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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume IV, No. 24
December 9, 2005
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • Allegiance Healthcare Corporation
  • Medical Marketing Service Inc.
  • HealthCare Financial Partners
  • Beacon Partners
2.) Health Information Technology and the Electronic Health Record: Implications for Healthcare Organizations
3.) U.S. Healthcare System Must Change Its Competitive Ways
4.) Changing the U.S. Health Care System, Second Edition
5.) Recommended Reading: Strategies for the New Health Care Marketplace: Managing the Convergence of Consumerism and Technology

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1.) Allegiance Healthcare Corporation

Convertors has the most extensive line of products and services in the industry. Featuring IsoBac antimicrobial fabric reinforced drapes or Fire Prevention: A Comprehensive Look, video and study guide program.

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Medical Marketing Service Inc.

Medical Marketing Services Inc. is a provider of direct marketing lists which let you reach healthcare markets via direct e-mail, telemarketing, broadcast fax, and broadcast email.

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HealthCare Financial Partners

HealthCare Financial Partners is a publicly traded financial services company focused exclusively on providing loans to healthcare companies. Financing options include working capital lines of credit, term loans, bridge loans and real estate loans.

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Beacon Partners

BEACON PARTNERS is a national health care management consulting firm. Since 1989, the consultants of Beacon Partners have provided health care organizations with a wide range of client-focused consulting services, including executive advisory services, enterprise security and HIPAA compliance, business operations management, strategic planning, information systems, technical solutions, clinical solutions and e.solutions. Clients include Integrated Delivery Networks, hospitals, managed care organizations, and physician group practices.

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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.

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3.) U.S. Healthcare System Must Change Its Competitive Ways

Unless the U.S. healthcare system changes to become more value oriented it will continue to be dysfunctional and invite government intervention, according Elizabeth O. Teisberg, Ph.D., an economist and associate professor at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.

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4.) Changing the U.S. Health Care System, Second Edition

The second edition of Changing the U.S. Health Care System is a thoroughly revised and updated compendium of the most current thought on three key components of health care policy-improving access, controlling costs, and ensuring quality. Written by a stellar panel of experts in the field of health care policy, this second edition highlights the most recent research relevant to health policy issues. This valuable resource also includes analyses of current health care policy challenges and presents a wide range of viable solutions. In addition, the book contains an overview of the opportunities in the growing fields of public health and health policy.

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5.) Recommended Reading: Strategies for the New Health Care Marketplace: Managing the Convergence of Consumerism and Technology

Strategies for the New Health Care Marketplace-written by a team of acclaimed experts-examines the factors changing today's health care system: the growth in demand for services, the increasing influence of consumers on how services are provided, and the dramatic new advances in treatment made possible by technology. Strategies for the New Health Care Marketplace gives health care professionals-executives, physicians, managers, and educators-strategic guidance on better serving patients of the U.S. health care system as it strives to be more responsive and efficient. It identifies and assesses the key strategies a wide variety of health care organizations should consider as they attempt to position themselves for the future.

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