November/December 2009 Issue

Publisher’s Letter

Executive Interview: Two-Tiered Approach to Contracting
Regional contracting is good for hospitals and good for vendors, says one contracting executive

Driving Forces
To make a dent in spending on physician-preference items, tap into doctors’ desire for data, and don’t check trust at the door

Doctor to Doctor
Tucson’s experience shows that it might take a doctor to tackle physician-preference items

A Prescription for Success
Keeping up in the pharmacy is a tall order to fill

Outpatient Drug Program
340B program can help disproportionate-share hospitals save on their purchases of outpatient drugs

Far from Midtown
Consulting gig takes Francine Disla Freise out of Brooklyn and into Botswana

When Commerce and Medicine Collide
University of Pittsburgh tackles conflicts of interest

Of Bushwhackers and Jayhawkers
Want to know about guerilla warefare in the United States? Ask Howard Mann

View From Washington

Premier Updates QUEST Results

HIGPA column

Contracting News

Observation Deck



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