Navigation Links
NBCH Releases Report on Health Plans' Performance for Cardiovascular Disease Care and Prevention
Date:7/22/2009

Findings reveal plans are responding to employer urgency for improved care in managing chronic conditions

WASHINGTON , July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) released a national report on efforts of health plan programs to improve cardiovascular disease (CVD) care and prevention. NBCH used data from eValue8(TM), the nation's leading standardized Request for Information (RFI), a tool utilized by employers and coalitions to measure and compare health plan performance.

It is estimated that 80 million Americans have some form of heart disease including high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, stroke or heart failure. Risk factors for heart disease begin in the working age population and almost 40 percent of the working age population between the ages of 40 to 69 has some type of cardiovascular disease with risk factors including high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

Employers expect health plans to develop and provide innovative ways to help members reduce risk factors and control risks to reduce heart disease. Designed to support employer purchasing strategies, the report offers purchasers a snapshot of health plan practices and identifies areas for improvement. The information is publicly available and can be accessed at: http://nbch.org/documents/CVD_2009.pdf.

Over 100 million Americans, or about two-thirds of those insured by employers, are members of health plans that respond to eValue8. In 2008 more than 150 HMO and PPO health plans responded to the eValue8 RFI, and 103 of the responses were validated by local business coalitions.

"eValue8 is a tool that helps health plans understand the urgent need of emp
'/>"/>

