Healthcare Buyer's Connection, Vol. VI, No. 11, 6/15/2007


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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume VI, No. 11
June 15, 2007
Table of Contents
  1. Company Profiles
    • College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)
    • Ascendia Healthcare Management
    • ViPS'
    • The AHA Guide
  2. The Impact of Retail Clinics
  3. PPO Networks Adjust To New Healthcare Landscape Of Consolidation And Consumerism
  4. For Emergency Use Only: Curbing Unnecessary Emergency Room Use Through Education, Accountability and Physician Engagement
  5. Recommended Reading: Specialty Pharmacy: Stakeholders, Strategies and Markets 2007


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1.) College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)

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



Ascendia Healthcare Management

Ascendia Healthcare Management, Inc. is a management services and consulting organization specializing in healthcare management and technology outsourcing services.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_MCO.html#ascendia



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ViPS'

ViPS' innovative healthcare IT solutions transform business intelligence into greater ROI for your company and maximum administrative savings. From care, claims, anti-fraud and risk management solutions to Web-enabled technology and outsourcing services, ViPS simplifies the business of healthcare with tools for predictive risk modeling, provider performance, quality improvement, financial management, claims administration, loss prevention and more.

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The AHA Guide

The AHA Guide is the definitive directory of U.S. hospitals and health care systems. Each AHA Guide hospital profile features approval codes, different facilities and services offered including detail on transplants, cardiac, psychiatric and technology services, key hospital contacts include CEO, CFO, CIO, COO, CMO and CHR.

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2.) The Impact of Retail Clinics

According to a University of Michigan study, there are currently over 20 companies operating about 300 retail clinics in the United States, and over 2,000 clinics are expected to open by the end of 2008. With this number on the rise, the Healthcare Intelligence Network conducted a non-scientific online survey in March 2007 where 254 hospitals, physician organizations, health plans and consumers weighed in on the impact of retail clinics on their business.

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3.) PPO Networks Adjust To New Healthcare Landscape Of Consolidation And Consumerism

Consolidation and consumerism were front and center among trends impacting the preferred provider organization (PPO) industry in 2006, according to a report by the American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO).

After two years of significant consolidation in the PPO industry, competition among PPO players has become incredibly tight, found the "PPO Outlook Market & Industry Trend Report."

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



4.) For Emergency Use Only: Curbing Unnecessary Emergency Room Use Through Education, Accountability and Physician Engagement

For Emergency Use Only: Curbing Unnecessary Emergency Room Use Through Education, Accountability and Physician Engagement provides a blueprint for health plans, hospitals and providers desiring to address and reduce unnecessary ED utilization in their populations. In this 35-page special report, Roberta Burgess, clinical case manager, Community Care Plan of Eastern Carolina, and Gerald Kiplinger, vice president and executive director of the Georgia Enhanced Care program for APS Healthcare, detail how to target and reduce unnecessary and inappropriate ED use.

In this special report, you'll get details on initiatives and interventions for decreasing non-urgent ED use, mining data to target high-utilization, high-cost individuals, implementing an ED case management program, communicating proper ED use to targeted populations and enlisting physicians' support in care redirection and appropriate ED use.

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5.) Recommended Reading: Specialty Pharmacy: Stakeholders, Strategies and Markets 2007

Specialty Pharmacy: Stakeholders, Strategies and Markets is a valuable one-of-a-kind book full of hard data and statistics on the vendors serving the market, the products involved, and the strategies employed by payers for managing and delivering these products to its members.

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