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Disease Management Dimensions

For many employers and health plans, disease management (DM) initiatives have proven to be worth their weight in improved health outcomes, healthcare quality, patient and provider satisfaction and financial outcomes for populations with congestive heart failure, diabetes, coronary artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, end-stage renal disease, asthma, obesity, and other chronic illnesses. The Healthcare Intelligence Network monitors DM initiatives and has just released its Disease Management Dimensions series, more than 550 pages of case studies, interviews and debates on the role of DM in the healthcare industry.

This special series price represents a 50 percent savings over the individual cost of all titles ($1,608 if purchased separately).

You can also purchase a six-month update license to the Disease Management Dimensions series -- you will receive a free six-month update from the date of your purchase with new additions to the Disease Management Dimensions series. Upcoming topics to be covered include managing care transitions for dual eligibles, the role of the primary care physician in disease management and community-based partnerships in disease management.

Titles in the series include:

  • Blueprint for Success: Constructing a Winning Healthcare Toolkit Strategy
  • Childhood Obesity: Truths, Trends & Program Design
  • Coaching in the Healthcare Continuum: Models, Methods, Measurements and Motivation
  • Depression Disease Management: Healthcare's New Frontier
  • Disease Management & Obesity: Healthcare Impacts and Initiatives
  • Health Coaches: Scoring Big Gains in Disease Management ROI
  • Healthcare Toolkits: Empowering Consumers Through Education
  • Maternity Disease Management: Raising Expectations and Improving Outcomes
  • The Medicaid Population: Making a Difference with Disease Management
  • Medicare Disease Management: Tactics to Improve Health, Education and Independence in an Aging Population
  • Modifying Patients' Behaviors to Optimize Disease Management Outcomes
  • Motivating Resistant Patients: Influencing Behaviors to Improve Outcomes
  • Narrowing the Health Perception Gap: Coaching to Change Behavior and Raise Self-Efficacy
  • Training Health Coaches: Fielding a Team of Behavior Change Agents

Available in print or as Adobe Acrobat PDF files on CD-ROM.

Blueprint for Success: Constructing a Winning Healthcare Toolkit Strategy

Keenly aware of the increased presence of toolkits in the healthcare industry, the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN) sponsored a Healthcare Toolkits contest in summer 2005. This special report, Blueprint for Success: Constructing a Winning Healthcare Toolkit Strategy takes an in-depth look at the first-, second- and third-place winners and the creative teams and processes behind them, from development to production to distribution. This 35-page report also details the results of an October 2005 online survey on the use of toolkits in the healthcare industry. You'll hear from the award-winning toolkit development teams at The Eden Communications Group, PacifiCare Behavioral Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan as they review their blue-ribbon toolkits. Erin Lenox, associate, Hilb Rogal & Hobbs, and John Mills, director, product development, HIP Health Plans, also share their views on the mounting importance of of healthcare toolkits. Regularly $97 – save 50% when you order the whole series.

Childhood Obesity: Truths, Trends & Program Design

With more than 9 million overweight American children and adolescents---triple the number identified in 1980---healthcare providers must react now to counteract the related health and social consequences that often continue into adulthood. In this 37-page special report, "Childhood Obesity: Truths, Trends & Program Design," sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN), expert speakers provide background on this growing epidemic. You'll also get case studies on programs launched by healthcare payors and providers to address childhood obesity. You’ll hear from two leading industry experts, Dr. Eric Berman, Medical Director & Chairman of Health Policy, Horizon BCBS of NJ, and Dr. Barbara Moore, President and CEO, Shape Up America! on what's driving childhood obesity in America, its impact on healthcare costs and what factors to consider before launching a childhood weight management program. Regularly $97 – save 50% when you order the whole series.

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

Launching an effective and sustainable health coaching initative requires planning, training, education and evaluation on the part of healthcare organizations. In this 58-page special report, HIN's accomplished panel of presenters share successes and lessons from their coaching initiatives -- best practices in health coaching; the nuts and bolts of telephonic coaching; a primer on motivational interviewing; and the latest developments in health coaching, health coach qualifications and evaluations, and program measurement strategies. This special report is co-authored by Dr. Susan Butterworth, director of health management services at Oregon Health & Science University; Colleen Perkins, health strategies consultant for Mayo Clinic Health Management Resources; Roger Reed, executive vice president for market operations, Gordian Health Solutions; and Dr. Dennis Richling, medical director and vice president for CorSolutions, a Matria Company. Regularly $157 – save 50% when you order the whole series.

