Chronic Condition Support to Begin in June 2011
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Dialog today announced that its sister company, Bupa Health Dialog Australia, has contracted with the Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA). Bupa Health Dialog Australia, with the support of Health Dialog in the US, will provide analytic services to identify veterans and dependents with chronic conditions who are most at risk of hospitalization. These services will be delivered as part of the DVA’s four-year $152.7 million Coordinated Veterans’ Care Program.
General practitioners (GPs) will work closely with identified individuals to help them take a more proactive role in their care. The goal is to have an estimated 17,000 veterans facing one or more of five chronic conditions – congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and diabetes – participate in the program by 2014.
“We are delighted to be a part of this pioneering initiative, which has the potential to improve the lives of so many Australian veterans,” said Brett Comer, General Manager, Bupa Health Dialog Australia. “Having such a vital and active role in this important program goes hand-in-hand with our commitment to helping all Australians live longer, healthier, and happier lives.”
“Health is a global issue and empowering patients to take part in their health is a universal need,” said James Tugendhat, CEO, Health Dialog. “We are honored to be playing a role in bettering the lives of Australian veterans and dependents.”
More information about the program is available from www.dva.gov.au/cvc.htm.
About Health Dialog:
Health Dialog Services Corporation is a leading provider of healthcare analytics and decision support. The firm is a private, wholly-owned subsidiary of Bupa, a global provider of healthcare services. Health Dialog helps healthcare payors improve healthcare quality while reducing overall costs. Company offerings include health coaching for medical decisions, chronic conditions, and wellness; population analytic solutions; and consulting services. Health Dialog helps individuals participate in their own healthcare decisions, develop more effective relationships with their physicians, and live healthier, happier lives. For more information please visit www.healthdialog.com.
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