PLANO, Texas, Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare, has renewed ZeOmega's end-to-end population health management solution as fully compliant with the standards of its Disease Management (DM) certification program. The certification means that Jiva has for a second time passed a rigorous, voluntary review process, earning the NCQA seal of approval for use with comprehensive disease management programs.
Organizations must renew NCQA DM certifications every two years. ZeOmega, a leading provider of population health management solutions, first earned the certification for Jiva in 2015. Jiva's 2017 certification covers 10 disease management programs: arthritis, asthma, coronary artery disease (CAD), congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), depression, diabetes, hypertension, renal disease, and stroke.
"Identifying high-risk patients with chronic disease and effectively managing their care form the basis of every successful population health management strategy," says Sam Rangaswamy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer for ZeOmega. "This renewal from NCQA underscores ZeOmega's commitment to making Jiva the tool of choice for disease management programs."
The NCQA DM certification process reviews organizations providing products and services that support comprehensive disease management, including clinical information systems like Jiva. NCQA DM Certification standards are intended to help organizations achieve the highest level of performance possible, reduce patient risk, and create an environment of continuous improvement.
"Disease management offers tremendous promise for improving the care received by the chronically ill. By achieving NCQA DM Certification, an organization is showing that it is ready to provide specific services that can help fulfill that promise," said NCQA President Margaret E. O'Kane.
NCQA DM Certification standards are developed with input from researchers in the field, the Disease Management Advisory Council (DMAC) and standing committees, employers, both purchasers and operators of disease management programs, state and federal regulators, and other experts.
ZeOmega meets the following DM Certification Program Standards:
- Patient Service: The organization works with the patient to encourage self-management behavior that enables good outcomes
- Care Coordination: The organization makes information about the patient's care plan accessible to patients and practitioners
- Measurement and Quality Improvement: The organization has a quality improvement process in place to evaluate program effectiveness and to identify, measure and act upon opportunities to improve processes and outcomes
- Program Operation: The organization supports and maintains the operational aspects of the DM program that are important to its success
ZeOmega's certification status is found here: https://reportcards.ncqa.org/#/other-health-care-organizations/list?program=Disease%20Management
For more information related to this certification, please contact ZeOmega at [email protected].
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of healthcare 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.
Jiva™, the HIE-enabled and powerful population health platform from ZeOmega, delivers high-value, strategic solutions enabling payers and care-delivery organizations to improve individual health and provider performance. With deep domain expertise and a comprehensive understanding of complex population health challenges, ZeOmega serves as a true partner for clients, offering flexible deployment and delivery models that leverage an innovative platform designed to integrate workflow, analytics, content, and communication capabilities. By consistently meeting customer expectations and project benchmarks, ZeOmega has earned a reputation for responsiveness and reliability. For more information, visit www.zeomega.com or call 214-618-9880. Follow ZeOmega on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
NCQA has reviewed and certified ZeOmega's Systems capability. For complete details on the scope of this review, visit www.zeomega.com.