Healthcare Intelligence Network
Health Management Career Update
Vol. IV, No. 15
August 26, 2005
Table of Contents
  1. Job Openings
    • The Kronos Group
    • Contracting Specialist
    • Nurse Case Manager
  2. Situation Wanted: Support Services Director
  3. Lifestyle Incentives Rewards Programs Encourage Healthy Lifestyles
  4. CDC Web Site Offers Ideas To Motivate Employees To Use The Stairs
  5. Recommended Reading: Healthy Lifestyle Incentives: Strategies to Control Healthcare Costs


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1.) The Kronos Group, Phoenix, AZ

We are leaders in the field of Optimal Healthcare - and we need your talent to direct the growth of our compounding pharmacy division in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more information, please visit:
http://careercenter.hin.com/cgi-local/careercenter/searchlistings.cgi?id_listing=270



Contracting Specialist

Success in this position requires a strong ability to understand complex concepts and communicate about them in writing and orally. In addition, good organizational/project management skills, the ability to understand and work with financial analytics, working knowledge of MS Office applications, and effectiveness working with internal and external stakeholders at all levels are also required.

For more information, please visit:
http://careercenter.hin.com/cgi-local/careercenter/searchlistings.cgi?id_listing=369



Nurse Case Manager, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, MI

Managed Care Company looking for detail-oriented RN to perform field case management in assigned territory. Connect with a leader in the industry providing impeccable service to its growing number of clients.

For more information, please visit:
http://careercenter.hin.com/cgi-local/careercenter/searchlistings.cgi?id_listing=43



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! Please e-mail me at the address below for a copy of my current resume.

For more information, please visit:
http://careercenter.hin.com/cgi-local/careercenter/search_situations.cgi?flag=view_situation&id_situation=30



3.) Lifestyle Incentives Rewards Programs Encourage Healthy Lifestyles

Changing healthcare trends, including movement from one-time treatment costs for acute conditions to blank checks for chronic care, challenge employers' ability to safeguard both employee health and financial viability. While dependent upon employee productivity for industrial progress, employers and health plans must maintain a bottom line. According to a 2003 report by the Partnership for Solutions, a research group at Johns Hopkins University, people with chronic conditions account for 88 percent of all prescriptions filled, 72 percent of all physician visits and 76 percent of all inpatient stays. These numbers do not appear to be decreasing.

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4.) CDC Web Site Offers Ideas To Motivate Employees To Use The Stairs

The Centers for Disease Control and Preventionís Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity conducted a study to see if physical and aesthetic improvements to a stairwell combined with a promotion campaign would motivate employees to use the stairs. The 3.5 year renovation project in the five-story Atlanta-based Koger Center Rhodes Building cost slightly less that $16,000. The resulting changes in stair usage suggest that physical improvements, motivational signs, and music can increase physical activity among building occupants.

For more information, please visit:
http://careercenter.hin.com/story0826.shtml


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5.) Healthy Lifestyle Incentives: Strategies to Control Healthcare Costs

During this 90-minute audio conference, your expert panel of speakers, Tami Collin, principal with the National Health and Productivity Management specialty practice at Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Rebecca Kelly, wellness coordinator at American Cast Iron Pipe Company (ACIPCO) Health Services and Michelle Kirby, vice president of people and culture for Texas Health Resources will provide you with strategies on how to structure an incentives program, which incentives are most motivating and the results that an incentive program can yield. You will get details on:

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