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Here you will find information on Healthcare Intelligence Network surveys currently open for participation. Every respondent who provides an email address will be sent a free executive summary of the compiled survey results.

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10 Questions On Stratifying High-Risk Patients

Click here to take survey In today's value-focused post-reform era, healthcare organizations employ a range of tools and practices to identify and stratify high-risk, high-cost patients and determine appropriate intervention levels and care plans. Describe how your organization risk-stratifies patients and health plan members by September 30th and receive a free executive summary of results from this Healthcare Intelligence Network survey.

We value your input. One respondent who completes the survey will be randomly selected to receive a PDF download of HIN's 2014 30-page special report, "Stratifying High-Risk, High-Cost Patients: Benchmarks, Predictive Algorithms and Data Analytics," a $99 value.

Survey Closing Date: September 30th, 2014 at 5 pm Pacific

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Reducing Avoidable ER Visits in 2014

Healthcare reform, new coverage under healthcare insurance exchanges, the rise of big data, and shifts in healthcare delivery models have influenced emergency room utilization. Describe your organization's efforts to reduce avoidable emergency department visits by August 25th and receive a free executive summary of results from this third comprehensive survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

Survey Closing Date: August 25th, 2014 at 5 pm Pacific

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Population Health Management in 2014

Population health management, with its focus on stratifying and managing care of high-risk, high-utilization sectors, is the area of healthcare most ripe with opportunity, say more than half of healthcare executives responding to a 2014 trends survey. Describe your organization's efforts in population health management by July 14, 2014, and you will be e-mailed a free executive summary of survey results once it is compiled.

Survey Closing Date: July 14, 2014 at 5 pm Pacific

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10 Questions on Telephonic Case Management

Many healthcare organizations are tapping into telephonic case management, which can be a cost-effective and efficient means of expanding the reach of care coordination. Share your organization's telephonic case management strategies by May 31 and receive a free executive summary of the compiled results. Your responses will be kept strictly confidential.

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Survey Closing Date: May 31, 2014 at 5 pm Pacific

10 Questions on Remote Patient Monitoring

Remote monitoring of patients and health plan members has the potential not only to improve health outcomes, increase satisfaction and reduce overall costs but also to extend healthcare access to remote areas and populations. Describe your organization's efforts in remote patient monitoring by April 30, 2014 and you will receive a free summary of survey results once it is compiled. Your responses will be kept confidential.

Survey Closing Date: April 30, 2014 at 5 pm Pacific

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Patient-Centered Medical Homes in 2014

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH), for years the gold standard for coordinated care delivery, has paved the way for ACOs and is being renovated as part of medical neighborhoods or condition-specific medical homes. Describe your organization's experience with the PCMH model by March 10, 2014 and receive a free e-summary of results from this seventh annual review. Your responses will be kept confidential.

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Survey Closing Date: March 31, 2014 at 5 pm Pacific

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Palliative Care in 2014

With more organizations focusing on palliative care as a means to enhance the patient experience during advanced or terminal illness, many are strategizing new ways to assess and address patientsŐ needs at this time, from consultations in the ED to face-to-face evaluations in outpatient clinics. Describe your organization's efforts in palliative care by February 7, 2014 and you will receive a free summary of survey results once it is compiled.

Survey Closing Date: February 7, 2014 at 5 pm Pacific

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Reducing Hospital Readmissions in 2013

While great strides have been made in the reduction of 30-day all-cause hospital readmissions, CMS still docked reimbursement for more than 2,200 hospitals in 2013 for exceeding 30-day readmission rates for heart failure, pneumonia and myocardial infarction. In 2015, CMS penalties will extend to acute COPD and elective hip and knee replacements. Describe how your organization is working to reduce hospital readmissions by taking HIN's fourth comprehensive Reducing Hospital Readmissions Benchmark Survey. Respond by January 3, 2014 and receive an e-summary of the results once they are compiled.

