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MCIC Press Release

April 17 , 2008


Healthcare Data Pooling and 
Evidence-Based Measures: Understanding The Coming Changes in Employer, Payor and Provider Dynamics


Live 90-Minute Audio Conference
Scheduled for Tuesday May 13, 2008 from 
1:30-3:00 pm ET 

Contact: Rebecca Stodolak
Phone:    800-516-4343

MANASQUAN, NJ -- April 17, 2008:  A key topic in the upcoming US presidential election is the issue of providing high-quality healthcare and simultaneously controlling costs.  However, in Massachusetts, Minnesota, Washington, and Wisconsin, local reform efforts are already focusing on data pooling as a way to better understand the healthcare environment. 

Data pooling can help fuel quality and efficiency measures and provide real knowledge about local trends.  Large organizations are embracing the concept of data pooling as all players work together to contain healthcare costs.  Since healthcare data varies by region, payors, providers, employer groups and consumers who are focused on specific conditions in their areas are better positioned to make the best healthcare decisions for their regions. 

Join the Managed Care Information Center and Milliman to learn about current data pooling and local evidence-based measure initiatives and the future potential in “Healthcare Data Pooling and Evidence-Based Measures: Understanding The Coming Changes in Employer, Payor and Provider Dynamics” a 90-minute audio conference and webinar scheduled for Tuesday, May 13, 2008 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm EDT.

Presenters Paul Leonardo Healthcare Management Consultant
Milliman, Inc. and Brian Studebaker, MS Healthcare Technology Consultant Milliman, Inc. will discuss topics that include:

  • Best practices and lessons learned from existing data pooling initiatives
    • MA Health Quality Partners
    • Minnesota Community Measurement
    • Puget Sound Health Alliance (Seattle, WA)
    • Wisconsin Health Information Organization
  • Why data pooling is becoming more prevalent across the US
  • The evolution from payer based quality reporting to provider based 
  • How to promote cooperation among competitors
  • The importance of maintaining good provider relationships
  • Harnessing the power of evidence-bases measures
  • The need for third party data aggregation and analysis
  • How to overcome the current challenges, including physician attribution and patient verification
  • The potential for wide-ranging population-centric analysis
  • How to define success of data pooling efforts
  • The next evolutionary steps in evidence-bases measures
  • Live question and answer session

To register forHealthcare Data Pooling and Evidence-Based Measures: Understanding The Coming Changes in Employer, Payor and Providers Dynamics, visit:  http://www.healthresourcesonline.com/edu/datapooling.htmcall (800) 516-4343 or e-mail orders@healthresourcesonline.com.” 

Cost of the conference is $247 per site if registered by May 9 (and $297 after). A CD will also be available for purchase for those unable to attend the live conference. For further details and other pricing options, visit: http://www.healthresourcesonline.com/edu/datapooling.htm.

Address: The Managed Care Information Center, 1913 Atlantic Ave., Suite F5, Manasquan, NJ 08736; (732) 292-1100, www.themcic.com