Healthcare Buyer's Connection, Vol. VI, No. 5, 3/23/2007


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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume VI, No. 5
March 23, 2007
Table of Contents
  1. Company Profiles
    • Medical Marketing Service Inc.
    • MCPP Healthcare Consulting
    • Hunter Medical Systems
    • Lifeline Systems
  2. Constructing a Medical Home: Foundation in Education Needed
  3. Joint Principles Of A Patient-Centered Medical Home Released By Physician Groups
  4. Utilizing Medical Homes to Create a Patient-Centered Approach to Managing Chronic Conditions
  5. Recommended Reading: The Medicaid Population: Making a Difference with Disease Management


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1.) Medical Marketing Service Inc.

Medical Marketing Services Inc. is a provider of direct marketing lists which let you reach healthcare markets via direct e-mail, telemarketing, broadcast fax, and broadcast email.

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



MCPP Healthcare Consulting

MCPP helps organizations develop and implement strategic and operational initiatives that balance quality, utilization, access and cost. We build systems based on sound clinical design and tested for financial feasibility.

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



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Hunter Medical Systems

HMSI Provides health information reproduction services to medical facilities. As an outsourcing alternative, medical facilities are relieved of the burden of copying patient information to requesting parties.

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



Lifeline Systems

Lifeline is the leader and pioneer in the personal emergency response industry. We began 25 years ago with a vision to help elderly people live independently in their own homes.

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



2.) Constructing a Medical Home: Foundation in Education Needed

From a policy standpoint, the healthcare industry appears to be pinning its hopes on the establishment of medical homes for all to transform the quality and availability of care and dramatically reduce healthcare costs. However, the results of the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN) November 2006 online survey indicate that a great many opportunities still exist to educate various industry sectors about this practice.

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



3.) Joint Principles Of A Patient-Centered Medical Home Released By Physician Groups

Four major physician organizations called for sweeping changes to the healthcare system including a payment system that would be value-based with performance bonuses.

Titled, "Joint Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PC-MH)," the groups said adoption of the principles would improve the health of patients and the healthcare system.

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



4.) Utilizing Medical Homes to Create a Patient-Centered Approach to Managing Chronic Conditions

Utilizing Medical Homes to Create a Patient-Centered Approach to Managing Chronic Conditions, an audio conference on CD-ROM, examines the concept of the "medical home," and how the use of medical homes is improving the coordination of chronic care. You'll hear from Anne Hernandez, director of operations of APS Healthcare, Elizabeth Reardon, consultant, Commonwealth Medicine and Dr. George Rust, senior consultant for APS Healthcare and Interim Director of the National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, on strategies to build an effective medical home project and the impact these programs can have on patient outcomes and satisfaction.

For more information, please visit:
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5.) Recommended Reading: The Medicaid Population: Making a Difference with Disease Management

The Medicaid Population: Making a Difference with Disease Management delve into Medicaid concerns ranging from eligibility and patient engagement to marketing strategies and provider connections as they explain how DM programs can integrate and improve care for those in need. You'll hear from Jerry Kiplinger, executive director, APS Healthcare and Herb Schultz, vice president, government account management, McKesson Health Solutions, on how to serve the unique needs of the Medicaid population in disease management programs.

For more information, please visit:
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