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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume V, No. 11
June 9, 2006
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • Sales Consultants/Management Recruiters of Oakland
  • The Healthcare Group at Zurich
  • Stadtlanders Pharmacy
  • Tumbleweed Communications
2.) The Open Enrollment Experience: Perspectives from Health Plans and Consumers
3.) Controlling Health Costs Dominates Executives' Concerns
4.) Reducing Trend & Spend: Harnessing Healthcare Costs in 2005
5.) Recommended Reading: HRAs: How the Healthcare Industry Identifies Risk Before It Becomes Reality

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1.) Sales Consultants/Management Recruiters of Oakland, Oakland CA

Focusing on Sales and Marketing talent in Health Care Information Technology and the Managed Care marketplace. Opportunities are available are for Executives, High Level Technical, Web Technology, E-Commerce and IT outside of the healthcare market.

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



The Healthcare Group at Zurich, New York, NY

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. Call us at 1-800-382-2150 should you require further information about The Healthcare Group at Zurich U.S.

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



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Stadtlanders Pharmacy, Pittsburgh PA

Stadtlanders provides specialty pharmaceutical care for HIV/AIDS, infertility, organ transplants and neurology needs. Stadtlanders offers overnight delivery of medications, education, insurance reimbursement counseling and disease management programs.

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



Tumbleweed Communications

Tumbleweed Communications provides secure content management solutions that enable health care organizations to manage and secure the communications that flow in and out of their organizations. Tumbleweed's Secure Guardian™ framework enables organizations to filter and block dangerous content, including viruses, malicious mobile code and spam, while ensuring that company, partner and patient communications meet proposed HIPAA privacy regulations.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/hipaacomply.html#TC



2.) The Open Enrollment Experience: Perspectives from Health Plans and Consumers

Open enrollment is the once-a-year opportunity for employees to review, elect and change their health insurance coverage as well as adjust contributions to the savings, retirement and flexible spending options their employers offer. Changes requested during open enrollment are generally binding for the entire plan year unless a significant life change such as marriage, birth, adoption or spouse's loss of benefits occurs. Consequently, decisions made during this period carry significant financial weight. To support employees during this critical process and boost enrollment, employers and health plans go to great lengths to communicate the deadlines, conditions and impact of open enrollment to their populations. In its January 2006 online survey, the Healthcare Intelligence Network asked health plans and consumers to report on their open enrollment experience and suggest refinements to the process.

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



3.) Controlling Health Costs Dominates Executives' Concerns

Controlling costs, whether it be administrative costs or costs to consumers, is the top challenge facing the industry this year.

The near universal concern about the ever increasing costs associated with healthcare was made clear during the Managed Care Leadership Survey conducted by the Managed Care Information Center and The Executive Report on Managed Care.

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



4.) Reducing Trend & Spend: Harnessing Healthcare Costs in 2005

In this special report, "Reducing Trend & Spend: Harnessing Healthcare Costs in 2005," a panel of experts shares ways healthcare organizations are approaching cost control issues, from prescription drugs to consumer-driven healthcare options to disease management.

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5.) Recommended Reading: HRAs: How the Healthcare Industry Identifies Risk Before It Becomes Reality

HRAs: How the Healthcare Industry Identifies Risk Before It Becomes Reality is a detailed analysis of the Healthcare Intelligence Network's November 2005 online survey on the use of Health Risk Assessments (HRAs) in the healthcare industry. This eight-page analysis includes feedback from the more than 200 respondents who told HIN about the HRA’s impact on their organizations and bottom lines, their innovative use of HRA data and incentives and the lessons they’ve learned during HRA implementation.

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