Healthcare Intelligence Network
Health Management Career Update
Vol. VI, No. 12
July 6, 2007
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Sponsored by: Teaching Health Coaches to Integrate Positive Psychology with Physical Health to Improve Disease Management Outcomes
Teaching Health Coaches to Integrate Positive Psychology with Physical Health to Improve Disease Management Outcomes, a July 18, 2007 audio conference, will serve as a training session for health coaches on theories and strategies to improve coaching outcomes through the integration of mental and physical health. During this 90-minute audio conference, industry expert Margaret Moore, CEO, Wellcoaches Corporation, and co-founder of the Coaching Psychology Institute at McLean/Harvard Medical School, will describe coaching theories and strategies and conduct a live coaching demonstration to illustrate the theories and strategies in action. Conference participants will have the opportunity to ask questions on the techniques Moore uses during the coaching session following the demonstration.For more information or to register, please visit:
1.) Contracting Specialist, Needham, MA
Managed Care Contracting Specialist Partners Community Healthcare, Inc. (PCHI) was established in 1994, shortly after the creation of Partners HealthCare System. PCHI is responsible for developing and supporting the community-based network of physicians and hospitals that are affiliated with the Brigham and Women's and Massachusetts General Hospitals.For more information, please visit:
Director of Care Coordination, St. Louis, MO
Leading national Managed Care Organization seeks a Director of Care Coordination to oversee the day-to-day operations of their St. Louis Call Center.For more information, please visit:
Sr. Healthcare Account Executive, Philadelphia, PA
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2.) Situation Wanted: Practice Administator or Director of Patient Billing/Reimbursement
Highly trained healthcare business professional with exceptional skills in administration, operations, finance, human resources, purchasing, contract negotiations and computer systems management seeking a challenging and high energy position.For more information, please visit:
3.) Interactive Patient Care: The Missing Link In Consumer Directed Healthcare
While consumer directed healthcare (CDH) is receiving wide-spread attention from the media, the scope is often on electronic medical record adoption or health savings accounts. While these are important developments in improving care and lowering costs, they do little to address the critical aspects of patient education, satisfaction and empowerment. In this new era when the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)-enforced HCAHPS performance measures may impact Medicare reimbursement rates for hospitals, what can hospitals do to ensure patient education and satisfaction? In other words, how can you ensure patient empowerment?Learn more by downloading this white paper today at:
4.) Healthcare Costs Increase Four Times Inflation Rate, Says Aon
Healthcare costs are expected to increase on average 11 percent in the next 12 months, according to Aon Consulting, the human capital consulting organization of Aon Corporation.While costs continue to rise at double-digit rates, the current trend rate has declined more than four percentage points since fall 2001, when the projection was 15.6 percent, the company said. For more information, please visit:
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5.) Health Risk Assessments: From Participation to Payoffs in Risk Reduction and Health Outcomes Proven strategies for raising participation in HRA initiatives are highlighted in Health Risk Assessments: From Participation to Payoffs in Risk Reduction and Health Outcomes, a 30-page special report based on a 2006 audio conference sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN). In this report, HIN's contributing authors discuss using the HRA as a tool to correlate lifestyle with lab results, build integrated systems, develop communications that create a corporate culture of wellness and provide incentives that have been proven to increase participation.
The results are more effective interventions, reduced costs and a healthier workforce.
Featured in this special report are contributions from Dr. Raj Lakhanpal, president and CEO of HealthAtoZ, and Lynette Phillips, director of population health support for Healthways. This report also includes an analysis of a recent HIN survey on how the healthcare industry is using HRAs to identify risk before they become costly realities.For more information, please visit:
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