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2010-05-27 11:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota launched The Biggest Loser Summer Challenge, a competition pitting employees of Minnesota's largest companies against each other with the help from The Biggest Loser stars SunShine and O'Neal Hampton. Employees from Minnesota companies including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Cargill, General Mills, HealthPartners, Medtronic, Target, and UnitedHealth Group gathered at Mall of America for a rally and walk...

2008-11-13 18:00:24

The National Business Coalition on Health honored HealthPartners high-tech diagnostic imaging program with its 2008 eValue8 Health Plan Innovation Award. Out of 70 health plans that applied, HealthPartners is one of four to receive the award that recognizes programs that address critical issues in health care. HealthPartners program is built in to the electronic medical record to give doctors the latest medical evidence on when an MRI, CT scan or other high- tech diagnostic test is...

2008-11-10 15:00:24

HealthPartners today announced that primary and specialty care groups earned nearly $678,000 for meeting quality measures on care and patient satisfaction. Pharmacies were among the providers, making HealthPartners Partners in Quality program one of the few to pay bonuses for pharmacological service. The bonuses are part of the pay-for-performance program which will pay out a total of more than $21 million for goals met in 2007. Pharmacies were rated in four categories: satisfaction with...

2008-11-07 06:00:21

HealthPartners is the top-ranked commercial and Medicare health plan in Minnesota and among the top 50 best commercial health plans in the nation according to the 2008 U.S. News & World Report/NCQA America's Best Health Plans issue. HealthPartners is the only Minnesota commercial plan featured in the print edition of the Nov. 7, 2008 magazine which compares the quality of care and customer satisfaction among 700 commercial, Medicare and Medicaid plans from across the nation. "This...

2008-10-29 12:00:28

HealthPartners Institute for Medical Education and the American Hospital Association (AHA) have partnered with more than a dozen national organizations to launch an initiative designed to generate awareness among medical professionals and others within communities about the challenges -- medical, social and emotional -- that veterans and their families face as they return home from military service. Through the Joining Forces program medical professionals will be provided much needed...

2008-10-23 09:00:38

Cielo MedSolutions, a provider of healthcare software, has announced that St John HealthPartners has signed a purchase agreement to acquire licenses of the web-based Cielo Clinic software. The Cielo Clinic is a clinical quality management system that proactively manages the care needs of medical practice and health system patients through a patient registry, a clinical decision support engine and population management functionality. The newly-signed agreement allows St John HealthPartners...

2008-10-07 15:00:41

HealthPartners has launched a new Web tool that provides prices for 83 procedures at its network primary care and radiology facilities in the seven county metro area. The listed prices are available only on HealthPartners' secure member Web site. HealthPartners has previously provided cost information in a range of prices for many services. This new tool lists specific prices at individual clinics in HealthPartners' open-access network. The prices are for five high volume categories of...

2008-10-01 18:00:49

The Oct. 2 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine features a commentary by Brian Rank, M.D., medical director of the HealthPartners Medical Group, which criticizes a new trend in executive perks. The commentary, Executive Physicals - Bad Medicine on Three Counts, points out that executive physicals fail on three important factors: effectiveness, cost and equity. Executive physicals, which typically cost $2,500 and up are a set of preventive screenings aimed at corporate executives....

2008-09-24 09:00:49

HealthPartners Medical Group received some of the highest quality of care marks among all Minnesota medical groups that serve people in state health care programs according to a new report on health care disparities issued by Minnesota Community Measurement -- a non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of health care in Minnesota. The Department of Human Services commissioned the report to establish a measurement and quality improvement system for medical groups that care for...

2008-09-17 15:00:36

HealthPartners and Wilson Tool International today announced the opening of a new worksite clinic called HealthPartners Well@Work Wilson Tool. Located in Wilson Tool's worldwide headquarters in White Bear Lake, Minn., the clinic serves the company's 450 Minnesota-based employees and their families. It is the fourth worksite clinic HealthPartners has opened. Staffed by a physician, a certified nurse practitioner and a wellness coach, the clinic offers most services provided by a...


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