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Foundation Awards $1.3 Million to Integrated Healthcare Association to Improve Medical Device Use
Date:5/30/2008

trends in medical device costs and utilization, IHA and the California Hospital Association recently convened leaders at the "Pursuit of Value for Medical Devices" conference in Irvine, California. The May 2008 conference brought together representatives from the hospital, medical device, physician, and insurance sectors to discuss ways to improve coordination and align incentives among the principal stakeholders in the technology-intensive cardiac, orthopedic, and spine care services.

About Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA)

Integrated Healthcare Association is a not-for-profit statewide collaborative leadership group of California health plans, physician groups, and health care systems -- plus academic, consumer, purchaser, pharmaceutical and technology representatives -- that promotes quality improvement, accountability, and affordability for the benefit of all California consumers through special projects, policy innovation, and education. For more information about the association, please visit http://www.iha.org.

About Blue Shield of California Foundation (BSCF)

Blue Shield of California Foundation is one of the largest health care grant-making organizations in California. For more information, please visit the Web site at http://www.blueshieldcafoundation.org. The Foundation was formed by Blue Shield of California, a not-for-profit corporation with more than 3.2 million members, 4,300 employees and 20 offices throughout California.


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