Transforming Health Care Through Technology
Health Care Technology Showcase

NCSL Legislative Summit, San Antonio, Texas
August 8, 2011 

Learn about the latest cost-cutting technologies and devices improving the efficiency and effectiveness of health care delivery. Several companies on the leading edge of this industry exhibited at the NCSL Legislative Summit and provided information about this rapidly changing field.

AT&T | Emdeon | Esri | Philips | MEDai/Reed Elsevier | Time Warner Cable


AT&T

AT&T is a recognized leader in business-related voice and data services, including IP services, hosting and wireless. We’re dedicated to meeting the unique challenges of government agencies.  AT&T is focused on delivering reliable, secure services that position agencies to improve productivity, manage overall costs and take advantage of future technology. For the technology showcase, AT&T will demo a remote home monitoring solution that uses embedded cellular and Bluetooth technologies to automatically transmit readings from retail monitors like glucose meters, blood pressure monitors, scales, and pulse oximeters directly to a patient’s electronic medical record (EMR), providing caregivers with ready access to the latest patient data for monitoring and review.

Emdeon 

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare paid over $430 billion in medical claims to beneficiaries in 2009, but more than 10 percent of that, or $45 billion, was due to improper payments resulting from fraud, waste and abuse. Likewise, the state Medicaid programs paid over $381 billion in medical claims for 51 million recipients in 2009, and nearly five percent or $18 billion can be attributed to fraud, waste and abuse. As our nation faces nearly $14 trillion in national debt, we can all agree it is unacceptable to throw always billions of taxpayers’ dollars each year due to fraud, waste and abuse aimed at critical healthcare programs. Come hear how Emdeon, the nation’s leading submitter of Medicaid and commercial claims, through new transformations in healthcare information technology, enables states to stop paying the crooks and take charge of their states’ Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse program. Hear what state policy makers can do today to bring greater accountability and oversight to their respective Medicaid programs, save precious taxpayer dollars and meet CMS regulations now.

Esri

ESRI® leads the international geographic information system (GIS) software industry with innovative solutions that help more than 300,000 organizations create, manage, visualize, and analyze information. Our clients use ArcGIS® software to unlock the spatial component of their data and quickly make effective decisions. ArcGIS is an integrated family of products for use in desktops, servers, or custom applications; in the field; or over the Web.
 

Philips 

Philips Healthcare is part of Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG), a diversified health and well-being company and a world leader in healthcare, consumer lifestyle and energy efficient lighting. The company’s healthcare solutions include screening, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, and health management in cardiology, oncology, women’s health, and critical care areas. Innovation in home healthcare products and solutions provides persons with increased independence at home through such technologies as personal emergency response services, medication dispensing services, and remote patient monitoring. With its North American headquarters located in Andover, Massachusetts, Philips employs about 25,000 persons throughout the U.S.

MEDai/Reed Elsevier

Using MEDai Analytics, state Medicaid plans have been very successful in transforming their population health management.  Because the predictions and forecasts can target the most impactable and actionable patients, programs have been created to address issues such as asthmatics, chronic care and frequent emergency room users.  Find out how one Medicaid plan saved over $100 million over a three year period, with the MEDai Analytics as the foundation. MEDai was founded on the belief that sophisticated data mining and forecasting technology can be used by healthcare stakeholders to achieve improved quality healthcare outcomes while reducing costs and improving delivery of care by providers. Now providing solutions to providers, payers, government agencies and risk accountable organizations, MEDai provides a full suite of integrated solutions for each market. 

Time Warner Cable 

Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and phone services in the United States, connecting more than 14 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video, and phone services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and, through its NaviSite subsidiary, enterprise-class hosting, managed application, messaging and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. Time Warner Cable Healthcare Solutions provides secure connectivity and web teleconferencing solutions to hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare providers, enabling them to meet HIPAA and HITECH requirements and deliver more effective, efficient care. Time Warner Cable is also actively working on home healthcare solutions to enable doctors to monitor their patients’ healthcare status. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com, www.navisite.com, and www.twcmedia.com.