December 2016

They’re in the early stages of integrating regional clinical programs that expand treatment options for patients and facilitate effective population health management.

Thomas Reinke
The new president and CEO looks ahead to the Utah system becoming a referral center and says last year’s net operating margin can be chalked up to an implementation of an electronic medical record system.
Interview by Peter Wehrwein



Departments
Legislation & Regulation

But demise of Proposition 61 in California may not be the last word on efforts to rein in drug spending.

Richard Mark Kirkner
Viewpoint

Payers and providers can both succeed in a value-based world if they commit to a new kind of partnership.

Zachary Hafner
Viewpoint

One way to make that happen is by making automated messages from provider to patient part of chronic disease management.

Chuck Hayes
Tomorrow’s Medicine

An Icelandic company has figured out how to render cod fish skin into a material that can help people recover from surgical and other types of wounds.

Thomas Morrow, MD