INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lilly's (NYSE: LLY) Health Education Answers program, an interactive online health and wellness tool, has received Health Information Product Recertification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The certification is for health risk appraisals and self management consumer tools. Health Education Answers originally received NCQA certification in 2008 and the program is reviewed every two years to ensure it meets NCQA's quality standards. NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to providing health care quality information through the web and the media to help consumers, employers, and others make more informed health care choices.
"Lilly and its healthcare organization partners have the same goal of engaging, educating, and empowering patients to improve their health, and the Health Education Answers program is just one way we can collaborate to achieve this goal," said Jack Harris, M.D., vice president, US Medical, Lilly. "Because this program continues to be recognized for its quality by the NCQA, we're able to provide patients with a resource for managing specific health conditions and overall healthier living."
Health Education Answers is a free, Web-based program designed to help healthcare organizations improve the quality of patient care through educational outreach. This tool, which also is available in DVD format, educates patients on several health areas, including proper nutrition and exercise, and provides simple steps to help individuals and families prevent or manage conditions.
Available in Spanish, English and select health topics in Mandarin, Health Education Answers is based on research-supported material that adheres to national clinical guidelines. Through audio-hosted content, patients accessing the program can progress through several health and disease management areas that offer unique interactive tools such as health screeners, quizzes, progress trackers, and knowledge builders to name a few. Health areas within Health Educations Answers include: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Diabetes, Diabetes Complications, Heart Health, Manage Your Weight, Medication Safety, Men's Health, Schizophrenia, Smoking and Addictions, Wellness and Women's Health.
The program also includes a health risk assessment, which helps patients identify and understand their individual health needs and at-risk behaviors. Based on the results, patients receive a personalized health report and Health Education Answers directs them to the most applicable education areas that provide tips for improvement.
To visit the site, go to www.healtheducationanswers.com/login/LFBHW
Health Education Answers received an eHealthcare Leadership Award of Distinction for Best Care/Disease Management Site in 2009 for the online tool's ability to help consumers manage a chronic condition, encourage two-way communication between patient and healthcare practitioners, and provide opportunities to monitor clinical care. The program also received the 2009 Health Care Standard of Excellence Award from the Web Marketing Association.
Health Education Answers received the Health on the Net Foundation's Code of Conduct (HONcode) certification. The HONcode is a voluntary certification system that aims to raise the quality of health care information available on the Internet. Health information websites that receive HONcode certification have been evaluated by the organization for providing reliable and credible health information, as well as data confidentiality, proper attribution of sources and transparency of financial sponsorship.
NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information through the web and the media to help consumers, employers, and others make more informed health care choices.
Consumers can access an organization's NCQA Accreditation and Certification status and other information on health care quality on NCQA's website at www.ncqa.org, or by calling NCQA Customer Support at (888) 275-7585.
About Eli Lilly and Company
Eli Lilly and Company, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides answers – through medicines and information – for some of the world's most urgent medical needs. For additional information on Health Education Answers or Lilly's other patient care and disease management programs, visit www.lillyforbetterhealth.com.
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