Healthcare Buyer's Connection, Vol. VI, No. 3, 3/9/2007


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Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume VI, No. 4
March 9, 2007
Table of Contents
  1. Company Profiles
    • Expedite
    • Glades Pharmaceutical
    • The Healthcare Group at Zurich US
    • Marketing Edge Inc.
  2. Baby Boomers’ Impact on Healthcare: High Demands, Expectations Met with a Healthy Dose of Prevention
  3. Considerable Variation Seen In Seniors’ Drug Costs
  4. Understanding the Medicare Part D Drug Benefit
  5. Recommended Reading: Medicare Disease Management: Tactics to Improve Health, Education and Independence in an Aging Population


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1.) Expedite

Target your sales, marketing and research efforts with Expedite, the Information Toolkit for Sellers of Technology to Healthcare -- the most useful, comprehensive, national service that exclusively covers the rapidly expanding integrated healthcare delivery system and managed care organization universe.

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Glades Pharmaceutical

Glades Pharmaceutical, a subsidiary of Stiefel Laboratories Inc., markets a unique line of single and multi-source dermatological generics. Glades has its own product line, terms of sale and unique promotional programs.

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The Healthcare Group at Zurich US

Zurich U.S. is a member of the worldwide Zurich Financial Services Group and is rated A+(Superior) by A.M. Best Company. The Healthcare Group at Zurich U.S. provides professional & general liability insurance and offers up to $50 million in excess/umbrella capacity.

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Marketing Edge Inc.

Marketing Edge is a full-service marketing management company focused exclusively on the medical device and diagnostic industry. We work in partnership with companies to strategically define business goals and implement tactical action plans to achieve those goals

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2.) Baby Boomers’ Impact on Healthcare: High Demands, Expectations Met with a Healthy Dose of Prevention

Baby boomers have practically achieved cult status. As the first of the post-World War II generation turns 60 this year, the media has been recounting their preferences in everything from music to parenting to lifestyles. Boomers are depicted as an educated, financially secure bunch, redefining retirement as they care for aging parents and launch second careers. Job-wise, they’re having the last laugh: employers who shunned the older worker 20 years ago now recast work schedules and job descriptions to woo boomers back to work. But the picture wouldn’t be complete without some sobering statistics, particularly when it comes to the healthcare needs of boomers.

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3.) Considerable Variation Seen In Seniors’ Drug Costs

There is a wide variation in what Medicare enrollees in different states pay for the same medications, even with the lowest-cost Part D plans, according to a study by the University of Michigan (U-M) Medical School. Two people taking the same drugs but living in different states could face costs that differed by thousands of dollars – even if each had chosen the lowest-cost plan available to them, the study found.

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4.) Understanding the Medicare Part D Drug Benefit

Understanding the Medicare Part D Drug Benefit is a basic guide written for providers and managers whose organizations are on the periphery of Part D — medical group practices, hospitals, pharmacists, labs, ambulatory surgery centers, home care, long-term care, employers, state and local agencies, and organizations that counsel patients and seniors.

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5.) Recommended Reading: Medicare Disease Management: Tactics to Improve Health, Education and Independence in an Aging Population

Medicare Disease Management: Tactics to Improve Health, Education and Independence in an Aging Population highlights challenges and opportunities in working with the Medicare population, strategies to close gaps in care, and steps for sustaining system change and improved outcomes within senior care communities.

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