PHOENIX July 27, 2011
Looking to ditch his chewing tobacco habit, a military service member calls into his tobacco cessation class.
Meshing innovation with creativity, TriWest Healthcare Alliance—in partnership with TRICARE—successfully implemented these two programs, both of which are finalists for the 2011 URAC Awards for Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection.
David J. McIntyre, Jr.
‘Best Practices’ Program Finalists
The Quality Summit Awards honor programs in two areas: consumer decision-making and consumer health improvement. TriWest’s program finalists are:
- TRICARE Assistance Program
- Tobacco Cessation
Alan P. Spielman
URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is well-known as a leader in promoting healthcare quality through its accreditation and certification programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the healthcare system, and provide 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 strives to ensure that all stakeholders are represented in establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire healthcare industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org .
SOURCE TriWest Healthcare Alliance