University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Editorial Archives

September/October 2007  •  Volume 2, Number 5

From the Editor
Quality Matters...In Fact, It's All That Matters! (PDF, 205 KB, 3 pages)
Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD  •  p. 6
Feature Articles
A Presidential Healthcare Platform (PDF, 133 KB, 3 pages) recently sponsored an essay contest in which undergrad and graduate students assumed the role of senior advisor to a fictitious presidential candidate to write the candidate's proposed healthcare platform. The winner's essay, promoting AmeriChoice, is presented here.
p. 16
Medical Record Review: Ensuring Quality Care (PDF, 111 KB, 2 pages)
The New Jersey QIO explains the CMS medical record review program for utilization review and quality of care, designed to protect beneficiaries and the Medicare program itself.
Andrew Miller, MD, MPH  •  p. 20
Paper is the Enemy: Transitioning to an EMR (PDF, 153 KB, 3 pages)
A physician relates how his practice moved from a paper system to a totally EMR system in less than 3 years!
James M. Welters, MD  •  p. 22
HHS Road Tests eRX Standards (PDF, 154 KB, 6 pages)
We summarize a report by Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Micheal Leavitt on the government's pilot testing of eRX standards for Medicare Part D. Three out of 6 standards are ready to use.
p. 25
US Health Care Costs (PDF, 166 KB, 3 pages)
The Kaiser Family Foundation reports on national healthcare expenditures, the drivers of rising costs, and the major proposals to contain them.
p. 30
Seeing is Believing: Toward Transparency in Health Care (PDF, 269 KB, 5 page)
A 2005 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) survey of 700 global health, business, and government leaders provides key suggestions and lessons learned in other industries to increase transparency within health care for the good of all stakeholders.
p. 33
Letters: Health Care at Your Convenience  •  p. 11
Clinical Guidelines: Adult Preventitve Services (Ages 65+)  •  p. 13
Case Study: ACE Card: Clostridium difficle  •  p. 14
Legal Corner: Mediation: New Rules for Physicians and Providers  •  p. 38
Ask the Experts
What Will It Take for Widespread Use of EHRs and eRX?
  •  p. 40
Medicare Minutes  •  p. 44
Technology & Information  •  p. 46
Facts & Stats   •  p. 48

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