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Population Health Impact Institute Launches Healthcare Transparency Accreditation Program(TM)
Date:11/23/2009

yenne, Wyoming, seeking accreditation for their wellness program;
  • Craig Research Continuum, an Annapolis, Maryland-based consulting firm seeking accreditation for their "eQuity Workflow Solutions" application; and
  • Universal American Corp, a Fortune 500 company based in Houston, Texas offering healthcare and prescription drug benefits products and programs to Medicare populations, seeking accreditation for their case management program.
  • Patricia Salber, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer of Universal American Corp, states, "H-TAP is essential for our business. On a going forward basis, it will allow us to apply a uniform set of peer-reviewed transparency standards to different population programs -- all requiring different attribution methods and metrics. One-size-fits-all does not works with shoes, or program evaluation. H-TAP standards also provide a framework and lingo for more efficient and effective internal and external communication regarding our value."

    "In 2007, PHII began the development of the H-TAP Standards, which included a public comment period and a beta test cycle," notes Garry Carneal, JD, MA, who served as Chair of the PHII Standards Committee. "Initially referred to as the Methods Evaluation Process (MEP) Accreditation Program, the name was revised to the current name to more accurately reflect the focus of the benchmarking standards. H -TAP applies a consistent set of evidence-based practices when measuring the relationship between interventions, people and change. The H-TAP is designed to be complimentary to and support the mission of other health care accreditation agencies."

    In addition to the H-TAP Accreditation Program, which is geared to specific programs within an organization, PHII also offers the Methods Evaluation Process(TM) (MEP(TM)) Certification Program for individuals. The MEP course is offered either online or at several workshops annually. Course content showcases th
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