Depression Disease Management: Healthcare's New Frontier

Lost workdays, compromised productivity, accidents from lapses in judgment – whatever the symptom, depression poses a severe threat to industrial progress and financial stability. The tendency of depression to be coupled with other diseases results not only in heightened healthcare costs but also employee absenteeism, lost productivity and presenteeism while on the job. Depression management programs are aiming to address the multi-prong effects of depression through comprehensive care management.. In this 47-page special report, "Depression Disease Management: Healthcare's New Frontier," based on a recent audio conference and two in-depth case studies on depression management programs, you'll hear about the broad array of depression disease management programs, ranging from differences in treatment length to pharmaceutical trials to staff roles and patient responsibility. You'll hear from Mary Beth Chalk, chief operating officer of Resources for Living, Dr. Elaine Mischler, chief medical officer at Wausau Benefits, Dr. Alex Rodriguez, chief medical officer, Magellan Health Services and Dr. Sam Toney, president and chief medical officer of Health Integrated, on disease management for depression, highlighting its merits, drawbacks and challenges. Regularly $137 – save 50% when you order the whole series.

Disease Management & Obesity: Healthcare Impacts and Initiatives

With obesity rates in the United States continuing to climb and causing additional chronic health conditions such as diabetes, coronary artery disease, and stroke, health plans and employers are looking to specialty programs to combat obesity. Whether they’re referred to as Disease Management, Weight Management or Wellness programs, their ultimate objective is the same: to trim the fat from healthcare expenses. In this 34-page special report, "Disease Management & Obesity: Healthcare Impacts and Initiatives," sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN), expert speakers weigh in on the key features of obesity management programs, strategies for increasing member participation, and the programs’ impact on the healthcare bottom line. You’ll hear from two leading industry experts, Robin F. Foust, Population/Individual Health and Productivity Management Specialist, Zoe Consulting; and Dr. Eric Berman, Medical Director & Chairman of Health Policy, Horizon BCBS of NJ, on the impact that obesity is having on healthcare organizations. Regularly $97 – save 50% when you order the whole series.

Health Coaches: Scoring Big Gains in Disease Management ROI

With disease management a hedge against escalating healthcare costs, the health coach is a key player on the team of professionals encouraging health plan members to take charge of their health. Structuring health coaching programs to improve disease management outcomes was the theme of a March 2005 audio conference sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN). In this 35-page special report, "Health Coaches: Scoring Big Gains in Disease Management," HIN's panel of experts described how health plans and disease management companies can best utilize health coaches, who encourage members to participate in a personalized plan that complements a physician’s prescribed treatment. You'll hear from Danielle Butin, director of health services at Oxford Health Plans, a United Healthcare company, Kerry Little, senior health coach with Duke University Medical Center and Roger Reed, executive vice president, chief health officer at Gordian Health Solutions on how their organizations have structured their health coaching programs to improve disease management outcomes. Regularly $97 – save 50% when you order the whole series.

Healthcare Toolkits: Empowering Consumers Through Education

Consumer healthcare toolkits are critical to drive behavior change and empower consumers. Healthcare toolkits encourage consumer advocacy through interactive approaches. By teaching self-awarenesss and skills to reliably assess personal health, toolkits promote responsible treatment decisions. In this 40-page special report, "Healthcare Toolkits: Empowering Consumers Through Education," HIN's panel of experts described the ways healthcare organizations can capitalize on today's consumer-driven healthcare environment by using healthcare toolkits to promote awareness and generate positive returns on investment by helping consumers help themselves. You'll hear from Erin Lenox, associate, Hilb Rogal & Hobbs, Tracy J. Mungeam, managing consultant, Hilb Rogal & Hobbs, and John Mills, director, product development, HIP Health Plans, on how the movement toward consumerism is driving the adoption of healthcare toolkits and how organizations are benefitting from the implementation of various toolkits. Regularly $97 – save 50% when you order the whole series.

Maternity Disease Management: Raising Expectations and Improving Outcomes

Maternity management programs can have a significant impact on containing healthcare costs and improving outcomes by reducing the number of premature deliveries and addressing postpartum depression (PPD). In this 54-page special report, "Maternity Disease Management: Raising Expectations and Improving Outcomes," HIN’s expert panelists provide case studies of maternity management programs, highlighting information on pre- and post-natal assessments, clinical guidelines, monitoring techniques and outcomes. Report contributors Christy L. Beaudin, PHD, LCSW, CPHQ, corporate director of quality improvement at PacifiCare Behavioral Health, Joseph Stankaitis, MD, MPH, chief medical officer at Monroe Plan for Medical Care and Thomas M. Smith, RN, MA, director, medical care management at Health Management Corporations, describe the efforts of three maternity disease management programs that identify and monitor at-risk mothers, target key cost drivers and improve clinical outcomes for this population. Regularly $127 – save 50% when you order the whole series.

The Medicaid Population: Making a Difference with Disease Management

With 60 percent of adult Medicaid enrollees afflicted with a chronic or disabling condition (most commonly diabetes, hypertension, asthma, psychoses and chronic depression), and nearly half this group suffering from a second condition, this population is in critical need of a healthy dose of disease management (DM), healthcare industry experts say. The number of DM programs serving Medicaid populations continues to rise as states look to these programs to control Medicaid cost increases. In this 46-page special report, "The Medicaid Population: Making a Difference with Disease Management," based on a recent audio conference, expert speakers delve into Medicaid concerns ranging from eligibility and patient engagement to marketing strategies and provider connections as they explain how DM programs can integrate and improve care for those in need. You'll hear from Jerry Kiplinger, executive director, APS Healthcare and Herb Schultz, vice president, government account management, McKesson Health Solutions, on how to serve the unique needs of the Medicaid population in disease management programs. Regularly $127 – save 50% when you order the whole series.

