Press Release:
Audio Conference on
Non-Urgent Emergency Room Usage: Proven Ways to
Redirect Care to Appropriate Settings

Wednesday, October 18, 2006
1:30-3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Press Release
Contact: Melanie Matthews
888-446-3530 phone

Manasquan NJ USA -- October 4, 2006: A recent study by the Institute of Medicine found that emergency room (ER) visits increased from 90.3 million in 1993 to 113.9 million in 2003. Numerous studies have found that a number of these visits are for non-urgent medical care that could be treated in primary care settings. Health plans and disease management companies are seeking to reduce the use of the ER for non-urgent care. Directing non-urgent care to primary care settings can reduce costs, improve the coordination of care for patients and preserve the ER for those who truly need emergency care.

"Non-Urgent Emergency Room Usage: Proven Ways to Redirect Care to Appropriate Settings," an October 18, 2006 audio conference, will highlight strategies by two healthcare organizations on reducing inappropriate ER use.

For more information or to register, please visit,

Your expert panel of speakers, Roberta Burgess, clinical case manager, Community Care Plan of Eastern Carolina and Jerry Kiplinger, executive director, APS Healthcare, will discuss how to target unnecessary and inappropriate use of the ER.

Who Will Benefit?

CEOs, medical directors, disease management directors, managers and coordinators, health plan executives, care management nurses, business development and strategic planning directors.

Submit Your Questions:

You are invited to submit your questions in advance of the program to ensure that your questions are answered. Please e-mail your questions to no later than noon on October 13, 2006. We will attempt to answer your questions during the audio conference. However, time constraints limit the number of questions that can be answered during the live Q&A so be sure to get your questions in early.

Team-Wide Training at Its Best (and most cost- and time-efficient).

Gather your team around the table on October 18, 2006 for one low single-participant price. And photocopy for each of them as many copies of our printed materials as you need.


There is no limit on the number of participants from your office; the registration fee covers one dial-in. For discount pricing on additional phone lines, contact our customer service line at 888-446-3530.

Program Materials:

Program materials, the call access number and links for the presentation files will be provided approximately one week before the program date via e-mail.

Can't make it on October 18th?

Order the audio CD and written materials or choose the On-Demand Option!

Five Easy Ways To Register For:
Non-Urgent Emergency Room Usage: Proven Ways to
Redirect Care to Appropriate Settings

  1. Register at:
  2. Fill out the registration form below and e-mail to:
  3. Contact the Healthcare Intelligence Network: (888) 446-3530
  4. Fax registration form to: (732) 292-3073
  5. Mail registration to: Healthcare Intelligence Network, PO Box 1442,
    Wall, NJ 07719-1442

Please reference this customer code when registering: NONIIR

Registration Form
Non-Urgent Emergency Room Usage: Proven Ways to
Redirect Care to Appropriate Settings

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[ ] Yes! I need inside details on how to re-direct non-urgent care patients to primary care settings to reduce unnecessary ER utilization as part of my organization's effort to reduce costs and improve care coordination. Please register me for "Non-Urgent Emergency Room Usage: Proven Ways to Redirect Care to Appropriate Settings," today for $247.

Please reference this customer code when registering: NONIIR

PRICING: Register Today and Receive the Early Bird Discount

4 cost-effective registration options:

  1. [ ] $297 for the live audio conference, audio conference on CD-ROM, PLUS a printed transcript of the conference proceedings (CD-ROM and transcript is shipped approximately three weeks after the program.) ($347 after 10/13/06)

  2. [ ] $257 for the recorded audio conference and presentation materials on CD-ROM includes printed transcript, if you cannot participate in the live program. (Shipped approximately three weeks after the program.)

  3. [ ] $247 for the On-Demand service, which provides you the opportunity to listen in at your leisure via your computer and a Web browser (includes the agenda and presentation materials — available 10/20/06.)

  4. [ ] $247 per dial-in telephone line per site to participate in the live program and receive the presentation materials. No limit to the number of participants per site.
    ($297 after 10/13/06)

[ ] Other non-US countries based on phone charges.

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Cancellation Policy: To receive a refund, notice is required at least seven business days prior to the audio conference. With proper notice, fees are refunded minus a $40 service fee. No refunds are given for cancellations received with less than seven days notice. The Healthcare Intelligence Network reserves the right to cancel or reschedule an audio conference due to unforeseen circumstances.