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Introducing KePRO(TM) Engage Health - A Revolutionary Wellness & Lifestyle Management Company

Thursday, March 11, 2010 General News J E 4
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HARRISBURG, Pa., March 9 The Keystone Peer Review Organization, Inc. (KePRO(TM)), a national care management and quality improvement organization, launched a new subsidiary, KePRO(TM) Engage Health, a progressive wellness and lifestyle management company. KePRO(TM) Engage Health provides web-based and mobile, interactive programs and social networking solutions to help members improve health, connect with care providers, and better manage their medical conditions.

"With health care costs spiraling out of control, companies are turning to wellness and lifestyle management solutions that can help employees prevent or delay the onset of costly chronic health conditions and better manage their existing medical needs," said Joseph A. Dougher, CEO. "KePRO(TM) Engage Health solutions provide online nutrition, fitness, and behavioral programs to address some of the largest nutrition-related health care cost drivers -- overweight and obesity, cancer, heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and high triglycerides. Preventing and controlling diseases is critical to reducing health care costs."

KePRO(TM) Engage Health tailors its interactive programming for adults and adolescents. The company will soon be offering a comprehensive geriatric program for seniors and caregivers. "The biggest obstacle typical wellness and lifestyle management programs face is lack of participant engagement," said Bryan Silverman, Chief Operating Officer of KePRO(TM) Engage Health. "Our solutions are customized to increase user engagement, as well as for particular age groups and the way they learn. Our virtual environments not only provide critical learning and social networking tools, they are designed to visually and functionally meet the unique needs of each age group, and interact with them within their chosen learning environment and comfort level."

Products are truly portable for mobile use (smartphones); wireless devices (to allow real time monitoring for weight, blood pressure and blood glucose); Internet Protocol Television; I-Pod; and television. Members can share educational information within the Company's social networks, with other established social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, and even schedule appointments with their health care providers through the products.

KePRO(TM) Engage Health offers:

After completing any of the 80 learning modules, the program responds to the user; members will receive a congratulatory phone or digital message, directions to the next program in the series or information about any program rewards they earned. The program can also respond and alert the member to causes for concern due to lifestyle events, such as weight gain or eating in front of the television, and encourages healthy behavior through friendly reminders and helpful tips.

To learn more about this comprehensive, interactive program that is revolutionizing the industry, call 1.800.222.0771 or visit www.kepro.org/KEH.

About KePRO

KePRO, a leading quality improvement and care management organization, offers innovative and outcomes-focused solutions to reduce the utilization of health care resources and optimize quality of care for public and commercial clients. KePRO's comprehensive, member centric care management solutions go far beyond traditional utilization and case management by coordinating the care provided to members with acute, chronic and complex conditions across the continuum, and identifying members who are at the highest risk for future services, but have not yet had an acute event. Tailored programs maximize members' quality of life, and realize greater cost savings for members and clients.

Headquartered in Pennsylvania, KePRO also has offices in Florida, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia. KePRO is URAC health utilization management and case management accredited. For more information, visit www.kepro.org.

-- A health risk assessment (HRA), coupled with biometric worksite screenings and the option to include health coaching. -- Flexible fee structures. -- Free customization and ability to private label all products. -- The ability to integrate with all current online programs and call centers, either internal to the client or through third party providers. -- Accessibility and use through DVD, company Intranets, the Internet, text messaging, email, IVR, Internet Protocol Television, cell phones and PDAs.

SOURCE KePRO
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