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ODS Integrates PAM Tools In Healthcare Programs In US

To use the PAM suite of health activation tools to aid a host of healthcare services

ODS has integrated the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) suite of tools into the company’s Healthcare Services care programs. It intends to use the PAM suite of health activation tools to aid a host of healthcare services.

The Patient Activation Measure tool was developed by Judith Hibbard and colleagues at the University of Oregon.

Csaba Mera, managing director of ODS, said: “We know that higher levels of activation are strongly correlated with improved self-care behaviors. By focusing on increasing a participant’s activation level, our case managers and health coaches can help ODS members build confidence and become better self-managers, key ingredients to help us enhance member engagement and improve health outcomes.”

The company’s Health Coaching program manages chronic diseases such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, asthma, coronary artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression and hypertension.

ODS offers medical, pharmacy, dental, vision and professional liability insurance products and services.