Healthcare Data Services and Beth Israel Deaconess Physician Organization Partner to Present at Healthcare Financial Management Association Seminar

Mar 14, 2011, 14:00 ET from Healthcare Data Services

BOSTON, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridget Buckley, Co-Founder and Principal of Healthcare Data Services (HDS) and Deb Schoenthaler, Senior Director of Contracts and Finance at Beth Israel Deaconess Physician Organization, LLC (BIDPO) will be featured presenters at the "Changing Physician Relationships: Preparing for Global Payments and Managing Risk" Seminar, hosted by HFMA's (Healthcare Financial Management Association) Massachusetts-Rhode Island Chapter.

The seminar will address the changes in relationships between physicians, hospitals, and medical groups as a result of hospital and physician payment policies. Best practices for managing the clinical and business aspects of hospitals and physician networks will be discussed. The event will be held Friday, March 18 at the Doubletree Westborough Hotel, 5400 Computer Drive, Westborough, MA.

Ms. Buckley and Ms. Schoenthaler will present "Managing Fee-for-Service and Global Payment Environments: Tools and Metrics Needed for Success." Using BIDPO's experience as a case study, the pair will discuss the most effective data management strategies and reporting systems to manage medical expenses and achieve quality care across a large physician network. HDS has provided data management services and the implementation and use of its proprietary HDS Analyst™ tool to BIDPO for several years.

HDS is a healthcare data management company and provider of highly customizable solutions to integrate healthcare data analysis and reporting. Ms. Buckley provides expert consult to clients, like BIDPO, on high technology data management options, including HDS ExpertSM and HDS Analyst™, two highly respected products for the managed care field.  Ms. Buckley co-founded HDS in 2004 after working as a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP Consulting Services, where she supervised managed care settlement testing, managed care risk contract analyses, fee schedule and operational analyses, and HMO systems. Prior to her position with Deloitte & Touche, she was the Director of Finance for the physician's management services department at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

BIDPO is a value-based, independent physician network and contracting organization. In her role at BIDPO, Ms. Schoenthaler negotiates contracts with over 25 health plan organizations, develops and monitors incentive and risk sharing arrangements between physicians and health plans, between hospitals and physicians, and among physician providers; and provides performance reporting, utilization and cost reporting, and profiling. Before Ms. Schoenthaler joined BIDPO, she worked at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in the former Medical Groups Division, where she was a manager in the Financial and Utilization Analysis Department. There, Ms. Schoenthaler supported Contracting, the expansion of the primary care network, and the company's expansions to Maine and New Hampshire.

To register for the HFMA Massachusetts-Rhode Island Chapter "Changing Physician Relationships: Preparing for Global Payments and Managing Risk" Seminar, call (781) 647-4422 or visit

About HDS

Founded in 2004 in Boston, MA, Healthcare Data Services (HDS) provides a highly customizable approach to integrated healthcare data analysis. HDS's approach allows payers, providers, and employers to make accurate, proactive, and knowledge-based decisions in a timely manner by uncovering hidden patterns and predictive data.

HDS Analyst™ enables consolidation of critical data, on-demand reporting, and high-level analytic solutions for clients, while HDS Expert™ guarantees platinum level service enhancements, customization capabilities, and superior technical support for every user. Together, HDS Analyst™ and HDS Expert™ are leveraged to reduce financial risk, cut costs by monitoring efficiencies, and provide the tools to improve patient care.  

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Beth Israel Deaconess Physician Organization, LLC (BIDPO) is a value-based physician network of approximately 1500 participating providers. Through coordinated, integrated medical management programs and managed care contracts, BIDPO promotes the highest quality of patient care, patient safety, and cost effective care among its participating providers.

The BIDPO network is affiliated with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, which serves as the hospital site for tertiary and quaternary care for all of BIDPO's providers, and as the primary hospital for providers in closer geographic proximity to BIDMC. For more information, visit and  


Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is a nationwide professional association organized to improve financial management of healthcare institutions and related patient care organizations. The Massachusetts-Rhode Island chapter of HFMA conducts educational programs with expert faculty, publishes a comprehensive newsletter, and provides its members with a variety of professional development and networking opportunities. Visit for additional details.

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