The stimulus bill’s $27 billion for health information technology will go to providers, but health plans will experience other financial and operational benefits.
How electronic health records, in their many manifestations, will transform health care should be evident within a couple of years. Will the potential be realized?
Administrators find themselves with pricing leverage they’ve never had before
Payers must manage the care of all members, regardless of how sick or well, to control escalating treatment expenditures
AHRQ’s director of health care information technology looks at the federal health care IT stimulus program from the quality perspective
Mary V. Mason, MD, MBA
Amy Poole-Yaeger, MD
Cathie R. Krueger, RN, BSN
Kara M. House, MBA
Brad Lucas, MD, MBA
Notwithstanding a black box warning from the FDA, ongoing research demonstrates the efficacy of treating adolescents and children with antidepressants
Kaiser Permanente and the federal government believe that they’ve found the path to a national health record system
Inspired by an anatomic variant in a patient, a double-orifice control device alleviates mitral regurgitation
Thomas Morrow, MD
Managed Care Outlook