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San Francisco Health Plan’s Innovative Diabetes Text Messaging Program Expanded to Include Members Affected with Asthma
Date:9/23/2013

information to our members is always a challenge. This program allows us to get messages to people in the way they prefer - quick, short, sound bites," said Dr. Kelly Pfeifer, Chief Medical Officer of San Francisco Health Plan.

Bern Shen, HealthCrowd's Chief Medical Officer, said, "SFHP's market leadership and track record of innovation and quality make them an ideal partner, and we aim to demonstrate meaningful improvements in HEDIS measures as a result of this study."

Approximately 250 members are enrolled in the pilot diabetes program, representing various ages and five languages (English, Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese and Russian).

In the coming months, SFHP will measure the impact of the program on clinical care and patient satisfaction, while expanding the program to additional populations.

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About San Francisco Health Plan
San Francisco Health Plan, a licensed community health plan providing affordable health coverage to over 80,000 low and moderate-income families residing in San Francisco. SFHP was designed for and by the residents it serves - many of whom would not be able to otherwise obtain health care for themselves or their families. Through SFHP, members have access to a full spectrum of medical services including preventive care, hospitalization, prescription drugs, family planning, and substance abuse programs. SFHP's mission is to provide superior, affordable health care emphasizing prevention and promoting healthy living with the goal of improving the quality of life for the people of San Francisco. San Francisco Health Plan is also the third party administrator for the nationally recognized Healthy San Francisco program. For more information on SFHP, visit http://www.sfhp.org.

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vmiller(at)sfhp(dot)org
(415) 615-4272

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