Healthcare Buyer's Connection, Vol. VI, No. 10, 6/1/2007


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Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume VI, No. 10
June 1, 2007
Table of Contents
  1. Company Profiles
    • Peachtree Search Group
    • Houck & Associates
    • SPSS Inc.
    • Prism Health Networks
  2. Consumer-Driven Health Plans: Successful Implementations Methodologies Based on the Strategies of Early Adopters
  3. Use Of CDHPs Growing, But Confusion Causes Some Employees Not To Sign Up
  4. Transparency e-Tools: Healthcare IT That Meets Employer, Consumer and Accreditation Demands
  5. Recommended Reading: Healthcare Toolkits: Empowering Consumers Through Education


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1.) Peachtree Search Group

Executive search firm focused exclusively on healthcare information technology.

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Houck & Associates

Houck & Associates provides innovative outpatient consulting to integrated delivery networks, physician groups hosptials, insurers and vendors nationwide. Specializing in matching key client competencies with new revenue options and market trends, our staff know the issues from clinical and strategic perspectives.

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SPSS Inc.

SPSS helps healthcare organizations produce performance metrics for accreditation requirements; measure and improve patient health outcomes; understand and build patient satisfaction and loyalty; manage and contain costs; control quality; and attract more patients.

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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.

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2.) Consumer-Driven Health Plans: Successful Implementations Methodologies Based on the Strategies of Early Adopters

When a health plan transitions to CDHP from a traditional managed care delivery model, staff, management and operational disciplines across the enterprise must respond rapidly to marketplace demands and provide superior consumer service from the outset. The truly focused health plan gains an advantage by quickly capitalizing on its CDHP initiative to achieve strategic marketplace goals. When the entire organization endorses the initiative and collaborates effectively, the health plan can address all affected downstream processes and maximize benefits.

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3.) Use Of CDHPs Growing, But Confusion Causes Some Employees Not To Sign Up

Low selection rates remain a significant stumbling block among employees offered consumer-driven healthcare plans (CDHPs) as one option among many, according to a report by The Conference Board.

One of the principal reasons that consumers shy away from such plans is the lack of a coherent message about participating in them.

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4.) Transparency e-Tools: Healthcare IT That Meets Employer, Consumer and Accreditation Demands

In "Transparency e-Tools: Healthcare IT That Meets Employer, Consumer and Accreditation Demands," contributing authors describe the challenges of developing Web technologies that support decision-making and promote good health, building effective performance metrics, structuring incentive programs, and getting people to use them. Although there are still many hurdles to overcome, the transparency vision includes an informed, involved and connected healthcare consumer who effectively navigates the Web for decision support, comparison-shopping and healthcare spending management.

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5.) Recommended Reading: Healthcare Toolkits: Empowering Consumers Through Education

Healthcare Toolkits: Empowering Consumers Through Education profiles how healthcare organizations can capitalize on today's consumer-driven healthcare environment by using healthcare toolkits to promote awareness and generate positive returns on investment by helping consumers help themselves. You'll hear from Erin Lenox, associate, Hilb Rogal & Hobbs, Tracy J. Mungeam, managing consultant, Hilb Rogal & Hobbs, and John Mills, director, product development, HIP Health Plans, on how the movement toward consumerism is driving the adoption of healthcare toolkits and how organizations are benefitting from the implementation of various toolkits.

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