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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume V, No. 15
August 4, 2006
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • CHIME
  • L&S HomeCare Inc.
  • American Secure Care
  • Healthaxis
2.) The Decision Drivers to Information Technology Outsourcing
3.) Employers Anticipate Further Restrictions On Retiree Medical Plans
4.) Medicare Disease Management: Tactics to Improve Health, Education and Independence in an Aging Population
5.) Recommended Reading: Tailored Managed Care Products: Commercial, Medicare and Consumer-Directed Benefit Designs and Tools

Sponsored by: Healthcare Risk Stratification: Strategies for Identifying and Referring the Appropriate Service and Intervention

Healthcare Risk Stratification: Strategies for Identifying and Referring the Appropriate Service and Intervention, an August 16, 2006 audio conference, will present case studies of how different healthcare organizations stratify by health risk, along with the type and frequency of intervention by risk level.

Health risk assessment data, claims analysis and primary care physician referrals can all identify patients who are at risk of current or future chronic care needs. But knowing who they are is just half the battle. To have an impact on both patient outcomes and healthcare costs, health plans and disease management companies need to not only identify members with the greatest opportunity for improvement, but provide them with the appropriate intervention.

During this 90-minute audio conference, your expert panel of speakers, Thomas Ferraro, business development director with Mayo Clinic Health Management Resources and Penelope Kokkinides, national vice president of disease management with AmeriChoice, a United Healthcare Company, will provide inside details on stratification strategies used by their respective organizations to provide the most appropriate intervention to patients with chronic healthcare needs.

For more information or to register, please visit:
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1.) College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), Ann Arbor, MI

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



L&S HomeCare Inc., Miami FL

We provide the full range of affordable, convenient, compassionate, patient-customized in-home care & assistance: nursing services, physical therapy, home health aides. We work with private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.

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



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American Secure Care, Knoxville TN

American Secure Care is the exclusive distributor of the NEW Magnavox SecureWatch monitored personal emergency response system which enables independent living. A Water-resistant wristwatch doubles as panic button. Setup takes seconds.

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



Healthaxis

Healthaxis develops and implements state-of-the-art software solutions for healthcare benefits administration and distribution. These solutions reduce costs, improve productivity, promote efficiency, and enhance customer service. Healthaxis develops innovative solutions that offer businesses in the healthcare industry strategic advantages by quickly and efficiently connecting payers, providers, administrators, brokers, employers, and consumers (members/patients/employees).

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



2.) The Decision Drivers to Information Technology Outsourcing

The results of in-depth interviews with companies in various industries manufacturing, public sector, healthcare, retail and consulting help explain why companies outsource, how they select their outsourcing partners, the top information technology activities currently outsourced and the traits of a successful outsourcing relationship.

Download this white paper at:
http://www.hin.com/library/registerddt.html



3.) Employers Anticipate Further Restrictions On Retiree Medical Plans

Despite widespread use of the Medicare federal subsidy, a vast majority of employers are planning to curtail their retiree medical plans for current and future retirees in the next five years, according to a new study by Watson Wyatt Worldwide.

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



4.) Medicare Disease Management: Tactics to Improve Health, Education and Independence in an Aging Population

This special report, "Medicare Disease Management: Tactics to Improve Health, Education and Independence in an Aging Population," highlights challenges and opportunities in working with the Medicare population, strategies to close gaps in care, and steps for sustaining system change and improved outcomes within senior care communities.

For more information, please visit:
http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=3447



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Bookmark our site to get the advice you need in meeting the challenges of today's healthcare industry! If you are interested in becoming a participating consultant, please send an email to info@hin.com


5.) Recommended Reading: Tailored Managed Care Products: Commercial, Medicare and Consumer-Directed Benefit Designs and Tools

This report examines the new benefit designs developed by insurers and the tools they've built to make products more useful to enrollees and employers.

For more information, please visit:
http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=3432


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