Managed Care


February 2010

The stimulus bill’s $27 billion for health information technology will go to providers, but health plans will experience other financial and operational benefits.
John Carroll
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?
Martin Sipkoff
Administrators find themselves with pricing leverage they’ve never had before
Thomas Reinke
Payers must manage the care of all members, regardless of how sick or well, to control escalating treatment expenditures
Jackie Mazoway
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

Editor's Memo
John Marcille
Medication Management
Notwithstanding a black box warning from the FDA, ongoing research demonstrates the efficacy of treating adolescents and children with antidepressants
Martin Sipkoff
Plan Watch
Kaiser Permanente and the federal government believe that they’ve found the path to a national health record system
Frank Diamond
Tomorrow's Medicine
Inspired by an anatomic variant in a patient, a double-orifice control device alleviates mitral regurgitation
Thomas Morrow, MD