Dear Healthcare Intelligence Network Client,

When we first asked about medical home implementation in November 2006, more than half of 231 healthcare organizations reported that they were unfamiliar with the concept. (Get the results of that e-survey here). Today, it appears that the foundation has been built. Public payors have discovered its potential to extend and improve care to the medically underserved as well as reduce unnecessary emergency room visits. In the commercial sector, several pilot programs that incent physicians who tailor patient care to medical home tenets --- including self-management education --- are underway.

In this week's issue, the Mayo Clinic's Colleen Perkins shares some of the SMART points of the self-management education model for providers and health coaches. We also invite you to complete our follow-up e-survey on medical homes use. Take it by January 31 and receive a free e-summary of the results to learn how the medical home is fast becoming the heart of primary care.

Your colleague in the business of healthcare,
Patricia Donovan
Editor, Healthcare Business Weekly Update

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Healthcare Business Weekly Update
Volume IX, No. 44
January 14, 2008

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Table of Contents
  1. Nearly 43 Percent of Corporations Offer Some Type of Consumer-Driven Healthcare
  2. Using Web Technologies in Consumer-Driven Healthcare for Transparency, Decision Support and Health Promotion
  3. SMART Strategies for Coaching Clients Toward Self-Management
  4. Coaching in the Healthcare Continuum: Models, Methods, Measurements and Motivation
  5. Featured Healthcare Blog: Health System Taps YouTube to Educate, Entertain
  6. New SAMHSA Resources Provide Treatments for People with Co-Occurring Disorders
  7. Designing, Implementing, and Managing Treatment Services for Individuals with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: Blueprints for Action
  8. Baby-Boomers in Need of Long-Term Care Insurance
  9. Documentation and Reimbursement for Long-Term Care
  10. New International Health Regulations Inhibit Spread of Diseases
  11. Pandemic Influenza: Preparedness and Response in the Healthcare Facility – Inservice Program
  12. Monthly e-Survey: Medical Homes in 2008


1. Nearly 43 Percent of Corporations Offer Some Type of Consumer-Driven Healthcare

Nearly 43 percent of corporations now offer some type of consumer-driven healthcare option, according to a survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The survey found that 42.8 percent of corporations offer some type of consumer-driven healthcare option, the most common of which is a high-deductible plan with a health savings account, offered by 22.7 percent.

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2. Using Web Technologies in Consumer-Driven Healthcare for Transparency, Decision Support and Health Promotion

This 90-minute audio conference on CD-ROM examines how healthcare organizations are providing Web-based tools to meet the needs of consumers for healthcare transparency, decision support and health promotion to ensure the success of consumer-driven healthcare plans.

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3. SMART Strategies for Coaching Clients Toward Self-Management

Self-management education in health coaching complements and extends beyond traditional education. Self-management education emphasizes problem-solving and enhances self-confidence and collaborative goal setting for behavior change.

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4. Coaching in the Healthcare Continuum: Models, Methods, Measurements and Motivation

Launching an effective and sustainable health coaching initative requires planning, training, education and evaluation. In this special report, HIN's accomplished panel of authors detail best practices in health coaching, the nuts and bolts of telephonic coaching, a primer on motivational interviewing, and the latest developments in health coaching, coach qualifications and evaluations and program measurement strategies.

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5. Featured Healthcare Blog Post: Health System Taps YouTube to Educate, Entertain

UAB Health System is one of a growing number of healthcare organizations extending the reach of its products and services via YouTube. The UAB ER rap video was conceived and created by UAB Health System’s ER nurses...

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http://blog.hin.com/?p=237



6. New SAMHSA Resources Provide Treatments for People with Co-Occurring Disorders

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published three new overview papers on how services integration, systems integration and the epidemiology research and practices can treat people with co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.

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http://www.hin.com/sw/behavioral_health11408.html



7. Designing, Implementing, and Managing Treatment Services for Individuals with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: Blueprints for Action

This book examines the historical basis of the current dual treatment system to provide the philosophical tenets the program must follow and the essential qualities for an effective treatment program. It explores the issues in creating a new program or expanding an existing one, as well as the mechanics of day-to-day management. Helpful appendices, tables, and case examples illustrate the discussion.

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8. Baby-Boomers in Need of Long-Term Care Insurance

About 78 million baby boomers are approaching retirement age and it is estimated that more than 12 million will need long-term care by 2020. America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) performed a recent study finding that many baby-boomers have yet to plan for long-term care expenses. A common misconception is that many people approaching age 60 believe that long-term care will be covered by their health insurance.

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http://www.hin.com/sw/long_term_care11408.html


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9. Documentation and Reimbursement for Long-Term Care

This long-term care documentation goes beyond the minimum federal requirements and offers advice and models in providing individualized healthcare to residents.

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10. New International Health Regulations Inhibit Spread of Diseases

New international health regulations are being enforced to help prevent the international spread of dangerous diseases and other public health threats such as chemical and radiological hazards. These regulations focus on having a more timely response when identifying an illness or recognizing a threat that may have an international impact.

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11. Pandemic Influenza: Preparedness and Response in the Healthcare Facility – Inservice Program

This presentation includes an overview of the influenza virus, the causes of a pandemic, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Influenza Pandemic Phases, and recommended steps for a health care facility.

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12. Monthly e-Survey: Medical Homes in 2008

Expect more reliance this year on medical homes as catalysts for improved healthcare access and quality of care. To learn how colleagues are reacting to this trend, take HIN's "Medical Homes in 2008" e-survey by January 31 and receive a free executive summary of the results.

To participate in this survey and receive its results, please visit:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=xoc7oUosdSBFZCwpnAgQxg_3d_3d


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