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Research Shows Successful Physician Engagement in LifeMasters Disease Management Programs
Date:12/9/2008

New research from LifeMasters Supported SelfCare, Inc. shows that physicians who receive our Health Alerts, which provide real-time information on changes in the clinical status of their patients, responded quickly to the results with treatment plan course corrections more than 85% of the time.

Irvine, Calif. (Vocus) December 9, 2009-- New research from LifeMasters Supported SelfCare, Inc. shows that physicians who receive our Health Alerts, which provide real-time information on changes in the clinical status of their patients, responded quickly to the results with treatment plan course corrections more than 85% of the time.

LifeMasters is a health improvement company with more than 14 years experience in building relationships between physicians and their patients. Its programs are designed to reinforce evidence-based guidelines with the goal of reducing the number of preventable hospitalizations and emergency room visits over time.

When a LifeMasters participant experiences a change in health status in between doctor visits, the participant's physician is immediately notified through the Health Alert, which includes information on vital signs, medical history, medications and current health status. This gives the physician the opportunity to intervene early to avoid exacerbations and make corrections in the treatment plan as necessary.

Research based on more than 104,000 Health Alerts by LifeMasters between January 2005 and March 2008 shows that between 97 to 98% of all follow-up activities by the physicians occurred within 15 days of the Alert being sent. An average of almost 60% of follow up occurred within 2 days of the alert being sent. The number rises to 87% when extended to 5 days.

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