Survey Closing Date: January 3, 2014 at 5 pm Pacific

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Healthcare Trends in 2014

From an early surge in Medicare accountable care collaborations to the rocky introduction of ACA-mandated health insurance exchanges during a government shutdown, healthcare in 2013 has been nothing short of unpredictable. Please tell us about the last 12 months and how your organization is preparing for 2014 by completing HIN's ninth annual survey on Healthcare Trends by November 18, 2013. You'll receive a free executive summary of the compiled results, and your responses will be kept strictly confidential.

One respondent will win a training DVD of the "2014 Healthcare Trends and Forecasts" webinar recorded on October 30, 2013.

Survey Closing Date: November 18, 2013 at 5 pm Pacific

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Health Risk Assessments in 2013

Sophisticated analytics behind today's health risk assessments or health risk appraisals (HRAs) provide employers, payors and providers an aggregate view of population health and the raw material for the development of prevention and lifestyle change programs. Tell us how your organization uses HRAs to improve population health by October 15, 2013 and get a FREE executive summary of the compiled results.

Survey Closing Date: October 15, 2013 at 5 pm Pacific

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Home Visits in 2013

Forget yesterday's house calls: doctor and dusty medical bag tending a swooning patient. Today's home visits provide a unique perspective on the patient experience while helping individuals meet everyday needs, avoid rehospitalization or an ER visit, and connect with community resources. Describe how your organization employs home visits by September 10, 2013 and you will receive a free summary of compiled survey results.

Survey Closing Date: September 10, 2013 at 5 pm Pacific

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Accountable Care Organizations in 2013

As the number of public and private accountable care organizations nears 500, participants and pundits alike are looking more closely at the ACO model's structure, challenges and benefits. How is your organization participating in accountable care organizations? Take HIN's third annual survey on ACOs by September 6, 2013 and receive a FREE executive summary of the compiled results. Your responses will be kept confidential.

Survey Closing Date: September 6, 2013 at 5 pm Pacific

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Dual Eligibles in 2013

Population health management of dual eligibles -- the 9 million Americans eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid -- presents unique challenges. Public and private payors are now tailoring care coordination strategies for Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries that are both geared to their medical, social and functional needs and cost-efficient. Describe your organization's approach to care coordination of dual eligibles by July 31, 2013 and you will receive a free summary of survey results once it is compiled.

Survey Closing Date: August 7, 2013 at 5 pm Pacific

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Telehealth in 2013

More than 10 million Americans directly benefited from a telemedicine service during the past year, likely double the number from just three years ago, according to American Telemedicine Association estimates. Telehealth's broad reach encompasses telemedicine -- the use of telecommunications technology to deliver clinical diagnosis, services and patient consultations -- as well as the exploding field of mobile health.

Tell us how you're applying telehealth in HIN's third comprehensive e-survey on Telehealth. Respond by June 30, 2013 and receive a free executive summary of the compiled results. Your responses will be kept strictly confidential.

Survey Closing Date: June 30, 2013 at 5 pm Pacific

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Case Management in 2013

Care coordination by healthcare case managers is helping to drive clinical and financial outcomes in population health management and bolster emerging models of care such as the patient-centered medical home and the accountable care organization. Share your organization's case management strategies in HIN's fourth annual Healthcare Case Management Survey by May 24 and receive a free executive summary of the compiled results. Your responses will be kept strictly confidential.

Survey Closing Date: May 24, 2013 at 5 pm Pacific

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Managing Care Transitions in 2013

Proper management of a transition in care — the process by which an individual's care moves from one health setting to another, such as from hospital or ER to home, or from SNF to hospital -- has the potential to dramatically hasten that person's return to health, as well as reduce the likelihood of a return ER visit or readmission. The quality of transitional care is also shaping up to be a critical factor in value-based reimbursement, as federal and private payors ask patients to rate the quality of the transitional care they receive.

Please share your organization's efforts to improve care transitions by completing HIN's third qualitative survey on this topic by Friday, April 12. You'll receive a free executive summary of the compiled results. Your responses will be kept strictly confidential.

Survey Closing Date: April 12, 2013 at 5 pm Pacific

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10 Questions on mHealth

Used a smartphone app for health reasons lately? Chances are, your patients and health plan members have, too. The use of mobile health technologies (not simply wireless) to monitor health is revolutionizing how healthcare data is exchanged and consumed. From mobile apps that monitor blood sugar and heart rhythms to text-based medication reminders, mHealth technologies could save from $1.96 billion to $5.83 billion in healthcare costs by the year 2014, some studies indicate. As many as 500 million smartphone users worldwide will use a healthcare app by 2015.

Describe how your organization uses mHealth technologies by March 5, 2013 and you'll receive a free executive summary of survey results once it is compiled — via e-mail or an mHealth-powered text message. Your completed survey also enters you into a drawing for a $25 Itunes gift card.

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Survey Closing Date: March 8, 2013 at 5 pm Pacific

Improving Medication Adherence in 2013

The cost of medication non-adherence is great: In 2009, the New England Healthcare Institute estimated that medication non-adherence is responsible for $290 billion in 'otherwise avoidable medical spending' in the United States alone each year. Describe how your organization is improving medication adherence in the populations you serve by February 5, 2013 and you will receive a free executive summary of the third annual survey results once they are compiled. Your responses will be kept strictly confidential.

Survey Closing Date: February 5, 2013 at 5 pm Pacific

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Health Coaching for 2013

Health coaching is a critical tool in population health management, helping to boost self-management of disease and reduce risk and associated cost across the health continuum. Take HIN's fourth annual Health Coaching survey to find out how healthcare organizations use health coaching as well as the financial and clinical outcomes that result.

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Survey Closing Date: January 4, 2013 at 5 pm Pacific

Healthcare Trends for 2013

2012 was a year in which the United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act and the chief champion of the law nicknamed "Obamacare" fought for a second term in the White House. Please tell us about the last 12 months and how your organization is preparing for 2013 by completing HIN's eighth annual survey on Healthcare Trends by November 5, 2012. You'll receive a free executive summary of the compiled results, and your responses will be kept strictly confidential.

Survey Closing Date: November 5, 2012 at 5 pm Pacific

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Population Health Management in 2012

Clinical and financial evidence increasingly supports a population health management (PHM) approach that spans the risk continuum, targeting upstream contributors to poor health as well as chronic conditions to improve health systems and bend the cost curve. Improvement of population health is a tenet of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Triple Aim, along with enhancing the patient experience and curbing per capita health costs. Describe your organization's efforts in population health management by September 30 and you will be e-mailed a free executive summary of survey results once it is compiled. Your responses will be kept strictly confidential.

Survey Closing Date: September 30, 2012 at 5 pm Pacific

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Health and Wellness Incentives in 2012

Wellness programs reduce healthcare costs, so incentives to drive participation in these programs make good business sense. A review of 36 peer-reviewed studies of wellness programs in large firms found that average employer medical costs fell $3.27 for every dollar spent on wellness programs, and costs for days that employees were absent fell an average of $2.73. Please share the details of your incentives program by completing HIN's fourth annual survey on this topic by August 31, 2012. You'll receive a free executive summary of the compiled results, and your responses will be kept strictly confidential.

Survey Closing Date: August 31, 2012 at 5 pm Pacific

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10 Questions on Asthma Management

Asthma accounted for nearly half a million hospitalizations in 2009 and nearly 2 million ED visits; the estimated total cost of asthma in the United States in 2007 amounted to $56 billion. The disease is one of the most common lifelong chronic diseases, yet more than half of children and more than two-thirds of adults with asthma do not have an individualized asthma plan, says the CDC. Describe your organization's efforts to manage asthma in your population by July 27, 2012 and you'll receive a free e-summary of the survey results once it is compiled.

Survey Closing Date: July 27, 2012 at 5 pm Pacific

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Patient-Centered Medical Homes: Sixth Annual Survey

The continuous coordinated patient care at the heart of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) has been shown to lower costs while improving healthcare outcomes. The PCMH lays the foundation for the delivery of accountable care. Describe your organization's progress and outcomes in the PCMH model by June 15, 2012 and you'll receive a free e-summary of the results from this sixth annual review of the medical home model. Your responses will be kept confidential.

Survey Closing Date: June 25, 2012 at 5 pm Pacific

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Accountable Care Organizations: Second Annual Survey

The last 12 months have been a hotbed of ACO activity. In addition to the many private pilots of this collaborative care model, CMS kicked off its Medicare Shared Savings Program on April 1. How is your organization participating in accountable care organizations? Take HIN's second annual survey on ACOs by May 16, 2012 and get a FREE executive summary of the compiled results and year-over-year ACO trends. Your responses will be kept confidential.

Survey Closing Date: May 18, 2012 at 5 pm Pacific

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Physician Reimbursement Models

From federal initiatives and state governments to programs developed by private payors, physician reimbursement models are being tested to improve the delivery of care that patients receive, while reining in healthcare costs. Describe the physician reimbursement models in place at your organization by April 15th and you will receive a free summary of survey results once it is compiled.

Survey Closing Date: April 15, 2012 at 5 pm Pacific

Case Management in 2012: Third Annual Survey

To adequately prepare for 2012 and beyond, healthcare companies are installing case managers in greater numbers to help identify and manage high-cost, high risk patients. Whether in the health plan office or out at a care site, case managers are significantly impacting service utilization, management of chronic illness and healthcare spend. Have a case management strategy? Complete HIN's third annual Survey of the Month on Healthcare Case Management by March 2, 2012 and receive a free executive summary of the compiled results. Your responses will be kept strictly confidential.

Survey Closing Date: March 2, 2012 at 5 pm Pacific

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Reducing Readmissions in 2012: Third Annual Survey

Under emerging value-based models of healthcare delivery and reimbursement such as the accountable care organization (ACO), there is increasing pressure to reduce avoidable rehospitalizations, especially among Medicare patients. Describe your organization's program to reduce hospital readmissions by taking HIN's third annual Reducing Hospital Readmissions Benchmark Survey. Respond by January 15, 2012 and receive an e-summary of the results once they are compiled.

Survey Closing Date: January 31, 2012 at 5 pm Pacific

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Healthcare Trends for 2012

2011 was a year in which the industry rolled up its collective sleeves to implement programs rolled out from reform legislation. Please tell us about the last 12 months and how your organization is preparing for 2012 by completing HIN's seventh annual survey on Healthcare Trends by November 30. You'll receive a free executive summary of the compiled results, and your responses will be kept strictly confidential.

One respondent will win a training DVD of the "2012 Healthcare Trends and Forecasts" webinar recorded on November 2, 2011!

Survey Closing Date: December 9, 2011 at 5 pm Pacific

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Reducing Avoidable ER Visits in 2011

With consensus widespread that much of emergency room use is avoidable and preventable, many healthcare organizations are working to staunch the flow and expense of avoidable emergency department use and point low-acuity patients in the direction of appropriate care. Describe your efforts in this area by October 31 and receive a free executive summary of results from this second annual survey. Your responses will be kept strictly confidential.

Survey Closing Date: October 31, 2011 at 5 pm Pacific

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10 Questions On: Diabetes Management Programs

2011 data from the American Association of Diabetes indicate that 25.8 million children and adults in the United States — 8.3% of the population — have diabetes. The total cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States in 2007 amounted to $174 billion. Adults with diabetes are more likely to have strokes and heart disease than those without diabetes. Describe how your organization is working to improve diabetes self-management.

Survey Closing Date: November 30, 2011 at 5 pm Pacific

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