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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume IV, No. 17
September 2, 2005
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)
  • Healthcare Employment Screening
  • Kentucky Medical News
  • Proginet
2.) Healthcare’s Top Business Issues and Responses for 2005
3.) Aetna Shares Price Tag For Physician Services With Members
4.) Consumer-Driven Healthcare in Action: Case Studies and Success Strategies
5.) Recommended Reading: Managed Care Strategies to Control Pharmacy Spending

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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.

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Healthcare Employment Screening, Tulsa OK

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Kentucky Medical News, Lexington KY

A 48 page monthly tabloid publication reaching 31,500 in the state of Kentucky. Reaches every licensed, practicing physician and every hospital in the state.

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Proginet

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2.) Healthcare’s Top Business Issues and Responses for 2005

The healthcare industry has been affected by a number of external events over the past few years while also experiencing its own unique set of issues, including the large number of uninsured, the burden of escalating healthcare and drug costs, and the degree to which the private sector can provide adequately for other public health needs. Learn how organizations are responding to these challenges in this white paper.

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3.) Aetna Shares Price Tag For Physician Services With Members

In a move that could have widespread ramifications for the healthcare industry, Aetna said its customers would have online access to the discounted rates it negotiated with its contracted physicians.

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4.) Consumer-Driven Healthcare in Action: Case Studies and Success Strategies

This timely report is designed to illustrate how a growing number of organizations are taking the powerful concept of consumer-driven care from the drawing board to reality, and expanding access and reversing the double-digit health care cost hikes that have plagued U.S. companies and health plans since the late '90s.

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