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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume IV, No. 22
November 11, 2005
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • ViPS
  • Healthcare Capital Resources Inc.
  • BioSearch
  • CryptoHeaven
2.) Health Information Technology and the Electronic Health Record: Implications for Healthcare Organizations
3.) Big Marketing Blitz on Medicare Part D Needed As Many Seniors May Not Enroll
4.) Health Plan Benefit Design: Innovative Strategies for Medicare, Commercial and Consumer-Directed Products
5.) Recommended Reading: Managed Medicare and Medicaid Factbook: 2005

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The Patient's Home: The New Healthcare Hub, a December 6, 2005 audio conference, will examine how healthcare organizations are using home monitoring technologies to improve care management and reduce healthcare costs.

Healthcare quality and access can be improved and healthcare costs reduced by moving care management functions away from provider offices and institutions and to the patient's home. Home monitoring technologies move care management processes away from costly centers of care.

During this 90-minute audio conference, your expert panel of speakers, Vince Kuraitis, principal, Better Health Technologies and Nina Schneider, heart failure case manager, Pinnacle Health System, will provide inside details on home monitoring technologies, including development, implementation, features and the results their application can yield.

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1.) ViPS: Innovating the Business of Health

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



Healthcare Capital Resources Inc.

Healthcare Capital Resources is a leading specialty finance company providing well priced, flexible financing programs solely to the healthcare industry.

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



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BioSearch

Through a well established network of physicians/hospitals, BioSearch provides disease state blood, blood components, tissue & organs to research companies. BioSearch can provide protocoled special request samples & bulk samples.

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



CryptoHeaven

Send and receive secure email. Backup, store and share files online securely. Chat and exchange secure instant messages, create secure message boards. Share document folders through easy to use interface.

For more information please visit:
http://www.hin.com/hipaacomply.html#CRYPTO



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 a copy at:
http://www.hin.com/library/registerhie.html



3.) Big Marketing Blitz on Medicare Part D Needed As Many Seniors May Not Enroll

The nation's seniors have become fair game in a marketing blitz to win their hearts and minds and, more importantly, their Medicare prescription drug business.

Approximately 70 Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) began their marketing activities on October 1 to help seniors better understand the plan benefit designs. Whether their current prescription drugs are included within the formularies and the reputation of the plans will all play a role in the beneficiary’s decision-making process.

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



4.) Health Plan Benefit Design: Innovative Strategies for Medicare, Commercial and Consumer-Directed Products

Health Plan Benefit Design: Innovative Strategies for Medicare, Commercial and Consumer-Directed Products offers a look at the myriad ways health insurers are building, testing and marketing these new benefit designs. This report, from the editors of Managed Care Week, examines the major themes in health insurance benefit design: a shift in benefit choices toward the consumer; a deep reliance on information technology to power the products; and a focus on delivering more quality, satisfaction and cost information to the patient.

For more information, please visit:
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5.) Recommended Reading: Managed Medicare and Medicaid Factbook: 2005

The completely updated Managed Medicare and Medicaid Factbook: 2005 features expanded coverage of the overhauled Medicare program, including new payment rates for Medicare Advantage plans and information on new regulations being released by CMS. It contains practical information on a range of specialized areas, such as efforts to implement preferred drug lists and combine Medicaid and other state programs to maximize drug purchasing clout.

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