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Health & Disease Management | HDM Services | Health Industries Research Companies (HIRC) Research Overview The Care Management Service focuses on care management initiatives within managed care customer segments. This research provides benchmarking profiles of manufacturers' care management program investment across commercial health plan and Medicare segments, and also includes an overview of specialty therapeutic disease management, patient-centered medical home, and accountable care organizations. Disease management (health) Disease management is defined as "a system of coordinated healthcare interventions and communications for populations with conditions in which patient self-care efforts are significant."[1][2][3] Illnesses that disease management would concern itself with would include: coronary heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), kidney failure, hypertension, heart failure, obesity, diabetes mellitus, asthma, cancer, arthritis, clinical depression, sleep apnea, osteoporosis, and other common ailments. In the United States, disease management is a large industry with many vendors. Major disease management organizations based on revenues and other criteria[4][5] include Accordant (a subsidiary of Caremark), Alere (now including ParadigmHealth and Matria Healthcare),[6] Caremark (excluding its Accordant subsidiary), Evercare, Health Dialog, Healthways, LifeMasters (now part of StayWell), LifeSynch (formerly Corphealth),[7] Magellan, McKesson Health Solutions, and MedAssurant.

Creating the continuum of care. - PubMed Mobile Care Continuum Alliance | Population Health Improvement Defined The Care Continuum Alliance promotes a proactive, accountable, patient-centric population health improvement model featuring a physician-guided health care delivery system designed to develop and engage informed and activated patients over time to address both illness and long term health. Care Continuum Alliance members believe that managing health requires the active, integrated involvement of all health care professionals coordinated with the patient and their caregivers and families. We offer these principles to describe the elements of this fully-connected health system, leveraging teams of care providers, focused on proactive, coordinated, quality health care. The accountability for delivering and coordinating appropriate cost-effective care and the credit for achieving targeted improvement and goals for population health must be explicitly recognized and proportionately rewarded. Key components of the population health improvement model include:

Care Continuum Alliance | Achieving Accountable Care: Essential Population Health Management Tools for ACOs User Agreement Patient-centered primary care practices and health information technology are building blocks for accountable care organizations (ACOs), but what other resources are essential for success? This new toolkit and resource guide from the Care Continuum Alliance answers that question with a discussion of the care coordination and population health strategies and tools necessary to fully achieve accountable care. Health risk assessments, predictive modeling and other risk stratification approaches. The Care Continuum Alliance is making this valuable toolkit available as a free download with completion of a brief user agreement. Please note: Completion of this user agreement is required for access to the toolkit.

Microvision SHOWWX+ HDMI Laser Pico Projector (AA0123600-020): Electronics MicroVision SHOWWX+ Laser Pocket Projector: Electronics Reading The Balance Sheet A balance sheet, also known as a "statement of financial position," reveals a company's assets, liabilities and owners' equity (net worth). The balance sheet, together with the income statement and cash flow statement, make up the cornerstone of any company's financial statements. If you are a shareholder of a company, it is important that you understand how the balance sheet is structured, how to analyze it and how to read it. How the Balance Sheet WorksThe balance sheet is divided into two parts that, based on the following equation, must equal each other, or balance each other out. The main formula behind balance sheets is: This means that assets, or the means used to operate the company, are balanced by a company's financial obligations, along with the equity investment brought into the company and its retained earnings. Assets are what a company uses to operate its business, while its liabilities and equity are two sources that support these assets.

MindMaple combines impressive functionality with ease of use MindMaple is an impressive new mind mapping software program for Windows that aims to meet the needs of business people. This is a solid product that delivers excellent value, and packs an incredible amount of functionality into a polished, easy-to-use package that will meet most people’s needs. Here’s what’s most notable in this new program: “Grow” your map topics: To add topics to a map in MindMaple, you drag your mouse outward from the current topic, similar to iMindMap. This gives MindMaple a bit of an organic mapping feel. You can also add a topics or sub-topics using toolbar buttons or the insert key. Keyboard shortcuts are also supported for adding content to your mind maps, a real productivity enhancer. One thing that takes a little getting used to is that you can’t just move your mouse cursor over a topic and drag to move it – because that creates a new sibling topic. Image placement: Images may be placed above, below, right or left of the topic to which they’re attached.

Leadership Defined | Leadership What is leadership? And does our understanding of it need to change for today's world? When we think of leadership we visualize a larger-than-life individual in charge of some group - team, company or country. We try to define leadership by thinking about great leaders, which means that leadership is glorified. Conventional Leadership Leaders, as normally conceived, take charge of groups. Where do you want to go from here? Odd Kinds Of Leadership - What Is Leadership Today? There is a lot of leadership that can't be accounted for in terms of being in charge of people: Green leadership - promoting green practices to the world at large - having a leadership impact on far-flung communities. Leadership Reinvented Leadership = promoting new directions by example or advocating by a better way. Green leaders, for example, are activists. The second type of follower shows that leadership is possible without the leader being in charge of those who follow. The Changing Meaning Of Leadership

Cost and quality homepage We are here to help NHS England organisations deliver QIPP. On 12 July 2010, the White Paper ‘Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS’ set out the government’s vision for the future of the NHS. The White Paper outlines the government’s commitment to ensuring that QIPP supports the NHS to make efficiency savings, which can be reinvested back into the service to continually improve quality of care. “All those who work on the frontline should be thinking carefully, and imaginatively, about how we can do things differently. The QIPP process is a home for this in the NHS and the way that we can implement the best and brightest ideas across the service. Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for Health – 2 July 2010. NHS organisations at regional and local level have QIPP plans in place to address the quality and productivity challenge. Five workstreams relate to commissioning of care and five relate to the running and staffing of NHS organisations. Earl Howe, Minister for QIPP - 2 July 2010