Strategic Health Services to collaborate with QualCare on Population Health and Wellness Technology for QualCare Members

Dec 17, 2014, 07:30 ET from Strategic Health Services, Inc.

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategic Health Services, Inc. (SHS), a leading provider of population health management software solutions, today announced a strategic agreement with QualCare, Inc., a leading provider of health plans in the New Jersey regional marketplace.  This agreement will further QualCare's population health management strategy and enhance the health and wellness solutions QualCare brings to its clients in New Jersey and the surrounding region.

QualCare plans cover more than 800,000 member lives, with a clientele that spans health systems, unions, local governments, schools, small to large businesses and some of New Jersey's largest corporations.  QualCare offers a variety of options for employers looking to lower their total health plan spend and improve health outcomes, including third party administrator services, innovative care management programs and a robust regional network representing in excess of 100 hospitals and over 31,000 physicians and ancillary providers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.

SHS's innovative and interactive approach to population health management has demonstrated success for hospitals and health systems seeking cost-effective solutions to better manage the overall health of their employees and local communities.  Using a powerful technology platform, expert services and unique data analysis, SHS solutions drive new revenue generation and, most importantly, healthier employee and community populations.

"QualCare is pleased to align with SHS to expand our population health and wellness software solution platforms for our members," stated QualCare, Inc. President Sharon Seitzman.  "QualCare is committed to providing population health tools to our members that include lifestyle coaching through SHS and on-line health educations tools." 

SHS has a demonstrated success delivering cost-effective and personalized population health management solutions resulting in a measurable reduction in employer health care costs. Additionally, SHS provider-friendly solutions drive health system revenue growth and improvement in the health and wellness of managed care populations for clients nationwide.

"We are thrilled to work with QualCare to jointly build software that will allow us to bring to market a true population health management ecosystem that allows QualCare members to manage all aspects of their health and wellness," said Chris Caramanico, CEO of SHS.  "We look forward to working with QualCare on this exciting initiative to create healthier and more productive employees and improve the overall health and wellness of the local community."

About QualCare
QualCare, Inc. is New Jersey's largest provider-sponsored Managed Care Organization that offers self-funded PPO, HMO network, point of service (POS) network, and open access health plans; third party administration (TPA) services, provider network access, care management services, and a workers' compensation product. QualCare also provides ACO consultative services and infrastructure, a small group association health plan and insurance management services.

Headquartered in Piscataway, New Jersey, QualCare services over 800,000 members and is owned by 16 non-profit hospitals and physician-hospital organizations, with a clientele that spans health systems, unions, local governments, school boards, and other commercial employers. QualCare's network covers over 100 acute, specialty and rehabilitation hospitals, as well as over 31,000 physicians and other ancillary providers across New Jersey, Pennsylvania & New York. For more information, visit www.qualcareinc.com.

About Strategic Health Services, Inc.
With offices in Franklin, TN, and Atlanta, GA, Strategic Health Services, Inc., provides comprehensive population health management technology solutions that address the challenges of rising health care costs. Using sophisticated tools and methodologies for risk identification, predictive modeling, patient engagement and health trend management, SHS delivers real, sustainable and healthier outcomes for healthcare clients nationwide. For more information, visit SHS at www.strategichealthservices.com.

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