AHIP Selects HealthTrio to Join AHIP Solutions Program

Monday, June 30, 2008 General News
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 17 America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) today announced a new AHIP Solutions partnership with HealthTrio, a leading health information technology company, to assist health insurance plans with providing Personal Health Records (PHR) to their consumers.



"This partnership reflects our industry's strong commitment to advancing greater adoption of Personal Health Records," said Charles Stellar, Executive Vice President of AHIP.



HealthTrio's PHR allows consumers to participate in and fully manage their care. It provides personalized health and wellness information for each consumer and allows them to interact with the health plan in real-time to review, update, and customize their own personal health maintenance and health improvement plans.



"We are very excited to have been selected by AHIP for the Solutions Partner program and look forward to working with their members," said Dr. Malik Hasan, President and CEO of HealthTrio. "Together, we share the belief that patient empowerment will foster improved care by placing the focus where it belongs -- on the patient."



Key features of HealthTrio's PHR include:



-- Health Summary Record -- Patient data is aggregated into a comprehensive patient record.



-- Decision-Support Tools -- Tools include care plans and wellness alerts to assist members in making informed decisions regarding cost-effective treatments and self-care.



-- Patient Care and Safety -- Medical history is tied directly to a drug database for automated drug interaction verification, reducing the potential for costly adverse drug events.



-- Secure Communications -- Members benefit from improved communications with providers and care managers regarding appointments, test results, prescriptions, and more.



-- Data Privacy -- Members determine permission rights for each provider, group of providers, family members and other individuals.



-- Portability -- Full health record portability empowers members who may need to provide medical data to specialists and providers.



Added Hasan, "HealthTrio PHR enables health plans to reduce costs through the automation of administrative and financial processes, as well as enhance organizational efficiency with expanded data access and analysis. Additionally, plans benefit from increased member satisfaction with self-service patient portals, which offer cost-effective online benefit management and self-care tools."



The AHIP Solutions program identifies and strategically partners with the most capable and leading vendors to provide their services and products to AHIP member companies at discounted prices. For more on AHIP Solutions partners and programs visit www.ahipsolutions.org.



AHIP is the national trade association representing nearly 1,300 member companies providing health insurance coverage to more than 200 million Americans.



Based in Centennial, CO, HealthTrio is a healthcare information technology and services company serving the healthcare payer market. HealthTrio products streamline healthcare operations, enabling the exchange of information to empower individuals with the knowledge needed to make better healthcare decisions. For more information call 877-571-1988 or visit www.healthtrio.com.



SOURCE America's Health Insurance Plans


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