Managed Care


January 2007

If patient involvement is to be a driver of cost containment and improved outcomes, we'll need to think more about what that really means
Lucy Johns, MPH
More companies are offering less coverage — or none at all. Even those that offer coverage find that more of their workers choose not to sign up.
John Carroll
Hospitals and physicians, to varying degrees, are finding that doing the right thing is good business practice
Maureen Glabman
It isn't nearly as comprehensive and trustworthy as the ideal electronic health record, but what's called the personal health record has its place
Tom Reinke
The National Business Group on Health introduces the Purchaser's Guide to Clinical Preventive Services
Lola Butcher
Joseph Flood, MD, FACR ; Charles Mihalik, PharmD, RPh ; Renee R. Fleming, RPh, MBA ; Bruce E. Strober, MD, PhD ; Deborah R. Zucker, MD, PhD

Editor's Memo
John Marcille
Legislation & Regulation
One of the possible issues is 'biosimilars,' agents that would fill the role that generics play in traditional pharmacy coverage
John Carroll
Medication Management
Health insurers' aggressive stand on members' use of generic drugs can attract new clients, but does it interfere with the physician-patient relationship?
Martin Sipkoff
Tomorrow's Medicine
The less common form of hemophilia — acquired hemophilia — can now be treated with recombinant activated factor VII
Thomas Morrow, MD