Healthcare Intelligence Network
Health Management Career Update
Vol. VI, No. 19
October 12, 2007
Table of Contents
Sponsored by: Best Practices in Hospital Discharge to Reduce Preventable Readmissions
Best Practices in Hospital Discharge to Reduce Preventable Readmissions, a October 23, 2007 audio conference, will describe how organizations have fine-tuned their hospital discharge processes and the impact these steps have had on patient outcomes and satisfaction.
During this 90 minute audio conference, industry experts Nora Baratto, manager of the case management department at St. Peter's Hospital's CHOICES program and Michelle M. Berry, director of the Community Alternative Systems Agency (CASA) in Broome County, New York, will provide details on their organization's best practices in hospital discharge policies and procedures that have improved this transition in care.For more information or to register, please visit:
1.) Director of Claims
The incumbent has primary accountability for creating Northern California’s Claims Organization (NCa-CO) and ensures that the activities to create the NCa-CO have appropriate health plan and medical group participation in NCa-CO definition, development and deployment. In partnership with California Health Plan Leadership, Information Technology, Patient Business Services, and The Permanente Medical Group leadership develops claim adjudication systems capable of administering California's current and new products.For more information, please visit:
The purpose of this position is to provide program-level statistical programming expertise by: * Designing and executing analysis deliverables to meet the requirements fo clinical studies * Managing and enforcing standards for derived datasets and analysis outputs to maximize global data integratability. * Directing the work of external vendors providing statistical programming services to achieve quality and timely, cost-effective study deliverables.For more information, please visit:
Determines adequate and competitive premium levels for new and existing local group business. Oversees production of supporting documentation and reporting development for underwriting process. This is a technically oriented position requiring good organizational skills.For more information, please visit:
2.) Situation Wanted: Consultant - Business Office Management
Seeking consulting engagement/assignment specific to hospital Business Office Management Expertise: 1. Strong leadership 2. Team building specific to Patient Access & Patient Financial Services professionals 3. Performance Improvement Process specific to improving A/R - Collections Process Improvement 4. Revenue Cycle Management - improving A/R 5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.For more information, please visit:
3.) Depression and Disease Management Beyond the Stigma to Identification and Treatment
With the economic burden of depression and its co-morbidities estimated at $83 billion annually–hitting employers hardest in the form of lost workdays, compromised productivity and workplace accidents–the healthcare industry is formalizing programs for early identification, adequate treatment and medical adherence of individuals with depressive disorder. This is no small task, given the challenges of screening depression severity, overcoming the stigma of mental illness, and educating primary care physicians on the value of this initiative.Learn more by downloading this white paper today at:
4.) Depression Intervention In Workplace Increases Employee Productivity
A systematic approach to identifying and treating depression not only improves clinical outcomes but also results in higher job retention, decreased sickness, lower work-absence and increased work productivity, according to a study by Harvard Medical School, Group Health Cooperatives Center for Health Studies and OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions (formerly United Behavioral Health).For more information, please visit:
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5.) Depression Disease Management: Healthcare's New Frontier Depression Disease Management: Healthcare's New Frontier, describes the broad array of depression disease management programs, ranging from differences in treatment length to pharmaceutical trials to staff roles and patient responsibility.
You'll hear from Mary Beth Chalk, chief operating officer of Resources for Living, Dr. Elaine Mischler, chief medical officer at Wausau Benefits, Dr. Alex Rodriguez, chief medical officer, Magellan Health Services and Dr. Sam Toney, president and chief medical officer of Health Integrated, on disease management for depression, highlighting its merits, drawbacks and challenges.For more information, please visit:
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