dLife Healthcare Solutions Selected For Poster Session Showcasing Innovations In Diabetes Management At 2012 URAC Global Diabetes Management Summit

WESTPORT, Conn., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- dLife Healthcare Solutions has been selected to present its diabetes program used to engage and improve self-care for people with diabetes at the 2012 URAC Global Diabetes Management Mini Summit. dLife will share details of this approach along with recent results during a poster session on October 11, 2012 at the Parc 55 Wyndham Union Square Hotel, in San Francisco, CA.

dLife will exhibit how to integrate a broad media-based intervention into population health strategies, including disease management, coaching, and approaches to measuring and reinforcing ongoing patient engagement.

"In an effort to further our mission of protecting and empowering consumers, URAC is thrilled to present the 2012 Global Diabetes Management Mini Summit in conjunction with our Annual Quality Summit and Awards Program," said Alan P. Spielman, URAC President and CEO. "As we bring together thought leaders and experts on issues at the forefront of health care quality, we are proud to have dLife as a presenter and collaborator."

Building on its consumer media platform, which engages approximately 2 million people with diabetes each month, dLife has pioneered technology-driven, media-enabled, multi-channel interventions to improve diabetic population health. This presentation will present evidence of effectiveness from dLife's randomized, controlled trial with the Geisinger Health System, and describe how its program with Humana successfully engaged Medicare Advantage members to promote better self-management of diabetes and improve quality outcomes.

The 2012 URAC Global Diabetes Management Mini Summit will provide participants with insights on diabetes management from domestic and international perspectives. This global approach shares information on programs for monitoring and managing diabetes, and measuring and reporting outcomes. Participants will receive an update on drug therapy used to treat diabetes and medication management issues.

Media Contact: To schedule an interview with Dr. Adam Kaufman, General Manager, dLife Healthcare Solutions, please contact Emma Ludwin, eludwin@knbpr.com, 203-504-8230 ext. 107.

About URAC
URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, promotes health care quality through its accreditation, education and measurement programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system and provides a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire health care industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.

About dLife — It's YOUR Diabetes Life!
dLife Healthcare Solutions applies evidence-based content and technology solutions built specifically for health plans and healthcare providers who want to engage their diabetes populations as consumers of their own healthcare and owners of their own condition. dLife has demonstrated positive and direct impact on health outcomes via a recently completed randomized trial performed by the Geisinger Healthcare System.

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