Healthcare Buyer's Connection, Vol. VI, No. 20, 10/19/2007

Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume VI, No. 20
October 19, 2007

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Table of Contents
  1. Company Profiles
    • College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
    • Ascendia Healthcare Management
    • ViPS
    • Houck & Associates
  2. Changing Lives with Lifestyle Management: Taking the Pulse of Population Health Programs
  3. United With Me(SM) Helps Employees Become More Engaged Healthcare Consumers
  4. The Medicaid Population: Identifying, Locating and Engaging a Hard-to-Reach Population for Disease Management Success
  5. Recommended Reading: HRAs: How the Healthcare Industry Identifies Risk Before It Becomes Reality

1.) College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)

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.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_associations.html#CHIME



Ascendia Healthcare Management

Ascendia Healthcare Management, Inc. is a management services and consulting organization specializing in healthcare management and technology outsourcing services.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_MCO.html#ascendia



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ViPS'

ViPS' innovative healthcare IT solutions transform business intelligence into greater ROI for your company and maximum administrative savings. From care, claims, anti-fraud and risk management solutions to Web-enabled technology and outsourcing services, ViPS simplifies the business of healthcare with tools for predictive risk modeling, provider performance, quality improvement, financial management, claims administration, loss prevention and more.

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



Houck & Associates

Houck & Associates provides innovative outpatient consulting to integrated delivery networks, physician groups hosptials, insurers and vendors nationwide. Specializing in matching key client competencies with new revenue options and market trends, our staff know the issues from clinical and strategic perspectives.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_publications.html#houck



2.) Changing Lives with Lifestyle Management: Taking the Pulse of Population Health Programs

Abandoning long-standing behaviors that are detrimental to one’s health is no simple feat, but it is necessary for an increasing number of people with life-threatening conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. This is why healthcare organizations are aiding such undertakings with lifestyle management (LM) programs. This executive summary provides the general character of more than 60 such initiatives, including the differing approaches and techniques in identification, treatment and outcome assessment.

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



3.) United With Me(SM) Helps Employees Become More Engaged Healthcare Consumers

UnitedHealth Group is offering a new program called United With Me(SM) that helps provide employees with more personalized support so they can maximize their healthcare benefits and make healthcare choices in a much more customized and personally relevant manner, the company said.

Developed by UnitedHealth Group’s Uniprise business and built upon the company’s expertise in consumer-activation strategies, United With Me(SM) leverages a proprietary Consumer Activation Index_, utilizing data and algorithms to analyze whether individuals consistently take advantage of available resources for their personal healthcare and wellness needs.

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



4.) The Medicaid Population: Identifying, Locating and Engaging a Hard-to-Reach Population for Disease Management Success

One of the greatest challenges organizations face when administering disease management programs for the Medicaid population is locating members and initiating contact with them. Compounded by what is often outdated information from state agencies with the transient nature of the Medicaid population, initial outreach to this population is difficult at best. Once identified, the next step in an effective Medicaid disease management program is a set of engagement strategies used in a variety of scientific and human service ways to effectively engage clients and get them involved in the program.

During this 90-minute audio conference on CD-ROM, industry experts Dr. Philip Bonaparte, Horizon NJ Health, and Caryn Jacobi, associate vice president of operations for Illinois, McKesson Health Solutions, described how their respective organizations target and engage Medicaid enrollees for participation and success in disease management programs.

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5.) Recommended Reading: HRAs: How the Healthcare Industry Identifies Risk Before It Becomes Reality

HRAs: How the Healthcare Industry Identifies Risk Before It Becomes Reality is a detailed analysis of the Healthcare Intelligence Network's November 2005 online survey on the use of Health Risk Assessments (HRAs) in the healthcare industry. This eight-page analysis includes feedback from the more than 200 respondents who told HIN about the HRA’s impact on their organizations and bottom lines, their innovative use of HRA data and incentives and the lessons they’ve learned during HRA implementation.

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