healthcare purchaser

healthcare purchaser

A UK term for an organisation which pays for, procures or commissions health services from hospital trusts, primary care trusts (PCTs) or independent (private) hospitals.
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Bailit formed the Massachusetts Healthcare Purchaser Group in January 1993 with 40 other private and public health insurance purchasers in the State.
Leapfrog Partners are companies and organizations that supply products and services to the healthcare purchaser and provider community, and are committed to supporting Leapfrog's mission and purchasing principles.
During Medical Home Metrics and Measurements for Achieving ROI, a 90-minute webinar on April 1, 2009, now available as a CD-ROM, we heard from two leading industry experts who shared different viewpoints -- the healthcare purchaser and the healthcare payor -- and their strategies for achieving an ROI from the medical home.
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As this new breed of disruptive tools and technologies enter the market, healthcare purchasers struggle to identify those that will most significantly impact outcomes and improve patient care.
During open enrollment, as individual healthcare purchasers flood portals to investigate plan choices, BPM systems automatically collect pertinent information about each consumer from all back-end systems to guide and personalize the sales experience and increase sales-close ratios.
The Leapfrog Group is a consortium of Fortune 500 companies and other large private and public healthcare purchasers who have a goal to initiate breakthroughs in the safety and quality of healthcare in the U.
The company's service line benefits healthcare purchasers by delivering a cost-effective approach to advancing patient care and controlling utilization through the provision of patient-friendly, face-to-face Personal Pharmacist[TM] services.
According to the company, LHRP is the only nationally standardized incentive program that can be licensed and used by healthcare purchasers and health plans.
The purpose of this article is to offer thoughtful speculation regarding the short-term and long-term effects of community hospital price disclosure; whether price information in the possession of corporate healthcare purchasers carries the potential for altering regional referral patterns; whether periodic and ongoing publication of audited prices would constitute sound public policy; and significantly, whether such publication would alter hospital and/or physician pricing behavior?
org) is an independent, non-profit organization working on behalf of large employers and other healthcare purchasers to catalyze improvements in the way healthcare services are paid for and to promote better and higher value care in the United States.
Consumers may not be expert healthcare purchasers yet, but they sure know how to comparison-shop for PDAs, mortgages, furniture, digital cameras, brokerage services and airline tickets.
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