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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume IV, No. 23
November 25, 2005
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • Home Healthcare Laboratory
  • The Healthcare Group at Zurich
  • Data Advantage Corp.
  • ArticSoft
2.) Predictive Modeling and Finding and Intervening with the High-Cost Healthcare Consumer
3.) Modeled After PBM, Durable Medical Equipment Benefits Management An Emerging Sector
4.) Utilization Management and Capitation Strategies
5.) Recommended Reading: Health Care Provider Job Descriptions, 2nd Edition

Sponsored by: The Patient's Home: The New Healthcare Hub

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.) 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



The Healthcare Group at Zurich, New York, NY

Zurich U.S. is a member of the worldwide Zurich Financial Services Group and is rated A+(Superior) by A.M. Best Company. The Healthcare Group at Zurich U.S. provides professional & general liability insurance and offers up to $50 million in excess/umbrella capacity. Call us at 1-800-382-2150 should you require further information about The Healthcare Group at Zurich U.S.

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



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Data Advantage Corp., Louisville KY

Data Advantage is a leading source of healthcare information. These include hospital, home health and SNF benchmarking products, as well as a highly customized, cost-effective and flexible physician profiling service.

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



ArticSoft - HIPAA Privacy & Compliance made simple ArticSoft government strength encryption & digital signature products protect patient records, health information, or any type of file, document, folder, disk, web form, email, instant message to the strength needed to comply with the HIPAA privacy rule. Full confidentiality, integrity & accountability of your information for only $39.

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



2.) Predictive Modeling and Finding and Intervening with the High-Cost Healthcare Consumer

By using a combination of science and technology, health plans and employers can now find specific people that most need and want intervention. Since a fraction of consumers account for 60 percent to 80 percent of healthcare costs, predictive modeling is key in finding that costly percent.

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



3.) Modeled After PBM, Durable Medical Equipment Benefits Management An Emerging Sector

Durable medical equipment (DME) is a huge market. In fiscal year 2004, Medicare alone paid about $8.8 billion for durable medical equipment for beneficiaries.

The Medicaid estimated expenses are half that of Medicare and for those not in the twoprograms, it is more.

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



4.) Utilization Management and Capitation Strategies

A 432-page tool box of resource utilization management (UM) model policies, procedures and plans that "work" for traditional, streamlined, open access and other cost-effective management strategies.

For more information, please visit:
http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=3249



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5.) Recommended Reading: Health Care Provider Job Descriptions, 2nd Edition

Health Care Provider Job Descriptions, 2nd edition: Job descriptions, competencies and evaluation tools - especially applicable to managed care organizations.

For more information, please visit:
http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=2891


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