PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - December 20, 2013) - Viridian Health Management, a value-driven health improvement company focused on powering performance in population health, today released a year-end wrap-up and preview of activities for 2014.
"Our primary focus this year has been to expand our population health management solutions within and beyond the employer market," said Brenda Schmidt, president and CEO of Viridian Health Management. "We have also enjoyed several great partnerships this year that have supported expansion of our solutions into new markets and allowed us to begin to build meaningful community models to improve health."
Viridian's Population Health Program Platform
Viridian launched a cloud-based technology that was initially built to scale the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) of which Viridian is a CDC recognized program partner. In 2014, the technology will be further developed to support other evidence-based health behavior change programs such as stress management and diabetes control. The technology enables turnkey management of population health behavior change programs, including data import, risk stratification and eligible participant identification, class management, reporting and claims processing.
Health Risk Assessment Tool
Viridian launched its HeathImpact™ Assessment, a proprietary health risk assessment (HRA) modeled after the HRA that Viridian developed in collaboration with the CDC for its National Healthy Worksite Program, of which Viridian is the implementation contractor. Individuals can complete the HeathImpact™ Assessment online via desktop, mobile or tablet and receive an instantaneous, personalized action plan report that contains detailed strategies to improve or manage health. The HeathImpact™ Assessment also can be utilized within worksite wellness programs to meet the Medicare requirement to complete a HRA as part of an annual wellness visit.
Training for National DPP, Motivational Interviewing and Health Coaching
Training in motivational interviewing and health coaching has long been a core competency for Viridian. Supporting its partnership to scale the National DPP, Viridian levered its training acumen to train a number of organizations and individuals to be lifestyle coaches to deliver the National DPP, Mt. Sinai Health System, Sun Health, Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, and others.
Turnkey Program Delivery of the National DPP
This year, Viridian offered a flexible program-delivery solution of the National DPP via its health coaches, technology support through its population health program solution, training and administrative services. Viridian launched a turnkey pilot of the National DPP early this year and continued to roll-out the program to several other organizations, including the State of Tennessee, Methodist Hospital (Memphis, Tennessee) and Eastman Chemical Company.
Viridian was involved in several diabetes prevention and other population health management efforts in 2013.
The Clinton Foundation's Annual Health Matters Conference: In January 2013, Viridian joined more than 400 leaders in healthcare, public policy, wellness, business, education and sports to identify strategies to promote and improve individual healthy lifestyles in the home, the community and the workplace. In September 2013, Viridian also worked with the Clinton Foundation to coordinate the Employee Effectiveness and Wellbeing Forum in New York City, an event that is dedicated to engaging workers in worksite wellness initiatives that result in a healthier work culture. Additionally, Viridian has made two new commitments to the Clinton Foundation of which have been accepted and will be unveiled in 2014.
- In May 2013, Viridian created and led the New York State Diabetes Prevention Consortium -- a collaboration of key stakeholders, local agencies and researchers who are committed to creating a movement to prevent diabetes in the state of New York -- to leverage its collective strengths to strategize on addressing the alarming rate of prediabetes and preventing the development of type 2 diabetes.
- Viridian's Marissa Hudson, executive vice president of public/private partnerships, collaborated with leading health organizations on an article published in the October 2013 issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. In this joint consensus statement, entitled, "Biometric Health Screening for Employers," Hudson shared her insight on the use of biometric health screenings as an effective tool for early detection and intervention of preventable diseases and greater health awareness.
- Viridian was actively blogging in 2013 on its own blog as well as a guest blogger on Employee Benefit News." Blog posts covered an array of events and topics, including:
About Viridian Health Management
Viridian Health Management is a value-driven health improvement company that powers performance in population health, inspires healthy living and lowers healthcare costs. Through its various population health management solutions, Viridian focuses on engaging individuals to make sustainable, healthy behavior changes and improving individual and population health for worksites, healthcare partners, communities and the public sector to achieve measurable risk reduction and cost savings. To learn more about Viridian Health Management, visit www.viridianhealth.com.
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