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October 2008

No matter who wins the White House, clinical executives and other managers will need to deal with a shift in policy
John Carroll
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina addresses social factor as way to managed population health
Frank Diamond
Case management, utilization management, and quality improvement staff members can play an important part in promoting improved care for patients
Sherrie Dulworth, RN ; Tiffanie Lenderman, MBA
Educating members about Medicare Part D saves patients a lot of anguish and payers a lot of money
Woody Eisenberg, MD
Patricia R. Salber, MD, MBA ; William Bestermann, MD ; Stanley Schwartz MD ; Albert Marchetti, MD



Departments
Editor's Memo
John Marcille
Legislation & Regulation
President Bush wanted widespread adoption of electronic health records by 2014, but that’s clearly not going to happen
John Carroll
Tomorrow's Medicine
A peptide fusion protein can stem the tide of abnormal, excessive bleeding
Thomas Morrow, MD