Healthcare Intelligence Network
Health Management Career Update
Vol. VII, No. 1
November 9, 2007
Table of Contents
  1. Job Openings
    • Director of Claims
    • Sr. Consultant, Network Services
    • Director of Medi-Cal Publications
  2. Situation Wanted: Managed Care Executive
  3. Wellness and Health Promotion: Programs and Promotions Used by Health Plans and Employers
  4. Study Finds Actual Cost Of Employees’ Health Four Times Greater Than Estimated Care
  5. Creating a Culture of Health by Engaging the C-Suite and Employees To Promote Better Health


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Health Coaching ROI Metrics and Measurements, a 90-minute webinar on November 15, 2007, features an expert panel of speakers who will describe the types of metrics that can and should be used when evaluating the effectiveness of both health coaching programs and individual health coaches.

During this 90 minute webinar, industry experts Ted Borgstadt, founder and chairman of Trestletree Inc., and Darcy Hurlbert, health and wellness product specialist at Ceridian LifeWorks, will provide the inside details on establishing metrics to measure the effectiveness of health coaching programs and sample measures for clinical targets, operational performance targets, engagement rates, financial outcomes, utilization and member and provider satisfaction.

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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:
http://careercenter.hin.com/cgi-local/careercenter/searchlistings.cgi?id_listing=396



Sr. Consultant, Network Services, Chicago, IL

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is a membership organization of independently owned insurance companies and is the strategic leader behind the Blue Cross Blue Shield brand, one of the most recognized brands in America and the choice of almost 93 million Americans for their health care coverage. The 38 independent Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans across the country and internationally depend on BCBSA’s consulting and operational support, enabling them to move proactively to gain a competitive edge in their respective markets. We are headquartered in downtown Chicago with a significant presence in Washington, DC. We now have a great career opportunity at our downtown Chicago headquarters.

For more information, please visit:
http://careercenter.hin.com/cgi-local/careercenter/searchlistings.cgi?id_listing=380



Director of Medi-Cal Publications, Reston, VA

Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS), a premier provider of diversified business process outsourcing (BPO) and information technology outsourcing (ITO) solutions to commercial and government clients worldwide. Based in Dallas, ACS is a FORTUNE 500 company of more than 58,000 people supporting client operations reaching nearly 100 countries. Position Description: Simultaneously manages multiple Medi-Cal Publications projects.

For more information, please visit:
http://careercenter.hin.com/cgi-local/careercenter/searchlistings.cgi?id_listing=387



2.) Situation Wanted: Managed Care Executive

I am a healthcare executive with twenty years of experience with health plans, regional Blues and national managed care companies. Experienced in provider network development/management, operations, call centers, provider education, regulatory compliance, project management. Directed $500 million P&L for major west coast MCO, improving revenues by $50,000,000 while reducing administrative expenses by 4%. Developed and serviced provider networks for HMO, PPO, POS, TRICARE, managed Medicaid and Medicare risk lines of business.

For more information, please visit:
http://careercenter.hin.com/cgi-local/careercenter/search_situations.cgi?flag=view_situation&id_situation=109



3.) Wellness and Health Promotion: Programs and Promotions Used by Health Plans and Employers

Employee health has become a primary concern of employers who are looking to shield themselves against rising healthcare costs and improve employees’ morale, attendance and productivity. What are other organizations doing about wellness? What do health plans offer? In its May 2006 online survey, the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN) asked health plans and employers about their use of health promotion programs. This executive summary specifies which programs are employed the most, along with common promotion strategies and challenges to successful programs.

Learn more by downloading this white paper today at:
http://www.hin.com/library/registerwellnesshp.html



4.) Study Finds Actual Cost Of Employees’ Health Four Times Greater Than Estimated Care

Employers total healthcare costs are four times greater than they estimate, according to a new study by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). The study found that medical/pharmaceutical costs for the conditions studied were slightly over $2 million. The lost productivity costs were over $10 million, more than four times greater than the medical costs alone.

Traditionally companies measure their employees’ health costs by adding up the amount of medical visits and pharmaceutical spending. The team of researchers went a step further and calculated the monetary value of lost productivity due to employee absenteeism and presenteeism on top of the traditional measures.

For more information, please visit:
http://careercenter.hin.com/story1109.shtml


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5.) Creating a Culture of Health by Engaging the C-Suite and Employees To Promote Better Health

Senior management support of health and wellness programs is a critical element to the success of such initiatives. The top-down support of health and wellness programs drives employees to participate and engage in efforts to improve their health. Driven by healthcare cost increases that are eating into corporate profits, companies that embrace a culture of health across their organization not only improve the health of their employees and benefit from its related impact on productivity, but also improve corporate profitability and shareholder value.

During Creating a Culture of Health by Engaging the C-Suite and Employees To Promote Better Health, a 90-minute webinar on December 4, 2007, Greg Lehman, president and CEO of HealthFitness and David Senisbaugh, director of integrated benefits, at Eastman Chemical Company will describe the key steps in creating a culture of health that engages both the C-suite and employees.

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