Healthcare Buyer's Connection, Vol. VI, No. 16, 8/24/2007


Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume VI, No. 16
August 24, 2007

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Table of Contents
  1. Company Profiles
    • HazSoft, LLC
    • MedCompliance
    • The Healthcare Group at Zurich US
    • Home Healthcare Laboratory
  2. Healthcare Transparency: Cost and Quality Report Cards
  3. P4P Report: Information Technology Spurs Improved Clinical Quality Measures
  4. Quality By Design: A Clinical Microsystems Approach
  5. Recommended Reading: Healthcare Performance Improvement: Plans, Procedures & Policies

1.) HazSoft, LLC

HazSoft provides superior delivery, management and distribution of MSDS's via the Internet, Corporate Intranet or client-server/single-user system.

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



MedCompliance

MedCompliance is a technical advisor to healthcare providers and support professionals. To give guidance that is quality and results oriented and in total compliance with Medicare and HCFA law/regulations.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_consultants.html#medcompliance



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The Healthcare Group at Zurich US

Zurich U.S. is a member of the worldwide Zurich Financial Services Group and is rated A+(Superior) by A.M. Best Company.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_insurance.html#zurich



Home Healthcare Laboratory

Exclusively serving the home care industry. HHLA operates a centralized, highly automated laboratory & information system to provide top-quality testing services to home health/infusion companies nationwide.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_clinical_laboratories.html#hhlab



2.) Healthcare Transparency: Cost and Quality Report Cards

The concept of public disclosure of quality assessment information has become a highly reliable and valid tool for not only attracting the discerning consumer but also for sizing up the competition. In a May 2007 online survey, the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN) polled health plans and hospitals on their quality performance data publishing efforts and asked consumers to discuss their usage of and satisfaction with such measures.

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



3.) P4P Report: Information Technology Spurs Improved Clinical Quality Measures

The more that California physician groups use information technology (IT) to support patient management and care, the better they score on average on a range of important clinical quality measures, according to the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), which released pay-for-performance (P4P) program results for 2006.

California physician groups participating in the P4P program (now in its fourth year of public reporting) continued to improve across all three areas of performance measurement: clinical quality, patient experience and the use of IT.

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



4.) Quality By Design: A Clinical Microsystems Approach

Quality By Design: A Clinical Microsystems Approach includes the research results of high-performing clinical microsystems, illustrative case studies that highlight individual clinical programs, guiding principles that are easily applied, and tools, techniques, and methods that can be adapted by clinical practices and interdisciplinary clinical teams.

For more information, please visit:
http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=3692



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5.) Recommended Reading: Healthcare Performance Improvement: Plans, Procedures & Policies

Healthcare Performance Improvement: Plans, Procedures & Policies has everything you will need for an effectiv performance improvement program in a medical group, hospital or health plan.

For more information, please visit:
http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=3519


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