Hello and welcome to the first edition of the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN) Blog. My name is Melanie Matthews and I'm the executive vice president at HIN.
The HIN Blog's purpose is to keep you better informed about resources and services at HIN and the healthcare industry in general.
For those of you who are new to Ã¢â‚¬Å“bloggingÃ¢â‚¬Â: a blog is basically an on-line journal that offers news, perspectives, opinions, and insights, and even links out to other sites, creating a new avenue of communication and community.
We are working on several new audio conferences, including childhood obesity, predictive modeling, and pay for performance programs. If you have topics or speakers that you'd like to suggest for our programs, please post them here.
We've also been analyzing the impact that the recent Supreme Court's decision on patient lawsuits. To download a copy of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Reaction: Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of HMOs In Patient Lawsuits At State Level,Ã¢â‚¬Â please visit: