Healthcare Buyer's Connection, Vol. VI, No. 1, 1/26/2007


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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume VI, No. 1
January 26, 2007
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • Prism Health Networks
  • Badmus Immigration Law Firm, P.C.
  • Fowler Healthcare Affiliates Inc.
  • Axolotl Corp.

2.) Healthcare Industry Response to the Uninsured: Organizations Take Steps to Counter Financial Impact
3.) Top 10 Trends For Hospitals Of The Future, Compiled By Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
4.) Concierge or Retainer Medical Practice
5.) Recommended Reading: Medical Group Practice: Policies and Procedures

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1.) Prism Health Networks

Prism Health Networks is a managed care organization that is a leader in the development of networks for the delivery of Complementary Alternative Medical Services, Utilization Management, claims and quality assurance.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_MCO.html



Badmus Immigration Law Firm, P.C.

Due to the shortage of Americans needed to fill many health care positions, the healthcare industry has to consider the hire of foreign nationals with the skills needed to fill these positions -- global hiring. Badmus Immigration Law Firm, P.C. counsels and assists medical providers to understand and comply with the everchanging complexities of U.S. immigration laws.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_lawyer.html



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Fowler Healthcare Affiliates Inc.

Over 15 years of strategic, operational, regulatory, financial and integration expertise for the post-acute continuum, including rehabilitation, subacute, skilled care, long-term acute care, home health, medical day programs and assisted living.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_consultants.html



Axolotl Corp.

Axolotl's products harness the Internet, e-mail and powerful automation tools to link healthcare providers and bring improved patient care and efficiency to physician offices.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_medical_products.html



2.) Healthcare Industry Response to the Uninsured: Organizations Take Steps to Counter Financial Impact

The impact of the uninsured on healthcare costs shows no signs of slowing. It is increasingly being left up to the healthcare industry to find and implement ways to reduce the impact of this trend. In a December 2006 online survey, the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN) asked its constituents to discuss the responses of their organizations to the issue of uninsured patients.

Learn more in this white paper available for download at:
http://www.hin.com/library/registeruninsured.html



3.) Top 10 Trends For Hospitals Of The Future, Compiled By Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

The trend in hospitals of the future is far from institutional, but rather uses the latest medical technology to treat the body while creating a holistic patient environment that addresses the mental and spiritual aspects of healing, according the Memorial Hermann System, an integrated health system located in Houston, Texas.

To read this story in its entirety click here:
http://www.hin.com/bcstory.html



4.) Concierge or Retainer Medical Practice

Concierge, boutique, premier, platinum or retainer medical practices are being carved out of existing solo and group practices to permit time to provide expanded preventive services and practice amenities not available in a traditional practice. At the same time, when successful, physician income rises to several times the previous level.

"Concierge or Retainer Medical Practice - How to Evaluate and Start a Retainer Practice" contains the information needed to evaluate the pros and cons of converting to a retainer medical practice, income potential, 'how to' strategies, ethical considerations, options, example letters to patients and colleagues, practice press release examples, references and other resources.

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5.) Recommended Reading: Medical Group Practice: Policies and Procedures

Medical Group Practice: Policies and Procedures is a 4395 page ‘how-to’ manual of creative, cost-effective, quality-driven policies and procedures for the efficient management of medical groups and other health care providers. Improve productivity, day-to-day medical practice management procedures including infection control, medical record and consent policies and procedures.

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