New Healthcare Webinar: The Business Case for Consumer Empowerment

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During "Case Studies in Best Practices in Healthcare Consumer Empowerment," a March 13, 2008 webinar from the Healthcare Intelligence Network, an expert panel of speakers will describe how their respective organizations are empowering consumers, from providing treatment decision support to increasing the use of evidence-based services.

Healthcare organizations play a critical role in the education of consumers so they can make informed choices about their health coverage and care. "Case Studies in Best Practices in Healthcare Consumer Empowerment," a 60-minute webinar on March 13, 2008, will offer strategies for providing healthcare consumers with the right information at the right time to help ensure that these consumers get the care that they need when they need it.

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  • Scheduled Speakers: Dr. Harlan Levine, chief medical officer, OptumHealth Care Solutions and Dr. Stephen Rosenberg, senior vice president of outcomes research with ActiveHealth Management.
  • Conference Highlights: Making the business case for consumer empowerment; engaging consumers in the process; helping consumers close the gaps in their care; and analyzing the results from consumer empowerment programs.
  • Target Audience: CEOs, medical directors, disease management directors, managers and coordinators, health plan executives, care management nurses, business development and strategic planning directors, human resources executives and physician practice leaders.
  • Webinar Formats: 60-minute live webinar on March 13, 2008 includes a 15-minute Q&A; "On-Demand" rebroadcast available March 17, 2008; 60-minute recording on CD-ROM with printed transcript available April 4, 2008.

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"Consumer empowerment can be an effective strategy for healthcare cost containment, but health plans and employers must teach consumers how to avoid unnecessary care, question costs, or shop around for the best treatment available at a reasonable price," said Melanie Matthews, HIN Executive VP and COO. "As a result, consumers will be empowered to demand the care and services they need."

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About the Healthcare Intelligence Network:
HIN is the premier advisory service for executives seeking high-quality strategic information on the business of healthcare. For more information, contact the Healthcare Intelligence Network, PO Box 1442, Wall Township, NJ 07719-1442, (888) 446-3530, fax (732) 292-3073, e-mail info @, or visit


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