BOSTON, Mass. – May 31, 2012 – Health Dialog today announced that its Shared Decision Making® patient support tools received eight awards at four major competitions in the month of May. The Worldfest Remi Awards, the ClearMark Awards, the Communicator Awards, and the Hermes Creative Awards all recognized Health Dialog for developing clear, creative, and effective decision aids that provide patients with the information and confidence needed to make the healthcare choices, big and small, that are right for them. Health Dialog’s industry-leading patient decision aids have earned the company more than 100 awards in total.
“We understand that there is nothing quite as personal and important to people as their health,” said Peter Goldbach, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Health Dialog. “Finding the right answers to difficult health questions can often be confusing and overwhelming. We are honored to be recognized for our tools and take great pride in our role as a trusted, unbiased source that patients can turn to for the expertise and resources to take control of their health and healthcare decisions.”
Health Dialog’s DECISION Dialog™ program is an industry-leading decision support offering that guides members through a Shared Decision Making process. Powered by sharp analytics that identify individuals at critical points along the care pathway, it matches patients in need with tools and support, including decision aids and 24/7 health coaching, so they can find their voice in matters so deeply personal and unique to them. The winning content this month includes a full interactive decision aid, three short videos, and the entire HD Care Compass™ website, designed to inform patients after a screening, testing, or surgical decision has been made, so they know what to expect before, during, and after a procedure:
• Shared Decision Making decision aid: Cataracts, Is Surgery Right for You?
o ClearMark Award of Distinction
• Shared Decision Making video: Coping with Symptoms of Depression
o Two Communicator Awards
• Shared Decision Making video: Help for Long Term Sleep Problems
o Platinum Hermes Award
• Shared Decision Making video: Should You Have an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI?
o Gold Remi Award
o Honorable Mention Hermes Award
• HD Care Compass™ website
o ClearMark Award of Distinction o Gold Hermes Award
About The ClearMark Awards
The ClearMark Awards honor the best in clear communication and plain language, celebrating documents and Web sites from government, non-profits, and private companies that succeed in communicating clearly. For more information, visit http://centerforplainlanguage.org/awards.
About The Communicator Awards
The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA) and are an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. For more information, visit http://www.communicatorawards.com.
About the Hermes Creative Awards
The Hermes Creative Awards are an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design of traditional and emerging media. For more information, visit http://www.hermesawards.com.
As the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the World, WorldFest recognizes and honors outstanding creative excellence in film and video. For more information, visit http://www.worldfest.org.
About Health Dialog Services Corporation:
Health Dialog Services Corporation is a leading provider of healthcare analytics and decision support. The firm is a private, wholly-owned subsidiary of Bupa, a global provider of healthcare services. Health Dialog helps healthcare payors improve healthcare quality while reducing overall costs. Company offerings include health coaching for medical decisions, chronic conditions, and wellness; population analytic solutions; and consulting services. Health Dialog helps individuals participate in their own healthcare decisions, develop more effective relationships with their physicians, and live healthier, happier lives. For more information please visit www.healthdialog.com.