Healthcare Buyer's Connection, Vol. V, No. 23, 11/24/2006


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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume V, No. 23
November 24, 2006
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • Badmus Immigration Law Firm, P.C.
  • Healthcare Capital Resources Inc.
  • PharMerica
  • Home Healthcare Laboratory

2.) Health Risk Assessments: First Line of Defense in Population Health Management
3.) Selling The Boss On Wellness: Intel Corporation Grassroots Program Grows With Senior Management Support
4.) Mining Health Risk Assessments for Richer ROI and Results
5.) Recommended Reading: Health Risk Stratification: Targeted Tools and Methodologies to Prevent Illness and Improve Health

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Managing Transitions to Care for Medicare Patients to Avoid Costly Inpatient Admissions, a November 30, 2006 audio conference, will examine how to predict which Medicare patients are most likely to experience problems that can lead to higher costs of care when care transitioning and what strategies are most effective in managing these transitions.

During this 90-minute audio conference, Danielle Butin, director of health services at Oxford Health Plans, a United Healthcare Company and Greg Lehman, PhD, president and chief executive officer, INSPIRIS, will describe how their organizations are coordinating the care of Medicare patients as they transition through the healthcare system to minimize costly episodes of care.

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1.) Badmus Immigration Law Firm, P.C.

Due to the shortage of Americans needed to fill many health care positions, the healthcare industry has to consider the hire of foreign nationals with the skills needed to fill these positions -- global hiring. Badmus Immigration Law Firm, P.C. counsels and assists medical providers to understand and comply with the everchanging complexities of U.S. immigration laws.

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http://www.hin.com/buyers_connection_lawyer.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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PharMerica

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



Home Healthcare Laboratory

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



2.) Health Risk Assessments: First Line of Defense in Population Health Management

A powerful component of a health population management strategy is the Health Risk Assessment (HRA), which evaluates a populationís health status and targets actionable programs to address identified risks. Whether implemented by employers or health plans, developing effective HRAs and mining the resulting data is a strategic means of harnessing healthcare costs and fostering consumer awareness of their own health state. Last month, the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN) polled its online audience to gauge the presence and power of HRAs in the healthcare industry.

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



3.) Selling The Boss On Wellness: Intel Corporation Grassroots Program Grows With Senior Management Support

Patti Clavier, R.N., who leads Intel Corporationís Global Health and Well-being (HW-B) Operations, spoke at the "Achieving Return on Investment for Wellness: Measuring and Quantifying the Value of Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness" conference this month in San Diego, Calif. Her topic was how to gain senior management support and endorsement of health promotion initiatives.

Wellness Program Management Advisor asked Clavier to share the evolution of Intelís HW-B program and managementís role in this process. Since its inception over 10 years ago, this grassroots program has offered a variety of health, safety and wellness programs. Clavier takes pride in the role she and Intelís network of occupational health nurses played in the development of this program.

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



4.) Mining Health Risk Assessments for Richer ROI and Results

Mining Health Risk Assessments for Richer ROI and Results explores the progressive evolution of HRAs. Gregg Lehman, PhD, former president and chief executive officer, Gordian Health Solutions, Marlene Sigwalt, RN, MSPH, clinical consultant, Innovation Center, Humana, Inc., and Yan Zhang, research scientist, Humana, Inc. provide procedures, objectives, predictive capacities, consumer engagement strategies and results of these tactical questionnaires to identify risk before it becomes reality.

Youíll also get case studies on the HRA programs at HealthAtoZ, Blue Shield of California and Aetna.

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5.) Recommended Reading: Health Risk Stratification: Targeted Tools and Methodologies to Prevent Illness and Improve Health

Health Risk Stratification: Targeted Tools and Methodologies to Prevent Illness and Improve Health" chronicles the paths of two healthcare organizations seeking to identify health risk factors in their respective populations and develop policies and outreach to put these individuals on the road to better health. With a special focus on the challenges of connecting with Medicaid enrollees, this 38-page special report highlights the essential role of the health risk assessment (HRA) tool in pinpointing the health status of employees and health plan members.

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