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Winners of the 2009 URAC Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards Announced
Date:4/2/2009

Recognizes Innovative Consumer-Focused Chronic Disease

Prevention and Management Programs

WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- URAC, the nation's first accrediting body for Pharmacy Quality Management, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards. The honorees were announced at the 2009 Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards Gala on April 1-2 in Orlando, Florida. The awards are designed to recognize innovative leadership and successful programs in consumer-focused health care management.

"This year's winners are recognized for their leadership in driving innovation for the health care industry," said Alan P. Spielman, president and CEO of URAC. "These companies have made a difference in the lives of consumers by implementing leading-edge programs with results that matter."

Seventy submissions were evaluated by a prestigious 27-member panel of independent judges including experts in program evaluation, care coordination, health information technology, employer and purchaser decision-making and patient safety. Honors were awarded in six categories: Health Plans and Health Networks, Health Management, Health Information/Decision Support, Pharmacy Quality Management, Consumer Decision-Making, and Consumer Health Improvement.

The winners of the 2009 Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards are:

Platinum

  • CVS Caremark - Drug Therapy Management
  • HealthPartners - Improving Employee Health Through Behavior Change

Gold


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