November/December 2005 Issue

Publisher’s Letter

Executive Interview
Joel Allison’s Excellent Adventure: Creating a truly integrated healthcare delivery system is a process, not an event, says Baylor CEO.

Imminent Demand
Legislative proposals regulating the healthcare supply chain are on the way.

Warming the Chilling Effect
Patient safety law seeks to uncover the skeletons in the closet.

Wants and Needs
Balancing your physicians’ preference items with what the IDN can afford is more than just a matter of controlling spending.

Assessing New Technology
Healthcare providers have always sought to provide the best patient care possible given their financial contraints. Judiciously bringing in new medical technologies is a crucial part of that mission. A well-thought-out technology assessment process – one that involves physician input and evidence-based medicine – can help.

Attention to Margin

Cost is the Buzz at HIGPA Expo

Know the Lingo
Don’t get caught speechless when your radiologists return from RSNA 2005.

Contracting News

Observation Deck

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