HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, finds that the increasingly competitive healthcare provider market in Denver, a product of population growth and increased utilization, has resulted in a building boom that has added over 1,400 inpatient beds to the area since 2002.

HealthLeaders-InterStudy's expanded Market Overview product analyzes the Denver healthcare market, along with 74 others across the country. The Market Overview product provides healthcare planners, analysts, marketers and salespeople with a tool for understanding and analyzing their markets.

"Healthcare markets are local markets," said Patrick Powers, senior analyst at HealthLeaders-InterStudy. "Each situation is specific, with different players and different challenges. By analyzing the activities of health systems and hospitals, physicians, health plans, Medicare, Medicaid, pharmaceutical companies, legislation, and employers, the Market Overviews give our customers an integrated picture of market dynamics."

Other trends that HealthLeaders-InterStudy Market Overviews have uncovered include:

  * the incursion of national insurers into a New York City market     traditionally dominated by regional health plans   * the expansion of Cincinnati's health systems into the more-profitable,     and more competitive, suburban counties to the city's north   * the impact of mandatory seismic standards on hospital finances in San     Diego   * the expansion of innovative health insurance products in Portland,     driven by employer demand   * Independence Blue Cross's continued dominance of the fragmented     Philadelphia provider market  

The enhanced Market Overview product adds an intensive data analysis function, giving healthcare strategic planners a tool for comparing all of their local markets. Additional new features include a cleaner graphic look, summary pages with analyst projections of the market's probable course, a detailed pharmaceutical market analysis, overall demographic and statistical data, and clear market forecasts.

Analysts familiar with their regions update each Market Overview once a year, and several Market Overviews are released each month, on a rolling schedule.

About HealthLeaders-InterStudy

HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a newly formed company of Decision Resources, Inc. (http://www.decisionresources.com/), is the authoritative source for managed care data, analysis, and news. For more information, please visit both Web sites at http://www.healthleaders.com/ and http://www.interstudypublications.com/.

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  For more information, contact:    Alex Jablokow    Decision Resources    781-296-2562    ajablokow@dresources.com 

SOURCE: Decision Resources, Inc.

CONTACT: Alex Jablokow of Decision Resources, +1-781-296-2562,
ajablokow@dresources.com

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