IN THIS ISSUE

Bob Kirsch
We have certified centers that do a great job for some patients, reducing downstream costs, but are of little benefit to others
Jeffrey D. Dunn, PharmD, MBA
Peter G. Ellis, MD
John L. Fox, MD, MS
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
Highmark’s effort to get physicians up to speed with 21st century technology has been extended with a bonus system based on federal standards
Medication Management
Thomas Reinke
CPOE systems, according to data from the Leapfrog Group, do an inconsistent job of shielding patients from serious errors
Plan Watch
Frank Diamond
A program by a Medicaid insurer keeps in touch with patients throughout their entire episode of care
Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD
The complications of autograft surgery are largely avoided when advances in biotechnology play a role in tissue regeneration and repair