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By Patty Enrado 12:00 am June 11, 2004
Consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) have become wildly popular in the last few years with consumers. Now with early adopters having already jumped in, startup and traditional...
By Patty Enrado 12:00 am June 11, 2004
With health benefit manager Benemax now offering online second opinions, will similar Web-based services soon be offered by self-funded employers and traditional health plans?No...
By Patty Enrado 12:00 am June 11, 2004
In the healthcare industry, especially for payers, trying to determine ROI from IT investments is difficult and usually comes in the form of qualitative improvements as opposed to real dollar savings....
By Patty Enrado 12:00 am June 11, 2004
When Claimsnet.com, provider of an Internet-based ASP system for claims submissions, began selling to the payer marketplace, it found greater success than with its previous target market of small phys...
By Patty Enrado 12:00 am June 11, 2004
Trajectory Healthcare's effort to shift disease management programs' frame of reference from linear time to patient time - a concept borrowed from epidemiology - could upset a few applecarts in the wo...
By Patty Enrado 12:00 am June 11, 2004
To expand its client base through direct sales and strategic partnerships, MedCom USA has signed an agreement with Puerto Rico-based Immediata to allow the healthcare transactions provider connectivit...
By Patrick Sullivan 12:00 am June 11, 2004
Seeking to help "broaden the tent," payer-members of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society have begun forming a new special interest group to enhance their participation and to str...
By Jack Beaudoin 12:00 am June 09, 2004
With three of the most influential politicians in the United States calling for improvements to the nation's healthcare IT infrastructure in January, industry insiders believe the time for an electron...
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am June 09, 2004
As more than 20,000 healthcare IT professionals gather at the 2004 HIMSS Conference Feb. 22-26, the topic that's likely to get the most talk time is the electronic medical record....
By Patty Enrado 12:00 am June 09, 2004
Wellpoint's initiative to provide its network providers with free information technology - at a retail cost of $40 million - won the insurer a lot of attention. But industry experts say how Wellpoint...