February 2013

As recommended treatment grows more aggressive, health plans should better manage both infusion and injectable medications

Health plans and providers can provisionally adopt promising therapies before all the evidence is in hand

Rich data streams from electronic health records, when used appropriately, can transform population-based care management

A patient-centered medical home pilot project yields results that lead the health plan to launch a major effort

Wrenching transformation in many forms is starting to be felt in many parts of the system. Here are ways to help resistant employees get on board.

 

Departments
Legislation & Regulation

Meaningful use or not, electronic medical records are not delivering on the promise of improving care management

Medication Management

These programs tend to operate on the fringes of cancer care, but a movement to make them more central gains favor

Biologics in Development
Book Review

UCLA Health System went from bad to best, using a plan that emphasized increased respect for the patient

Evidence Review

A summary of ECRI Institute’s Emerging Technology Evidence Report

Tomorrow’s Medicine

The recent approval of Aubagio (teriflunomide) provides an opportunity to conduct head-to-head trials in this expanding treatment category

Plan Watch

UnitedHealthcare study unveils some impressive numbers, and now the company sets its sights on prediabetes

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