Horizon Selects CareRadius, Landacorp's Collaborative Care and Health Management Solution

CHICO, Calif., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Landacorp, a Carewise Health Affiliate, today announced Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. (Horizon), New Jersey's oldest and largest health insurer serving more than 3.6 million members, has selected the CareRadius collaborative care and health management solution. The CareRadius Suite is an innovative software solution that enables efficient collaboration among health plans, providers and members. Its Web-based application consolidates and organizes everything needed in real time onto a single desktop. It dramatically increases workflow efficiencies by connecting members, providers, and health plans with the information needed to ensure an intelligent, efficient collaboration. The result is improved member health and lower healthcare costs for the client.

"Effective communication and collaboration between patients, their physicians, and their health plans help improve care and reduce costs," said Glenn Pomerantz, M.D., Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Horizon. "With CareRadius, Horizon will have the system capabilities to streamline administrative procedures to more efficiently share important information with members and doctors, and better support collaborative ventures with providers, such as Patient Center Medical Homes."  

Landacorp's care management software is rooted in 25 years of experience translating vast amounts of health information into real health improvements. Horizon BCBSNJ conducted an extensive business process evaluation and proof-of-concept before selecting CareRadius. The ability to integrate its care community with its claims system, NASCO, was a requirement for Horizon.  

"CareRadius will facilitate Horizon's ongoing pursuit of industry leading best practices for collaborative care and health management," said Jay Dunlap, General Manager, Landacorp. "This partnership will allow both organizations to achieve our common goal of improving member health and lowering cost."

About Landacorp

Landacorp, a Carewise Health Affiliate, has been creating software solutions for health plans and healthcare-delivery organizations for more than 25 years. Proven to perform in the largest user groups, the company's CareRadius Suite automatically identifies the right members for timely and cost-effective intervention; enables highly efficient collaboration among providers, members and health plans; and delivers clinical care tools that improve member health.  Visit www.landacorp.com for more information.

About Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc.

Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., New Jersey's oldest and largest health insurer, is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health services corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, and prescription insurance products and services. Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. serves more than 3.6 million members with headquarters in Newark and offices in Wall, Mt. Laurel, and West Trenton. http://www.horizonblue.com/

SOURCE Landacorp