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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume IV, No. 18
September 19, 2005
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • Alternative Healthcare Systems of Maine
  • American Scientific Lighting Corp.
  • PharMerica
  • IPNet-Solutions Inc.
2.) Lifestyle Incentives Rewards Programs Encourage Healthy Lifestyles
3.) CIGNA Offers Consumers Incentives To Consider When Choosing A Specialist
4.) Providing Healthcare 24/7: How Consumer Driven Health Plans and Population Health Management are Meeting the Needs of Healthcare Consumerism
5.) Recommended Reading: Consumer-Driven Healthcare in Action: Case Studies and Success Strategies

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1.) Alternative Healthcare Systems of Maine, Pittsfield ME

Consults with insurance companies, hospitals and clinics to create foundational and administrative P&P benefit structure for alternative medicine. Experience with MCO and POS. Administrative agent for New England chapter of the Association for Integrative Medicine.

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American Scientific Lighting Corp., Brooklyn NY

ASL, America's premier lighting manufacturer is dedicated to the production of high quality, cost effective fluorescent and low wattage HID lighting since 1979.

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PharMerica, Tampa, FL

PharMerica has more than 20 years of experience providing quality pharmacy products and services and consulting to the long-term care, skilled nursing, assisted living and sub-acute care industries. Although national in scope, we achieve results through local relationships. Our 145 regional pharmacies serve more than 300,000 patients, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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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.

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2.) Lifestyle Incentives Rewards Programs Encourage Healthy Lifestyles

Changing healthcare trends, including movement from one-time treatment costs for acute conditions to blank checks for chronic care, challenge employers' ability to safeguard both employee health and financial viability. While dependent upon employee productivity for industrial progress, employers and health plans must maintain a bottom line. According to a 2003 report by the Partnership for Solutions, a research group at Johns Hopkins University, people with chronic conditions account for 88 percent of all prescriptions filled, 72 percent of all physician visits and 76 percent of all inpatient stays. These numbers do not appear to be decreasing.

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3.) CIGNA Offers Consumers Incentives To Consider When Choosing A Specialist

CIGNA HealthCare will offer incentives to consumers for selecting specialists who meet or exceed certain healthcare quality and efficiency standards.

Under the banner of the CIGNA Care Network® consumers will have the option to choose from among three cost-sharing designs based on their choice of specialists. These options will be available in 16 markets.

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4.) Providing Healthcare 24/7: How Consumer Driven Health Plans and Population Health Management are Meeting the Needs of Healthcare Consumerism

The combination of web technology with clinical and telephonic resources are helping consumers to select high-quality providers, understand the cost of services, measure their health risks, manage chronic disease and become fully engaged healthcare consumers.

During this 90-minute audio conference, your expert panel of speakers, Hugh H. Lytle, president, Axia Health Management, and Dr. Darren M. Schulte, director of clinical affairs and analytics, Resolution Health, Inc., will provide you with details on how these tools can be integrated to serve the needs of the "new healthcare consumer" 24 hours a day/seven days a week. You will get details on:

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