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1/4/13 01:53PM

Informeddna receives urac core accreditation

InformedDNA successfully completed audit and has earned URAC accreditation -- demonstrating InformedDNA meets URAC's high standards for managing a healthcare organization.

Saint Petersburg, Florida- InformedDNA announced today that it has been awarded Core accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. The Core standards are the foundation of URAC accreditation. These standards address several key organizational functions that are important for any health care organization, including: organizational structure; staff qualifications; training and management; oversight of delegated activities; quality management; and consumer protection.

“Once again the InformedDNA staff has demonstrated their commitment to providing quality genetics services to patients, health care providers and health plans,” said David Nixon, CEO.   He continued, “Our mission of bringing the promise of personalized healthcare to life through a better understanding of family health history and genetics describes what we do, and URAC accreditation describes how we do it, with quality in every facet of genetics services.”

“By applying for and receiving CORE accreditation InformedDNA has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care,” said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO. “Quality health care is crucial to our nation’s welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards.”

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC's standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a mark of distinction for health care organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in setting meaningful standards for the health care industry.  For more information, visit

InformedDNA is the largest independent U.S. provider of genetic counseling services, with a team of more than 40 board-certified geneticists and genetic counselors.  In addition to direct patient care in most genetics specialties and sub-specialties, the privately-held company consults with employers, health plans, medical centers, ancillary healthcare companies, government agencies and laboratories seeking to better understand genomic health and its implications for their organizations and the healthcare system overall.