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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume IV, No. 19
September 30, 2005
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • Home Healthcare Laboratory
  • DVI Financial Services, Inc.
  • Stadtlanders Pharmacy
  • Prism Health Networks
2.) Health Information Technology and the Electronic Health Record: Implications for Healthcare Organizations
3.) HHS Crisis Hotline: Behavioral Health Companies On Scene To Aid Hurricane Victims
4.) Blues Plans in the New Competitive Landscape: Products, Partnerships and Patient Programs
5.) Recommended Reading: Cultural Competency in Healthcare: Translating Differences Into Improved Quality and Access

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1.) Home Healthcare Laboratory, Franklin TN

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



DVI Financial Services, Inc., Newport Beach CA

A leading specialty finance company for healthcare providers worldwide. DVI extends loans and leases to finance the purchase of diagnostic and therapeutic medical equipment directly and through vendor programs worldwide.

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



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Stadtlanders Pharmacy, Pittsburgh PA

Stadtlanders provides specialty pharmaceutical care for HIV/AIDS, infertility, organ transplants and neurology needs. Stadtlanders offers overnight delivery of medications, education, insurance reimbursement counseling and disease management programs.

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



Prism Health Networks, Lancaster NY

Prism Health Networks is a managed care organization that is a leader in the development of networks for the delivery of Complementary Alternative Medical Services, Utilization Management, claims and quality assurance.

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



2.) Health Information Technology and the Electronic Health Record: Implications for Healthcare Organizations

A new study by Capgemini, the leading health consultancy in the U.S., addresses the key challenges and suggests ways the U.S. healthcare industry can take positive steps to implement EHRs, interconnect clinicians, personalize patient care and improve population health through preventative programs.

Register to download this white paper today at:
http://www.hin.com/library/registerhie.html



3.) HHS Crisis Hotline: Behavioral Health Companies On Scene To Aid Hurricane Victims

Facing what could be the largest mental health crisis in the nation's history, the public and private sectors are mustering their forces to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina. No firm projections about the mental health impact of the storm have been reported at this time. However, with over 230,000 evacuees from affected areas housed in Texas alone, it portends to be substantial.

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



4.) Blues Plans in the New Competitive Landscape: Products, Partnerships and Patient Programs

Blues Plans in the New Competitive Landscape: Products, Partnerships and Patient Programs examines the strategies Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans are using to lower medical costs and increase market share ó with coverage of mergers and acquisitions, integration efforts and for-profit conversion bids. And it evaluates the financial, regulatory and care management hurdles waiting around the corner. Find out how Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans have responded to unprecedented demand for innovative commercial products by building an impressive range of consumer-directed health products, Medicare Advantage and supplemental offerings, and PPO-based health plans, along with medical management and disease management programs. The report shows how they have positioned themselves to take advantage of new opportunities in Medicare, and how their BlueCard program makes them more competitive in bidding for national-account clients.

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5.) Recommended Reading: Cultural Competency in Healthcare: Translating Differences Into Improved Quality and Access

Cultural Competency in Healthcare: Translating Differences Into Improved Quality and Access details educational and communication strategies for leveraging cultural differences to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare. Representatives from two healthcare organizations detail how their diversity programs are addressing the needs of culturally diverse populations. Also included are first-hand experiences from some of the respondents to HINís recent online survey of cultural diversity efforts in the healthcare industry.

You'll hear from Elsa Batica, cross-cultural health development and training manager, Children's Hospital and Clinic (Minneapolis) and Loretta Estes, coordinator, cultural and linguistics services, Passport Health Plan on the development and implementation of the cultural diversity programs at their organizations.

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