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u·til·ize

 (yo͞ot′l-īz′)
tr.v. u·til·ized, u·til·iz·ing, u·til·iz·es
To put to use, especially to make profitable or effective use of: an approach to the problem that utilizes the latest research; how plants utilize nutrients to produce seeds.

[French utiliser, from Italian utilizzare, from utile, useful, from Latin ūtilis, from ūtī, to use.]

u′til·iz′a·ble adj.
u′til·i·za′tion (-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
u′til·iz′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.utilization - the act of usingutilization - the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
practice - the exercise of a profession; "the practice of the law"; "I took over his practice when he retired"
play - utilization or exercise; "the play of the imagination"
misuse, abuse - improper or excessive use; "alcohol abuse"; "the abuse of public funds"
exploitation, development - the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful; "the development of Alaskan resources"; "the exploitation of copper deposits"
recycling - the act of processing used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products
application, practical application - the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose; "he advocated the application of statistics to the problem"; "a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis"
2.utilization - the state of having been made use ofutilization - the state of having been made use of; "the rate of utilization"
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"

utilization

noun
1. The act of putting into play:
2. The condition of being put to use:
Translations
použití
anvendelse
kihasználás
nÿting
kullanmayararlanma

utilization

[ˌjuːtɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nutilización f

utilization

[ˌjuːtɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən] utilisation (British) nutilisation f

utilization

nVerwendung f; (of situation, time)Ausnutzung f; (of opportunity, talent)Nutzung f; (of materials, resources)Verwertung f

utilization

[ˌjuːtɪlaɪˈzeɪʃn] nutilizzazione f

utilize,

utilise

(ˈjuːtilaiz) verb
to find a useful purpose for (something). The extra money is being utilized to buy books for the school library.
ˌutiliˈzation, ˌutiliˈsation noun
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For many years, the focus of provider utilization management was to justify why acute care admission was appropriate for the patient based upon severity of illness and intensity of service criteria.
Examine the insurance carrier's precertification and utilization management programs.
Medworxx") (TSXV: MWX), a leader in clinical patient flow, compliance and education solutions, announces that Alberta Health Services has elected to extend the existing provincial agreement with Medworxx to expand the licensing of the Medworxx Utilization Management System to all the acute-care beds in the province.
Resources include utilization management program example format, audit policies and forms, contract analysis formats, numerous forms benchmarks, job descriptions, legal resources and case citations, links to authoritative national guideline resources, references and a glossary of managed care terms
The day-to-day activities of the chief medical officer of an HMO are quite different from those of a regional medical director for utilization management or a medical director of an IPA," point out Thomas Bodenheimer, MD, and Lawrence Casalino, MD, in a comprehensive two-part December 1999 overview in the New England Journal of Medicine entitled "Executives in White Coats--The Work and World View of ManagedCare Medical Directors.
The URAC Health Utilization Management (UM) standards establish consistency in UM processes.
The increasing prevalence of capitated contracting arrangements with physician-hospital organizations is an example of the creation of a provider risk-sharing environment in which quality improvement and utilization management efforts can be embraced by physicians.
HMS is honored to continue to manage Ohio's Hospital Utilization Management Program, and we look forward to providing the medical review services that help ODJFS fulfill its operational and financial objectives," said Maria Perrin, HMS Executive Vice President for Government Services.
Perceived inadequacies in productivity and utilization management will substantially reduce the value of many PCPs compared to other PCPs and specialists and will compromise their value to managed care organizations.
announced today that it has been awarded Health Utilization Management Accreditation from URAC, a Washington DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.
Management of the curve with existing utilization management programs is failing because we are in a discontinuity, and health care is beginning to function on a new curve that I call the wellness S-Curve.
a leading provider of collaborative healthcare management solutions, will present a complimentary webinar discussing member-centric behavioral health utilization management and what health plans need to begin considering today to prepare for the changes coming tomorrow, including related workflow requirements.