April 2010 Issue

Publisher’s Letter

Are you iCurious?
How your search for knowledge will give you the business edge

As radiation therapy becomes increasingly complex for technicians to operate, experts grapple with whether the risks outweigh the benefits for patients

No Quick Fix
Patient safety can be jeopardized if providers expect electronic medical records to fix broken – or nonexistent – processes

Room to Grow
Study shows reginal purchasing coalitions could be poised for growth

When Less is More
What do five of the largest Catholic health systems have in common? Less spend and more savings for their members.

Vendor credentialing: Still and issue
There’s a lull in the discussions about vendor credentialing. But how long will it last?

Whole Man
For Carlos Lourenco, serving in Special Forces was a way to say thanks to a country that gave his family part of the American dream

View from Washington

HIGPA column

Contracting News

Observation Deck

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