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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume V, No. 10
May 26, 2006
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • CTS Inc.
  • Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc.
  • Theta Reports
  • Medical Imaging Solutions
2.) What Can Your Physicians Do to Help Manage Costs?
3.) True EAPs Are Addressing Employer’s And Employee’s Needs, Majority Say
4.) The Employee Assistance Professional as Executive Coach
5.) Recommended Reading: The Employee Assistance Program Management Yearbook, Second Edition

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1.) CTS Inc., MD

The CTS Medical Practice Management Guide is designed to help you choose the right practice management software for you, including in-depth analyses of the leading software packages.

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Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc., LA

Full service investment banking firm providing: corporate, municipal and mortgage investment banking; fixed income underwriting, trading, institutional sales and research; and investment brokerage services for individuals, institutions and international investors.

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http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_financial.html



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Theta Reports, CT

Off the shelf market research reports for the healthcare industry covering devices, diagnostics, biotech and pharmaceutical markets. Reports contain market size market share, technology, projections and company profiles.

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Medical Imaging Solutions

Medical Imaging Solutions, Offers a integrated PACS solution ASIM. It is a comprehensive PACS Solution With 3D Visualization and Diagnostic Capability carefully crafted with combined inputs from professionals, from related disciplines, like doctors, software-consultants, IT managers, to give the healthcare-professionals & service providers the much needed flexibility in handling medical images for a better patient care.

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2.) What Can Your Physicians Do to Help Manage Costs?

Are you wondering what your physicians can do to facilitate cost reduction? Mary Washington Hospital used a single physician to demonstrate the impact of a practice change on patient care AND cost position for DRG 148: Major Small and Large Bowel Procedure 17 with Complications.

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



3.) True EAPs Are Addressing Employer’s And Employee’s Needs, Majority Say

While the majority of EA professionals believe their programs are adequately addressing the needs of employees and employers today, a third reported that they are not, according to results of the EA Professional Leadership Survey: Forecast 2006.

Among those participating in the Employee Assistance Program Management Letter survey, 63.4 percent replied that EAPs are meeting their constituents needs and 34.1 percent don’t think so.

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4.) The Employee Assistance Professional as Executive Coach

There is much interest today in professional coaching, especially in management circles. Coaching is becoming a preferred organizational learning tool in corporate performance consulting and leadership development.

In fact, in many organizations human resources is turning to the EA professional for management coaching. Coaching provides new opportunities for EAPs to provide new services and to generate new sources of revenue.

That’s why a special audio conference, "The Employee Assistance Professional as Executive Coach", was organized with Andy LeFave, LCSW, CEAP Senior Consultant Blair Consulting Group; Jonathan Sheff, MSW/MPH President Resource Management Consultants; and Jim O'Shea Development Specialist & Coach Achievement Unlimited of CT as presenters for this 90-minute Audio Conference on CD-ROM.

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5.) Recommended Reading: The Employee Assistance Program Management Yearbook, Second Edition

Look first in the Employee Assistance Program Management Yearbook for:

  • Increasing supervisory referrals to your EAP;
  • electronic assessment and outcomes management tools;
  • mastering mandatory EAP referrals; treatment issues; and
  • new trends affecting EAPs.

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