Vol. 6, No. 2
Computerized clinical records can give a health care plan a competitive edge by improving patient care, but implementation is challenging and the technology still evolving. Some institutions are well on their way to having the automated patient record; many have miles to go.
Open a newspaper or magazine or turn on your television these days, and you'll soon see a report that casts HMOs in a bad light. Here are 10 reasons for managed care's current run of bad publicity.
In the September Managed Care, consultant Thomas Garvey argued that "Physicians Must Create Their Own HMOs." Here, a Michigan health plan administrator takes issue with Garvey's recommendation.
On learning that a competitor is retiring or moving, physicians too often pay some money, take over charts and then sit back hoping something good will result. A consultant suggests a more active approach.