Medicare Disease Management: Tactics to Improve Health, Education and Independence in an Aging Population This 41-page special report highlights challenges and opportunities in working with the Medicare population, strategies to close gaps in care, and steps for sustaining system change and improved outcomes within senior care communities. Report contributors Blake Andersen, president, Chronic Care Group, Health Sciences Institute, Pamela Fromelt, vice president of government programs, LifeMasters Inc. and Dr. Randall Krakauer, national medical director, retiree markets, Aetna, provide inside details on how disease management programs can serve the needs of Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions to improve their health status, while reducing spending on these conditions. Regularly $127 – save 50% when you order the whole series.

Modifying Patients' Behaviors to Optimize Disease Management Outcomes

One of the greatest roadblocks to effective disease management is getting patients to comply with doctors' orders. By using a combination of technology and psychology, healthcare providers, health plan administrators and employers can work to modify patients' behaviors to optimize disease management outcomes. But to be successful, these programs require active patient engagement that emphasizes self-care, self-monitoring, and self-education. In short, programs that empower and motivate members to participate in their own healthcare. But how do you get patients to invest in themselves? In this 60-page special report, "Modifying Patients' Behaviors to Optimize Disease Management Outcomes," based on two recent audio conferences, expert speakers described results-oriented strategies that healthcare organizations can use to bring about the appropriate attitude and behavior adjustment in patients. You'll hear from Richard Citrin, Vice President of Health and Productivity at Corphealth Inc., Gregg Lehman, former President and CEO, Gordian Health Solutions, Michael Montijo, MD, MPH, FACP, Senior Vice President, Government Relations at American Healthways, Fred Navarro, President and Founder, PATH Institute, Scott Smith, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, First Health and Sean Sullivan, President and CEO, Institute for Health and Productivity Management on theories, application and results of behavior modification and patient engagement strategies. Regularly $147 – save 50% when you order the whole series.

Motivating Resistant Patients: Influencing Behaviors to Improve Outcomes

Patients' health behaviors often contribute to the onset of their diseases, and their continued behavior can either help or hinder their progress. Healthcare providers need motivational strategies that respect the individual's state of mind but result in behavior changes that improve the patient's outcomes. In this 40-page special report, "Motivating Resistant Patients: Influencing Behaviors to Improve Outcomes," HIN's panel of experts described how their organizations meet the challenges of motivating patients who are resistant to change. You'll hear from Rick Botelho, MD, professor of family medicine at the University of Rochester Family Medicine Center, Richard Citrin, PhD, vice president of EAP solutions at UPMC Health Plan and former vice president of Integrated Care Management, Corphealth Inc. and Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, medical manager, St. Mary’s Managed Care Services on the strategies that their organizations have developed to meet these challenges. Regularly $97 – save 50% when you order the whole series.

Narrowing the Health Perception Gap: Coaching to Change Behavior and Raise Self-Efficacy

In this 35-page special report, HIN's contributing presenters Dr. Rick Botelho, professor of family medicine, URMC Family Medicine Center, Dr. Richard Citrin, vice president, integrated care management, Corphealth Inc. and Michael Thompson, principal with PricewaterhouseCoopers, shed light on theoretical models, industry trends and personalized approaches as keys to sustain lasting behavioral change. They delve into the field of behavior modification and suggest techniques health coaches and disease management specialists can employ to motivate clients and patients to adopt healthy lifestyles. Regularly $107 – save 50% when you order the whole series.

Training Health Coaches: Fielding a Team of Behavior Change Agents

The healthcare industry has taken great strides toward consumer empowerment through education, online tutorials, health toolkits and improved access to healthcare. In this explosive new environment, however, technology may minimize the human element. Endeavoring to preserve the holistic benefits of interpersonal connection, healthcare organizations are employing health coaches to provide motivation, encouragement and compassion to members. But like any medical professional, health coaches need to be trained in multi-faceted skill sets and approaches to optimize client outcomes.

In this 42-page special report, "Training Health Coaches: Fielding a Team of Behavior Change Agents," based on a recent audio conference, expert speakers describe strategies and techniques for training effective health coaches and delivering returns. You'll hear from Kerry Little, senior health coach with Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Ruth Quillian-Wolever, clinical health psychologist and clinic director with Duke University Medical Center, Maddy Rice, vice president for training and development at CorSolutions and Bonnie Sechrist, director of clinical program development with Health Management Corporation on developing effective health coach training programs. Regularly $97 – save 50% when you order the whole series.

Discount only available on entire series.

Publication Date: February 2007
Number of Pages: 558 pages
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