Healthcare Intelligence Network
Health Management Career Update
Vol. VI, No. 8
May 11, 2007
Table of Contents
  1. Job Openings
    • Business Analysts
    • Clinical Care Coordinator
    • Manager, EDI Operations
  2. Situation Wanted: Support Services Director
  3. Hospitalists in Community Hospitals
  4. Employers To Move Beyond Cost Shifting, Focus On Improving Employee Health: HSAs, Quality, Benefit Design, P4P In Mix
  5. Value-Driven Healthcare in Action

Sponsored by: Strategies to Increase Primary Care Access, Use and Coordination

Ensuring adequate access to primary care plays a pivotal role in reducing unnecessary emergency room visits, but with primary care shortages and the growing number of uninsured, healthcare organizations are challenged to ensure patient and member accessibility to primary care.

Strategies to Increase Primary Care Access, Use and Coordination, a 90-minute audio conference, industry experts Margaret Brennan, administrator for the Primary Care Access Network with Orange County Government, Maureen Kersmarki, board chair of the Primary Care Access Network for Florida Hospital and Christopher Wise, administrative director of the Medical Management Center at the University of Michigan Health System will describe how their respective organizations have created sustainable partnerships for increasing access to primary care.

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1.) Business Analysts, Pittsburgh, PA

Integral Strategies, Inc., one of the mid-Atlantic's leading IT consulting firms, has multiple contract and contract-to-hire opportunities available for Business Analysts with 3+ years experience in Health Care or Dental insurance projects. We can work with you on a corp-corp or W2 basis. Benefits and relo. assistance are available.

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Clinical Care Coordinator, Millersville, MD

The Clinical Care Coordinator is a licensed health care professional who, as part of the multidisciplinary team, provides day to day care management services, as determined by individualized plans of care, to a given number of the Center’s program recipients.

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Manager, EDI Operations, California

Do you want to work in a growing, energetic, cutting-edge technical environment where ideas and drive are respected and rewarded? Then the PacifiCare Enterprise EDI Services department would like to hear from you. PacifiCare administers and develops multiple systems for one of the fastest growing and most respected managed care organizations in the world.

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2.) Situation Wanted: Support Services Director

Experienced leader with outstanding skills in Environmental Services, Nutrition Services, and Linen and Laundry seeks a leadership position in a medium sized healthcare facility. B.S., Management and Technology, M.B.A. in progress. Outstanding financial management skills, Service excellence, quality improvement implementation, and a leadership style that motivates staff to higher levels are just a couple of my offerings!

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3.) Hospitalists in Community Hospitals

Hospitalists, as more than one CEO has noted, are the future in acute-care hospitals. As health care has evolved - with family practice physicians mostly engaged in office-based practices, internal medicine specialists largely removed from caring for inpatients, and critical care and emergency medicine physicians taking specialized roles - hospitalists increasingly began to fill an important niche: the general care of hospitalized patients. In this white paper, you'll hear how different community hospitals have structured their hospitalist programs, their future plans for such programs, or their reasons for not pursuing such programs.

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4.) Employers To Move Beyond Cost Shifting, Focus On Improving Employee Health: HSAs, Quality, Benefit Design, P4P In Mix

While escalating healthcare costs continue to be a concern for employers, the majority of large employers in the United States are looking beyond cost shifting and plan to invest more in the health and welfare of their employees, according to Hewitt Associates.

Almost two-thirds (63 percent) of major U.S. employers plan to take more aggressive, multi-year steps to help employees improve their health by increasing education efforts, implementing condition management programs and using data analysis and other cutting-edge programs to improve health and productivity while holding participants accountable for their behaviors, Hewitt’s survey of approximately 450 major U.S. employers covering more than 8 million employees revealed.

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5.) Value-Driven Healthcare in Action

As employers and consumers demand more value for the healthcare dollar, healthcare organizations are employing this four-pronged approach in designing and providing healthcare services. Value-Driven Healthcare in Action: A Four-Pronged Approach to Meet Consumer Transparency, Quality and Access Demands, a May 30, 2007 audio conference, will examine the increasing use and implementation of the four cornerstones of value-driven healthcare: provider and consumer incentives, transparency and health information technology. During this 90-minute audio conference, industry experts Gary Austin, vice president of the MEDecision Interoperability Competency Center, Linda Davis, president and CEO, LCD Solutions, Sue Lewis, senior vice president, health and productivity solutions, IncentOne and Mark Xistris, director of provider relations & health information, The Alliance, will examine how their respective organizations are using these four strategies to stay competitive in the fast-growing consumer-driven movement.

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