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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume V, No. 16
August 18, 2006
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • Ascendia Healthcare Management
  • The Healthcare Group at Zurich
  • BioSearch
  • AXIOM Systems, Inc.
2.) Predictive Modeling and Finding and Intervening with the High-Cost Healthcare Consumer
3.) Milliman Sees Lowest Health Insurance Rates In Seven Years
4.) e-Health Initiatives: Driving Behavior Change and Fostering Consumerism
5.) Recommended Reading: Changing the U.S. Health Care System, Second Edition

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1.) Ascendia Healthcare Management, MD

Ascendia Healthcare Management, Inc. is a management services and consulting organization specializing in healthcare management and technology outsourcing services. Ascendia provides Managed Care Administration, Medical Management, Physician Practice and Reimbursement Management, and Strategic, Operational, and Clinical Consulting.

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The Healthcare Group at Zurich, NY

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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BioSearch, FL

Through a well established network of physicians/hospitals, BioSearch provides disease state blood, blood components, tissue & organs to research companies. BioSearch can provide protocoled special request samples & bulk samples.

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AXIOM Systems, Inc.

AXIOM Systems, Inc. is a leading information technology consulting firm specializing in supporting the system integration, implementation, reporting, HIPAA compliance, and EDI needs of healthcare organizations.

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http://www.hin.com/hipaacomply.html#ArticSoft



2.) Predictive Modeling and Finding and Intervening with the High-Cost Healthcare Consumer

By using a combination of science and technology, health plans and employers can now find specific people that most need and want intervention. Since a fraction of consumers account for 60 percent to 80 percent of healthcare costs, predictive modeling is key in finding that costly percent.

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3.) Milliman Sees Lowest Health Insurance Rates In Seven Years

Health maintenance organization (HMO) rates will increase 9.7 percent and preferred provider organization (PPOs) rates will jump 10.7 percent for 2007, according to Millimanís 2006 Group Health Insurance Survey.

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4.) e-Health Initiatives: Driving Behavior Change and Fostering Consumerism

In this special report, "e-Health Initiatives: Driving Behavior Change and Fostering Consumerism," a panel of experts discusses state-of-the-art healthcare e-tools, strategies for engaging members to use them and the impact e-tools can have on consumer-driven plans.

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5.) Recommended Reading: Changing the U.S. Health Care System, Second Edition

The second edition of Changing the U.S. Health Care System is a thoroughly revised and updated compendium of the most current thought on three key components of health care policy-improving access, controlling costs, and ensuring quality. Written by a stellar panel of experts in the field of health care policy, this second edition highlights the most recent research relevant to health policy issues. This valuable resource also includes analyses of current health care policy challenges and presents a wide range of viable solutions. In addition, the book contains an overview of the opportunities in the growing fields of public health and health policy.

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