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Resolution Health Engages Johns Hopkins Medicine for New Insights to Improve Quality and Cost Effectiveness of Health Care Delivered to Individuals

Columbia , Md. – September 4, 2008 – Resolution Health, Inc. has signed a consulting services agreement with Johns Hopkins Medicine that will enable Resolution Health to further enhance the quality and cost effectiveness of health care delivered to millions of health plan members.

Through the agreement, Johns Hopkins experts in more than 20 clinical departments will review, refine and expand upon the set of “clinical rules” Resolution Health uses to identify patients whose care may not be consistent with evidence-based guidelines and best medical practices. The Hopkins experts will also help Resolution Health identify situations in which the cost of care could be reduced through elimination of services that may be less effective or no more beneficial than less expensive alternatives.

Resolution Health is a personal health care guidance company that employs sophisticated data analytics to identify opportunities to improve the quality, safety and cost effectiveness of health care delivered to particular individuals . The company sends messages to individuals and their physicians to alert them to these opportunities.

Using “clinical rules” — computer algorithms that compare the care an individual has been receiving with authoritative evidence-based best clinical practices — Resolution Health performs a Personal Health Scan of information provided by insurers, labs, physicians, other care managers and patients themselves. Resolution Health analyzes data regarding an individual’s age, gender, diagnoses, prescription drugs, tests, procedures, lab test results and various health risk factors — including family history, lifestyle and smoking. Johns Hopkins’ experts are expected to broaden the number of medical conditions and situations addressed by these clinical rules and therefore increase the utilization of the Personal Health Scan.

“Our goal is to help improve the quality and cost effectiveness of health care provided to all individuals. We therefore are thrilled about this agreement with Johns Hopkins, since it brings the expertise of one of the most esteemed medical schools in the world to our pursuit of this goal,” said Earl Steinberg, MD, MPP, President and CEO of Resolution Health and an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. “We look forward to working with clinical experts at Johns Hopkins to identify more health care improvement opportunities and help predict which individuals are most likely to benefit from particular treatments.”

About Resolution Health, Inc.

Resolution Health, Inc. is a leading data analytics-driven personal health care guidance company. Its services help improve the quality, coordination and safety of health care, enhance communications between patients and their physicians, and reduce medical costs. Resolution Health serves health plans, self-insured employers, unions, third-party administrators, disease management firms and pharmacy benefits managers. Resolution Health is an operating subsidiary of WellPoint (NYSE:WLP). Visit

About Johns Hopkins Medicine

A more than $4 billion enterprise, Johns Hopkins Medicine unites physicians and scientists of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the organizations, health professionals and facilities of the Johns Hopkins Health System.

The mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine is to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Diverse and inclusive, Johns Hopkins Medicine has provided international leadership in the education of physicians and medical scientists in biomedical research and in the application of medical knowledge to sustain health since The Johns Hopkins Hospital opened in 1889.


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