DMAA Honors Organizations, Individuals in Second Day of Awards
Annual Awards Recognize Excellence in Population Health Improvement
HOLLYWOOD, Fla.-In presentations here today, DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance recognized achievements in chronic disease prevention and care with Population Health Improvement Leadership Awards to corporate, government and individual leaders.
At The Forum 08, its 10th annual meeting, DMAA presented Leadership Awards to:
"Providing Alaska's 285,000 federal beneficiaries timely access to high quality, cost effective health care as close to home as possible in America's harshest climate is an enormous challenge," said Samuel C. Johnson III, executive director, Alaska Federal Health Care Partnership. "DMAA's recognition of the Home Telehealth Monitoring program and our Federal Partnership Coalition is a tremendous honor."
"The Alaska Federal Health Care Partnership's Home Telehealth monitoring program is revolutionizing health care delivery in Alaska by increasing the frequency of monitoring patients with chronic disease, increasing patient self-management and health care intervention," said Alex Spector, Alaska Veterans Affairs director and AFHCP Executive Board chairman.
"It's a tremendous honor to receive this award," O'Kane said. "Not long ago, widespread measurement of health care quality was thought to be impossible or impractical. Today, performance is routinely assessed at all levels of the health system-from the largest national plan to solo primary care practitioners. It's a success story that owes itself to the collective dedication and willpower of a broad group of stakeholders, some of whom are also receiving Leadership Awards today. I'm proud to be in their company."
"In all my roles-physician, clinical researcher, director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery-my work is most critically informed by my experience as a practicing spine surgeon and my interaction with patients and the profession of medicine," Dr. Weinstein said. "Thus, it is particularly meaningful and a great honor to receive this award from my peers."
"We're so pleased to receive this award from the DMAA and in so doing bring attention to this critical aspect of our work," said Christobel Selecky, CEO of LifeMasters. "Research shows that individuals with serious conditions frequently do not prepare advance care directives until later in their illness or not at all. Our goal is to provide our participants with support they need to make these important decisions before a health crisis occurs."
"Our award winners exemplify the best qualities of successful population health improvement programs," DMAA President and CEO Tracey Moorhead said. "Their work demonstrates clearly how population-based strategies bring value to the prevention and management of chronic conditions."
DMAA earlier this year solicited award nominations in a rigorous process that evaluated nominations against seven core criteria focusing on commitment, program design, implementation, innovation, outcomes-based orientation, scope and potential impact, and vision and leadership. Each award winner also met category-specific criteria.
Since its creation in 1999, DMAA's Leadership Awards Program has honored organizations and individuals in population health improvement annually. Although the awards have evolved over the years, their core purpose remains the same: to recognize outstanding achievements in and contributions to the science and practice of chronic disease care.
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DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance represents more than 200 corporate and individual stakeholders—including wellness, disease and care management organizations, pharmaceutical manufacturers and benefit managers, health information technology innovators, biotechnology innovators, employers, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals, and researchers and academicians. Visit DMAA on the Web at www.dmaa.org.