November/December 2008 Issue

Publisher’s Letter

Making the most of Q&A sessions

Contracting for the OR
Rapid changes in technology keep contracting professionals on their toes.

Risks and Rewards
The difficulties of balancing physician preference with lowering costs.

What kept you up at night in 2008? How can you get some rest in the year ahead?
A credit crunch, technology costs and rising prices call for creative solutions.

Pain Management
Suppliers and providers do what they can to avoid price hikes… or to at least minimize them.

Helpful, or Harmful?
An interview with Lawton R. Burns, Ph.D., regarding his latest study on hospital purchasing alliances: utilization, services and performance.

MedAssets 2009 Healthcare Business Summit Registration Open

View From Washington

HIGPA column

Contracting News

Observation Deck

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