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Tech giving those with diabetes options for eye testing
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- "He was diagnosed at age 6. The summer of his kindergarten," Patty Palladino said.Her 14-year-old son has been living with Type 1 diabetes since he was a kid.She calls it a monster of a disease.Constantly having to poke a fingertip or suffer through a shot is one thing, but there is something that Palladino's son hates above all else: the eye test."I used to bribe him with a Lego set or something at the store. You'll go buy whatever you want if you just go get...
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HAP to Provide Free In-home Vision Screenings for Diabetic Medicare Members
DETROIT, Oct. 17, 2017 (PRNewswire) -- Health Alliance Plan is dedicated to helping its members combat diabetic retinopathy, which is a major cause of blindness. To fight this debilitating condition, HAP is offering mobile diabetic retinopathy screenings for its Medicare Advantage members that can be conducted in members' homes. This specialized service, which is free for HAP Medicare Advantage members, makes it convenient for those members whose vision or other health issues make it difficul...
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HealPros and BioIQ Collaborate to Deliver a Comprehensive Diabetes Care Gap Closure Solution to Help Health Plans Improve Quality Ratings
ATLANTA -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- HealPros, a technology-enabled company providing HEDIS and STAR improvement programs, and BioIQ, a technology platform driving the employer and health plan shift to value-based care, have partnered to provide a comprehensive diabetes care gap closure solution to help health plans improve quality ratings for Comprehensive Diabetes Care (CDC) HEDIS measures. Proper diabetes management is essential to control blood glucose, reduce risks for complications and improve...
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Evaluation of Diabetic Retinal Screening and Factors for Ophthalmology Referral in a Telemedicine Network
Key Points  QuestionHow well does telemedicine retinal screening affect retinal screening for patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes in rural and underserved settings in North Carolina?FindingsThis pre-post study found that the burden of advanced diabetic retinopathy requiring referral to an ophthalmologist was disproportionately high among minorities; factors associated with the need for referral included minority race/ethnicity, older age, and history of kidney disease and stroke. A total of 60...
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HealPros Achieves HITRUST Certification and Affirms Highest Commitment to Data Security
ATLANTA, April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HealPros, a provider of healthcare services focused on gap closures and STARS and HEDIS improvement, announced today that it has obtained HITRUST CSF-certified status from the Health Information Trust Alliance. This independent certification represents the achievement of the highest standard in healthcare information security and is conferred to companies that meet rigorous industry-defined requirements for managing risk."As a company that performs...
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HealPros Secures Series A Funding to Fuel National Expansion
ATLANTA, Dec. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- HealPros, LLC, a mobile telemedicine triage service company that provides mobile diabetic retinopathy eye examinations on behalf of healthcare payers across the country, announced today that it has closed a round of Series A funding led by New York-based Sopris Capital. HealPros will leverage the new round of funding to expand its mobile diabetic retinopathy program into at least twenty-five states in 2016. "HealPros has secured multiple national a...
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HealPros awarded first place at the Global Summit on Health Technology and Education Inaugural Conference in Atlanta, GA
ATLANTA, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The inaugural Global Summit on Health Technology and Education took place this past week in Atlanta, GA, bringing together hundreds of attendees, and affording 20 health care companies from across the country the opportunity to present their health care solutions to a distinguished panel of judges, all of whom have established track records as being health care innovators in their own right. Competitors included health care technology and device manufactu...
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Molina Healthcare Teams Up With Healpros And State Representative Neeley To Provide Diabetic Eye Exams
What:In an effort to promote eye health during Ultraviolet Awareness Month, May 1 – 31,Molina Healthcare and HealPros are teaming up to host a free public event. Molina Healthcare and HealPros will provide a free pair of sunglasses and diabetic eye exams to all participants in attendance. Exposure to UV rays can burn delicate eye tissue and raise the risk of developing cataracts and cancers of the eye.“HealPros has worked closely with Molina to provide diabetic eye examinations on behalf of s...
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HealPros, LLC and RetGPO, LLC Enter Into Multi-year Agreement
ATLANTA, Dec. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HealPros, LLC announced as part of its ongoing effort to expand its mobile diabetic retinopathy triage program across the country that it has entered into a long-term agreement with RetGPO, LLC (Retinal Group Purchasing Organization) of Miami, FL."The collaboration with RetGPO will allow HealPros to rapidly expand across the country in 2015, with RetGPO providing HealPros with retinal specialists in each new state that we'll be moving into," sai...
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