Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc. (Bosch Healthcare), the market leader in evidence-based telehealth solutions, today announced the that it has received certification for program design in Disease Management for 16 Health Management Programs (HMPs) that it submitted to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The certifications include 14 single medical and mental health conditions: asthma, bipolar disorder, coronary artery disease, cancer, congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, obsessive compulsive disorder, pediatric asthma, post traumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia. The certifications also include two comorbid HMPs: diabetes mellitus and hypertension, and heart failure and diabetes. The certifications covered programs that contained 60, 180, and 360 sessions.
"NCQA certification of program design for our HMPs is unique in the telehealth industry and represents an enormous commitment by our company to rigor and excellence in the development of our telehealth-based disease management programs which have been demonstrated to improve the health of people with chronic conditions," said Micha Kirchhoff, president of Bosch Healthcare.
NCQA's Disease Management certification standards are intended to help organizations achieve the highest level of performance possible, reduce patient risk, and create an environment of continuous improvement.
Karen Gilberg, M.D., chief medical officer of Bosch Healthcare stated: "We are very proud that Bosch Healthcare achieved perfect scores in each category reviewed by NCQA. Our Health Management Programs are the heart and soul of our integrated telehealth solutions and, together with care coordination, are responsible for the positive clinical and quality outcomes that our Health Buddy System has consistently demonstrated in more than 60 publications. Earning NCQA certification speaks to our commitment to effectively engage patients in managing their conditions, which leads to higher satisfaction with their care and ultimately better outcomes."
"Disease management offers tremendous promise for improving the care received by the chronically ill. By achieving NCQA Disease Management Certification, an organization is showing that it is ready to provide specific services that can help fulfill that promise," said NCQA President Margaret E. O'Kane.
Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc.