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Comparative Analysis: Why Your Benchmark May Be Off the Mark

With the advent of new payment models and quality metrics that rely on electronic records, benchmarking is becoming an even more important component in the success of healthcare organizations. Jason Williams, vice...

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Helping the Little Guy
November 12, 2008
Thomas Dwyer, COO of Atlantis Health Plan, discusses the small employer health insurance market and what small businesses want from their health plans.

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How Population Health Can Help in the Medical Home
October 29, 2008
Tracey Moorhead, president and CEO of DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance, discusses the opportunities for population health improvement and DM companies in a medical home and the changes they may need to make.

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Time is right for CDH
September 24, 2008
Frank Hone, founder and CEO of Healthcentric Partners, Inc., talks about what is needed to educate a healthcare consumer and why the environment is right for consumer-driven healthcare.

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Increase Member Satisfaction
September 3, 2008
Stan Nowak, CEO of Silverlink, discusses the importance of member communication and how healthcare companies can learn from consumer industries.

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Individual Insurance Abounds
August 20, 2008
Fred Karutz, senior vice president of business development of Norvax, an online health insurance technology company, talks about the individual market and how the shift to individual policies is affecting healthcare.

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Communicating Properly
June 18, 2008
Dexter Campinha-Bacote, MD, medical director at Aetna, talks about the reasons why health plans should create a health literacy program and the economic reasons that drive the need.

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Fate of CDH
May 14, 2008
Lincoln Smith, president and CEO at Altarum Institute, talks about which populations benefit from consumer driven health plans and what he sees as the future of those plans.

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Staying Legal
April 23, 2008
Michael Dermer, president and CEO of IncentOne, talks about legal and tax implications of incentive program design. He will be part of an audioconference on the topic on May 13.

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Calculating the Costs of Healthcare
April 16, 2008
Troy Adams, vice president of WellSteps, talks about his company's online worksite wellness ROI calculator and what goes into calculating an ROI for healthcare costs.

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Engaging Communities
April 2, 2008
Corliss Hill, national director of UnitedHealthcare's Generations of Wellness program, talks about how health plans can create programs that effectively engage the black community.

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Finding Inspiration Beyond Healthcare
March 26, 2008
Stan Nowak, CEO of Silverlink, a healthcare communications company, talks about how his company tapped into the experience of consumer-based industries to engage healthcare consumers.

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Improving Provider Relations
March 19, 2008
Emad Rizk, MD, president of McKesson Health Solutions, gives his ideas as to how payers can create a more peaceful coexistence with providers.

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The Lifemasters Lesson
March 12, 2008
Chris Selecky, CEO of Lifemasters, speaks about the company's Florida demonstration project and what Lifemasters learned from the demo.

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Choice Important to HMO Support
March 4, 2008
Richard Hirth, professor of health management and policy at the University of Michigan, talks about a study that showed people are happy with their HMO as long as there are other health plan choices--and what it means for insurers.

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MHS in jeopardy, Part II
February 27, 2008
Vince Kuraitis, principal of Better Health Technologies in Boise, and Thomas Wilson, PhD, president of Trajectory Healthcare discuss CMS' recent decision to end the Medicare Health Support project. Part two.

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MHS in Jeopardy, Part I
February 20, 2008
Vince Kuraitis, principal of Better Health Technologies in Boise, and Thomas Wilson, PhD, president of Trajectory Healthcare discuss CMS' recent decision to end the Medicare Health Support project.

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Moving Beyond Predictive Modeling (Part II)
January 30, 2008
Jim Kerr, vice president of business development at CareGuide, talks about his company's One Care Street, which is a survey-based predictive model, and how the program is impacting health and costs.

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Moving Beyond Predictive Modeling
January 23, 2008
Jim Kerr, vice president of business development at CareGuide, talks about going beyond claims-based predictive modeling to a hybrid model that includes health surveys and effective coaching.

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Taking Full Advantage
January 2, 2008
In this podcast, Dr. Deneen Vojta, medical director for new product development at UnitedHealth Group, talks about how to drive behavior change, effectively reach consumers, and customize messages to improve the way people access and use the healthcare system.

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