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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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Backing Sustainable Health Communities
November 30, 2011

Simon Stevens, Executive Vice President of UnitedHealth Group and chair of the Optum Institute, discusses sustainable health communities and the potential impact of those communities on healthcare delivery. [Sponsored by Emdeon]



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Payer Details Retail Effort
November 30, 2011

Doug Biehn, Vice President for Corporate Marketing at Blue Shield of California, discusses the insurer's decision to open a bricks-and-mortar shop in San Francisco, and how the payer will measure retail success. [Sponsored by Emdeon]



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Patient Financial Engagement Programs Bolster ROI
September 29, 2011

Patrice Wolfe, Vice President and General Manager, Patient Solutions at RelayHealth discusses how engaging patients early in their care planning, guiding them through the healthcare billing process, and providing them with payment options, heightens patient awareness of their responsibilities, and provides a great return on investment. [Sponsored by RelayHealth]



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Wellness Plans from Health Plans Aim to Add Value Across Provider Networks
September 29, 2011

Kevin Riley, CEO of GuideWell, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, discusses the rising interest in wellness by health plans and what this means for employers and healthcare costs. [Sponsored by Emdeon]



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How a Kansas Collaborative Helped Employers Save $11M in Healthcare Costs
September 29, 2011

Sara Poage, vice president for the Mid-America Coalition on Health Care, discusses the results of the Kansas City Collaborative, an employer-based initiative that has posted $11 million in healthcare savings over three years. [Sponsored by Emdeon]



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How 'Carve-Outs' Help Health Plans Reduce Costs, Improve Outcomes
July 28, 2011

Chris Stidman, senior vice president network solutions for OptumHealth discusses the business of carve-outs, medical services separated from a general medical insurance policy and contracted to a specialty insurance vendor. [Sponsored by Emdeon]



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Harvard Pilgrim Funds $1M in Physician Incentives Each Year
July 28, 2011

Michael Sherman, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in Boston talks about incentivizing physicians, why it is important, and how Harvard Pilgrim does it. [Sponsored by Emdeon]



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PCMH and its Place in Accountable Care
July 28, 2011

David Nace, MD, vice president and medical director of McKesson Corp., explains why the patient-centered medical home is the most crucial form of accountable care. [Sponsored by RelayHealth]



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ACO Appeal for Hospitals Needs a Boost
May 31, 2011

Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD., president and CEO of Methodist Health System in Dallas discusses what needs to happen to get hospitals excited about ACOs and what it will take to make ACOs sustainable. [Sponsored by Emdeon]



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ACOs vs. Provider/Health Plan Partnerships
May 23, 2011

Rob Parke, principal and consulting actuary with the New York office of the independent actuarial and consulting firm, Milliman, discusses provider-health plan partnerships as a way to avoid the pitfalls of an ACO. [Sponsored by Emdeon]



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