IN THIS ISSUE

Jillian Harrington, MHA
Train an in-house team to help make the transition smooth by determining who is affected, and how
Tony Berberabe, MPH
They learned a lot from the avian flu scare of 2005 and are now ready to handle a swine flu epidemic this fall
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
Despite all the talk about HIPAA privacy protections, there was little action. New regulations are intended to ensure compliance.
Medication Management
Martin Sipkoff
A Boston University law professor proposes that Medicare allow health plans to negotiate aggressively with pharmaceutical companies
Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD
The Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve is delivered through cardiac catheterization, a favorable alternative to chest surgery