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Health Literacy Innovations and URAC to Offer Plain Language Webinars, Series to Focus on Material Development and Design

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Bethesda, Md – (April, 07, 2010) – Health Literacy Innovations, creators of the Health Literacy Advisor, the nation’s first interactive health literacy software announced today a new webinar series – “Plain Language Materials Development: Write it Clear, Write it in Plain Language, ”—that will be offered May 13 and June 14, 2010. The webinars will […]

URAC Extends Submission Deadline for 2010 Best Practices Awards

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Final Deadline for Awards Recognizing Leadership and Innovation in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection now April 12 Washington, D.C. – April 5, 2010 – URAC, the nation’s leading health care accreditation and education organization, has extended the deadline for entries for its 2010 Best Practice Awards in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection until […]

Dr. Robert M. Honigberg Named URAC’s Chief Medical Officer

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Washington, D.C. – March 08, 2010 – URAC , the nation’s leading health care accreditation and education organization, today announced the appointment of Robert M. Honigberg, M.D., M.B.A, as Chief Medical Officer. In his role, Dr. Honigberg will advise on quality measurement and clinical effectiveness research and will lead global wellness and health promotion initiatives for […]

URAC Showcases Performance Measures for Pharmacy Benefit and Drug Therapy Management Programs

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Accreditation Organization to Present Medication Metrics Workshop at Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute Conference Washington, D.C. – February 17, 2010 – URAC , the nation’s leading health care accreditation and education organization, will conduct a workshop on “Medication Adherence and Medication Possession Ratio as a Critical Metric” at the 15th Annual Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) Conference in Phoenix, Ariz. The session will highlight the […]

URAC Pharmacy Accreditation Programs Now Open For Public Comment

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Public Input Sought For Revised Standards and New Performance Measures Washington, D.C. – February 5, 2010 – As part of its commitment to a comprehensive review of its standards, URAC , the nation’s leading health care accreditation and education organization, today called for public comment on revisions to its suite of Pharmacy Quality Management® Accreditation programs . URAC welcomes purchasers, policy […]

URAC Accreditation Streamlines HIPAA Compliance and Mitigates Risk

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Health care is the bold new frontier for information technology. Regulators, providers, and insurance companies all seem ready to embrace electronic health records (EHRs) as a way to share personal health information among multiple organizations including doctors’ offices, hospitals, pharmacies, outpatient services, and managed care organizations. However, there are big risks to information technology companies […]

Which Health Care Organizations Are Advancing Consumer Protection and Empowerment?

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

URAC’s 2010 Best Practices Awards Will Recognize Innovative Leadership and Successful Health Programs Washington, D.C. – January 28, 2010 – URAC , the nation’s leading health care accreditation and education organization, has issued a call for entries for its 2010 Best Practices Awards in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection to find which companies are setting the standard in advancing the role of consumers as active participants […]

URAC Empowers Consumers’ Health Care Choices With New Consumer Education Initiative

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Program Helps Consumers Understand Health Care Plans and Options Washington, D.C., December 22, 2009 – URAC , the nation’s leading health care accreditation and education organization, today announced its new Consumer Education Initiative, which teaches consumers about health insurance and identifies ways they can make more informed decisions about their health care. “Many consumers need help […]

URAC’s Latest Podcast Highlights Pro-Change Behavior Systems’ Lifestyle Management Program

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Behavior Change Experts Discuss Program That Helps Consumers Overcome Health Risks Washington, D.C. – December 21, 2009 – URAC , the nation’s leading health care accreditation and education organization, today launched the latest podcast in its “ Highlights in Health ” series.  This episode looks at Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc. and their Lifestyle Management Program which is helping people […]

Consumer Demand for H1N1 Information Highlights Importance of Accreditation for Health Call Centers

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Washington, D.C., December 1, 2009 – The spread of the H1N1 virus and the growing concerns about treatments have illustrated the need for reliable sources of health care information. URAC , the nation’s leading health care accreditation and education organization, offers a Health Call Center Accreditation which provides a framework for call centers around the country. […]

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