New Internet site for case managers

‘Talk’ with others in your field

American Health Consultants, the publisher of Cost Management in Cardiac Care, now offers an electronic forum, called a "listserv," that allows readers to network with one another via e-mail.

The listserv is free to our subscribers. The forum is for health care professionals in the fields of quality and care planning who want to talk to their peers about their profession, exchange questions, or share their experiences.

All it takes to join is an e-mail account. Simply send a message to and put the words "subscribe healthcare-quality" in the body of the message followed by your first and last names. (For example, subscribe healthcare-quality jane doe.) You will then receive instructions on how the forum works, how to post messages to the forum, and how to exit the forum.

For those with access to the World Wide Web, you can visit our home page at http://www. and click on the button for our listservs and follow the prompts and instructions to subscribe to the forum of your choice.

The listserv is sponsored by American Health Consultants and is managed by the editors of Hospital Peer Review, Health Care Benchmarks, Cost Management in Cardiac Care, QI/TQM, and Hospital Case Management. Telephone: (800) 688-2421.

Dennis Schwesinger, cardiovascular service line administrator at The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati. Telephone: (513) 558-2277.

Marcia Swehla service line administrator for women’s health at The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati. Telephone: (513) 369-2205

Kathleen C. Ashton, RN, PhD, CS, assistant professor of nursing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Camden. Telephone: (609) 225-6226.

James C. Gillis, EdD, president, Lifestyle Management Resources, Plymouth, MA. Telephone: (508) 746-0088.

Joseph M. Spallina, national director for cardiovascular programs, Chi Systems, Ann Arbor, MI. Telephone: (313) 761-3912.

Renee Obial, RN, MSN, cardiovascular and thoracic clinical nurse specialist at The Jewish Hospitals, Cincinnati. Telephone: (513) 745-2235.

Judith Monteferrante, MD, a cardiologist at the George E. Reed Heart Canter in Hawthorne, NY. Telephone: (914) 946-3135.

Mel Weiss, MD, an interventional cardiologist at the George E. Reed Heart Canter, Hawthorne, NY. Telephone: (914) 285-8749.

Michael H. Lehmann, MD, director of the arrhythmai center at Sinai Hospital, Detroit. Telephone: (313) 493-6395.