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For Immediate Release

Can Health Coaches Improve Care of Insured Patients with Chronic Diseases?

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
914-740-2250
kryan@liebertpub.com

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
140 Huguenot Street
New Rochelle, NY 10801
(914) 740-2100 or (800) M-LIEBERT
Fax (914) 740-2101
www.liebertpub.com

New Rochelle, NY, April 19, 2016–In a real-world study in which low-cost, unlicensed health coaches were part of a team-based primary care approach to managing insured patients with diabetes and/or hypertension, patients reported a better care experience. Reduced physician workload and better coordination of care were among the benefits described in the article published in Population Health Management, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Population Health Management website until May 19, 2016.
 
Ellis Dillon, PhD, Amy Meehan, MPH, Judith Chuang, MPH, Caroline Wilson, and Ming Tai-Seale, PhD, MPH, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute (Mountain View, CA), and Laura Panattoni, PhD, Qualis Health (Seattle, WA), evaluated the referral process, frequency of use, clinical outcomes, and various practice parameters in a large multispecialty clinical that hired two unlicensed health coaches to provide one-on-one support to patients with chronic conditions. They present their findings in the article “Using Unlicensed Health Coaches to Improve Care for Insured Patients with Diabetes and Hypertension: Patient and Physician Perspectives on Recruitment and Uptake.”
 
“Research like this moves the population health ball down the field. It is action oriented and demonstrates a tangible return on investment,” says David Nash, MD, MBA, Editor-in-Chief of Population Health Management and Dean and Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health, Philadelphia, PA.
 
About the Journal
Population Health Management is an authoritative peer-reviewed journal published bimonthly in print and online that reflects the expanding scope of health care management and quality. The Journal delivers a comprehensive, integrated approach to the field of population health and provides information designed to improve the systems and policies that affect health care quality, access, and outcomes. Comprised of peer-reviewed original research papers, clinical research, and case studies, the content encompasses a broad range of chronic diseases (such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic pain, diabetes, depression, and obesity) in addition to focusing on various aspects of prevention and wellness. Tables of Contents and a sample issue may be viewed on the Population Health Management website. Population Health Management is the official journal of the Population Health Alliance.
 
About the Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Journal of Women’s Health, LGBT Health, Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, and Telemedicine and e-Health.  Its biotechnology trade magazine, GEN (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News), was the first in its field and is today the industry’s most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm’s 80 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
140 Huguenot Street
New Rochelle, NY 10801
(914) 740-2100 or (800) M-LIEBERT
Fax (914) 740-2101
www.liebertpub.com