PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As healthcare providers and plans continue to focus on curbing costs in 2019, adopting the best practices and technologies for a more preventive-based approach to health is a priority. To help organizations address this priority, Wellsource, a premier provider of evidence-based Health Risk Assessments (HRA) and self-management tools, has maintained certifications from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for Health Appraisals and Self-Management Tools since NCQA released certification guidelines in 2008.
"10 years of consecutive NCQA certification reflect our continued commitment to helping people enjoy long, healthy lives and organizations reduce healthcare costs through high-quality products," stated Chris McReynolds, Wellsource CEO. "NCQA's rigorous standards drive us to continuously advance our own internal processes and standards, which is why our staff dedicates countless time and effort to meet them. NCQA is our accountability partner in quality."
Due to the effort involved, not all companies choose to pursue NCQA certification—the "gold standard" for wellness and health promotion products, but Wellsource recognizes the importance of offering a product that is proven to meet the highest independent standards. Organizations that choose Wellsource products not only improve lives and productivity, thereby driving down cost, they also save considerable time and effort in achieving their own NCQA Health Plan Accreditation through oversight relief.
Organizations unaffiliated with health care also benefit from choosing assessments and wellness tools that have achieved NCQA certification. Employers and other organizations can confidently consider Wellsource due, in part, to NCQA's certification.
"I congratulate Wellsource for distinguishing itself by earning Wellness & Health Promotion Certification, which signals to employers that Wellsource 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."
In celebration of their common goal to improve workforce health, Wellsource and NCQA will host a wine and beer reception at the HIMSS19 conference in Orlando on Tuesday, February 12, from 4:00 p.m. ET to 6:00 p.m. ET at booth #5778. The reception is open to all HIMSS members.
Wellsource Inc. has been a premier provider of evidence-based health risk assessments (HRAs) and self-management tools for four decades. With a strong reputation for scientific research and validity, the company offers an innovative family of products that empower wellness companies, health plans, and other organizations to inspire healthy lifestyles, prevent disease, improve productivity, and reduce unnecessary healthcare costs. Wellsource assessments connect lifestyle choices with healthy outcomes, measure readiness to change for maximum results, and drive informed decisions with actionable data. For more information about Wellsource products, please visit www.wellsource.com or connect with Wellsource at [email protected].