KDI Health Solutions Rolls Out Nationally Recognized Preventive Health and Chronic Disease Management Programs Across the Carolinas

Released on: September 15, 2008, 11:55 am

Press Release Author: Alison Beckwith

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: KDI Health Solutions, an emerging regional provider of
community-based preventive health care and chronic disease management programs,
announced today the launch of its services throughout North Carolina and South
Carolina. KDIs award winning network of PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy),
residency-trained pharmacists provides a new health care services option to the
thousands of employer groups and physician practices across the Carolinas.

Press Release Body: KDI Health Solutions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2008

PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Alison Beckwith, 919-459-8157, abeckwith@919marketing.com

KDI Health Solutions Rolls Out Nationally Recognized Preventive Health and Chronic
Disease Management Programs Across the Carolinas

Raleigh, N.C. KDI Health Solutions, an emerging regional provider of
community-based preventive health care and chronic disease management programs,
announced today the launch of its services throughout North Carolina and South
Carolina. KDIs award winning network of PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy),
residency-trained pharmacists provides a new health care services option to the
thousands of employer groups and physician practices across the Carolinas.

The KDI business model of deploying a team of highly skilled PharmD clinicians began
with the The Asheville Project, a nationally recognized diabetes patient care
program created for the city of Asheville, North Carolina. This revolutionary
community-based program is generating measurable success; health care costs have
dropped, fewer work days are being missed and city employees and retirees are living
healthier lives.

Asheville City leaders confirm the dramatic results. The adoption of the
pharmaceutical care program is the best thing we have ever done for our group health
plan, says John Miall, former risk manager for the City of Asheville. Employees
with life threatening diseases are healthier than theyve ever been, and the citys
health plan has saved more than $2,000 in medical costs per patient each year.

Employers are seeing a significant return on investment from our mobile,
worksite-based health care services, says Rebecca Chater, president of KDI Health
Solutions. Employer groups are proactively identifying and reducing immediate and
longer term employee health care costs before they happen, while physician
practices are providing more patient care in less time with better outcomes its
a true win-win for everyone in the health care ecosystem.

The KDI employer program improves workplace productivity and reduces health care
costs by providing a menu of worksite-based preventive and chronic disease
management services: flu and pneumonia immunizations, health screenings and fairs,
and private one-on-one counseling on medicine use and behavior modification.

KDI provides employers with a powerful health risk assessment solution called Know
Your Number that predicts the risk of their employee population developing chronic,
obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, stroke and chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease.

Using the Know Your Number technology, KDI provides each employee with a
confidential, easy-to-read report that not only predicts the onset of chronic
diseases, but also educates them on the steps they can take to lower their risk.
Employers receive an aggregate report that enables them to focus health and wellness
programs on the disease states prevalent in their workforce population and therefore
proactively reduce health care costs.

In addition to employer groups, KDI also has a strong track record of helping
physician practices provide more patient care in less time with better outcomes.
The KDI network of community-based PharmD professionals has provided American
Diabetes Association recognized diabetes treatment programs to hundreds of physician
referred patients, handles overflows for patient immunizations (e.g. flu shots,
pneumonia and shingles) and is a reliable source for drug therapy support.

Physician practices partnering with KDI are seeing measurable results. Patrick
Guiteras, MD with Chapel Hill Family Practice credits the program with making his
practice more cost effective and helping his patients stay on track. KDI provides
diabetes education for our Medicare population. A more educated patient allows us
to spend more time focused on care and treating the disease.

KDIs innovative approach to diabetes treatment and drug therapy management is
receiving accolades from industry experts. The company has been named the 2008 North
Carolina Diabetes Association Provider of the Year, and last year was selected as
the Outcomes Pharmaceutical Healthcare National Medication Therapy Management
Provider of the Year.


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About KDI Health Soltutions
Raleigh-based KDI Health Solutions is an emerging provider of preventive health and
chronic disease management services to employer groups and physician practices.

KDIs award winning workforce of PharmD, residency-trained pharmacists provides real
community-based health care solutions to improve the health outcomes of employer and
physician populations. KDI services include flu, shingles and pneumonia
immunizations, health screenings and fairs, disease education programs and
personalized counseling on medicine use and behavior modification.

For more information please call 888-858-2492 or visit www.kdihealthsolutions.com.


Web Site: http://www.kdihealthsolutions.com

Contact Details: Contact: Alison Beckwith, 919-459-8157, abeckwith@919marketing.com

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