The ACA has mandated the need for quality care in today’s health system, which has historically been judged on the number of consumers served rather than how well those consumers were served. Those plans participating in the public exchanges, for example, will have to report quality measures on all of their enrollees beginning next year. Tools and technologies that serve the health system need to be held to these same quality standards in order to add to the quality equation—rather than subtract from it with more inefficiency.
As one such platform, we couldn't agree more, and Novu today announced it is working with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to certify its Self-Management Tools, which include Novu’s more than 300 daily programs, among other components of its consumer engagement platform. The certification will further cement Novu’s position as a leader in delivering high quality, impactful functionality and features to its customers and members.
Novu’s Self-Management Tools, as well as tools like HRA and data integration architecture, are baked into the Novu platform, enabling customers to deliver, monitor and reward consumers for completion and adherence to healthy behaviors and activities. Novu offers more than 300 health programs developed in partnership with leading institutions including MIT, the University of North Carolina and the University of Minnesota, among others. All programs, as well as the overall platform, draw on the latest behavioral science and are delivered using communication strategies from Fortune 500 consumer brands.
NCQA develops quality standards and performance measures for a broad range of health care entities, establishing the nation’s highest standard of quality. Novu’s certification is currently in review and expected to be completed shortly.
We look forward to working hand-in-hand with NCQA and its physician partners on this certification. Continue to follow our blog for more updates.