on a per patient basis," explains Dr. Lenhart. "Each physician reviews and re
'/>"/>

SOURCE Valley Preferred
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. CareTech Solutions Caps Banner Year by Signing Pennsylvanias Lehigh Valley Health Network, Tennessees Covenant Health, and Ohios Marietta Memorial Hospital to Provide Web Services
2. Lehigh to lead $9.6M national research center for serious behavior disorders
3. PA Agriculture Official Recognizes Healthy Garden at Lehigh County School
4. Governor Rendell Says Passage of PA ABC Would Help More Than 36,000 Uninsured Citizens Living in the Lehigh Valley
5. Bay Valleys French Style Dressing Demonstrates Z Trims Value to Private Label and Store Brands
6. Huron Valley Physicians Association to Participate with my1HIE
7. CSC Signs Five-Year Outsourcing Extension With Aspen Valley Hospital
8. Silicon Valley Veterans Sarah Imbach and Larry Tesler Join 23andMe Management Team
9. Silicon Valley Veterans Sarah Imbach and Larry Tesler Join 23andMe Management Team
10. Fujitsu PalmSecure and HT Systems PatientSecure Selected by ValleyCare Health System to Protect Patient Records and Comply With New Red Flag Regulations
11. Accuray Incorporated Ranked Fifth in Deloittes Technology Fast 50 Program for Silicon Valley Scientific/Medical Equipment, and Biotechnology Companies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/1/2015)... Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) , ... July ... ... opportunity to compare the different philosophies and approaches to case management, placement, sober ... also have different training and approaches to working with and transporting clients with ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... ... Georgia and the Florida Panhandle, the regional southeast Alabama community health system ... and clinical communications workflow solution provider. TelmedIQ, a burgeoning leader in secure ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... FL (PRWEB) , ... July 01, 2015 , ... Nutritional ... range of nutritional and beauty products, recently attended the 2015 ECRM Diet, Vitamin & ... connections in the retail industry. The ECRM trade show allows companies the ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (FASMA) ... annual Howard County Family Wellness Day event at Centennial Park on June 7, 2015. ... for children, free workout demonstrations, and more. Drs. Becker and Friske educated attendees ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Recent research has revealed that most adults lack confidence in ... to professionals. Starting the last Monday of June, Whiter Image Dental will ... discount on the customer’s first popular In-Office 2 Patient Kit. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:All Kinds of Therapy – Announces New Partnership Feature, Therapeutic Experts 2Health News:Southeast Alabama Community Health System Chooses TelmedIQ to Meet Secure Text Messaging Challenges for Healthcare 2Health News:NPI Meets With Top Retail Figures at ECRM Conference 2Health News:Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC Promotes Healthy Living 2Health News:Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC Promotes Healthy Living 3Health News:Whiter Image Dental Offers New Customers Half-Off Teeth Whitening Kit 2
... study describes a new agent, called "Zorro-LNA," which has ... In the study, researchers from the Karolinska// Institute in ... with both strands of a gene’s DNA simultaneously, effectively ... clinical implications for virtually every human condition caused by ...
... that patients suffering dementia lead a troubled existence due to ... lives. An// estimated 700,000 such patients live in The United ... is the worst that can happen to such patients; lack ... can plunge them into deeper despair. ,The study, ...
... ill young children dying in intensive care after being admitted to ... end of the 1990s,// reveals a study in the Journal of ... one large children’s hospital, to find out where children had died, ... spanned seven years from 1997 to 2004 and included all age ...
... is giving to a serious health crisis in Canada, many fear.// ... ago, about five million Canadians, or 17 per cent of the ... doctorless people, nearly two million of them, or 38 per cent, ... but have failed. ,Not having a family physician makes ...
... Loss of memory in people suffering from neuro-degenerative diseases, ... drugs that trigger the natural "rewiring" of brain// cells, ... in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and colleagues used mice that were ... an antibiotic. Previous studies have suggested that p25 is ...
... representatives from 150 nations gathered in Bangkok Monday for ... carbon emissions to slow global warming. ,"The ... of Thailand's ministry of natural resources and environment, in ... Change (IPCC). ,"Global warming has increasingly ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Agent to Fight Genetic Disorders Found 2Health News:Dementia – Worse With a Dull Life. Keep Busy, and Active to Improve Memory, Study Recommend 2Health News:Significant Rise in Proportion of Chronically Ill Children Dying in Intensive Care 2Health News:Canadians Despair for Family Doctors 2
(Date:7/1/2015)... FRANCISCO , July 1, 2015 ... market) is expected to reach USD 49,119.2 million by ... Research, Inc. Monitoring services is expected to remain the ... of USD 1,227.5 million in 2012, and an estimated ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150105/723757 ) , Browse ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... Scotland , July 1, 2015 ... joins Nu C ana team   ... ProTide technology to develop and commercialise a portfolio of ... Chris McGuigan as Chief Scientific Officer. ... ProTide technology. He is currently Professor of Medicinal Chemistry ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... , June 30, 2015 Velos, Inc., the ... continues to grow and add customers who receive Clinical ... the 62 CTSAs awarded by the National Institutes of ... management. This is among the largest such market shares ... in the CTSA community keeps growing as a result ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:mHealth Market Worth $ 49,119.2 Million By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 2mHealth Market Worth $ 49,119.2 Million By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 3mHealth Market Worth $ 49,119.2 Million By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 4mHealth Market Worth $ 49,119.2 Million By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 5Internationally Renowned Medicinal Chemist Professor Chris McGuigan Appointed as NuCana's Chief Scientific Officer 2Internationally Renowned Medicinal Chemist Professor Chris McGuigan Appointed as NuCana's Chief Scientific Officer 3Velos continues adding CTSA customers - 40% now use Velos products 2
... 2011 The Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour is heading ... health examinations at Dreher Dog Park. From 1 to 5 ... on-site heart screenings in a soundproof medical unit, as well ... (Photo:   http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110127/CG37759 ) Since early 2009, veterinarians ...
... Lotus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LTUSD) ("Lotus" or ... of medicine and drugs in the People,s Republic of ... investor interest, the Company has obtained land price guidance ... wishes to provide additional details regarding its 2008 purchase ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Vets to Provide Free Dog Heart Checks in West Palm Beach 2Vets to Provide Free Dog Heart Checks in West Palm Beach 3Lotus Pharmaceuticals Provides Inner Mongolia Land Price Guidance from Cha You Qian Qi Government 2
... Level 1 enables hospitals ... patient monitors to a ... Our temperature monitoring disposale ... are superior in their ...
... The pause of a heartbeat. The bodys ... rhythmic breathing. These vital signs are yours ... DeRoyals line of Temperature Monitoring products helps ... information needed to provide the most comfortable ...
... a heartbeat. The bodys warmth beneath drapes. ... vital signs are yours to guard, measure, ... Temperature Monitoring products helps you do your ... provide the most comfortable and precise management ...
... The bodys warmth beneath drapes. The life-giving ... are yours to guard, measure, stabilize and ... products helps you do your job, giving ... most comfortable and precise management of your ...
Medicine Products: