MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RedBrick Health, a leading provider of health and well-being solutions that deliver a better consumer experience and a stronger Culture of Health, has earned the National Committee for Quality Assurance's (NCQA) Wellness & Health Promotion Certification. This nationally recognized certification distinguishes quality healthcare information and services for purchasers and consumers.
"I congratulate RedBrick Health for distinguishing itself by earning Wellness & Health Promotion Certification. This achievement signals to employers that RedBrick is organized and ready to improve workforce health," explained Margaret E. O'Kane, president of NCQA. "Savvy employers know that the health and well-being of their workforce is a critical asset."
RedBrick Compass®, the company's validated and interactive health assessment, and RedBrick Journeys®, the game-changing approach to digital coaching for habit formation, also earned re-certification. In large-scale research, RedBrick Journeys have been shown to produce clinically meaningful improvement in objective health measures and behaviors connected to physical activity, nutrition, obesity, prediabetes, resilience to stress and a broad array of chronic conditions.
In addition to gaining re-certification for Compass and Journeys, RedBrick's health and wellness coaching program is now also NCQA certified. RedBrick's concierge-like well-being guides provide on-site or phone-based coaching, guidance and support in a non-judgmental way. Using RedBrick's unique Person-First model, these clinically and behaviorally trained experts add an unmatched service layer, consistently earning five-star reviews and producing meaningful personal and clinical outcomes.
"We are proud to have achieved certifications for our Compass, Journeys and coaching solutions," said Dan Ryan, chief executive officer of RedBrick Health. "NCQA's evidence-based and trusted approach to assuring quality aligns closely with ours. Our clients and consumers expect that we deliver a great experience as well as credibility, and it is gratifying to have the NCQA affirm the soundness of our approach."
NCQA Certification is an indication that RedBrick's programs have passed a rigorous review in the specific areas of health appraisal, self-management tools or health coaching. The standards are purposely set high to encourage wellness and health promotion organizations for continuous enhancement of their quality. No comparable evaluation exists for wellness and health promotion programs. The standards are also intended to help organizations achieve the highest level of performance possible, increase healthy behavior change in eligible individuals and create an environment of continuous improvement.
About RedBrick Health
RedBrick Health helps organizations improve population health and well-being. Because every consumer has unique needs, we combine our exclusive Behavior Change Framework™ with adaptive technology and live concierge services to drive greater engagement and more lasting results than industry norms. Over 100 leading employers, partners, health plans and healthcare delivery organizations rely on RedBrick Health to measurably improve the health of their populations—while measurably improving their bottom line.
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA is committed to providing healthcare quality information for consumers, purchasers, healthcare providers and researchers.
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