January/February 2007 Issue

Publisher’s Letter

A Matter of Faith
Consorta’s decision to become an equity owner of HealthTrust Purchasing Group signals the end of an era for faith-based group purchasing.

Touch Point
AltantiCare sees retail clinics as one more way to touch patients, and an opportunity to learn about a new way of offering care.

The Right Prescription
The director of pharmacy faces a unique set of contracting challenges.

Process Makes Perfect
Chris Meyers Janda is a driving force in the mechanics and operation of the healthcare industry.

Odd Man Out
Physicians’ relationships with their vendors often leave little room for the contracting professional.

What’s New?
What’s new about Amerinet? Pleny, say the leaders of the St. Louis-based group purchasing organization.

Good Fences, Good Neighbors
How IDN Sentara Healthcare manages vendor access.

View from Washington
Medicare ASP calculations vary among the industry.

Contracting News

Observation Deck

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