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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume IV, No. 14
July 8, 2005
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • PharMerica
  • Zurich
  • Base2 Innovations
  • Tumbleweed Communications
2.) Effective Care Management
3.) Data And Engagement Are Keys To Future DM
4.) Managed Behavioral Healthcare
5.) Recommended Reading: Consumer Health Toolkits: Providing the Right Tools at the Right Time to Empower Consumers

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1.) PharMerica

PharMerica has more than 20 years of experience providing quality pharmacy products and services and consulting to the long-term care, skilled nursing, assisted living and sub-acute care industries. Although national in scope, we achieve results through local relationships. Our 145 regional pharmacies serve more than 300,000 patients, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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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.

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Base2 Innovations

Reports indicate that Health Care organizations lose one out of every five dollars spent on supplies due to loss, wastage, or inefficient requisition/distribution process...after these supplies enter the institution!

Base2's Supply and Pharmaceutical Management System is a "real-time", paperless solution that automates the internal process of distributing/tracking supplies and minimizes errors, eliminates duplicate data entry, and considerably reduces manpower and distribution costs.

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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.

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2.) Effective Care Management

As healthcare costs and complexity continue to rise, care management must become more efficient. And collaboration across the entire healthcare spectrum is the key. As payers, providers and members/patients come together - enabled by automated technologies - care management will at last deliver on its promise.

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3.) Data And Engagement Are Keys To Future DM

With the healthcare system being challenged on all fronts, particularly by an aging population of Baby Boomers, successful disease management in the future will depend on acquiring meaningful data and engaging the population early to affect behavioral changes for a healthy lifestyle.

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4.) Managed Behavioral Healthcare

A 352-page manual provides behavioral health medical review policies, ‘benefit interpretations’ criteria, benchmarks and guidelines for inpatient and outpatient care by diagnostic entity. A practical model for a quality-based and cost-effective care management approach as well as coverage determinations. The manual also contains numerous policies, procedures, tools and forms vital to prepare for accreditation or certification surveys and strategies for quality-based efficient delivery of integrated behavioral health care.

Managed Behavioral Healthcare is a loose-leaf manual accompanied by the entire contents on CD - behavioral health ‘benefit interpretations’ criteria guidelines, benchmarks and clinical guidelines. The manual provides a practical model for a quality-based and cost-effective care management approach. It also contains numerous tools and forms that are very helpful in preparation for accreditation or certification surveys.

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