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New Internet Health Care Directory Offers Free Information on More Than 100,000 Resources

 

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BW HealthWire)--May 21, 1998--The largest health care directory in print is now also the largest health care directory on the Web.

The Center for Healthcare Information (CHI) has just published its Case Management Resource Guide on the Internet at www.cmrg.com.

This new Web site is based on the Center for Healthcare Information's popular Resource Guide, an annual print directory published since 1990. The Internet Resource Guide offers users the ability to search among more than 100,000 organization listings, covering companies, facilities and services in over 40 categories, such as:

* Homecare services, including home health agencies, home infusion therapy and home medical equipment (HME)
* Rehabilitation services, such as rehab hospitals, outpatient physical & occupational therapy offices, and postacute rehab
* Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
* Hospices and adult day care programs
* Psychiatric & addiction providers
* Specialized centers for cancer cure, bone marrow & organ transplants, genetic disorders, etc.
* Pharmaceutical company patient assistance programs
* Manufacturers of homecare products & assistive technology
* Other specialty services such as air medical transport, home modification for special needs, etc.

Each listing includes the organization name, address and phone number. Many listings also offer detailed data such as credentials, special programs, staffing, affiliations, admission restrictions, contact names, fax numbers and Web site addresses with hyperlinks to their home pages.

Corporate Headquarters

The Internet Resource Guide also includes a separate section listing the corporate headquarters and branch locations of national and regional health care companies and networks that provide homecare, hospice, rehab, subacute and long-term care, and assisted living. Hyperlinks are published to organizations with Web sites.

Patient Information Resources

Another section lists over 2,000 information resources for patient support, such as voluntary health organizations, self-help groups, public agencies & associations. Resources are searchable by topic or keyword.

Disease Management Resources

The 1998 edition introduces a new section listing disease management program vendors and resources, including companies that offer software, data and protocols; health care providers with disease management offerings; non-profit disease-specific organizations; and Web sites.

Continuing Education Courses

The Resource Guide also offers online continuing education courses for case managers. The courses are approved for credits by the Commission on Case Manager Certification and Oncology Nursing Society.

Now in its 9th edition, the print Case Management Resource Guide is a four-volume, 5,000-page directory used daily by more than 50,000 case managers, discharge planners, social workers, worker's compensation managers, network developers, recruiters and health care sales professionals. The print edition sells for $60 per volume, or $225 for all four regional volumes.

Organizations interested in being included in the Internet or print editions of the Case Management Resource Guide, or in purchasing the print edition, should contact the Center for Healthcare Information, 4000 Birch St., Suite 112, Newport Beach, CA, 92660, 800/627-2244, fax: 949/752-8433; www.healthcare-info.com, e-mail: chi@healthcare-info.com.

The Center for Healthcare Information (CHI), a division of Dorland Data Networks based in Newport Beach, is a prominent national publisher of directories, databases and market research reports for both managed care and other health care markets. Other CHI publications include the Directory of Physician Groups & Networks, Managed Care Local Market Overviews, the Case Manager Database, the HMO & PPO Directory and Marketing Homecare Services & Products to Managed Care.


Contact:

Center for Healthcare Information, Newport Beach
Diane Liebenson or Karen Oakland
800/627-2244, Ext. 112 or 110

Web page design by Bill Jackson, 1998.

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