Pro-Change’s partner Healthways was recently selected by France’s Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Maladie des Travailleurs Salariés (CNAMTS) Sophia program to improve health and well-being for all citizens with diabetes, in France and French Territories overseas. Integration of the CNAMTS information system and Healthways’ Embrace™ Platform and infrastructure is expected to take 7-8 months, during which period Altran, the French consulting firm will provide expert technology consulting services. At the same time, the CNAMTS clinicians will be trained in the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change theory and practice. The Embrace software to be used includes Pro-Change’s programs that match interventions to the individual patient’s stages of change. Pro-Change’s behavior change programs received the URAC Gold Medal Award for their LifeStyle Management Suite.
The 4-year contract awarded to Healthways, in partnership with Altran (Euronext: ALT), was made following an extensive evaluation process which reviewed proposals from approximately 20 potential service providers including two global technology firms, a multinational health insurance firm, a multinational pharmacy benefits manager, and the incumbent service supplier.
Pro-Change accompanied Healthways to Paris to be part of the evaluation process. The national health care system in France is rated as the best in the world by the World Health Organization. Janice M. Prochaska, President & CEO of Pro-Change stated, “Given how competitive this process was and given the high esteem of France’s health care system, it is an honor for Pro-Change to contribute to this contract.” For a full press release of this contract in PDF, click here.
La Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Maladie des Travailleurs Salariés (CNAMTS), the national health insurance fund for salaried workers in France, is under the supervision of both the Health Ministry and Finance and Economy Ministry. CNAMTS is the primary health insurer for 56 million lives, almost 86% of the French population. It is also responsible for optimization of the healthcare system as well as implementing coordinated treatment pathways throughout the country, with the primary care doctor at the centre of this system. As the key player in the healthcare system for which it ensures medical control, CNAMTS ensures that expenditures are balanced with allocated public resources. For more information, please visit www.ameli.fr.
As European leader in Innovation and High-Tech Consulting, Altran has been providing services for almost thirty years to key players in the Automotive, Aeronautics, Telecoms, Energy, Healthcare and Finance sectors. Thanks to its expertise in the fields of advanced technology and innovation, the Group is able to advise and accompany its clients in the creation and development of their products and services. Present at every stage of project development from strategic planning through to manufacturing, Altran provides new technology services in the fields of Innovation Management, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering and Embedded Systems, IT Systems and Performance Management. For more information, please visit www.altran.com.
For more information about Healthways, please visit www.healthways.com.