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Oct 9, 2008

Health Hero Network : Recertification from National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for Chronic Care Programs

October 23, 2008 - Health Hero Network, a leading innovator of technology solutions for chronic care management, announced today that it has received recertification in Disease Management from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for 10 of its Health Buddy® health management programs. NCQA certification indicates that Health Buddy® Programs have passed rigorous reviews for their quality in implementing evidence-based practice guidelines for patient education and care management. These programs are delivered via the Health Buddy System, which serves as the interface between patients at home and care providers, facilitating patient education and monitoring of chronic conditions. “We appreciate NCQA’s continued recognition and validation that our Health Management programs meet the highest level of quality,” says Leslie Honor, RN, Clinical Director for Health Hero Network. “This recertification assures our customers that these Health Buddy Programs indeed offer quality care management for their patients with chronic illnesses.”

Health Buddy® System

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. Health Hero Network received recertification in all ten previously recognized areas of care. The Health Buddy Programs recertified by NCQA include asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, depression, pediatric asthma, chronic heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, and hypertension programs... Health Hero Network's Press Release -