Healthcare Buyer's Connection, Vol. VI, No. 9, 5/18/2007


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Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume VI, No. 9
May 18, 2007
Table of Contents
  1. Company Profiles
    • College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
    • Expedite
    • ThinkMed
    • MCPP Healthcare Consulting
  2. Hospitalists in Community Hospitals
  3. Hospital/Hospitalist Collaboration Exceeds Quality Standards, Earns P4P Bonuses
  4. Hospitalists Policies & Procedures
  5. Recommended Reading: The Credentialing and Privileges Manual, 3rd Edition


Sponsored by: Value-Driven Healthcare in Action: A Four-Pronged Approach to Meet Consumer Transparency, Quality and Access Demands

Value-Driven Healthcare in Action: A Four-Pronged Approach to Meet Consumer Transparency, Quality and Access Demands, a May 30, 2007 audio conference, will examine the increasing use and implementation of the four cornerstones of value-driven healthcare: health information technology, public reporting of provider quality information, public reporting of cost information, and incentives for value comparison.

For more information or to register, please visit:
http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=3696



1.) College of Healthcare Information Management Executives

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) serving the professional development needs of healthcare CIOs, and advocating the more effective use of information management within healthcare.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_associations.html#CHIME



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. Stay abreast with competitor intelligence delivered to your desktop.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_publications.html#expedite



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ThinkMed

Population health management software that applies physician-developed rules to claims data to identify, stratify and profile patients at medical and financial risk. Supports proactive and targeted medical management.

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



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#mcpp



2.) Hospitalists in Community Hospitals

Hospitalists, as more than one CEO has noted, are the future in acute-care hospitals. As health care has evolved - with family practice physicians mostly engaged in office-based practices, internal medicine specialists largely removed from caring for inpatients, and critical care and emergency medicine physicians taking specialized roles - hospitalists increasingly began to fill an important niche: the general care of hospitalized patients. In this white paper, you'll hear how different community hospitals have structured their hospitalist programs, their future plans for such programs, or their reasons for not pursuing such programs.

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



3.) Hospital/Hospitalist Collaboration Exceeds Quality Standards, Earns P4P Bonuses

A collaboration between Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center (CGSMC), Brockton, Mass., andCogent Healthcare, a provider of hospitalist programs, has enabled the hospital to achieve and exceed quality of care goals that earned the facility pay-for-performance bonuses from its major commercial payors.

Standardization of care, according to best-practice guidelines and improved communication between the healthcare team and the patients, made these clinical and financial milestones possible.

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



4.) Hospitalists Policies & Procedures

Hospitalists Policies & Procedures is a 45-page report that includes policies and procedures to develop a practical and physician-friendly hospitalists program designed to improve and streamline patient care from the ER through discharge and transitional care period. Credentialing criteria and example job description for hospitalist physicians, along with references and resources, are also included.

For more information, please visit:
http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=3075



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5.) Recommended Reading: The Credentialing and Privileges Manual, 3rd Edition

The Credentialing and Privileges Manual, 3rd Edition is a 385-page tool box of credentialing policies, procedures, competency criteria and core privileges with delineated privilege checklists for all physician specialties plus all licensed allied health professionals or nonphysician clinicians. Health systems, HMOs, PPOs, hospitals and medical groups use the Credentialing and Privileges Manual to design and implement exemplary credentialing and privileging programs for physician and non-physician clinical practitioners.

For more information, please visit:
http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=2820


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