June 1999

With PPO enrollment nearing 100 million, HMOs are getting a healthy dose of competition. Is the PPO here to stay — or just a temporary distraction?

Millennial bugs aside, E-commerce is emerging as a top priority of health care companies. Ignore it at your peril.
Call it “thinking out of the box” or “pushing the mental envelope” or whatever the buzz words of the day might be: Donald Berwick, M.D., is an outspoken advocate of finding new and better ways to deliver health care. His organization promotes them. And a lot of people are listening
Too many HMO executives are swayed by vendor data compiled using flawed methodology. Keep your eye on the denominator.


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