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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume IV, No. 16
August 5, 2005
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • VHA
  • Base2 Innovations
  • Healthcare Employment Screening
  • IPNet-Solutions Inc.
2.) A Disease & Case Management Company Builds a "Total Solution" Without Adding Computer Staff or Hardware
3.) Digital Hospitals Face Challenges
4.) The Digital Hospital: Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, And Risks That Face All Sectors Of the Healthcare Industry
5.) Recommended Reading: National Healthcare IT Agenda in the US

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1.) VHA, Irving, TX

VHA is a nationwide network of community-owned health care systems and their physicians. VHA has more than 2,200 members – some of the nation's leading health care institutions, many whose names you know:

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



Base2 Innovations, San Diego, CA

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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http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_technology.html



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Healthcare Employment Screening, Tulsa, OK

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IPNet-Solutions Inc.

IPNet eBizness Transact is a B2B connectivity solution that enables you to securely exchange information with your business partners via the Internet at a much lower cost and support your legacy systems during the transition.

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



2.) A Disease & Case Management Company Builds a "Total Solution" Without Adding Computer Staff or Hardware

A disease management company was able to avoid nearly $1 million in costs and over 1 year in development time by implementing the SmartCare data warehouse and analysis system on their existing hardware. It enabled them to store large amounts of data, analyze issues, and individually case manage patients all in one system.

Learn more at:
http://www.hin.com/library/registeradc.html



3.) Digital Hospitals Face Challenges

The nation’s hospitals around the country are facing increased pressures to merge a high degree of information technology (IT) and automation into their operations or face becoming non-competitive in a highly competitive marketplace.

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



4.) The Digital Hospital: Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, And Risks That Face All Sectors Of the Healthcare Industry

All segments of the healthcare industry are or will be affected by the growing adoption movement - implementation of the ‘wired’ or digital hospital.

Early adopters - the most wired hospitals and health systems are reporting important improvements in patient safety, operating efficiency, reimbursement management and patient satisfaction.

"The Digital Hospital" is a new executive-level tele-briefing sponsored by the Healthcare e-Business Manager, which was held on June 16, 2005. This CD Rom comes with conference materials.

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