SOURCE National Business Coalition on Health
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Cleveland Clinic Press Releases Journal-Writing Book Write for Life: Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit Through Journal Writing by Sheppard B. Kominars, Ph.D.
2. Leading Child Abuse Center Releases Back to School Tips to Protect Children From Internet Predators
3. JHA Releases 2007 U.S. Group Disability Mid-Year Market Survey Results
4. Verdict One Releases Directory of Board Certified Attorneys for Consumers
5. Academy releases emergency preparedness tools to enable millions more people to shelter in place
6. Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. releases summary results of phase 1 metastatic melanoma study
7. MITEM Releases Blue Iris eLaborate 8.6
8. Produce for Better Health Foundation Releases Statement on Study Saying Fruit & Vegetable Consumption Not Strongly Associated With Colon Cancer Risk
9. Patient Safety Authority Releases Advisory Focusing on Common Causes of Medication Errors
10. URAC Releases Issue Briefs Examining Stakeholders Views of Care Coordination Along the Healthcare Continuum
11. Cardiac Science Releases New Cardiac Rehabilitation System
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... identified the first genetic variant specifically associated with ... for around 10-15 per cent of all breast ... the breast cancer sub-type, called invasive lobular carcinoma, ... of this particular kind of breast cancer, which ... published today (Thursday) in the journal PloS ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... the April issue of Experimental Biology and ... Drs. Rex Gaskins and Paul Kenis in the ... of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign describe their ... reactions underlie a variety of cell functions including ... these crucial roles in regulating normal cellular behavior, ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Le Bonheur Children,s Hospital Pediatrician-in-Chief Jon McCullers, MD, ... the April issue of Nature Reviews Microbiology ... Dr. McCullers, a world-renowned infectious disease specialist, ... the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, analyzed ... 1918, 1957 and 1968 pandemics, as well as ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... older Americans suffer from depression, often brought on by ... a project that followed the lives of thousands ... that Internet use among the elderly can reduce the ... "That,s a very strong effect," said Shelia Cotten, a ... media who led the project. "And it all has ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that ... an experimental model. The findings, reported in the ... , may lead to more effective treatments for ... of the leading causes of illness and death ... impact by limiting the productivity of workers and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:First genetic link discovered to difficult-to-diagnose breast cancer sub-type 2Health News:First genetic link discovered to difficult-to-diagnose breast cancer sub-type 3Health News:Live cell imaging reveals distinct alterations of subcellular glutathione potentials 2Health News:Internet use can help ward off depression among elderly 2Health News:BUSM researchers find anti-seizure drug may reduce alcohol consumption 2
... ... up the running shoes and get moving. While many older people tend to slow down in ... say that keeping active all year is the key to good health, particulary for senior citizens. ... (Vocus) March 9, 2010 -- With ...
... hospitalist at the University of Rochester Medical Center calls ... potential new drugs, in a commentary in the March ... Medical Association . Alec B. O,Connor, M.D., M.P.H., ... Department of Medicine, says that while the U.S. Food ...
... ... ... , ... , , ...
... , ... ... ... ...
... recommendations from a national workshop have been released to ... growing public health problem estimated to affect nearly 1 ... a diverse group of representatives from federal health agencies ... medical and public health communities appear in the ...
... oophorectomy) while performing a hysterectomy is common practice to ... procedure is performed in 55 percent of all US ... year. An article in the March/April issue of t ... ovaries (bilateral oophorectomy) while performing a hysterectomy is common ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The VA Maryland Health Care System Offers Tips for Senior Citizens and Older Adults to Spring into Shape 2Health News:The VA Maryland Health Care System Offers Tips for Senior Citizens and Older Adults to Spring into Shape 3Health News:The VA Maryland Health Care System Offers Tips for Senior Citizens and Older Adults to Spring into Shape 4Health News:The VA Maryland Health Care System Offers Tips for Senior Citizens and Older Adults to Spring into Shape 5Health News:Physician calls for more rigorous standards for drugs up for FDA approval 2Health News:Physician calls for more rigorous standards for drugs up for FDA approval 3Health News:MedCAREERS GROUP, Inc. Assumes Operating Control of WorkAbroad.com 2Health News:MedCAREERS GROUP, Inc. Assumes Operating Control of WorkAbroad.com 3Health News:MedCAREERS GROUP, Inc. Assumes Operating Control of WorkAbroad.com 4Health News:MedCAREERS GROUP, Inc. Assumes Operating Control of WorkAbroad.com 5Health News:VCU Pauley Heart Center's 2009 Dr. Carolyn McCue Award for Woman Cardiologist of the Year Goes to Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D. 2Health News:VCU Pauley Heart Center's 2009 Dr. Carolyn McCue Award for Woman Cardiologist of the Year Goes to Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D. 3Health News:VCU Pauley Heart Center's 2009 Dr. Carolyn McCue Award for Woman Cardiologist of the Year Goes to Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D. 4Health News:VCU Pauley Heart Center's 2009 Dr. Carolyn McCue Award for Woman Cardiologist of the Year Goes to Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D. 5Health News:VCU Pauley Heart Center's 2009 Dr. Carolyn McCue Award for Woman Cardiologist of the Year Goes to Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D. 6Health News:VCU Pauley Heart Center's 2009 Dr. Carolyn McCue Award for Woman Cardiologist of the Year Goes to Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D. 7Health News:Critical recommendations unveiled: Deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism 2Health News:Critical recommendations unveiled: Deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism 3Health News:New study questions benefits of elective removal of ovaries during hysterectomy 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Novation, the leading health ... several new IT value-added reseller (VAR) national contracts that ... goods and services at lower costs. These include manufacturer ... such as initiative assistance and ongoing IT consulting support. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Calif. , Jan. 15, 2014 Massachusetts ... (NASDAQ: AMGN ) announced today that ... discover and validate new therapeutic targets and develop ... chronic disorder that affects millions worldwide. The MGH-Broad-Amgen ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Humberto C. Antunes,  Galderma  ... Award" from the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology ... Clinical Conference (ODAC). The event is January 17-20, 2014, at the ... . The ODAC is a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Novation Information Technology VAR Contracts Offer Significant Savings to Hospitals 2Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 4Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 4
... , , , ... announced the start of a phase II human clinical trial of ... people with diabetes mellitus. The randomized, controlled 12-week trial in patients ... Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, ...
... Potential to Treat a Broad Spectrum of Migraine,***UPDATED SATELLITE ... common, debilitating neurological disorder that affects,approximately 30 million people ... Limitations of oral triptans, the class of,prescription drugs widely ... between 45 and 90 minutes, substantial variability in,patient response ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Exsulin Corporation Announces Next Phase II Trial of Novel Islet Regeneration Treatment in Type 1 Diabetes 2MultiVu Video Feed: POSITIVE PHASE 3 TRIAL DATA FOR INVESTIGATIONAL NEW MIGRAINE TREATMENT PRESENTED IN LATE-BREAKING SESSION AT 14th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL HEADACHE SOCIETY CONGRESS 2
PDA formatted guide containing outlines and detailed information on the diagnosis and treatment of HIV infection and AIDS....
PDA version of the best-selling guide....
PDA application contains 15,000+ ICD-9-CM Diagnosis codes....
More than 200 key diagnostic and treatment tables culled from Tierney's Current Medical Diagnostics and Treatment 2003....
Medicine Products: