In primary care, a productive interview is extremely important but hard to achieve as visits become shorter. The Bayer Institute offers some advice.
Cost is still the overriding concern, but some cutting-edge companies have been asking HMOs to meet specific administrative and clinical goals.
It's fast becoming the new yardstick for covering emergency care, but nobody yet has a handle on how much it adds to HMO costs.
A prominent medical-informatics consultant says that though medicine and computers have been slow to bond, technology needn't be mistrusted.
It's an idea that just won't die: Having government pay the medical bills guarantees universal coverage. Is that laughter we hear?