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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume IV, No. 21
October 28, 2005
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • ASD Specialty Healthcare
  • AHAData.com
  • Home Healthcare Laboratory
  • Data Critical Corporation
2.) Improving Intravenous (IV) Medication Safety at the Point of Care: Retrospective Analysis of Pooled Data Using an Innovative IV Harm Assessment Index
3.) UPMC Health Plan Enters Agreement With CareGain
4.) Health Information Management: Concepts, Principles, and Practice
5.) Recommended Reading: Health Information Management, Revised Edition, Principles and Organization for Health Record Services

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1.) ASD Specialty Healthcare, Dallas TX

ASD Specialty Healthcare Inc. is a leading supplier of nephrology, urology, oncology, plasma and primary care pharmaceutical products and services.

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AHAData.com, Chicago, IL

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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.

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Data Critical Corporation

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2.) Improving Intravenous (IV) Medication Safety at the Point of Care: Retrospective Analysis of Pooled Data Using an Innovative IV Harm Assessment Index

Learn about the development of an innovative IV Harm Assessment Index to evaluate pooled data on averted IV medication errors gathered from seven hospitals using the Medley™ Medication Safety System with the Guardrails® Safety Software. This index was then applied to determine the averted IV harm that resulted from the implementation of the ALARIS Medical Systems® "smart" technology.

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3.) UPMC Health Plan Enters Agreement With CareGain

UPMC Health Plan and CareGain, Inc. reached a multi-year agreement that will enable the Health Plan to streamline the operation of its consumer-directed healthcare plans.

CareGain’s DefinedCare® Platform provides UPMC Health Plan with the technology needed to produce the most flexible plan designs available in the market. The system will provide support for health savings accounts (HSAs) and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) that UPMC Health Plan will introduce to employer groups beginning Jan. 1, 2006.

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4.) Health Information Management: Concepts, Principles, and Practice

Health Information Management: Concepts, Principles, and Practice is designed to meet the needs of health information administration (HIA) students and educators. The textbook is based on the model curriculum for AHIMA-accredited, four-year HIA programs. The curriculum, developed by AHIMA's Assembly on Education, mirrors the certification requirements for HIA graduates. The textbook also reflects the information management model recommended by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations -- a model that presents health information management as a concept that encompasses a continuum of activities from collecting patient-specific data to aggregating the data to generate information, comparing the data with data from other sources, and using the data and information as the basis for knwledge development and decision-making support.

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5.) Recommended Reading: Health Information Management, Revised Edition, Principles and Organization for Health Record Services

This classic reference guide is recognized as the definitive resource on the management of health information services. If you need a comprehensive manual to guide you through the challenges of information management, this book gives you the basic guidelines on content and structure, analysis, assessment, and improvement of information critical to every health care organization. This newly revised edition updates the original acclaimed book to provide information management professionals with the latest knwledge and practices affecting their field--including the computerization of record operations and systems.

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