DPS Health Becomes a Member of the Population Health Alliance

A pioneer in moderate risk population health services joins PHA.

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DPS Health is proud to join PHA and play an active role in advancing the population health industry.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 20, 2014

The Population Health Alliance, the leader in advancing the principles of population health, announced today a new member: DPS Health, the leader in moderate risk population health services.

“We are thrilled to welcome DPS Health as a PHA member,” said Population Health Alliance interim Executive Director, Fred Goldstein. “It showcases the diversity and breadth of our membership, and the organization’s role in bringing together companies that contribute to population health along the continuum of care and in a variety of settings.”

DPS Health is a pioneer in behavior change technology solutions for a targeted population that address the increasing costs associated with unhealthy patient behaviors, and respond to changes in health care reimbursement. The target population, termed “moderate risk,” is a group with or at-risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, representing approximately 25-35 percent of the U.S. adult population.

“DPS Health is proud to join PHA and play an active role in advancing the population health industry,” said Adam Kaufman, President and CEO, DPS Health. “PHA has been a leader for many years and is at the forefront of ensuring improved health, reduced healthcare costs and the improved healthcare experience. DPS Health sees a true partner to advance our mission of engaging and impacting the Moderate Risk and enabling lasting behavior change before those with chronic conditions become too sick.”

The company’s Virtual Lifestyle Management program focuses on helping adult patients to learn and adopt new healthy behaviors, establish a healthy lifestyle and lose weight. “This demonstrates an essential component of our population health model that emphasizes a consumer-centric perspective, in this case, not merely in the fight against obesity, but in the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle for all,” said Goldstein.

The Population Health Alliance (PHA) is a global trade association of the population health industry. Its near 100 members represent stakeholders from across the healthcare delivery system that seek to improve health outcomes, optimize medical and administrative spend, and drive affordability. Through its robust advocacy, research and education initiatives, the PHA offers members a forum to advance shared learning and applied research to further innovation and establish best practices in the population health field.

PHA has devoted considerable efforts in both, research and advocacy, to develop tools and policies to address the obesity epidemic that our country faces. Through partnerships with members, and industry stakeholders, PHA released the second and updated edition of its well-received Obesity Toolkit. This Toolkit was developed to address the management of obesity by all stakeholders including medical providers, employers, and payers, in response to members and industry requests for tools to enable conversations between primary care providers and their patients.

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About the Population Health Alliance
The Population Health Alliance (PHA) is a global trade association of the population health industry. Its almost 100 members represent stakeholders from across the healthcare delivery system that seek to improve health outcomes, optimize medical and administrative spend, and drive affordability. Through its robust advocacy, research and education initiatives, the PHA offers members a forum to advance shared learning and applied research to further innovation and establish best practices in the population health field. Visit http://www.populationhealthalliance.org to learn and get ready to attend the PHA Forum 2014, in Scottsdale, Arizona on December 10-12, 2014.

About DPS Health
Founded in 2004, DPS Health is the leader in moderate risk population health services. The company works with health plans, healthcare providers and employers to identify, engage and impact individuals with, or at-risk for chronic disease reducing disease morbidity and healthcare costs. For more information on DPS Health, visit http://www.dpshealth.com.