Healthcare Buyer's Connection, Vol. VI, No. 14, 7/27/2007


Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume VI, No. 14
July 27, 2007

Sponsored by: Health Risk Assessments and Health Coaching: How the Web and Consumer's Expectations Are Changing the Landscape

According to industry expert Allyson Faist, president and CEO, MEDeCOACH, healthcare consumers have a shortened attention span and an expectation of relevancy in the communications they receive. During this 45-minute audio conference, Faist will examine how these consumer developments are impacting the collection of health risk data and the resulting health coaching sessions. Health Risk Assessments and Health Coaching: How the Web and Consumer's Expectations Are Changing the Landscape, a September 26, 2007 audio conference, will examine how consumer developments are impacting the collection of health risk data and the health coaching sessions that may result from a health risk assessment (HRA).

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Table of Contents
  1. Company Profiles
    • College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)
    • Ascendia Healthcare Management
    • ViPS'
    • The AHA Guide
  2. Constructing a Medical Home: Foundation in Education Needed
  3. Joint Principles Of A Patient-Centered Medical Home
  4. The Medical Home: Pathway to Patient-Centric Primary Care
  5. Recommended Reading: Reading: For Emergency Use Only: Curbing Unnecessary Emergency Room Use Through Education, Accountability and Physician Engagement


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.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_technology.html#vips



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.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_publications.html#ahaguide



2.) Constructing a Medical Home: Foundation in Education Needed

From a policy standpoint, the healthcare industry appears to be pinning its hopes on the establishment of medical homes for all to transform the quality and availability of care and dramatically reduce healthcare costs. However, the results of the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN) November 2006 online survey indicate that a great many opportunities still exist to educate various industry sectors about this practice.

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



3.) Joint Principles Of A Patient-Centered Medical Home

Four major physician organizations called for sweeping changes to the healthcare system including a payment system that would be value-based with performance bonuses.

Titled, "Joint Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PC-MH)," the groups said adoption of the principles would improve the health of patients and the healthcare system.

The four groups the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians and the American Osteopathic Association represent some 333,000 physicians who provide the majority of primary care in the United States.

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



4.) The Medical Home: Pathway to Patient-Centric Primary Care

The Medical Home: Pathway to Patient-Centric Primary Care addresses the value and challenges of medical homes from the viewpoints of organizations already trying to establish medical homes for their populations. Covered in this 40-page special report are funding and implementation hurdles, successful methods for identifying members and redesigning office practices to move toward an advanced medical home model.

This report also summarizes the results of a 2006 HIN e-survey that identified opportunities for educating the healthcare industry on medical homes. More than half of survey respondents were either unfamiliar with medical home terminology or confused it with a physical structure.

For more information, please visit:
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5.) Recommended Reading: For Emergency Use Only: Curbing Unnecessary Emergency Room Use Through Education, Accountability and Physician Engagement

Teaching timely access to outpatient care is just one tactic covered in this special report, which is based on an October 2006 audio conference sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN). 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.

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