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Wellsource, Inc. Awarded NCQA Certification for Quality Healthcare Products

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 General News J E 4
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PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 2 Wellsource, Inc. of Portland,Oregon, today announced that two of its flagship products, the Wellsource(R)Personal Wellness Profile(TM) (PWP) and the Online Wellness Center(TM), havebeen awarded the Health Information Products (HIP) certification from theNational Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improvinghealthcare quality. The HIP certification lets Wellsource clients know thatthe information and tools they are using have passed thorough inspections forquality, usability, and accuracy.

"This certification means that we've put our products through the mostarduous certification process possible," says Reuben Polk, Vice President ofBusiness Development for Wellsource. "As a result, our clients can be assuredthat they're truly receiving the highest quality products available."

The Wellsource PWP, which falls under NCQA's Health Risk Appraisal (HIP 1)category, is the backbone of any successful wellness program. An award-winninghealth risk assessment software application, PWP evaluates employee healthrisks, allows employers to assess important health data in compliance with theHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), and motivatesparticipants to make improvements in their health and lifestyle to reducehealthcare costs to the individuals and the organization.

"Earning NCQA's HIP Certification demonstrates that an organization hasexpertise in gathering and disseminating healthcare information for healthplan members," said Kathleen C. Mudd, Vice President, Product Delivery."Wellsource is to be commended for being one of the first organizations in thenation to be reviewed for these services."

The Wellsource Online Wellness Center, which falls under NCQA'sInteractive Consumer Health Tools (HIP 2) category, teaches individuals howsimple life choices can make a tremendous and positive impact on their healthand well being. More than simply relaying information, the Online WellnessCenter engages people with tools and resources to stay well - before expensivehealth problems occur.

"Our company has a long and proud tradition of providing the highestquality resources to our members and customers," says Chris Ceniti, Directorof Health and Wellness, Dean Health Plan. "Using products that meet not onlyour standards, but also industry standards, is rewarding for all of us."

About Wellsource, Inc.

Wellsource, Inc., based in Portland, Oregon, is a pioneer in thedevelopment of scientifically based health risk assessments, online wellnesscenters, health tracking tools, health improvement guides, lifestyle changeclassroom-style programs, wellness seminars, newsletters, and other healthpromotion and disease management tools. Wellsource(R) products are turnkey,multi-lingual, and adaptable to virtually any organizational type, anywhereand any size. For 30 years, Wellsource has helped organizations lower healthclaims, improve productivity, and reduce absenteeism and on-the-job injuries.

SOURCE Wellsource, Inc.
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