Publisher’s Letter November/December 2009

Expanding our Coverage

Welcome to the last 2009 issue of the Journal of Healthcare Contracting. What a fast-paced, dynamic and exhilarating year this has been. With all the challenges the healthcare supply chain has been presented these past 12 months, it’s easy to say that we all had plenty to do.

It seemed like each issue we explored a tremendous challenge, starting the year by exploring the financial constraints our hospitals were in, then comparative effectiveness, the imperative of having great front-line care, and of course, the heated discussion on Healthcare Reform. In the six years we have been publishing JHC, we have never seen so many big issues come at healthcare, the economy and our nation so fast.

In our pursuit to truly build Insight, Understanding and Community for the healthcare contracting arena and supply chain participants, we no longer feel six printed issues are sufficient. So starting in January, we are excited to announce we will have 12 issues in 2010 – six print and six digital versions.

I’m excited about this for two reasons. First and foremost we literally are going to double the content we develop. Every issue, it is difficult to decide what to keep and what to cut. It’s the hardest decision we make. So now we will be in a better position to cover all the great story ideas, interviews and features you bring us every day!

The other reason to be excited about adding six digital versions in 2010 is that the reach is … limitless. Every issue we publish, our subscription requests increase. It always amazes when we write about a person in a certain IDN, how the article is passed around an organization and how sometimes hundreds of people from that organization sign up for the magazine. Imagine now if it can be forwarded via e-mail!

If you would like to subscribe to the digital version, please go to the below Web site and simply enter your information. Each issue we will send you a simple reminder that it is available and the link to review it. I hope you will share this link and future issues with your colleagues.

Thanks for reading this issue of the Journal of Healthcare Contracting.

About the Author

John Pritchard
John Pritchard is the publisher of The Journal of Healthcare Contracting.